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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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Great Mai Tai on the Beach!

Not being much of a fruity drink kind of guy, I had actually never had a Mai Tai prior to visiting this bar, but thought I should give it a try while I was here. I had the Mai... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Not being much of a fruity drink kind of guy, I had actually never had a Mai Tai prior to visiting this bar, but thought I should give it a try while I was here. I had the Mai Tai Degeneres, which is made with ginger and it was quite good. The ginger helped cut a little of the sweetness... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

First off the location of this bar is fantastic. Right on the beach but enclosed enough to feel the relaxed ambience of the Royal Hawaiian hotel. I'm not usually a cocktail drinker but of course had to try one and settled for the 'Chi' (mix of coconut, pineapple & basil). It was delicious!! The taste was extremely fresh and natural... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Can't beat this place for the atmosphere, location, service, or drinks. You can see Diamond Head from your table! My wife and I were here on a busy night and had a server immediately. Drinks were great and presented well (little umbrellas!) If you want a nice time, this is the place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a very pretty spot but we waited ages for service and finally caught the eye of a server. Had a Mai Tai, but it was only average

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Address: Address: 2259 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 866-716-8109
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki

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