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Mai Tai Bar at Royal Hawaiian Hotel

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Neighborhood: Waikiki
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Address: 2259 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 866-716-8109
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Good food and drinks and views!

We had lunch here and really thought the food was good. We returned the next day for a late dinner and the menu was not as extensive. But the food was still very good, and so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Fountain Valley, California
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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here and really thought the food was good. We returned the next day for a late dinner and the menu was not as extensive. But the food was still very good, and so were the drinks. The service was relaxed and the view is terrific!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Beautiful place right on the beach and wow...best Mai Tai's ever. The food is on the pricy side with small portions. The service is different each time, from slow to excellent depending on the time of day. I would definitely have a cocktail here but save dinner or lunch for somewhere else.

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A must do every time we are on the island...and three times in this trip. The supposed home of the Mai Tai, this place makes makes three versions of said drink and they are great. Our favorite is the scratch mai tai. They also have a decent menu from appetizers, mains and desserts. Best deal is their house wines at... More 

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Dyer, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went here for cocktails and to visit the world renowned hotel. The Mai Tai's were actually alittle disappointing. They were super expensive very small and so strong they didn't taste good. The view and the company however more than made up for it. I would DEFINITELY recommend visiting here for a drink and the view. Good service too. Just... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Not being much of a fruity drink kind of guy, I had actually never had a Mai Tai prior to visiting this bar, but thought I should give it a try while I was here. I had the Mai Tai Degeneres, which is made with ginger and it was quite good. The ginger helped cut a little of the sweetness... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

First off the location of this bar is fantastic. Right on the beach but enclosed enough to feel the relaxed ambience of the Royal Hawaiian hotel. I'm not usually a cocktail drinker but of course had to try one and settled for the 'Chi' (mix of coconut, pineapple & basil). It was delicious!! The taste was extremely fresh and natural... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Can't beat this place for the atmosphere, location, service, or drinks. You can see Diamond Head from your table! My wife and I were here on a busy night and had a server immediately. Drinks were great and presented well (little umbrellas!) If you want a nice time, this is the place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a very pretty spot but we waited ages for service and finally caught the eye of a server. Had a Mai Tai, but it was only average

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

They obviously have enough money at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel and don't want to serve you their over priced cocktails. We had visited Duke's a few times at Waikiki and decided to "spread the wealth" and try another of the hotel beach side bars. Our party of four arrived around two o'clock and only about three tables were occupied at... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a must on any Hawaiian holiday - this beautiful hotel is worth a look through and the Mai Tai bar is great - nice people to chat with - we ran into a fellow Aussie and had a great couple of hours chatting over a Mai Tai or two - the drinks are expensive but as with many... More 

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Address: 2259 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 866-716-8109
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki

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