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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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A must regardless of which hotel you stay in

Our favorite bar in Waikiki. Bar has a beautiful ocean view, great and friendly bartenders, wonderful Mai Tais and tasty wasabi peanuts to snack on. Also fun to walk through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Our favorite bar in Waikiki. Bar has a beautiful ocean view, great and friendly bartenders, wonderful Mai Tais and tasty wasabi peanuts to snack on. Also fun to walk through the historic Royal Wawaiin Hotel to get to the bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Honolulu. My family visited the Royal Hawaiian regularly in the 80s for special occasions at the Surf Room (now the location of Azure) and the Monarch Room. This location is near and dear to my heart. My wife and daughters ages 11 and 9 always make it a point to visit the Mai Tai Bar, even... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My friends, daughter, and had a light meal and cocktails here on our last night in Waikiki. The view and venue was very nice. Good prompt service. We were very envious of the people who were in the reserved Moroccan style cabana next to us. Very exotic.

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The mango Mai tais are to die for! A great selection of bar food, try the sliders!!!!! A bit loud when the music starts, but if you sit towards the back you get the best of the music and still be able to converse without losing your voice!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Well...say there for over ten minutes then asked if I could get a drink. That's terrible in my book. Especially when everyone around me was being served. It's a pricey place but great views! I won't be back to this place despite the high reviews.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian is an absolute pure gem! The Royal Hawaiian is one of the oldest and most Hawaiian-esque hotels on the strip!!! The bar is right there on the beach with Diamond Head in the background. The Mai Tai's are awesome!!! Worth a trip here for sure!!!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My girlfriend was staying at the Royal so I went over to have some drinks. I had the Scratch Mai Tai, VERY good! Ive had Mai Tai's from a lot of places and I really like this one. The drink was pricey but worth it. The ambiance at night is relaxing with live music and the mood was mellow and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A little pricey, but you cannot beat the views of the ocean since you are practically sitting on the beach. The mixed drinks were very well made.

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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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