Trader Vic's

4.2
1011 reviews
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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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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were very accommodating with my dietary restrictions and the fire roasted beef I had was fabulous. Great deep flavor. I will definitely go back when I am next in town.

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BJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to Trader Vic’s for over 40 years! Great food and service! Highly recommend the wings!

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TF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere for a relaxing dinner and for those looking for a tiki vibe. This restaurant is a classic and a must for any tiki fans out there!

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R
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Our first Trader Vics experience since 1978 in London. Unfortunate! Everything was cold. Ribs tasteless and old. Good chicken for the skewers, but cold and not grilled. Like eating tasteless boiled chicken chunks. Salad reasonable and egg rolls exceptional. All.in all quite a disappointment! We were looking forward to a great meal and were very disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance were excellent. My entrée, bacon wrapped scallops was wonderful. The scallops were huge and so flavorful, just perfect. The appetizer, Crab Rangoon was not great. it may be a personal preference but they tasted like something in them had gone bad. Cocktails were delicious I had a Planters Punch and a Mai Tai. The punch was tastier but the Mai Tai had a real punch! I would go again for the scallops!

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DC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. I hope it never changes significantly. This visit allowed me to show it off to a friend who was visiting from out of town. He wasn't familiar with Trader Vic's or tiki, but the smell of their wood fired ovens drew him in right away. The food and service were fantastic. He's a fan who now plans to put it on his list of places to visit in future trips to Atlanta.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. The service was outstanding. I felt like an extended member of the Trader Vic’s family.

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TC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The ambience was the only thing this restaurant had going for it. The decorations were on theme and it had a cool atmosphere. Our waiter was very nice.

Our food was bad. We ordered the Pu Pu Platter. The shrimp were ok, the crab rangoons tasted spoiled, the ribs were dry, the pork was fine. None of it was really good. We also ordered egg rolls. Again, very mediocre. Neither one of us finished our drinks from the bar.

At this point we decided not to order anything else. We really wanted to like the place. My guest had been to a Trader Vic's years ago and was really looking forward to dinner. I, unfortunately, can't recommend Trader Vic's based on my experience.

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DF
London
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Trader Vic’s. Great decoration which totally sets the night off, and amazing food from the wood fire oven and the mai Thais really are the best

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FS
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Over priced for basically a Hawaiian themed Applebees. Had hi expectations for husband birthday even made simple request on through this sight about desert for him and it wasn't done and to be honest I don't even think they were aware of the request at all, so it was a waste of time. Thumbs down!

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L
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a table for 6 for my daughter’s post-university graduation celebration. Service was impeccable and friendly, decor is fabulously kitsch, and the food was great!! Sadly, the price was also great(ly high) but it *is* Trader Vic’s and *is* in a convention hotel. We’ll definitely be dining there again!

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GE
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Rena our server was friendly and efficient. It’s on the pricey side ($350 with tip for 8 people) but it’s okay.

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JO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The Mai Tai is excellent and our food was too. A little put off by a missing host / hostess upon our arrival. Had reservations and it took 5 to 10 minutes before we were ever seen or acknowledged by the staff.

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R
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Outdated decor and Smokey from indoor fire. However food very good and service was very good. If you at Hilton and want good food with Hawaiian feel but kitschy ambiance. this is a good choice. Hotel needs entire revamp but decent overall.

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TS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

the waitress was rude and unattentive could barely understand her!

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JD
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miss the bigger egg rolls and red sauce!!!!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, but pricey. The drinks were classic but VERY sweet (and thus hangover inducing). But sweet drinks are kind of their thing, so you should know what you’re in for.

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PS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 7 and had a fantastic time. Our hostess and servers were informative and attentive. It was our fist visit and we loved the Polynesian decor so decided to take some pictures, the staff was so accommodating and fun, they opened areas that were closed (it was near closing time). The food was amazing and the drinks were great too. We will definitely go back next time we are in Atlanta.

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M
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best restaurant in Atlanta.
There is a reason this has been open 42 years . Perfect !

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Not the cuisine I recall from many years ago. Menu far too limited and food was average at best. Wish I had just selected a variety of appetizers - the 2 my guest and I shared were the best part of the meal . Entrees were most disappointing. Will not seek a walk down memory lane again at the Atlanta Trader Vic’s. Such a let down.

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AN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I took my customers here because I have been there before, years ago. The food and atmosphere were great although one steak out of 10 meals came out MR and should have been MW. The appetizers were all spot on. The service was awful. We had to ask for everything, the server never asked us if we wanted a drink it was us asking. She had too many tables for one person. Back in the day the service was so much better. I’m not sure what happened. We were also seated next to an empty room which was not a good site for us. They should have put up curtains or a folding wall to hide that room. The other thing is she never came back to say “how is everything?” after serving our food (apps and dinner). This was disappointing. I’m not sure I will ever take my customers there again.

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KD
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

How many ways can I say I hated it:
1) Ribs were tougher than an elephants hide.
2) Kung Pao Chicken is better at any fast food Asian place!
3) Pork Chop was over cooked and noodles, undercooked and it came after the rest of our party was finished!
4) Could not understand one word out of our servers mouth
5) COMPLETELY OVERPRICED!
6) Long wait!
7) Wish I had walked away like I wanted to when I saw the menu prices!
8) Bathrooms were meh!
9) Ambiance was meh and even though there were 50 tables open- they sat us right next to a huge, loud party of about 15. Maybe they wanted us to sit next to the beautiful outdoor garden area that wasn’t beautiful or outdoors with a pond that wasn’t working!
10) Just when I was about to finish my experience, they bus boy took my food before I was finished...but it was ok...it wasn’t good anyway!

Best thing about this place was the peanut butter and Melba-toast-type bread for appetizer!

Don’t waste your money! Go to Panda Express instead!

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bahia is fantastic! Great setting and ambience, wonderful food as well. Recommended!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

21st anniversary

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ZB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly calm evening with amazing food. Not too crowded that night, so my girlfriend and I could talk and eat in peace. The staff kept saying Happy anniversary and gave us a free dessert.

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SR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful 60th Birthday celebration

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CC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Trader Vic's and it was such a delightful experience! Great service, good food and a cool ambiance. I will be back!

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

They ran out of pineapples for our Mia Tias. Also took 10-15 min to get our table... however... we will be back. We love Mia Tias.

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WH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous along with the atmosphere. It's worth the wait!

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f
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We have not been to a Trader Vic's in decades. We had a nice meal in wonderful surroundings and the service was quite good.

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MM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Birthday dinner for my Husband, the seating wasn’t appropriate intimate dinner. The hostess was not very attentive to that fact. The drinks were decent. Parking was paid for by validation so that was a plus.

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S
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here about four or five times. It looks slightly pricy, but the food is worth it, and the ambiance makes you forget you are in the lower level of a big downtown Hilton.

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E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We had a party of five. No requests for anything different on the menu. Three of us received our meals and were able to finish our meals before the other two meals shows up. We asked to cancel the other two meals and they insisted that they were almost done we should take them to go. It wasn’t another five minutes. They brought two appetizers to hold the others over till their food got there, which they weren’t hungry for after getting appetizers. The service was poor, no manager came over to apologize and the food was just ok, which for the price...is not ok.

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Kitchen closed an hour early and could not order and food

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great tiki vibes. Delicious and boozy drinks! Large space with lots of seating options - very intimate.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The band was so much fun. Great night I will remember for a long time.

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DR
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was served cold and the prices are too high. However, the drinks were good.

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JN
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food need to be hotter, hot toddies need to be hotter. Meats need salt prior to cooking , especially fish and beef.
Otherwise we like it and will go back

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the classics, still one of the best!

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was awf ul for what we paid.
Way over priced.
My husband ordered the steak and potatoes.
Potatoes were under cooked and food was cold had to send back.My fried rice was cold and crunchy.My seafood mix was bland.I could go on.
I will never come back.

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