Service felt rushed and she avoided our table. She had a very thick accent and was difficult to understand, especially when she spoke quickly. The masaman curry was under seasoned and mediocre, especially for the price of the dish. They didn’t offer to box it up, they simply removed it from the table quickly. I would have taken it with me and added my own salt or given it to a homeless person, but it was taken away. Others in the party said their food was fine. No one raved about the food and the service was most certainly lackluster. The best thing I had was the peanut butter and crackers. I would not recommend this restaurant.
Great food and atmosphere. The location is in the Hilton hotel in the Basement
Outstanding food and ambience. Took me back to my time living in Hawaii. Having said that, was underwhelmed my the original Mai Tai. Not sure if it was really the formula or just the bartender as the lime had not been squeezed just chucked in with the alcohol. Had to go with the Vic Sling the second time which was awesome. Will I come back? Yes, yes, I will and you should too.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. It is located in a conference hotel in Atlanta. Apparently, due to a high volume in terms of number of customers, thus service is sloooooooow. Conference hotels have a guaranteed patronage as long as they keep booking conferences, so usually there is a "captive clientele" and little incentive to improve or respond to negative feedback.
The egg rolls were simply horrible. Worst we've ever had - the wrapping shell was soggy. My wife said it was more like a burrito with Polynesian stuffing than something akin to what one would think of as an egg roll. Dipping sauces, however, were tasty.
Our entrées were Imperial Beef, which comes with a side of steamed rice, and Hawaiian Vegetable Fried Rice. We might have a different review had we chosen different entrées. I can only speak to what we ordered and there are many other choices on the menu.
The Imperial Beef was okay, approximately the quality of Pei Wei, but not a higher end restaurant. It comes piled in a small mound. The food in the center of the mound was hot, but the rest around the perimeter of the dish was lukewarm at best. The steamed rice side was rubbery and inedible.
The Hawaiian Vegetable Fried Rice was also okay at best. If they aimed for mediocre, they nailed it. The rice did not look or taste like it was fried; it looked and tasted like steamed rice.
The mai tais were good, so if you are not eating, but only drinking at the bar, you might find Trader Vic's more acceptable.
The plus for this restaurant is the Pacific island décor and ambiance, which is interesting.
Great atmosphere and food!! I really enjoyed the wait staff.
Complete let-down. We were in Atlanta from Los Angeles California for an event and were so excited to visit Trader Vic's since the ones near us all closed down. We wanted to order one fo the glasses to take home but sorry we are out of them. We wanted to order a menehune drink to get the menehune, sorry we are out of them. Original Mai Tai's aren't made with Orange Curacao, orgeat, and lime but rather pre-made bottled mai tai mix and a squeeze of lime, WTF? Mai Tai? I think not!!!
Wonderful seafood! Excellent vodka Mai Thai! Excellent service!
Amazing as always! We love this place. Highly recommend! Great service
Very strong mai tai’s and good flavor and fresh food.
Good to go see the details and environment, but extremely over price meal. What we had was no worth the price for sure. Mai Tai was great and they provided a cake for our Anniversary so they were attentive, but that's it
Trader Vic's delivers on the expected 1970's artificial tiki bar ambiance. The food was very good and the service engaging, but the menu is a bit pricey for what you get. I would consider going again if I were already downtown, but unlikely to make the effort otherwise.
They do get credit for validating parking for the Hilton deck - unfortunately I had to circle the single floor of the deck reserved for self parking multiple times to find an available parking space (at 6pm on a rainy Saturday). I definitely needed a drink by the time I got to the table.
Fun for a date night! Food was much better than expected and the crowd was relaxed and diverse. Loved the specialty drinks and the wood fire cooked meat dishes. The lamb and pork dishes were delicious.
This is one of the original
It wasn't bad just pricey for what we got. I would go back for drinks but not dinner.
I was extremely disappointing in the food at Trader Vic's . I have been wanting to try this place for years. The only redeeming factor is that they had great drinks. Let me start by saying that I grew up on the West Coast and this is NOT a Hawaiian menu. I would compare the food to cheap Chinese. Even cheap Chinese food has better flavor.
We were so disappointed with the food. Particularly the rice special dish and the shrimp dinner.
Incredible, as always! We are never disappointed here! Food, atmosphere, attentive staff, every detail is just right!
Always a gem and have to place on my list of restaurants to go do when in Atlanta! This trip yielded me getting the Wok Style Seafood and it was delish! My cocktail was the traditional Mai Tai, which I had never had, but will try again!!! From the host desk, to the wait staff to the food, all is for a memorable, pleasant experience and I fully recommend.
This place is legendary
Needs a lot of cosmetic updates... I thought it might be kitschy fun... but it was straight out of the 70’s decor...
Beware of poor service when party is 6 or more. They add 18% gratuity, which I can understand in a conventioneer/tourist restaurant, but the shame of it is it gives the server no incentive to even give you basic service. Our server was missing in action most of the time. He was not accommodating at all and actually had a very surly attitude. Empty tables around the restaurant so no excuse.
We have been coming to Trader Vic’s for years during business trips and always enjoyed the food and drinks however, the last three visits have been horrible and we will not be returning. All three times we have people in our group served luke warm or cold food. Not acceptable!!!!
A jem in Atlanta. This place is amazing. Drinks are awesome. Wait staff is friendly. Decor is to die for. We go every chance we get.
Me and my son celebrated New Year’s Eve at Trader Vic’s and had a wonderful time. I have eaten at trader Vic’s several times and have always enjoyed it! The service and is always fantastic and I love the atmosphere!
Terrible and weird. The table was in very back and not comfortable
Wasn't overly impressed. Very pricey for Chinese food and spare ribs. Drinks were so so.
The food was outstanding - as usual - and we never felt hurried. We had a terrific band for NYE. Love Trader Vic’s!!
I'm guessing this is one of the smaller Trader Vic's. It was very quiet when we were there on a weeknight, a few tables and a few people at the bar. The drinks were great and generous, the meals were basic Chinese style. The menu is short. Interesting, South Seas atmosphere. To be fair, we're big fans of Mai Kai in Fort Lauderdale, so it's going to be hard for Trader Vic's or any other tiki-themed restaurant to compete with the magic of Mai Kai.
Awful service team!!! Waiters are very unfriendly and unprofessional!
Overall aggressiv and not service oriented environment. I was really shocked because I have very good experience in other restaurant of Tader‘s Vic around the globe. If the team do no change I would recommend to choose another restaurant
Pricey with mediocre food. Did not like the mai Thai. Did Luke the decor and had a nice server.
It was a pleasant meal in unique surroundings.
The food was good. The fried rice was excellent.
It was our Anniversary weekend and we came into town for the Falcons game. We stayed at the Hilton so the convenience of the restaurant was perfect. Food was very tasty. We were surprise with a piece of delicious cheese cake with “Happy Anniversary” written on the plate. Only con I have is I am not a Rum drinker and that’s their main ingredient in the cocktails they provide.
Absolutely the best of the best in Atlanta!
42 years and this place is going strong !
Amazing food and service!
Wonderful food to celebrate husbands birthday. Made the occasion very nice! Looking forward to returning!!
Still great after all these years.
We were seated right away and enjoyed delicious drinks and food. Rum raisin ice cream is a must!
Review for Trader Vics in the Hilton Atlanta. In all honesty, this ranks as one of the worst dining experiences of my life! I made this reservation for my Board of Directors, who were having their mid-year meeting at a nearby hotel, so it was an easy evening walk over to the restaurant and back. Our reservation was for 6:30, and we arrived a bit early. There were a total of nine of us and we were ushered to the back of the restaurant to a large table. First impression of the restaurant was that it was rather dated & dingy and not particular clean. Once our server greeted us, she took drink orders. Five people decided to order a bottle of red wine and the rest order individuals cocktails. It took a while for the drinks to arrive. The server poured a tasting of the wine to a member of our party who instantly told her that the wine had gone bad - strong vinegar smell and taste. But instead of suggesting a new bottle, she continued to pour four more glasses of the wine, which ended up sitting on the table throughout dinner until I asked that they be removed. We ordered appetizers which came fairly quickly and were ok. We ordered entrees at around 7:10 pm, but still had not food at 8:15 pm. I asked to speak to a manager and was told that she was "upstairs in her office, so someone would have to go an get her." The manager came to our table at around 8:25 pm, where I explained that we have been waiting over an hour for our food. She said that the kitchen was busy and what would we like her to do about it. We suggested that she try to improve the experience for the next customers. Our food arrive at about 8:30, with most of it cold and inedible. One entree was so salty that it was completely inedible, and two of us order bacon-wrapped scallops that were so severely overcooked that you could have used them as bouncy balls. Our bill was over $300, but the Manager did comp the cocktails before the dinner (a total of 4 mai tais). I DO NOT recommend this establishment!
Trader Vic’s is one of the last bastions of the mid-century tiki phenomenon. Although the Atlanta location is an admittedly late addition to the tiki canon, it now stands as an extremely well maintained example of the original tiki experience. While there has been some revivalism in the form of new bars and restaurants (e.g. Atlanta’s S.O.S.), they too often suffer from the influence of modern aesthetic sensibilities, trying to make “Tiki 2.0”, rather than truly embracing the historical. Trader Vic’s retains the classic appeal of something that is slightly kitschy, but still somehow sophisticated.
Trader Vicks was a unique treat for an out-of-towner (me) and well worth the drive across town for an Atlantan (my niece). We plan to return when I'm back in Atlanta.
Mai Tais were definitely the best part. Service was extremely slow and food was cold when it arrived. Overpriced. But the decor is fun and the noise level is good, as its quiet enough to actually be able to talk.