TikiCat

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Welcome to TikiCat, a "secret oasis" in the basement of HopCat KC Featuring tiki cocktails, our hand-crafted creations are sure to delight fans of the phenomena that is Polynesian Pop.

TikiCat is a cocktail-only oasis. 21 + Over*MUST HAVE VALID ID TO ENTER.

Reservations are strongly recommended
A credit card is required to make a reservation. Late Cancellations ( within 30 mins of reservation) will be charged $10 per person. If party has not arrived within 15 mins of reserved time, it will be considered a late cancellation and your reservation will no longer be valid.

Note: We are an oasis of limited space; we ask that parties of 6 or more call us directly. We can accommodate only the number of people in your reservation.

*!Reservations made separately will not be sat together!*

Reservations are for 2 hrs due to limited space & strength of drinks. Last Call is 45 min before close

Saturday's from 2:00pm - 5:00pm No reservation required.
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MP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I feel like TikiCat was one of those places you have to try at least once. We're glad we went and we had a good time, but nothing that exceeded our expectations. We were very surprised that you could not get a blended drink at a Tiki bar. The majority of the drinks that we got were very strong, but not as fruity as I would have expected. You have to go up to the bar to order, which I thought was strange. There are also numerous rules posted and overall, we felt like the "exclusivity" was a little much for a bar in Westport. It really isn't anything I'm dying to go back to, but we still had a good time.

AB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in KC! So fun and the are fully committed to the Tiki Theme! Excellent cocktails.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best tiki bars in the country, hands down.

PG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place to escape reality. You truly feel like you are going to an exclusive resort in the heart of westport. The host/bartend are super sweet, and actually want to have a conversation with you. Absolutely is one of my favorite places to go now!

M
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, TikiCat is mixing the best drinks in KC. “Sky Juice” is my all-time favorite drink, and it’s consistently delicious. The ambiance makes you feel like you’ve stumbled upon something truly special and magical. My husband and I always come here to celebrate our anniversary, as it reminds us of our Hawaiian honeymoon that we reminisce about all the time. We will continue to go every year and any other chance we get!

LH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The smell of the furniture was very off-putting and distracted us from the good drinks and service. Receptionist and bartenders were all great.

AW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The review would like me to rate the food, however, this was a bar only. The drinks were phenomenal. I was the designated driver, so I had my drinks made virgin. There were quite a few options and I recommend the sky juice, the only thing it was missing was the gin and it was delicious without it. I can only imagine how great it would have been with the gin. The rest of my party had a great time trying out the different drinks, and only had good things to say about the tiki-Polynesian themed drinks. The atmosphere was lovely and I would definitely go back.

LM
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I love TikiCat I've been in before and always take friends when I'm in KC. The bartender wasn't very friendly and made us feel like we were an inconvenience. Maybe she was having a bad day. Either way I'll be back again.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great! Highly recommend and will be back

MP
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this bar experience. Only suggestion is to have something to snack on--nuts, pretzels, etc

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Always a good time.

MP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is no food, but that's not why we came to TikiCat. We heard from a friend of a friend of TikiCat and it's amazing atmosphere. They were not wrong. After entering HopCat and looking lost, we were directed downstairs to TIKICat. The plaque outside the door is cool, we loved having to ring the door bell, and wait for entrance. Our reservation was at the bar. We had a Mai Tai, a Daiquiri #1, a Front Port, and another delicious drink that I can't think of the name. We sat next to a couple that was actually visiting from the same area of Arkansas we were from, and they also had the same profession! That was a fun coincidence. Anyway, I love love love the bar. I loved the experience. The drinks were strong and so much fun.

Although, when we exited the establishment, the road had been blocked off and a metal detector was at each end. There were cops everywhere, which shocked us. We also weren't exactly sure how to get to our uber either.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great. We will be back to try the rest of the fantastic drinks!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Great spot!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

This was absolutely amazing and fun!! Drinks were great!!! Worth the price! The staff were so kind and nice. It was our anniversary and first time visiting. Bartender made us a special drink.

AD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is the second time I've ever been here and I love it just as much as the first. The atmosphere is amazing though it's usually too cold. both of the ladies that were working that night were very very kind and really fun. The girl working behind the bar was very good at making drinks and both drinks that we ordered were phenomenal. I will be back soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So fun, different and hidden. We loved it!

AH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 4ambience 5

(No food at this location - thus the low rating for food) Overall amazing experience. There were a couple of hiccups. I booked a couple of weeks in advance and was told to put a note in requesting a booth instead of a table (comfy chairs and couches). When we got there they took us to a table. I asked and they said it was the way my time was booked. :( Then my aunt ordered a drink at the same time as the rest and they didn't bring it. So we had to ask before they brought it. Otherwise, everything else was amazing and tasty and we had a blast! Definitely recommend!

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food service 5ambience 5

Well made tropical cocktails. It is worth making a reservation. A fun time.

SK
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TikiCat was SO. MUCH. FUN! This was our first time going, but we will definitely be back! I had the Zombie and it was amazing and we had the best time!

KF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love tikicat! Worth having to make the reservation in advance. My favorite is the daylight come. We love introducing our family and friends to this hidden gem.

T
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

always excellent. The best island cocktails and rums around. We try to take people there when we hear they haven't been

J
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With regard to the ambiance and the quality of drinks, TikiCat completely exceeded my expectations. There is a reason that it is one of the hardest places in KC to get a reservation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 2ambience 5

Had to get drinks at the bar while in lounge area.. Pretty weird. But that was ok. Hadn't gotten any waters unlike everyone rlse that walked in after us.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Killer cocktails. A little something for everyone. AMAZING decor and vibe. Super fun music. Great staff. Literally everything you could ask for and more. Plus.... it's a tiki bar. What's not to love?

CJ
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am freaky for tiki...And TikiCat did not disappoint! Loved my Mai Tai....Best I've ever had.

TH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tiki cat is relaxing, serene, and my favorite place to go. We were there for my birthday and received the all star treatment. Everyone who works there is kind and makes solid drinks. They’re a little expensive, but for how strong the drinks are, the price is the least of my worries.

LR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite stop in KC. Authentic tiki bar environment, good service, delicious cocktails

RN
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While I had previously not known about this semi-secret location, upon hearing about it I wanted to check it out. It is by reservation only and it is well worth it! The bartender Jay was fantastic and personable, the drinks delicious, and the 50's Hawaii theme was amazing. Great place!

T
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always!! Painkillers true to their name. We have made this place our birthday tradition!

HD
Kansas City
44 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place! Great drinks!

J
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Cool Experience, Will go again. Not Really Cheap Drinks, but its the Enviroment and Tiki Feel that you pay for, The Drinks are good. No Food, or Snacks. Just Drinks.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and then the food upstairs at Hopcat is amazing

BS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, yummy drinks! 10 ladies out to celebrate a special birthday!

C
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Libations were inventive and fun. Ambiance harkened back to the old Tiki restaurants, very well done.
Some seating was tired and broken down, very uncomfortable.

OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 4

Great little hole in the wall tiki bar. Great place to go for an escape to the tropics while in KC.

RE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drink menu. Inviting, kitschy environment. Friendly staff. We always enjoy ourselves.

K
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They don't actually have food, but the cocktails were amazing, as was the service and the decor. Would absolutely recommend for those interested in tiki drinks!

CF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Went there on a Saturday night with a group of three people and they sat us at the bar. We noticed there was an open table/ cabana so we asked the hostess if we could move to the open table. She said no bc it was reserved for the night. Not less than 20 minutes later she went up to a group of two that had just sat down and said the cabana/table (that she told me was reserved) was open and asked them if they would like to sit over there. Not sure why my group that was buying significantly more drinks than the small party of two wasn’t “allowed” to sit at the cabana table... I hate to come to this conclusion but it makes think that we were being profiled by the hostess. I’ll be sure to go to crossroads hotel or any other place to buy $15 drink next time I go out (which is every weekend).

DC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

No food, only drinks. But they are made from scratch and quite delicious!

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