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The Jungle Bird - The Jungle Bird, Sacramento, CA

The Jungle Bird

4.4
4.4
558 Reviews
$30 and under
Polynesian
The Jungle Bird is a tropical escape right in the heart of Midtown Sacramento. With an extensive rum selection, paradise inspired decor and delicious island cuisine, The Jungle Bird will be your new favorite destination!

An 18% Gratuity is Included for Parties of Six or More

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Polynesian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (916) 476-3280

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Greg Pilapil

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Cross street

    25th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 558 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Hot Spot

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Late Night Find

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Sacramento

    Hot Spot

  • Sacramento

    Late Night Find

  • Sacramento

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. SK

    StevenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic experience. Will return again.
  2. K

    Karebear64

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place! Definitely coming back for Disney event
  3. C

    Corina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I tried this place for the first time and I have to say I love everything about it!! The drink selection was versatile and fun flavors and the food was delicious!! I'm a big fan now and will definitely be back. Best crab rangoon I have EVER had
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Not the greatest experience. One item was not included on the pupu platter, with no communication about why. More of the other items were included, which did make up for the omission, but that wasn’t communicated until we asked about the missing skewers. Service was slow, and our server forgot to place my drink order so my dinner came and no drink showed up. The first drink I ordered, the headhunters grog, which I get each time I dine here, was not even close to the normal way it tastes. This is the second time in a row our experience at The Jungle Bird did not live up to our expectations/prior experiences there. I think it will be quite a while before we return, unfortunately. I want to love this place but I just can’t.
  5. AW

    AmeliaW

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had my birthday party there and they did a great job accommodating me and my friends.
  6. BI

    BrittanyI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was amazing!!! Drinks were fantastic too!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Service was fast to serve us drinks and then never returned. Our waiter passed by us a dozen times never taking our food order. We had to ask another waiter for our bill to leave. Very disappointed in the unprofessional behavior and zero attention to us.
  8. RM

    RobertM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Don't bother with the food except maybe the chicken skewers. Drink taste great, but are mostly ice, but have cool tiki cups and a little bit of show. It is the only tiki bar in Sacramento, so it has that going for it. It is really dark and cramped inside, but there is some seating outside. It is difficult to find from the outside as all it has is a single, green jungle-bird neon light. The rest is non-descript. They really need to bring the atmosphere outside and getting a talking jungle bird, or pipe tiki music outside. At the very least give it a proper paint job that says "Jungle Bird tiki bar." As for the food, this really needs to improve for the high dollar amount you are charging. I'm going to mark that I would recommend it, but only because it is the only local tiki bar. If there was any other, I would probably recommend it instead.
  9. f

    frankfoodie77

    Sacramento

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    It was not busy when my friends and I dined. Service was great, and our server was very knowledgeable and patient with us and our many questions. Menu is limited but there is a little something for most. The bar area seems like the place to be. I would go back and sit at the bar or at a table by the bar.
  10. CJ

    ChristyJ

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, staff is always friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is wonderful, drinks and food are great, if you love the Tiki Bar atmosphere then this is the place to come!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was ok, drinks so so, service not fantastic. Even though it was early and they didn’t have many people.
  12. M

    Mattyshack

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food1service3ambience5
    Great drinks as always. It was our first time eating here and the food wasn’t great and would not eat there again.
  13. B

    Bianca

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience4
    Had a great time, good food. Love the fun cocktails!!
  14. Y

    Yummister

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The friendly staff were very pleasant and the food was fast and hot. Boa tacos were yummy. Great, creative cocktails and lots of souvenir cups available.
  15. D

    Dalyn4

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great tiki drinks. They take the time to make each drink beautiful unique and tasty. Good apps. Very good tiki vibe.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The neglected entrance should have been a clue. Dirty and unkempt. Sat in the back which was ok but smelled unclean and of stale food. Ordered drinks and wings. Drinks good, chicken wings just ok without imagination. Just baked plain without interest, just a few jalapeños. Entrees ordered we’re the noodle dish and beef baos. Noodles pretty good but beef baos very dry with probably two tablespoons of very bitter slaw. We were checking the Jungle Bird out for a future family gathering but we’re sadly disappointed and will not return.
  17. NM

    NicoleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, everyone was super friendly and attentive. Food was delicious, drinks too. I liked that the server gave recommendations and listened to us. Dark inside but good ambiance. We’ll be back soon!
  18. AB

    AllisonB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Our waiter seemed very frazzled and in a hurry all evening. The AC was aggressive and I was thankful I had a jacket. We had a reservation and the way we were asked to leave for the next reservation was a little shocking.
  19. C

    Caralie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks are AMAZING. You can go wrong with any of the drinks on the menu. Patty’s Poison and the Painkiller are my favorites. But literally every other drink I’ve tried is a close tie 😂 Order the inihaw na manok which are Filipino chicken skewers (love seeing my culture represented)! They’re delicious along with everything on the pupu platter. HIGHLY recommend this place for date night or a good time with friends.
  20. GW

    GannonW

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Apps and drinks were very good. Service was great. Entrees left something to be desired.
  21. T

    Timf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Got seated early . Almost got discouraged because hostess didn’t know the policies of kids being allowed til kitchen is closed. Other then that all is well and loved the place and was very surprised at quality of cups
  22. CG

    CapitolGarageRocks

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Definitely a great theme night. Will attend more!
  23. NR

    NorrinRadd

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I will start off with the positive. The service was great all the way from hostess to servers. They were obviously understaffed, yet each and every employee was hauling A$$ to get their job done. Service was slow, but they were busy and as I stated, understaffed. They were all polite and friendly. The ambience was very cool also. My only complaint is that it was very dark at our corner table inside. I believe the outside patio would have been nicer, next time we will request outdoors. The music was Star Wars music for the 2 hours we were there, which is fine, but unexpected for a Tiki room. No we did not go on May 4 either 🤓. The food was average, hot and deep fried, but not anything I could not make out of a frozen package at home. The drinks left A LOT to be desired!!! We paid almost $50 for 3 drinks. My wife’s drink was average. We could at least taste the tequila a tiny bit. My drink was all ice and fruit juice. Zero buzz, I should have brought my flask. I would estimate 1/4 shot of vodka in a 20 ounce drink 😢. My daughters drink was so sweet she could only finish about 1/3 of it. Dinner, drinks and appetizers for 3 was $120, with tip $150. Expensive dinner for non alcoholic drinks and frozen food quality dinner. The service was great and I imagine sitting out side with a bunch of friends would be a very fun experience.
  24. KM

    KayleneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful. They were super short staffed and very busy but he still was able to get everything done and be helpful. Food and drinks were great as usual.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    The drinks were not good at all, full of juices and full of ice with lil of alcohol. U could taste the fake sub par commercial pre made mixes. Disappointing The interior is super charming live everything about it, we sat outside and their patio zero reflection to interior, no thought or care put into the decor appealing. Our waiter I think Ian was his name gave us very good service and that’s why higher ranking other wise zero stars
  26. K

    Kristina

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    We went for the Jedi Bird Star Wars inspired event. The graphics were cool. But all the cups were sold out and the drinks we ordered were gross. Super strong and unbalanced. There was a guy at the bar that was obviously over served and killin the vibes. Also, when you’re sitting at the bar, people are constantly ordering over your shoulder. It sucks. Overall, this place isn’t it.
  27. T

    Teej

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We've been going to Jungle Bird for years, but our last two visits have not been great. These visits were during themed events, like Surfin Santa, or Star Wars week. It seems like everyone, including the kitchen, bartenders, and wait staff are completely unprepared and understaffed. Our drinks and food orders were so late one visit that they completely comped our entire check, which sounds great, but the 3 drinks and 2 entrees definitely weren't worth waiting for 1.5hrs. At our last visit, we had to ask our server to check on our food, which she returned with explaining that it took a while because our order of fries was taken. Our burger's bun was rock hard and burned, and our server didn't provide any utensils or napkins. We love the place, and hope it returns to its former glory, but service has been increasingly downhill since 2020ish and we'll be visiting less. I'd still recommend visiting, but only because there's no other tiki spot in Sac. Just know that you're going to sit around for a while before you get your drinks and food, and you'll probably have to flag down your waiter for something you need.
  28. L

    Lexi

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    I made reservations for a table outside. When we arrived, we were lead to a table inside. I reminded the hostess that I made reservations for outside seating and she stated that all tables outside were full. She gestured at the table inside and said, “This is your table.” She never offered an apology.
  29. AB

    AlyssaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    We came for May the 4th last year and had a great experience that we decided to come again. However, this second time was not great. I'll say the drinks we're still made very well and at a good value. As for food we ordered the pu pu platter, burger, chicken katsu, stir fry noodles, and the spam and egg fried rice. All entrees except for the chicken katsu tasted like they used burnt/dirty oil to cook in, and were otherwise unedible.
  30. WM

    WendyM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    It was just ok. Very loud and overpriced drinks. Probably won't be back but if I do I would ask for the patio.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at the Jungle Bird. Drink, food and service are all great each time we go!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate May 4th and enjoy the special cocktails. They were great!
  33. JH

    JoshuaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for the Star Wars cup drop event. They had custom drinks, a themed sound experience, and a custom visual experience projected in the front room. It was amazing. Any other day the jungle bird is a high class spot but today it was the best Tiki bar in the galaxy.
  34. TG

    TomG

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a little concerned about some negative reviews but found things were very good. A unique dinning adventure right downtown.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This is definitely meant to be a cocktail bar. 100% amazing for drinks, snacks and overall good vibes. Food wise, not the best.
  36. MF

    MarkF

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food and drinks were pretty mediocre. Drinks were super strong though.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Retirement party
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Owe had the best time!!! Our server Savannah was amazing!! She took care of our large party as well as several others! We all had a great time!
  39. SS

    SeaS

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Company outing
  40. SG

    SusannaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought family from out of town for drinks and they loved it! The ambience was great l, we loved our drinks and we had an awesome server!

FAQs

The Jungle Bird is rated 4.4 stars by 558 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for The Jungle Bird

2516 J St Sacramento, CA 95816

Additional information

  • Cross street

    25th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Polynesian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Pilapil

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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