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Mai Tai Bar at Royal Hawaiian Hotel

2259 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
866-716-8109
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Ranked #2 of 52 nightlife in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The most expensive and largest hot dog ever, but it was worth every bite...absolutely delicious!!! It came with melted cheese, Maui onions, and sweet potato fries. On top of all that, Byron Chong has been superb in taking care of us at the Royal Hawaiian pool in the past 3 days :)

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Seattle, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Went for a pre dinner drink to enjoy the setting sun and the views of Diamond Head. Busy! But live music, and a really good (not crazy sweet) Mai Tai (being not so much a sugary drinks fan). Forget the wine list from the bar itself (if you are up for wine ask for the wine list from the Royal... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We LOVED this place. We stayed at the Royal Hawaiian and we LOVED having drinks and eating lunch here. Best fish burger ever. They served hot coffee and I asked them for a French Press pot of Kona to make an iced coffee and they were so accomodating and made sure I had milk and ice and a nice tall... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Enjoyed the Asian salad with mahi mahi and a couple of scratch Mai Tais on my afternoon visit to the Mai Tai Bar. I was staying at the hotel. Was fortunate to sit at a table adjacent to the beach. The staff was pleasant. The only annoyance were the pigeons that gather trying to get scraps!

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

What a great way to end any day, having a cocktail almost on the beach. It is a great, if expensive, cocktail bar. But you know it is good because it is filled with locals and not just tourists. The Mai Tai itself is a signature cocktail and is great, if somewhat powerful. The service is attentive without being overbearing.... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

There are MANY bars in Waikiki that will tout 'the best Mai Tai', however there aren't many bars who can compare when it comes to creating the 'perfect Mai Tai'. The name of the bar is simple: MAI TAI BAR - created expressly to offer the very best. While there are several offerings of Mai Tai's, the SCRATCH Mai Tai... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Susan was our server/bartender and I honestly think she is the best server/bartender we have EVER had. We mentioned wondering what the best place for Thai food was and boom, she came back with 3 recommendations. I told her I LOVED the bar snacks and next thing I knew, I had a selection of all 3 in a to-go cup... More

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

A dream come true at the Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian! The location right on the beach, the drinks, pupus, and especially enjoyable- the service! Our server, Cameron, answered our questions, helped us with activity ideas, and just made us feel so welcome. Thanks for helping us understand aloha!

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Burbank, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Powerful drinks with great views and nice bartenders! :) Food was great and came out of the kitchen fast too! We had a great time hanging out here!

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Midwest
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5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We can only comment on the Mai Tai's as that is all we had at this legendary bar. We had the Mai Tai's there before dinner one night and they were so smooth and delicious we had to go back for more the next night. From then on we sampled Mai Tai's at other restaurants on Oahu as well as... More

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