Mister Tiki is such a fun place for a group! They have pitchers of Mai Tai's and huge drinks with long straws for four. The atmosphere is like an underwater hawaiian party. The dim sum sampler appetizer was great, with goat cheese wontons, chicken potstickers and short rib gyoza. Everyone loved them and their entrees. There are some typical chinese dishes like fried rice and kung pao chicken, but they make them well. They also have Sushi rolls or cooked fish entrees. Overall, they are very accomodating for a large party and the food was great, although a little pricey.
From the giant Easter Island head with the glowing nose ring and ear plugs to the fans overhead, Mr Tiki is one meticulously decorated lounge.
The drinks and convenient happy hours have never disappointed. They make great mai tais and at $5 during happy hour, it's a deal worth revisiting while in the Gaslamp area.
The food is good, but not amazing--I enjoy reading the playful menu more than eating the plates. Go elsewhere for good sushi and dimsum--it's on the level of PF Chang's. One exception may be the calamari with sweet chili sauce. It comes with a great crispy exterior and the meat is just the right chewiness.
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