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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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About as close to the beach as you can get

A must do Waikiki experience. Lovely calm vibe, wonderful mai tai's - try their signature cocktail - the Scratch mai tai, it's very good! Wonderful view across to Diamond Head... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A must do Waikiki experience. Lovely calm vibe, wonderful mai tai's - try their signature cocktail - the Scratch mai tai, it's very good! Wonderful view across to Diamond Head and of the ocean makes this a fabulous sunset spot.

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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Just like the Surf Lanai Restaurant at the RH, the Mai Tai Bar is literally right on the beach! The Mai Tai Bar's dinning menu is quite simple but the food was great and everything were very reasonably priced. This bar is simply an ideal location to just sit back, relax, enjoy some drinks and watch the sunset and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Overrated & very expensive! Nice atmosphere, not worth the price, went with friends and family. Very nice staff, lively setting.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Thank you to the reviewers that called this a must do and a "box checking" experience to try the scratch Mai Tai while watching the sunset. Get there about an hour before and enjoy the evening. Cannot reccomend this enough. The drinks are made by people who know. You will taste the difference. Worth the price.

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Brook, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We ate at the Mai Tai Bar on the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. The views of Diamond Head and the sunset are beautiful. The bar must be under new management. The tables and chair were new as was the waiters and food. The service was very slow. I think due to not enough help. Our waiter was friendly,but that didn't make... More 

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Grass Valley, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Enjoyed drinks out by the ocean watching the sun set. Watching the boats sail by as the sun is going down, check out the hotel, it is one of the last original ones

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Shibuya, Japan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Late December, the nativity of the Mai Tai--warm evening by the sea. Quiet, attentive service and food to accompany tropical drinks, Hawaiian beers, wines, whiskeys, and other drinks.

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titirangi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Always make it a special treat to have a pino colada at the Royal Hawaiian bar overlooking the beach at sunset. Get there around 5.30pm or ealier to get the best seat and wait...the sky just lights up with all shades of pink orange and red, Music starts at 6.30 ish...the pizza is a good light snack although a little... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Waikiki Beach is a place you will either love, or hate. I have been coming to Honolulu, and staying at the Royal Hawaiian, for decades. It is a part of Hawaiian history that is quickly disappearing as old buildings and hotels are torn down and replaced. Every time I see the "Pink Palace" again it puts a smile on my... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My friend got the royal mai tai $14 and I got the scratch mai tai $12 and we couldn't tell that there was any difference between the two other than the price. My other friend got a virgin piña rocks and it was sooooo good! I wished I had gotten that instead. We ordered the royal shrimp tempura to share... More 

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