In the heart of Waikiki lies Tommy Bahama, a 3 story establishment with a retail store on the bottom, and fine dining restaurant in the middle, and a rooftop bar on the 3rd floor. We were excited to try out the food and drinks here one date night, and we were especially excited for the rooftop bar! We got there a little early before our dinner reservations and explored with a couple of cocktails.
The rooftop bar was absolutely stunning! Whoever had the idea of throwing sand and a few fire pits 3 floors above Waikiki, we salute you! It was such a chill spot, and extremely beautiful. I want to bring my friends here for girls night!
The drink menu is extensive; it has tons of unique cocktails and offers so many tropical options! They also have a lot of wine to choose from 🙂
Jarden had the “Crazy Cuban” on the left, and I had “The BBC” on the right. Both of our first drinks were very tropical. The BBC was seriously the best cocktail I ever had in my life! It was a creamy blend of banana and coconut; it’s a must!
When our dinner reservation came along we headed down to the 2nd floor to the indoor restaurant level. We were pleasantly surprised when we were told our table was actually upstairs. We loved the rooftop vibe and were happy to walk back up to our dinner with a view.
Dinner started out with some delicious hot bread, accompanied by some butter that had honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger blended in. The butter was nothing like we had before and tasted like Christmas! Very good.
I chose the large portion of the Coconut Crab Cakes for my appetizer. The coconut flavor wasn’t prominent, but it was still delicious with huge chunks of crab meat.
Jarden’s appetizer was the Ahi Poke Napoleon; he loved this! The poke was very fresh, and even though he normally doesn’t go for avocados, it blended perfectly with this dish.
Time for our second round of drinks!
Jarden chose the Kona Beer Brined Half Chicken, one of their specials for that week. It came with “confit fingerling potatoes, chinese long beans and artichoke hearts.” The chicken was so flavorful!
I chose one of the specials also, the Furikake Crusted Ahi Tuna. I’m normally not a fan of seared ahi, but this one was very good! The glaze was super tasty, and of course the ahi was very fresh.
With a dessert tray like this, how is anyone supposed to choose? I love that they bring this out to display all of their sweet treat options. I’m very visual with my food, and often choose based on how food looks. It was all very tempting.
Finally, I present to you the best creme brûlée we’ve ever tried. To be honest I normally don’t go for creme brûlée; I’m more of an ice cream/cake lover, but this was absolute perfection! The whip cream on top is actually white chocolate mousse. The sugar crusted shell revealed a creamy, pineapple infused custard. My mouth is watering! It’s a perfect finale to the meal, and I think their most popular dessert.
Tommy Bahama is such a beautiful restaurant, and we loved the beachy, California atmosphere that we found is pretty unique in Waikiki. The rooftop bar is the perfect place to get drinks with friends, and they have delicious food; a lot that’s locally sourced with Hawaiian-Inspired items. The hospitality was also excellent; the staff was so knowledgable and super friendly! It was a great date night, and we will definitely be back!
Tommy Bahama Waikiki
298 Beachwalk Drive
Honolulu, HI 96815
Thank you to Tommy Bahama for providing us with a media discount. All opinions are our own.