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Tiki Lee's
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Joined: Aug 23, 2003
Posts: 794
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2007-04-30 10:57 am   Permalink

Aloha!
All of your opinions are indeed valid, Ladies & Gentlemen, however I just gotta tell ya that this is the first locals place in Vegas in about a ga-zillion years, and it's way better than it coulda been! The owner actually had them REMOVE the Denny's-type crap that was ordered and installed and replaced it with much more tropical stuff at his own expense. He really is trying to make it as "Tiki-fied" as possible, yet not alienate the average patron. Pdrake is slowly "guiding" him in the right direction, and soon there will most likely be more tiki stuff, better lighting, better music, and maybe, just maybe, things to buy... (I'll let ya stew on that one).

So hang in there, folks! It's a work in progress that's worth nursing along to maturity!
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Tikinaut
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Joined: Nov 26, 2006
Posts: 86
From: Milwaukee
Posted: 2007-04-30 11:06 am   Permalink

Can someone please upload some photos of the interior? I'm dying to see what this place looks like inside.

 
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Thomas
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Joined: Mar 15, 2005
Posts: 372
From: Lake Mojave
Posted: 2007-04-30 2:15 pm   Permalink

Good, positive comments Tiki Lee's. I made a semi-serious dig about a grammatical point but it's definitely important to be reminded of the big point: that an enterprise like that takes a lot of time and hard work to develop.

 
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TikiBoiLV
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Joined: May 05, 2007
Posts: 1
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2007-05-05 11:47 am   Permalink

Tahiti Joe's website has officially launched! You can view their full menu and a video of the place.

www.tahitijoeslasvegas.com

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Tikinaut
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Joined: Nov 26, 2006
Posts: 86
From: Milwaukee
Posted: 2007-05-05 7:10 pm   Permalink

Very interesting. I'll definitely have to stop by when I return to Vegas in October. Although, as another poster here stated, I think a little less lighting would lend itself well to the overall atmosphere.

 
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wjake
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Joined: May 30, 2006
Posts: 15
From: Champaign, Illinois
Posted: 2007-05-09 7:25 pm   Permalink

Went this past weekend for a birthday mai tai. Thought I had taken more pics but it was video...sorry! Drink was good, service a bit slow, and, would have LOVED some Martin Denny or Les Baxter but had to settle for rock being piped in.

And an airplane crashed in the middle of the road just blocks from them Friday night...


 
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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3813
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2007-05-13 10:20 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-05-05 11:47, TikiBoiLV wrote:
Tahiti Joe's website has officially launched! You can view their full menu and a video of the place.

http://www.tahitijoeslasvegas.com



Outstanding!

Now, I have a place to go in Las Vegas other than Glitter Gulch and Mickey Finz.

[ This Message was edited by: christiki295 2007-05-13 10:22 ]


 
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Tiki Lee's
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Joined: Aug 23, 2003
Posts: 794
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2007-05-22 10:31 am   Permalink

Yeah, as much as I hate to say it, Micky Finnz falls WAY short of being a Tiki Joint. Even dispite the fantastic contributions by Tiki Diablo, the place tries too hard to be a Jimmy Buffet place. And the food is awful; my wife got sick BOTH times we ate there! Too bad 'cuz the servers are nice.

Now, Tahiti Joe's has done it up right. Even though they've made the place "accessable" to all tastes, it's POLYNESIAN and not Marga-fricken-ritaville!
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8869
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2007-05-22 8:52 pm   Permalink

yeah but how are the drinks at Tahiti Joes really? compared to say trader vics?

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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3813
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2007-05-23 10:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-05-22 20:52, bigtikidude wrote:
yeah but how are the drinks at Tahiti Joes really? compared to say trader vics?

Jeff(bigtikidude)




From the site:

Tahiti Joe’s will transport you to the ultimate tropical setting where cool drinks and island rhythms await. At the Tiki lounge we offer spirited drinks like the:

Joe’s Tahitian Amnesia • Forbidden Jungle • Beachcomber

Sample Joe’s Head Hunters’ Ote’a. This refreshing drink serves four and is sure to get any occasion off to a great start! You can even have it served with in a souvenir scorpion bowl to take home. Or, for something a bit more stylish, you can try one of seven variations of Joe’s Stoneface Martinis or a Blazing Sunset Mojito. Once you’ve quenched your thirst, you’ll want to sample some of Tahiti Joe’s signature dishes. Our menu includes mouth watering appetizers, build-your-own pizzas, Polynesian-inspired entrées, and decadent desserts. There’s even a tasty selection of entrées for the little ones.We’re sure once you’ve experienced the excitement of Tahiti Joe’s you’ll come back. And remember, there’s no better place in Las Vegas for Happy Hour than Tahiti Joe’s!


 
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tiki fly boy
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Joined: Feb 05, 2007
Posts: 14
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2007-06-12 9:16 pm   Permalink

My wife planned a surprise birthday party for me at Tahiti Joe's. The food was good, but the drinks were alright. Their $45 souvenir scorpion bowl was a Tiki Farm Drei Moai bowl, and the drink didn't make up for the price. But all in all, it was a great party.


















 
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Tikinaut
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Joined: Nov 26, 2006
Posts: 86
From: Milwaukee
Posted: 2007-06-13 10:48 am   Permalink

Thanks for the pics! Looks very Trader Vics-ish inside. But I say lose the TV set and dim the lights a little and this place would be perfect!

 
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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3813
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2007-06-23 6:35 pm   Permalink

OMG! Now I definitely have to go back to Vegas!
Incredible tiki mecca in the middle of the desert.


 
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Molokai Mike
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Joined: Jun 26, 2003
Posts: 505
From: the birthplace of the Mai Tai
Posted: 2007-06-24 04:06 am   Permalink

We stopped by during our recent trip to Vegas.

Pleasant decor and good food. The servers wear these cute Tiki dresses and the place was definitely a breath of fresh air in the Valley of Sin. The dining room did have a bit of a (tropical) Denny's feel, but then again, we were there for lunch.

One thing though...I found it really difficult to order off their drinks menu. I eventually ordered a Kona Lager.
Each drink just sounded so sickly sweet. Just one too many "sweet" ingredients" in each drink. Some even called for a slush thing. I just couldn't take the chance.

In a city so competitive in cocktailing, they should really make an effort here...or they're not going to last.

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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5706
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-06-28 9:25 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all the pictures.....we would kill in Sacramento to have a place like that!!! I will definitely hit it next time in Vegas.
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