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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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The House Specialty Mai Tai is fabulous, great atmosphere and great bartenders

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have a drink here every time we stay at the Royal Hawaiian. Staff are great, some have been there for 30 years or more. The location is right on the beach at Waikiki, Perfect.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is our second time at this Royal Hawaiian bar that sits on Waikiki beach. We both love their Caipirinha - they give it a Hawaiian "twist" by adding blue curaçao but otherwise it tastes just like the traditional Brazilian drink! We again ordered the fruit platter and shared it as we did on our first visit 2 years ago... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I have been coming here now since 1983 this place serves the mai Tai that I see as the gold standard of mai tai's. If your looking for the best place to enjoy a mai tai while in Waikiki then look no further this is the spot.

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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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los gatos
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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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