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Tropic Treasure: Cheap Tiki Drinks and $2.50 Musubi at the Hukilau

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Well, hello sailor...

Well, hello sailor...

Feeling a little fruity?  Are the trade winds calling your name and filling your head with visions of tranquil isles.  Well, if its tropical drinks you crave and don’t feel like spending a fortune at the Tonga Room or hiking out to Trader Sam’s, then the Hukilau is a good alternative.

Everyday they have some island-themed concoction on special all day and night ($5 Mai-tais on Mondays; $3 Lychee-tinis on Wednesdays, $5 Blue Hawaiians on Saturday.

Food wise, your best sticking to appetizers if you’re trying to save a few bucks, although you get a grip of food if you go the Loco Moco route. Also, their service tends to be chaotic or non-existent, so plan on being there for a while or try your luck  at the bar.

5 Masonic Avenue @ Geary
[Inner Richmond]

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Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.


  1. Monica Miller - The Intern
    September 21, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    this place always interests me and i never go! now i have an excuse…;]

  2. Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)
    September 21, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Yep, the drink specials can be pretty good. Food okay to good. Service can be surreal. There’s this one waitress that has a habit of staring st you, without speaking, right there at your table.