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Mai Tai Bar at Royal Hawaiian Hotel

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Address: 2259 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 866-716-8109

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Scratch Mai Tai's!!!!!

Right on the beach at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, these folks know what they are doing when it comes to making lovely, strong Mai Tai's and great food. Hubby had a burger, said it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Right on the beach at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, these folks know what they are doing when it comes to making lovely, strong Mai Tai's and great food. Hubby had a burger, said it was delicious! I had the short rib french dip sandwich and it was fall apart tender and delicious. Only downfall, it took a long time for... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stopped here for appetizers and Mai Tais with the intention of catching sunset. We were extremely pleased with all three. The atmosphere was quieter than other places right on the beach with friendly staff.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stayed at the Royal Hawaiian and loved just about everything about the place including the beautiful setting of the hotel's iconic Mai Tai Bar. Right on the beach with perfect views of Diamondhead and sunset viewing. A bit less crowded than Duke's a few doors down and definitely feels more sophiscated. Plenty of attentive aloha service to go along... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

One of the best bars we've ever been to. A perfect location right on the beach at the spectacular Royal Hawaiian Hotel with a great view of Diamond Head. The bartenders are experienced professionals, very friendly and competent. The Mai Tais are the best I've ever had. Wicked expensive booze and bar food, but what the hell.

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I are staying at the Royal Hawaiian which is our favorite hotel on the planet. The first thing we always do is go to the mai tai bar for a sunset drink. I usually only drink wine but tonight I fancied something different and had a lovely gin and lemon cocktail - $13.00 is steep but where... More 

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Rush City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stopped by to relax a bit and get off our feet. Good choice, met a lot of interesting folks and the people watching can't be beat Drinks are also priced right

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Kariong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Everyone should do this, Mai Tai next to the beach at sunset. Nothing better, enough said. Let correct that, if you can stop at one, you are a few better person than I am.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had a beverage before dinner at Azure. The service is very friendly and immediate. The birds are abundant and there is a strategy to keep cups of nuts covered so they don't visit. Guess what? The birds don't come around and you can enjoy the vista, service and drinks and food! Worth a stop at the beautiful Royal Hawaiian.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

One of the few places we found almsot right on the beach to grab a drink. View somewhat obstucted by the hotels reserved beach area. HOnestly have had better Mai Tais other places in Hawaii. Ya its cool to say you have had a drink at this iconic hotel, thats about it. Wouldn't go back for seconds.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I was around for the re-opening of the Royal Hawaiian about six years ago when, then, Master Mixologist, Joey Gottesman was setting the drink menu. He did his research and created what he feels was the essence of the original Mai Tai, the "Scratch Mai Tai." When I come to Hawaii, it's the first thing I have to have and... More 

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