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“Great location but not so great food”

Tropics Bar & Grill
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Ranked #148 of 2,339 Restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: American, Bar, Hawaiian
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Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Oakville, Canada
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great location but not so great food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stayed in the Hilton Hawaiian Village for a week so we went here for lunch. We did not expect much and therefore not too disappointed with the below average food. Chopped Salad was tasteless. Fish Tacos ($18) was just OK. The Lobster Sandwich was dry. My husband eats anything and was turned off. He said that the Lobster Sandwich offered in Costco is a lot better. Stay away and go to the Wailana Coffee House across the street. This is a tourist trap.

  • Visited May 2013
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Honolulu
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great place for people watching and Friday night fireworks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

We did a stay-cation at the Hilton and went to Tropics to get some early dinner and drinks. Lucky we went early this place has a line out the door all night. We had a few Hawaii Five-O special drink, pupus and more drinks. We were treated to two bands during our visit, and a spectacular fireworks show on Friday night, we were one table from the rock wall which separates the walkway from Tropics.

Our waiter was really busy in the lanai area, but always came by to check on us and refill the drinks as needed, the food was good too we had pupus kalua pig nachos, crab cakes, french fries and desserts.

This is a great place to sit back, relax and people watch too.

  • Visited June 2013
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A must for any Hawaii 5-0 fan”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Went in here for a cocktail with my family as a wedding day night cap. We were staying at Hilton and this bar was on our list of must-do's as we are big Hawaii 5-0 fans. We turned up and were quietly offered a table by our server, an elderly chap who failed to notice the brides wedding dress or crack a smile or offer an "aloha" on our big day. Was a bit of a joke for us really as he was so miserable it was funny! Cocktails were OK but pricey as you would expect at HHV. Wouldn't go back again but glad we did go that one time.

Visited June 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Awesome location on the beach but very busy.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

This is a very popular and busy eatery so we made 2 attempts before finally securing a table. The service is fairly good and the meals and drinks are nice. It's a bit pricey but after all you are on the beach at Waikiki so it's to be expected.

  • Visited May 2013
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Gosford, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Try the Ribs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

We ate here a couple of times as we stayed in the Hilton Hawaiian Village the food was great the cocktails good too we tried several different ones.There is a band or some form of entertainment nightly which adds to the atmosphere .

Visited May 2013
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