07/29/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Aloha Tiki Tom's! Enjoyed myself a great cocktail & lunch at this downtown Walnut Creek location earlier this month.
LOCATION: On Olympic Blvd strip in the Broadway Plaza vicinity btw S.Main & Locust (or btw California Pizza Kitchen & Cheesecake Factory). Restaurant store front appears smalls, but opens fairly nicely with 4-seater tables, bar booths, & high chair 4-seater booths along the wall.
CUST SVC: Kimber, who was the Hostess/Waitress/Bartender, was great! Not much of a lunch crowd in here on a Thursday afternoon, & no complaints w/ myself or Sher K w/ that ;-) My 1st time @ Tiki Tom's; Kimber was patient, pleasant, & quite helpful. Mahalo (Thank You) Kimber!
COCKTAIL: For all their featured cocktails, you can order just the cocktail @ standard price, or purchase the tiki mug w/ ur drink ($2 discount basically if you wanted to come in purchase mugs alone), then spend $6 on refills; prob useful if u plan to stay few hours drinking it up. Colleague got their Lava Flow while I opted for the Coconut Monkey. Both cocktails were pretty good. Lava Flow for $8 similar to all other Lava Flows out there, creamy, light alcohol taste, & good. My Coconut Monkey came in a glass tiki cup for $7.50 (or u could pay $15 for a tiki mug to take home); another light alcoholic drink 2-thumbs up from light weight here *tee-hee"".
FOOD: Colleague & I went w/ their Lunch Special for $7.95; get entree w/ fries OR mac salad & sticky rice. Colleague got the Teriyaki Steak w/ mac salad & rice; steak was cooked & seasoned nicely. At first glance I asked if they had pineapple in their mac salad...about several bites in she did find her pineapple, or noticed at least; she enjoyed her lunch entree. I got the Red Stripe Beer Batter Dipped Mahi Mahi w/ sweet potato fries. This dish prob best served w/ mac salad & rice, but I had plans to taste Sher K & wanted to try their sweet potato fries out *tee-hee*. Very pleased w/ this dish! Mahi Mahi wasn't heavily covered w/ batter, yet a very nice crunch on outside; tender white inside to break w/ fork AND taste..quite yummy. Could've use more tartar sauce, but it was really fine w/o it. The sweet potato fries did not let me down either! So glad I don't have to travel to The Counter for these now (although no special sauce for sweet potato fries like The Counter *sigh*).
FINAL TAB: Our final tab came to $33 & some change. Not bad on our pocketbook & quite pleased w/ our hawaiian lunch getaway down the street. Definitely would consider coming back here, trying out the Oakland location, & recommend all we ate & drank ;-) Scrum-didly-umptous folks!
NOTES: Kimber advised us THIS location (as they're not affiliated to Oakland location) has the following specials:
---* TACO TUESDAY starts 5pm includes fish, pork, steak
---* HAPPY HOUR starts 3pm
======== $1-off draft beers & wine
======== $2-off any liquor
======== $2-$3 on their appetizers