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801 Fifth Ave. (F St.) Send to Phone
Take an instant vacation with fun foods like Thai curry calamari, Korean-style grilled kalbi short ribs and grass skirt shrimp tempura don't skimp on creativity or quality.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Mr. Tiki Mai Tai Lounge, San Diego, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Mr. Tiki Mai Tai Lounge Restaurant Review

: Need to escape from the daily grind? Take an instant vacation at Mr. Tiki Mai Tai Lounge. We feel almost giddy when we enter the Disney-like dining room and positively dizzy after such playfully named drinks as a horny monkey (a delightful concoction of vodka, rum, banana liqueur, pineapple juice and coconut cream) or a potent lilikoi mojito (white rum, passion fruit nectar, mint and lime). Mr. Tiki doesn't take itself too seriously; this is a place to relax and enjoy, but that doesn't mean they skimp on creativity or quality. Start with Thai curry calamari---done tempura-style, with sweet-and-sour sauce---and the Kona crab cakes with mango purée. We also like the Korean-style grilled kalbi short ribs with tangy orange-soy sauce and the dramatically presented grass skirt shrimp tempura with passion fruit glaze. Our entrée of choice is the katsu-style fish and chips. This variation on an English classic features fresh ahi tuna and is served with sweet potato fries, eggplant dipping sauce (for the chips) and sinus-clearing wasabi aïoli (for the fish). Shot glass-sized desserts are offered on a spiraling stand: it's hard to resist just a taste of tiramisu, coconut rice pudding and banana cream pie.


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