Tiki's Grill & Bar - Waikiki
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Dining at Tiki’s tonight was really disappointing unfortunately. Tiki’s has been one of my places I recommend to anyone when you’re visiting Hawai’i however our server ruined out experience tonight completely.
To start off at check in we had to wait 15 min with a reservation. Busy Saturday night... ok I tried to understand some disorganized service in some point. Our server was friendly only until he gets our order and he completely ignored us and we had to wait for food more than 30 min. He passed by so many times to serve the big table right next door but he never paid attention to our empty table. We had to stop him to see if he didn’t forget our order and he finally spoke to us saying it’s coming right now.
We finally got our food but the presentation disappointed me as well because the entree came in such a small plate and I thought it was an appetizer. My duck entree never looked like an entree costs $32 so as my friend’s catch of the day because of the presentation. I know they usually better how they present food so it was disappointing. Our server didn’t check up on us at all while we’re eating even though he walking by so many times right by our table.
My wine glass was empty and he never brought us a dessert menu but we decided not to expect and leave.
I just hope they won’t disappoint me again like tonight and I’am hoping to have a great time next time I go back.
The best part of our dinner was sitting outside. We had perfect weather the only drawback was the band was so loud we could not have a conversation. I have Celiacs so I was very excited that they had Gluten Free options. Out of the 3 dinner options the server recommended the ribs. I love ribs so I went ahead and ordered them, they look and smelled delicious but they were horrible. The worst ribs I have every had. I could not eat them because there was no meat it was all fat. It was a very expensive dinner that was horrible I would not recommend this restaurant.
Ronnie is the best Chef in Oahu, we visit Waikiki at least 3 times per year and we always make sure to visit Tiki’s, we love the food and the entire experience is exactly what we are looking for, it’s fun and yet casual and always a great time!! We have at least 30 1944 Mai Tai glasses from Tiki’s and we will continue to collect them every chance we get 👍🏼💕🍹🌴🔥
First night in town and it was Valentine’s Day! I had made reservations and it was a great night!
Asked for outside table but not available even though booking was 7 days before. Perhaps they prioritize the hotel guests 😟
The ambiance was nice and the food was amazing. The only thing that could be improved upon is the service. We waited a while to even order our food and it took a long time to get out drinks/food.
We celebrated Valentines here and it was a great! The live music was awesome! We had a great family Valentine dinner! 💕
We had wonderful memories of Tikis from previous vacations here, not so good this time. The wine bottle we ordered was out of stock, the alternate we ordered was out of stock. Now the choice is expensive. So we ordered glasses, which arrived as we were finishing our meal. Not much empathy from the waiter. I think we will skip it next trip,
Excellent value, great food, cool ambiance--sunset views and best tiki collection ever. What more can I say? Just go.
I had a wonderful time showing off Hawaii by bringing my guests directly from the airport. Beautiful views and entertainment. The guitarists and hula performers we're fantabulous. The food was delicious with great variety. Our server was attentive, efficient and kind. Mahalo!
Campy but food was excellent
Made a reservation several days in advance, but then needed to increase the party size. Unsuccessful doing this via OpenTable, but called and got lucky! The were able to accommodate our party size with no problem. Table was ready on time as promised, outside as requested. The staff were all very nice, service was prompt. Overall a great experience there! Mahalo!
Food is just average. The view of the beach is very nice and the sunset is amazing . Service was good .
Server was nice and even mentioned recommendations
Had a great time and a lot of fun
Seated immediately and the server was friendly and helpful with the menu. Food came out in a timely manner but we never felt rushed. I had the salmon it was perfect as was everyone else’s in our part.
Our server was great! Very attentive and polite. And manager came over to fix an issue we had and she was nice. We eat here every year when we come usually they’re very good but this time (the reason I gave 3 stars) is because our food was cold and the red wine was ice cold. Food should be warm or HOT! And red wine should be room temp. Manager explained that due to the hot weather all year the put wine in fridge to it won’t spoil. Just wish they’d figure out something else. And food was cold I think because there are so many people here that servers can’t get it out fast enough. End of the day the tiki cups rock we are finishing our collection. We’ll go back I just hope the manager reads my reviews to just step it up a bit. Be as good as they were in past.
We are kamaaina so we ordered the kamaaina special after asking if there was medium rare pieces. The answer was yes but when the prime rib arrrived it was well done. The manager did substitute a New York steak done medium rare but that entailed some waiting time. The coconut Shrimp and Kalamari appetizers were very good. We got to see the beautiful sunset.
Tiki’s had a great ambience where we watched the sunset. The ‘starter’ food portions were amazing and the drinks were even better! Great evening at Tiki’s!
server is very busy and not kind
food is salty and not good
It was ok..a bit pricey and the flavor profile on some dishes were way off
Amazing food and atmosphere. I live here but this is definitely worth spending a meal on a vacation as well.
Excellent food; good music; great views. Pricey, but I would recommend.
Kevin was great!! We also really enjoyed the Mai Tais. Wonderful experience
Returning patron. Always good service and great food. Our waiter Zak was attentive.
Will be returning soon.
They have some interesting food and a pleasant atmosphere.
Even with a reservation we had to wait about 15 mins. After we were seated we were greeted promptly by a very friendly server who filled our water glasses and told us that he wasn’t our server but ours would be right with us. That was the highlight of our experience it went downhill quickly from there.
Last dinner on Hawaii
Not bad, touristy but adequate.
The crab dip is incredible!
great drinks and food
Trip to Honolulu
The location is great, but only if you are seated in the few tables on the outdoor patio at sunset. Our server was accommodating and pleasant, but the food was subpar and the pricing VERY high. Grilled cheese and fries from the kids menu was okay, but expensive for what it is. The adults at our table had a caesar salad, lillikoi glazed duck, and the curry spiced short ribs. Most of the food was only lukewarm upon arrival, and all of it was overcooked and bland. We expected much more for the $30 and up pricing. Honestly, the food at the Wolfgang Puck Express was better!
Good for the experience
Food was ok- nothing exceptional
Our waiter was good
So disappointing. Service was not up to where it should be for the prices being charged. 2 of our meals came out together and the third came out shortly after. My meal arrived after everyone was almost finished with their meals and only because I flagged down our server to ask where it was. Any other place would have comped that meal...we didn't even get an apology. I am sorry we wasted one of our nights in Waikiki on this place.
This was one of my favorite meals during our visit. The food was all excellent and the service was top notch. So friendly and went out of their way. We are there on New Years and when there would have been good reason to rush us or delay food, it was perfect. The ambience with outdoor dining and the torches was exactly what you want in Waikiki. Would highly recommend!
A wonderful 2020 New Year's Eve experience--Thanks Tiki's.