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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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A must do attraction

The Royal Hawaiian, known as the Pink Palace, was built in the 1920s and feels plush and like a Hollywood set as soon as you arrive. The Mai Tai bar is set right on the beach and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

The food and drinks were good but way overpriced. We are staying in Hawaii for 2 months but won't be visiting the Mai Tai bar again. We were there on a Sunday night and were amazed how many open tables they had. People are not visiting the place quite often anymore. We found other places in Honolulu with great food... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Hope this is not always the case for one of the premier hotels on Waikiki Beach, but we experienced one of the poorest service encountered in Hawaii. We chose a seaside table without hostess, had to call over a waitress for service, and had one of the worst drinks I have ever tasted. This was not unique to other customers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Royal Hawaiian, known as the Pink Palace, was built in the 1920s and feels plush and like a Hollywood set as soon as you arrive. The Mai Tai bar is set right on the beach and is a must do attraction, a bit like having a Singapore Sling at Raffles. Be prepared to pay a bit (approx A$20 for... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited the Mai Tai bar 5 times during our 2 week stay in Hawaii. Mai Tai's nice and strong, with a wonderful view of Diamond Head for afternoon drinks / sunset. Service was good and didn't feel rushed as we lingered with our Mai Tais. The Mai Tai Bar made our holiday in Hawaii all the more better.

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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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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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