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Forbidden Island

1304 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2335
510-749-0332
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Ranked #32 of 199 restaurants in Alameda
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
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English first
Moscow, Russia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This little drinkery was recommended to me as a hipster hangout... I didn't see any hipsters there but I did enjoy some tasty rum based drinks. I think my favorite was Jet Fighter. I ordered guac and chips... the guac was fine but the chips most certainly came out of a 50lb bag and tasted like it. The bartender was... More

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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Forbidden Island was having their annual parking lot sale when I was going to be out in SF for business. I decided to make a go of this and had a great time. I even ran into people I knew from the tiki scene and then met new people to talk with. The drinks are excellent (I had a Vic... More

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This place even SMELLs like vacation when you walk inside. I've been dropping in at Forbidden Island since it first opened several years ago. I love the vibe inside, the clever and tasty drinks, the retro music and old tropical movies (no sound) on the TV monitor, and the babbling pond too. The last time I went there, it was... More

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Alameda, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Small little FREAKING AWESOME Tiki bar! Decorated super cute. Great tiki drinks. Great tiki cups, and other glassware as well. Always great drinks and a good time. Only bad thing about this place is that finding somewhere to sit can often be difficult. And you have to leave. That, too.

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Alameda, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Great drinks, cool retro tiki bar decor, what's not to love?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2009

They squeeze their own juice! and give you a fresh flower! best drinks ever. Great atmosphere.

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