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Tiki Iniki, Kauai, HI (bar) (now open)
bamalamalu
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Posted: 2013-10-29 8:22 pm   Permalink

I don't know if you've been there before, PiPhiRho, but I agree with nui 'umi 'umi - don't let Tiki Iniki's ethical failure ruin all of Kauai for you. While it'll be disappointing to have to miss the bar, Kauai is well worth it without them (I know people love Maui, but I'll choose Kauai any day.) Just drive past Iniki and give 'em the stink eye on your way to Tahiti Nui & elsewhere.

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-10-29 10:30 pm   Permalink

Hey Bama, Your post brought quite a chuckle to my wife and I.
We’ll be in Princeville nxt week and we’ll be giving Inicki the double stinkeye!
Cheers


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2013-10-29 10:37 pm   Permalink

That's the spirit!

 
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swizzle
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Posted: 2013-10-30 01:39 am   Permalink

I can't see why you can't visit the place, just don't spend any money. Use the bathroom, ask for some water and then take a heap of photographs and if they ask what you are doing, tell them you really like the work Ben did on the place and you wanted to see the place for yourself but you have no intention on putting any money in their pockets because of how they treated Ben.

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-10-30 07:38 am   Permalink

swizzle has the right idea.


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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-10-30 10:43 am   Permalink

swizzle has the right idea.


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sirginn
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Posted: 2013-10-30 3:20 pm   Permalink

Would not have gone to the opening night if I had known about Ben getting stiffed. Looks like I will be spending more time at the Tahiti Nui when I return to Kauai in July.

 
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PiPhiRho
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Posted: 2013-10-30 4:01 pm   Permalink

We could not do three islands, and visiting Tiki Iniki was, for me at least, a motivation for going to Kauai. But the delays in opening plus this helped me to be persuaded to go to Maui instead. I do hope to get to Kauai and will probably do it on the next trip, the status of Tiki Iniki notwithstanding.


 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2013-10-31 09:29 am   Permalink

Go and enjoy it. It is Ben's work and it should be enjoyed. You don't ask them if they pay the kitchen staff properly before you eat do you? Staying away could mean Ben never gets paid! How does not going help anything? It hurts the people working there for sure.
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-10-31 11:04 am   Permalink

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On 2013-10-31 09:29, Swanky wrote:
Go and enjoy it. It is Ben's work and it should be enjoyed. You don't ask them if they pay the kitchen staff properly before you eat do you? Staying away could mean Ben never gets paid! How does not going help anything? It hurts the people working there for sure.




Good point, Swanky. This is one reason I was suggesting we ask Ben what he'd prefer people do.
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-10-31 2:25 pm   Permalink

I am not going to give anyone a hard time for going to Tiki Iniki

But just for myself, I can't in good conscience support anyone
with such a lack of personal or business ethics, I would also hazard a guess
that it is only a matter of time before anyone working there now gets screwed over
in due time, But then again one could hope Michele Rundgren will chose to do the right thing
and all will be right in the Tiki world again, but until then I will not be supporting Tiki Iniki in anyway.


 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2013-11-01 8:07 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-11-19 21:04, RevBambooBen wrote:
I have been paid in full now.

Everyone go enjoy Tiki Iniki.

aloha Tiki fans!!

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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2013-11-01 8:28 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the update, Ben. I hope this is all cleared up soon and that you get all that you're financially due. We were so excited about this place, but this has just left a bad taste in our mouths. Hopefully by the time we get to Kauai in February this will all be an old, unfortunate memory.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-11-04 2:01 pm   Permalink

Last time I saw Ben he said to go ahead and spend money so that they can pay him.
The drink's are expensive - 15 bucks a pop, ok mugs at @$20,but the pupu's are excellent at a very good price.
The decor has to be one of Ben's finest builds-just outstanding! Gotta go, Tahiti Nui calls.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-11-05 12:33 am   Permalink

Tahiti Nui getting little bit run down. Still, made two stops there today and gonna get there everyday between now and Sunday. No time for Inickii!

 
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