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Royal Hawaiian

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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Welcome to the Royal Hawaiian, home of the mighty Lapu Lapu! The Royal Hawaiian has been a revered establishment in the city of Laguna Beach since 1947. Known for its excellent drinks, great food, and fun vibe, all who enter are in for an aloha filled night.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Fusion, Polynesian, Hawaiian, American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to the Royal Hawaiian since the late 1960s...have been away for over a decade and returned to see the interior has been significantly upgraded (fine although I did love the old/original fisherman's bar atmosphere) and I was afraid I would be disappointed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank spasungirl
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I made a reservation at the Royal Hawaiian knowing there would be crowds on a Saturday night after a big event at the nearby Laguna Art Museum. We've driving by for years but never had a meal there. The exterior always looked a little gloomy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TooMuch2Do
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Atmosphere was fantastic. An entertainer named Einstein was there that night and provided us with great vibes. Had the Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Bowl which was delicious along with a Lapu Lapu rum drink! Second time there and will be back. Service was good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Coconut62
Reviewed 24 September 2018

OK - Tiki is back, and this is one of the Grand Dames of the genre in CA. Goes back to the 1940's, and was the kind of place that made Laguna cool to begin with. Happy hours are the time to go, and the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank markI5153NG
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I went with a couple friends to celebrate my birthday. We were hoping to have a couple drinks and then dinner. It started out poorly with a rather surly hostess whose annoyed expression and indifferent attitude made us feel like we were just another irritation...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank A6203NLmaryg
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a fun Hawaiian themed restaurant with so much potential. I know it's been at its location for quite some time, however, it is the most poorly run restaurant I've ever seen. We arrived for an 8:30pm reservation and the front "lobby" was filled...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank quikwhit
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Enjoyed the happy hour special; you can order 4 small plates for $28 and also get discounted drinks. The house special drink Lapu Lapu is really tasty. Loved the decor and the whole vibe here.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jerjon
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t expecting much... just some good Hawaiian food and a Mai Tai. This placed delivered that and more. It is so cute inside... a cross between Disney’s Tiki Room and a Hawaiian resort. Our waitress was the best! She was friendly and accommodating. When...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Daisymae1367
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Took my in law's last night for a nice dinner out. They bought a place just down PCH in San Clemente and had yet to RH. Considering it was the tail end of the 4th of July weekend, I figured we'd not be able to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dcskustoms
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We tried to find a Tiki spot in every town on our Southern California trip. Traveling with twin 6 year old girls can be challenging at best but the service and fun cocktails and mocktailsmade the sticker shock of the check worth it. The food...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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