May 11, 2018
One can never have too much tiki. Well one probably could but excess is part of the parcel at Tokyo’s Tiki Tiki. Minimalists will probably have a conniption fit on first laying eyes on this place. It’s a brash, bright explosion of Hawaiian kitsch, with statues, bamboo, wicker seating and live hula dancing. All that’s missing is the beach. Despite its 60s surfer movie vibe, the bar is actually a pretty slick operation (it’s one of two, with a sister venue in Yokohama) with friendly, efficient staff serving colourful fruity cocktails ranging from the familiar to the unusual (their hibiscus punch is pretty awesome). Hawaiian nibbles are served if you need something to line your belly while indulging in another round of pina coladas. The atmosphere is as vibrant as the décor and it’s a great place to go with a group of friends.