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Tiki Terrace

$$ - $$$
Hawaiian, Polynesian
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1591 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1518
+1 847-795-8454
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri 16:00 - 21:30
Sat 15:30 - 21:30
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing place. Don't be fooled by the outside, take a step inside and you'll see. We got lucky and got 2 open seats at the bar, normally reservations are required. 2 drink min to stay for the show. Drinks are reasonably priced and very good. Show was great, not too long and not too short. It's very interactive with the... More 

Thank Brad H
Des Plaines, Illinois
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

the food is fine overpriced but your paying for a show at other times the food is the same price and not worth it

Thank notadumbblond
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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191 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

For a moment you forget you are in a strip mall in Des Plaines. It's nice that a place like this exists in the burbs. I get tired of driving to Chicago every weekend to have a new experience. It was quite fun and the food is decent. The poke is not actual poke...since they cook the tuna. So that... More 

Thank Kapanda
Lake Villa, Illinois
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Met my daughter-in-law at a 1/2 way point and ended up at Tiki Terrace! What a cute little place. The decor takes you right to Hawaii or any place farthest away from Chicagoland. The fish tacos were filled with Mahi-Mahi, cilantro-lime seasoning, cabbage and tomatoes. She ordered the Taro Chips as her side, which were highly recommended by Rosa our... More 

Thank LIVVY_11
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I purchased a Groupon for this location. I thought this restaurant would be similar to one I visited in Florida, it is not. It is located in a store front and is nearly missed. I would've liked to see something more inviting on the outside that would excite me about my Tiki experience. The inside has several details that feel... More 

Thank SMartyMF
Fort Myers Florida
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Visited this quaint little Tiki Island decorated place in a suburban Chicago neighborhood while on a business trip -had the mahi-mahi which was just OK. The best part of the evening was the show they put on and the drinks. The drinks were awesome and low priced - six dollars for a piña colada and all the island style drinks,... More 

Thank KiwiLealey
Northridge, CA
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42 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I'm a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to luau shows. I just dig Polynesian and Hawaiian culture and food even though I grew up in Chicago. This place is the most unsuspecting place to find a luau. You just see the green awning at a strip mall, but it was a half mile away from my friend's place.... More 

Thank Anne S
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

we went her for a group luncheon with work. The food is wonderful and so is the entertainment. great environment too

Thank PATTIB113
Rockford, Illinois
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246 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Great place for a special occasion. We have been to several luaus in the islands, and the dancers could perform there--they ARE that good, The food is also good and they go out of their way to make Birthdays and anniversaries special. Go early as there is limited wait staff and the restaurant fills up closer to show time. The... More 

Thank AJLIllinois
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

good for dinner show, hula dancers, fire throwers, Elvis impersonators. Food is Hawaiian Luau style, good poke

Thank D R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Hawaiian, Polynesian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1591 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1518
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-795-8454

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?