Royal Hawaiian

Laguna Beach, CA
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331 N Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA
Opened in 2016
Mon-Thu 4pm-10pm
Fri 4pm-11pm
Sat 11:30am-11pm
Sun 11:30am-10pm
(949) 715-1470

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Royal Hawaiian

7.7

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by 76 people

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 8.3
Drink Quality 8.3
Drink Selection 8.1
Food Quality 8.3
Food Selection 7.7
Mood 7
Music 6.1
Service 8.4
Tikiness 7.8
Tilt 7.6
Vibe 7.3

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Humuhumu’s description

This modern tiki bar and restaurant opened in 2016, but it's carrying on a strong tiki tradition in Laguna Beach. It occupies the same site as local tiki landmark Royal Hawaiian
history
Royal Hawaiian
Laguna Beach, CA
Bar & Restaurant
8.3
, which was entirely gutted in 2006. The new owners, Mo Honarkar and daughters Hasty and Nikisa, are working to bring back a fully-decorated Royal Hawaiian with the help of Bamboo Ben
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zerobot
zerobot has visited Royal Hawaiian.
July 14, 2019, 9:01 PM
I suspect this place might have undergone yet another change of ownership.

We only had one tiki drink, their signature Lapu Lapu.

It was watery and uninspired. I think maybe the “Hawaiian ice” (which seemed to just be pebble ice) watered it down maybe, but for a signature drink, it was pathetic and almost insulting. Not the way to end an otherwise wonderful two weeks of tiki bar wandering in California.

We were told they had no souvenir mugs (like “the previous owners”).

We had no food, but it looked good, if pricey. Might be nice as an upscale Polynesian restaurant , but it’s only marginally tiki.
March 5, 2019, 8:02 PM
Looks like this local gem is getting a upgrade. Whether that is tiki or not remains to be known. However, word on the street, is that it will be a local vibe, all about the food, with a reverence and respect for the historical landmark location...
Califia
Califia has visited Royal Hawaiian.
January 27, 2019, 7:45 PM
I stopped by today only two find a sign on the window saying the Royal Hawaiian would be closed until March. Anyone know why it's closed for two months?
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