Tiki Tiki TokyoNow that I've had a chance to look through my holiday snaps I thought I'd share some.
While on our travels, we stopped over in Japan. I used to live in Tokyo and still miss being there at times. Still infected with Tiki Fever, I did a bit of research and discovered there were a few tiki bars over there. I was only able to fit in one, the Tiki Tiki, and it was fabulous.
We had a lot of trouble finding this place so make sure you draw a map if you ever decide to go. Here is the view from it's fourth floor location in Shinjuku:
While we were being shown to our seats, all the employees shouted 'Aloha!' as we walked past. There was so much more to this place but I forgot to take photos of the bar and luau areas.
High back rattan chairs and shell lamps - yes!
My first drink of the evening was a pina colada. Spectacularly presented, this was the best pina colada I have ever had in my life so far:
Regulars to this blog will know that this is a first... Behold! A picture of MoonDoggie herself!
I desperately wanted one of these mugs to take home but they had sold out! I asked three times and hinted at taking a used one instead - no dice. The really frustrating thing was as we were being seated, I saw someone receive a neatly wrapped package of what must have been the last one.
Here are some of the other drinks we sampled.
I really loved how they used a lot of mugs. The lack of tiki mugs was something that disappointed me when I visited Trader Vic's in London. At the Tiki Tiki, even drinks in normal glasses were beautifully presented (you can catch a glimpse of such a drink in the pina colada shot above).
After a live show with hula dancing girls (!) and a number of yummy cocktails in our bellies, we stumbled out of the Tiki Tiki. While waiting for the elevator, we got to chatting with this friendly, albeit a bit creepy tiki (his eyes moved).
Unfortunately, he spoke only Japanese and to me it was a bit like having a conversation with a drive thru speaker box so we said our goodbyes and went back to the hotel. I thoroughly recommend this place to any Tikiphile.
If you want to know more about the Tiki Tiki, try here.