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Hala Kahiki

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2834 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171-1326
+1 708-456-3222
19:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 02:00
Mon - Tue 19:00 - 02:00
Wed - Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 16:00 - 03:00
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Chicago, IL
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886 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Tiki decor, an outdoor seating area, great bartender and server. Also, the list is quite extensive, with drinks being sorted as to sweet, sour, coconut, coffee, ice cream. There are daily specials as well as happy hour deals. If only, they served food...

Thank Anna H
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I went to Hala Kahiki for my birthday, and must say it delivers on so many levels. The drinks are varied, delicious, and strong. I particularly enjoyed the "Surfer's Blood," which is one of their "not so sweet" drinks. It also has a designation on the menu for being a strong drink, and they're not lying. Make sure to have... More 

Thank Sara R
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182 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A great place to come if you love sweet drinks and a fun environment ! They tend to have mostly rum based drinks at pretty reasonable prices . Also keep an eye out for appealing specials

Thank Michael A
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This bar has awesome Hawaiian fruity drinks I know have two favorites Zombie and the Captain's Revenge they are awesome. Its nice romantic and Hawaiian atmosphere. I do suggest you eat first because all they have is drinks...

Thank Melanie B
Wheeling, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

There is a wonderful outdoor garden. Extensive drink menu. Everything from mojitos to delicious ice cream drinks. A fun place to visit.

Thank Debb1119
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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353 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is an outstanding bar!. Weekends are very busy so you may have to wait a little. Every rum known to mankind can be had here. Outstanding drinks and good prices.

Thank Michael H
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Been going here since 1972. Best Polynesian drinks in Chicago and the small plates of food are perfect accompaniments. Best in summer, when one can sit with a Pina Colada or Mia Tai and our your favorite cocktail and take in the summer sunset or dark night air. There is a reason this place has been around, long past the... More 

Thank Pietro S
New Lenox, Illinois
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Everytime we travel if there is a tikki bar we have to visit it and none compare to Hala Kahiki. This is by far my favorite, my favorite drinks there is their navy grog (no where else do they make it as good as this place) and kokomo! So good! I recommend getting a flight which is 5 different drinks... More 

Thank sweetd1317
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

HUGE selection of drinks. Great for a romantic night out. Prices are a little high but not to bad. Our waitress was wonderful.

Thank kdm11559
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Drinks are somewhat expensive, so get the ones marked with a skull if you want to get your money's worth of alcohol. They also don't offer food other than chips, salsa, and pretzels. But Gene & Jude's is a short walk if you've drank too much and need a grease pit.

Thank Kristen D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2834 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  River Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 708-456-3222
Tiki bar

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