Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that isn’t answered here,
you can ask Humuhumu at
Why isn’t [name of place] in Critiki?
Keeping her ears and eyes perked for tiki bars means Humuhumu tends to know what’s out there, so if a place isn’t listed, sometimes it’s because it’s not tiki enough for Critiki. Most likely, it’s a bar that serves some tiki drinks, but isn’t actually a tiki bar. Tiki drinks are just drinks—fun, delicious drinks!—but places to get tiki drinks are a dime a dozen these days. Drinks alone don’t make a tiki bar.
I found a tiki place that I think you may not know about. How do I add it?
It’s true, sometimes places slip through the cracks! Email Humuhumu at with the name of the location, the city it’s in, and anything you know about the place. Links to pictures and information are a big help. If the location is a fit for Critiki, Humuhumu will add it.
I have a home tiki bar, how do I get it added to Critiki?
Ah, wonderful! There's a special form just for you: Add your home tiki bar to Critiki
I own a tiki bar, how do I advertise on Critiki?
Critiki does not accept advertisements. However, your help in keeping the Critiki entry for your establishment accurate would be much appreciated. Send updates to
I forgot my password. How can I sign in?
Use this form to reset your password. A link will be sent to your email that you can use to reset your password and regain access to your account.
How can I change the email address on my account?
You can change your email address in Settings.
I’ve forgotten my password, and the email address I used for my account doesn’t work anymore. Now what do I do?
Email Humuhumu at with your tale of woe, and she’ll make it all okay again.
I don’t like my username, and I’d like to change it. How can I do that?
Email Humuhumu at and let her know your current username, and the new one you’d like.
Why do you ask for a real name when I’m uploading an image?
Your real name is kept in Critiki’s archives, so that we have a record of who owns which images.
Who created Critiki?
Humuhumu created Critiki, starting in 2002, out of her own curiosity about tiki locations, and her compulsive need to throw everything into databases. She is a programmer, designer and tikiphile, and does all the coding, graphic design, writing and editing for Critiki. Critiki members are the real heart & soul of Critiki, though, as it is their ratings, images and comments that bring Critiki to life.
How does Critiki make money? How does it keep operating?
Critiki is not a money-making venture, it is not-for-profit, and is paid for and operated entirely by Humuhumu, because she loves you. Donations are not accepted, but if you want to email her to say thanks, that always brightens her day.

Critiki is a free, not-for-profit website, created by Humuhumu.

You can contact Humuhumu at