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New Tiki Bar Opening Soon In Ventura
Ojaitimo
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Posted: 2013-07-26 12:38 am   Permalink

This was the grand opening and I had a great Clement VSOP and Creole Scrubb Mai Tai made by Scott Noble the owner.



Vontiki carved both of the awesome Tiki.



Had some killer food by Chef Jonny Machete who makes Sabu's famous chicken and serves it with his own secret sauce.




He raises it to another level.




















 
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Tele295
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Joined: Mar 22, 2013
Posts: 114
From: RinKonTiki, CA
Posted: 2013-07-27 3:21 pm   Permalink

We wil swing by after the Kanikapila tomorrow - venerating my birthday island style!!!
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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 206
From: Southern CA
Posted: 2013-07-28 9:16 pm   Permalink

This appeared in today's Ventura County Star newspaper.



Also, I propose this entire thread be moved to the Locating Tiki area. Does anyone else agree? Is there a way to do that?


 
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Ho-Tep-Nefti
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Joined: Jul 06, 2013
Posts: 17
Posted: 2013-08-01 09:18 am   Permalink



Stopped by Ventiki, after the Ventura County Fair. The fair parking lot was already full when we arrived, so we were directed on to Sanjon, and parked right across from a Joe's Crab Shack. Walked over to the fair (a decent walk), did the fair, then took another decent walk over to Ventiki. Enjoyed a Mai Tai and Dr. Funk, with Sabu's Spicy Coconut Chicken with secret Tiki sauce, and Beef Estrobo (a savory beef-stew type dish with carrots) served over sticky rice. Afterwards, did another decent walk back to the car, but stopped in at Joe's Crab Shack and scored some of their special glass Tiki mugs for $2.50 A FAB day! The drinks and food were good. Inside the bar was full, and since it was a nice day, we sat outside. They had just opened, so the patio was empty when we arrived, but was pretty full by the time we left.
The staff were very friendly and helpful!

I snapped this one, as we walked towards Ventiki.








Wall mural on the patio.




This becomes a fire pit, that they light when it gets cold.




Dr. Funk (Inspired from Trader Vic's, Oakland, CA circa 1946), served in the Foo Man Choo mug.


Mai Tai (Inspired from Trader Vic's, Oakland, CA circa 1944).


Waterfall on the patio (under the stairs).


Sabu's Spicy Coconut Chicken with Secret Tiki Dipping Sauce.


Beef Estofado (Savory Beef Stew dish with Carrots), served over Sticky Rice.


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Ojaitimo
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Posted: 2013-08-03 02:44 am   Permalink

Von Tiki and I checked out Tsunami Hour earlier this week. Mai Tai and classic Tiki drinks, all pupus, 50% off 4pm to 6pm, Monday through Thursday.























 
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Dr. Shocker
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Joined: Dec 17, 2004
Posts: 375
From: Ventura
Posted: 2013-08-06 08:34 am   Permalink

Well now that they have been open for a bit, do we want to think about a Ventura County Meet up after the fair of course?

 
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Tele295
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Joined: Mar 22, 2013
Posts: 114
From: RinKonTiki, CA
Posted: 2013-08-23 7:16 pm   Permalink

Mint in a mai tai? Didn't dig it

The coconut shrimp skewers are good, and the decor is completely awesome


 
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kkocka
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Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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Posted: 2013-08-24 04:34 am   Permalink

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On 2013-08-23 19:16, Tele295 wrote:
Mint in a mai tai? Didn't dig it

The coconut shrimp skewers are good, and the decor is completely awesome



Mint muddled, or just part of the garnish?
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Tele295
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Joined: Mar 22, 2013
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From: RinKonTiki, CA
Posted: 2013-08-24 07:05 am   Permalink

I thought it was just garnish, so even after I removed it, it had an overpowering minty taste

 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3139
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2013-08-29 10:04 pm   Permalink

We had a wonderful afternoon at Ventiki. The drinks were perfect and the prices were inviting. I recommend this great new addition to the Tiki community to everyone near and far. The cuisine, the decor and the clientele were delightful.
Special tip of the hat to Scott, a great host and perfect mixologist!


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11205
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-08-29 10:09 pm   Permalink

Mint is not only the correct garnish in the classic Mai Tai, it gets slapped before it is put on top of the drink so that flavor is part of the taste experience.

 
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lunavideogames
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Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1190
From: San Diego
Posted: 2013-08-30 02:27 am   Permalink

I always put fresh mint in the Mai Tais that I make. I think a Mai Tai with mint is the perfect combination. I haven't tried a Mai Tai here yet, but generally even if you use a full mint plant as a garnish, it doesn't overpower the taste of the drink.

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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1115
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-09-05 11:22 pm   Permalink

The Ventura County Star has a nice article on Ventiki (Life,section D, Sept. 1) titled "spirit of Tiki",written by Lisa Mckinnon. Sven,BongoFury, and other students of our beloved polypop culture may find it a bit lightweight-others might find it interesting.
I cannot provide a link as I am not a subscriber to the VCS. I'm hopeful that one of our Ventura Ohana can lend a hand.
Mahalo



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keepitwildtv
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Posted: 2014-04-21 12:49 pm   Permalink

They released the new menu a few days ago...I'll have to see how it is.

 
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Tele295
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Joined: Mar 22, 2013
Posts: 114
From: RinKonTiki, CA
Posted: 2014-04-21 6:30 pm   Permalink

They had Ventiki Whip (Dole Whip/rum float) over the weekend, but that is not a regular menu item at this time.



 
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