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Mai Tai Bar at Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Address: 2259 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
Phone Number: 866-716-8109
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Ranked #64 of 449 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
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Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife

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283 reviews 283 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We had a beverage before dinner at Azure. The service is very friendly and immediate. The birds are abundant and there is a strategy to keep cups of nuts covered so they don't visit. Guess what? The birds don't come around and you can enjoy the vista, service and drinks and food! Worth a stop at the beautiful Royal Hawaiian.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

One of the few places we found almsot right on the beach to grab a drink. View somewhat obstucted by the hotels reserved beach area. HOnestly have had better Mai Tais other places in Hawaii. Ya its cool to say you have had a drink at this iconic hotel, thats about it. Wouldn't go back for seconds.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I was around for the re-opening of the Royal Hawaiian about six years ago when, then, Master Mixologist, Joey Gottesman was setting the drink menu. He did his research and created what he feels was the essence of the original Mai Tai, the "Scratch Mai Tai." When I come to Hawaii, it's the first thing I have to have and... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Had a couple of drinks and appetizers here on a Saturday. Pricey but about what you expect on Waikiki. We had the sushi dish and a bowl of the Korean wings. Both very tasty. Being right next to the beach is nice as well. Service was friendly and the music was very enjoyable. All good.

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We weren't staying here but saw this bar earlier in the week and knew we would have to stop by for drinks at night. What a great view of the lit up coast. The music, the hula dancer and the Mai Tai were all perfect and couldn't have been more cliche but we loved it. And yes you will pay... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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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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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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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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