We've been here several times and I'm not sure if it was because it was St. Patricks day or what, but the service wasn't as friendly as usual - slightly disappointing.
fabulous atmosphere, i don't often drink but when i do it is in a cabana! this is the PERFECT retro oasis getaway after a long week at the office. i would highly recommend to anyone who appreciates handcrafted cocktails.
Great drinks, great atmosphere.
What a fun night! I could of stayed there forever! The drinks are a little pricy, but for what you get they are well worth there value! I recommend this if you want a fun little evening.
We had a group of 6, celebrating 2 birthdays. I wanted to go later, but the only time available on the reservation site was 5:30 pm. The ambiance and artifacts are the attractions here, and the staff is very hospitable. We had a Great Time! But the drinks...? Very small and very weak.
Great drinks! We had a really fun night. But there is no food, which was fine with us. Great for after dinner drinks.
Awesome atmosphere, feels like a vacation, we had a great time
At first I was a little disappointed because I made reservations two weeks in advance and when we were seated we were seated at the bar. The saving grace here was the fact that the bar area that we got seated at was on the corner so the four of us in the party or able to still converse. The handcrafted drinks or very good and like others have said you only need a few. The bartender was very friendly and entertaining and the ambiance was very cool.
As others have noted there is somewhat of a time limit involved so make sure that you know that up front and if you're wanting to try more than a few drinks you may have to share with others in your party.
Overall the experience was a great time.
The atmosphere was unmatched, very cool and tiki everywhere. Drinks were strong but Delicious. We sat at the bar and Pooka Pumba kept us entertained the entire time. Not only was he hilarious and theatrical he was also very knowledgeable and informative about all things tiki. He made the experience for us. You could tell he was very passionate about his job. We will definitely be returning!
This place doesn’t ever disappoint. Best bar ever!
TikiCat is hella cool! But, the mondo friendly staff really make the experience awesome!
The drinks were excellent, and the atmosphere was a lot of fun. All of the staff we interacted with were friendly and welcoming. We hope to be back soon!
Fantastic Tiki experience, definitely worth getting the reservation! The bartenders were very knowledgeable. Great ambiance!
What a fun and crazy place - this is for drinking and having fun in an island setting… underground. And man does it deliver. Try the Pain Killer or a specialty drink. And take an Uber!
Wait staff were friendly and great about making drink recommendations. You did have to go up to the bar and order your own drinks which was a bit of a turn off. This is strictly a bar, food service is unavailable other than the fruit in some of the drinks, do keep that in mind. We had fun and the place lends itself to chatting w other patrons which was enjoyable.
I am always looking for a fun cocktail bar and I found that in TikiCat. The cocktails were delicious and everything I wanted. The atmosphere was fun and upbeat. It also doesn’t hurt that they are obsessed with cats like I am. Overall, the service was excellent and it was fun. You will need a reservation as the space is super small.
This really is the best Tiki Bar around! Great drinks at reasonable prices . The flaming dolphin was unbelievably cool.
This place is so much fun. Must make reservations well in advance. The drinks are outstanding!
TikiCat is my favorite tiki bar (the only tiki bar, I think) in KC! We've brought so many friends and family members here and the cocktails are top notch! It was 20° outside but we felt like we were deep in a tropical jungle paradise for those 2+ hrs. Had a wonderful time!
Great experience all around. Love the atmosphere and the drinks are delicious. I have lived in KC my whole life and didnt know places like this existed here. Highly recommend
Great "theme" bar with superb music and good drink menu. Space is limited but this adds to the coziness.
Made a special trip to KC just for TikiCat. So worth the trip I went went twice. There's a reason it's been named best tiki bar in the world by some.
I seek out tiki bars whenever I travel. Some are fun. Some are amazing. Having one this good in our own backyard is just mind blowing. Make reservations. Bring friends. You won't be disappointed.
Dark, cozy, eclectic, neon, everything you want a Tiki bar to be. WONDERFUL drink menu, great bartenders, and the music is just loud enough (and just vintage enough) to make you feel right at home. Will be back next time I am in KC. (P.S. I RECOMMEND MAKING RESERVATIONS!)
Great place. Fun speakeasy feel. Staff is energetic and excited about the success of the bar!
There were a ton of drinks we were interested in trying out and we enjoyed the ones we tried. The atmosphere is really cool.
Outstanding Drinks! Outstanding service!
Tiki Cat is so much fun. Cool little speakeasy with amazing cocktails - everything on-theme.
The standard categories just don't fit this wonderful tiki gem. No food is served, although there is a bar/restaurant upstairs. Always check OpenTable because reservations are a must on the weekends and recommended for Wednesday or Thursday. Mai-Ven KaTikii and Puka Pumba are delightful and Branden is well versed in the drinks and very personable. It's not just the best Tiki bar in Kansas City. It's rated #1 anywhere by Critiki!
The OpenTable app is borderline mentally deficient, so in lieu of drinks I rated food as 5-star. It should be noted that there is no food here.
My first visit was pleasurable. Very friendly and attentive bartendresses. Only fruity and sweet drinks are available; wish I could have ordered a dry martini. The Gin+Ginger drink I sipped was complex and satisfying, but very small for $11. The decor makes it one of those "You've got to see it once" kind of places.
Wonderful tropical break from the greyness and cold of winter. Great little hideaway in Westport. Go on the first Wednesday night of the month when Darrell Brogdon spins the Tiki tunes with tropical space-age bachelor pad and retro cocktail music. Delicious cocktails with reasonable prices, attentive service, but what I loved most was the decor. Bamboo and plants everywhere, perfect artwork with wooden Tiki masks, and a cool black lava rock fountain in the corner six feet high or so. You will love it and you'll hate leaving!
This was my 25th visit to TikiCat. Apparently I like it a lot! This is an amazing place to hang out with friends and enjoy a few tiki cocktails. Love the atmosphere & the talented staff. They didn’t earn the “Best Tiki Bar in the World” for nothing.
Just had drinks nice time
Love Tiki? It doesn't get any better than this. The perfect atmosphere with magical lighting and exotica music. Outstanding handcrafted authentic Tiki cocktails plus riffs and their own unique variations made with fresh ingredients and the best rums the world has to offer. Exemplary service and fun guests to converse with made this a perfect evening. We'll be back!
Too much ice in drinks when they are expensive drinks in the first place
This place was awesome! Booked a reservation for our group of 6 friends. Such a fun and unique place to enjoy some drinks on a Saturday night. You forget you're in Kansas City! Can't wait to go back!
Perfect tiki experience. Dark, cozy, soft polynesian music. Drinks are delicious and boozy.
This place is my favorite low-key spot in Kansas City. Great food, great service, great atmosphere
Outstanding Tiki Bar with well crafted cocktails and great service.