Trader Vic's

4.5
1331 Reviews
$31 to $50
Pan-Asian
Experience a taste of the tropics at Trader Vic's Atlanta, Home of the Original Mai Tai®. Enjoy simmering plates of Island-inspired cuisine cooked in authentic Chinese wood-fired ovens, over 70 specialty libations and an unforgettable ambiance featuring traditional Tikis, giant blowfish and palm-thatched ceilings.
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AliC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have recently developed an obsession with tiki bars and this is the best one I've seen by far. It's one of the last Trader Vic's that was established and designed by the original owner, Vic Bergeron. The amazing decor alone is a reason to visit. The mai-tais are obviously delicious because the drink originated at Trader Vic's, but the fogcutter is a wonderful selection that comes out in a huge, hand-painted tiki mug. The food was incredible, even though the outdoor ovens were closed due to Covid and the menu was limited. I highly recommend the lamb chops and the wonton soup. I will definitely be back to try more of the menu. I would recommend Trader Vic's for almost any occasion from date night to group gatherings. There was also outdoor seating available, which is a great option during these trying times!

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BethSC77
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! Food was delicious and service was great. Highly recommend!

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RishardeF
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great… Mai tai is excellent, no need to look at other drinks. Make sure to have a reservation if going during DragonCon weekend!

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HayleyC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing, especially considering how hard the food and service industry has had it lately. Food was so delicious and the drinks were AMAZING. I love the atmosphere. I could sit there all day long. Thank you Trader Vics Atlanta for an amazing night <3

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here while at DragonCon, we could not have been happier with the experience!! Our waitress, Rena was AWESOME. Food and drinks were yummy.

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IanM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trader Vic’s is an annual Labor Day tradition for us. Everything was as delicious as I remembered, and all the staff were helpful and considerate.

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ThomasL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were overwhelmed with how great the staff is at Trader Vics! Not inky were they super accommodating when our 12 person reservation suddenly increased to 15 due to last minute friends showing. Without hesitation Trader Vics' staff jumped in to ensure everyone was welcome and provided outstanding service! And the food ; what can I say. It was delicious. Great portion size, wonderful appearance, and kudos from all who had dinner with us.
But now onto the drinks. Wow. So many choices, so tasty, GREAT prices, and to be honest, super strong! Love Trader Vics' drimk menu!
We will definitely return, and bring even more guests!

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dBLa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The Mai-Tai's were amazing. The appetizers were excellent as always and service was great. Don't miss up a chance to try this one!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and between the food, the mai tais, and the wait staff, it was perfect

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David
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere.

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BruceZ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food and given the state of food services and DragonCon going on service was really just fine. Fun night out.

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JenniferA
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our annual Wednesday dinner tradition for Dragon Con. Everything was excellent as always. Wonderful service, tasty food.and cocktails.

See ya'll again next year! Thank you for always helping us start our con with a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Trader Vic’s. Fabulous atmosphere and there is a lot of tiki history here. The drinks are an event all by themselves. I do wish they would start using the clay ovens again and be open on Sundays.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and go often. The menu is limited due to Covid but it was still very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing date night. Excellent mai tai and hone hone cocktails. The spare rib appetizer with rack of lamb and hanger steak were outstanding as our entrees. We will certainly be returning soon.

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CaraB
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was a little bit dark. Great food and wonderful waiter ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I think the restaurant must be short staffed and I can appreciate how hard everyone was working. Having said that my party of one took 15 minutes to request menus after sitting, 30 minutes to get a drink, and nearly 50 minutes to get the appetizer. After an hour and a 15 minutes my entree arrived. The food was good but by then I promptly boxed it and took it back to my room.

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vipDonR
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and great service. Plus great drinks.

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vipAlex
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

They didn't have any music on and it was a lighter crowd than usual which made the atmosphere a little awkward, but the service and food were incredible as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food

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StephieB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and a really cool retro vibe! The restaurant is located in the bottom of the Hilton hotel in downtown Atlanta. The best part about the experience were the absolutely delicious Mai Tai drinks. The where honestly the best I’ve ever had (and I’m a bit of an expert).

The food was rather basic and over priced…like really overpriced.
The parking situation was atrocious.
The elevators were broken, so there was a whole crowded mess of angry people trying to either get to their rooms or the restaurant.

All in all, I’m glad I went for the nostalgia factor. This place is a landmark in Atlanta. However, once was definitely enough and we won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trader Vic’s is an Atlanta treasure. We had such a lovely time (as usual) and the service, food, drinks and atmosphere are unbeatable. Trader Vic’s feels like a restaurant pulled out of time—in stark contrast to the manufactured franchises of modern America, Trader Vic’s harkens back to a time when the true character of a restaurant mattered and was brought to life through carefully curated music and decor, unique and brilliantly-presented menu selections, and the ability to strike a high level of excellence without taking itself too seriously.

There are only two Trader Vic’s left in the United States. Do yourself a favor and make you visit this one.

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AmyE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food & cool vibe. Interesting decor, Rena was very knowledgeable & friendly.

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JamesW
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trader V's is a neat one of a kind experience with great food and a cool Polynesian atmosphere. Service is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great. Had a reservation and got seated right away. The crackers with the peanut based dip was fantastic. I’m a vegetarian so I couldn’t eat any of the entrees so I order a side of the Hawaiian fried rice and the veggie spring rolls appetizer and it was enough to fill me up and I brought some home. Was overall fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was amazing but service wasn’t great. We had leftovers we wanted to take home that were thrown away. We had drinks that took forever.

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whit525150
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dining experience at Trader Vic’s. Waitress was great, we ordered a special for 2 and everything tasted great. Atmosphere /ambiance was great also.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and the food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

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AmandaM
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is AUTHENTIC! It still is the original decor from 1979 and is what you would expect from an original Trader Vic’s. I had the skirt steak and it was super tender, cooked PERFECTLY, and the sake sauce was DELICIOUS. The bartender knows his craft and can make anything you’d like even if you’re not sure at first - he just asked us some questions and then crafted individual drinks for us that were AMAZING. Anytime I come to visit Atlanta, I’ll be dining at Trader Vic’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The atmosphere was nice and on the quiet side. The service was great, and the food was delicious, especially the "Chef Chin Chin" fried rice and the Hawaiian veggie fried rice.

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Deadheadmel
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and drinks. Food freshly prepared and so kind to work with my food allergies. Overall great service and experience.

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MeghanT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience for my husband's birthday was amazing. Delicious food and drinks and amazing service. Highly recommmend.

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ATLien
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Trader Vic's food is always amazing but the only thing even better are their drinks. Great place to grab a delicious tropical drink.

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RonN
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service was horrible. Everything was slow , it took the waiter over 15 min to check in with us once we were seated. The initial round of drinks took another 15 min. I have always heard about Trader Vics and how great it is. This was at best as good as Golden Corral. Don’t waist your time or money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Trader Vics as we we’re staying in the Hilton Atlanta for a conference. We had the Crab Rangoons, salmon and fried rice to eat and the Mai tai and Bahia to drink. Everything was fantastic and when staying in this hotel it is extremely convenient. I would suggest to make reservations especially if there is a convention or large event!

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InfiniteLovers
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening! Please go and thank us later. Anniversary bliss.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Did not honor the reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Sadly disappointed. We love tiki culture and this place has such history and potential to be amazing. But last night it fell short. The decor is awesome and the drinks were great. But only half our tiki drinks came in tiki glasses. You’d think they’d have some classic island type music playing. But no. Dead silent. Creepy silent. Their famous Chinese clay ovens were said to be working. But we sat right next to them and they were not on. The food was sub par. And on top of that our waitress was not happy to be there. I’m sure at one time this place had a great island vibe, but it felt like a relic of the past that no one cares much about anymore. We were totally bummed out.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great cocktails. Very good food. Great service. Love Tiki.

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ROWENA
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, server was very friendly, and food was delicious. We’re definitely coming back before we check out. L

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Trader Vic's is rated 4.5 stars by 1331 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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