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“Awesome Tiki spot!”
Review of The Royal Hawaiian

The Royal Hawaiian
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Ranked #59 of 182 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Description: Welcome to the Royal Hawaiian, home of the mighty Lapu Lapu! The Royal Hawaiian has been a revered establishment in the city of Laguna Beach since 1947. Known for its excellent drinks, great food, and fun vibe, all who enter are in for an aloha filled night.
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Description: Welcome to the Royal Hawaiian, home of the mighty Lapu Lapu! The Royal Hawaiian has been a revered establishment in the city of Laguna Beach since 1947. Known for its excellent drinks, great food, and fun vibe, all who enter are in for an aloha filled night.
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Having lived in Hawaii we are always happy to stumble upon Tiki bars on the mainland. We were fortunate to spend some time at The Royal Hawaiian for a few hours trying some of their amazing drinks and delicious pupus, the staff was great and the décor and vibe was even better than some of my favorites spots back in Hawaii. We look forward to visiting again the next time we are back in Laguna Beach. Great place!

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Thank HI1959
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This place has a good selection of Hawaiian dishes. It’s a very casual atmosphere. I had the pulled pork sandwich and the crab cake. I enjoyed the crab cake very much. The pulled pork is quite sweet but that is standard for Hawaiian fare. Ok for a casual stop in meal. Some of their fish dishes look like a good option so I will try those next time.

Thank Betsy F
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

A bunch of us decided to get together at this place that we use to frequent years ago. The food was fine, but expensive. the service was slow. The place was too loud. (I think they were having some kind of awards ceremony group. That group should have had a private room. I think that is why service was bad too...because they were catering to the loud group.) Not sure if we will try it again.

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Thank Denise S
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here for drinks and birthday desert last night. Great place. Friendly service. Fantastic drinks and tasty deserts. Nice live music. Decor is so cute all retro tiki. The creme brûlée, pot de cream, pineapple upside down cake and macadamia nut cake were all fabulous. We shared them all. Huge portions. We could not finish them all but tried hard to.

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We had the coconut shrimp and ribs with rice .
Everything was cooked perfectly and the sauce was delicious. The vanilla ice cream and chocolate was amazing.
The restaurant was remodeled an was very well done and clean.
Also had live music, Hawaiin style. Nice touch.

Thank jhuckestein
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