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16278 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1809 (Formerly KONA Restaurant)
+1 562-592-1321
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Ranked #114 of 493 Restaurants in Huntington Beach
Price range: $5 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 1 mile south of Seal Beach Blvd.
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English first
North, South Carolina
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468 reviews 468 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Disappointing is the best word to use here. The food (buffet) wasn't great and the seating for the show was poor. The show is at floor level ( no stage) so most people can't see which may be for the best because what we could see and hear was a poor imitation of Hawaiian or Polynesian performances we've seen elsewhere.... More 

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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111 reviews 111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Had a large family dinner here recently - table for 12 - but we ordered off of the menu. The salad bar, which in past years has been good, was simply a bowl of lettuce with a garlic dressing - no goodies to add to the lettuce. The food was average, and the service was mediocre. Probably find another location... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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174 reviews 174 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

HI. when I was a kid my folks would go to don the beachcomber in Chicago on Michigan avenue across from the playboy club on east Walton. when I got old enough to go I would go to. it was an excellent place with a south sea look. when I got old enough I would bring my dates here. they... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is actually my first time writing a negative review but, I was so taken back by how RUDE the cocktail waitress in the bar was. Because of her bad attitude and being so rude I will never go back! There are to many other good restaurants to give my business too.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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141 reviews 141 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in here last Saturday while we were on vacation, on the recommendation of Oceanic Arts(tiki store) our reason for going was a tiki swap meet but when you pay to get into the swap meet you get the cover charge back in food and drinks at the restaurant/bar. After looking through the swap meet and... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My experience was everything I had hoped for with this place. Loved the atmosphere, drink, and food! I have now forgotten our hostess's name, but she was absolutely wonderful! I missed out on the nights entertainment, but I imagine it is stellar. I strongly recommend visiting! Maybe it's just me, but I was in tiki heaven.

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Spotsylvania, VA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I like all things tiki so this on my list on a trip to Long Beach. The dining room was definitely tiki themed but not over the top. That they saved for the bar itself, but that will be a separate trip and review. The drinks were good and potent. Foe starters we got the spicy sushi band sticky ribs,... More 

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La Quinta, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Don The Beachcomber, formerly for many years "Sam's Seafood" is an icon in Sunset/Seal Beach/Long Beach. The bar is old school, with great bartenders. Try a Zombie, from the original Trader Vic recipe. Yummy! Food is a variety of "South Seas" cuisine. Good, not unique, but good. There is a banquet room and we have used them for large groups... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The noodles dish and the king crab was the best out of 8 dishes. Friendly staff. A little on the expensive side but you can get coupons on groupons. Music was a little loud for conversation but overall it was a nice experience.

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Huntington Beach, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The decor is tropical/Hawaiian, the mood is relaxing, the service is good; but all of the above have something missing. However the food was very good (Orange Roughy, Kalua Pork, Rum Cake, Fire Rock Ale) The portions were not large, thank God, but well presented and full of flavor. We had dinner on a Friday and the live music was... More 

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Additional Information about Don the Beachcomber

Address: 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1809 (Formerly KONA Restaurant)
Phone Number: +1 562-592-1321
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: American, Polynesian, Hawaiian

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