On the second floor of a busy hotel, Tiki's is the kind of place people come to Waikiki for: a retro–South Pacific spot designed for fun. It has a back-of-the-bar faux volcano, an open-air lounge with live local-style music, indoor-outdoor dining, and a view of the beach across the street. Despite the name, you don't get run-of-the-mill pupus here. Chef Ronnie Nasuti, who for years helmed the Roy's flagship, stronghold of Hawaiian Regional Cuisine, turns out beautifully
composed plates and manages to put fresh twists on the super familiar—like a refreshing iceberg wedge salad brightened with slices of watermelon radish, pancetta chips, and a blue cheese vinaigrette, or seared swordfish in a carrot yuzu sauce. Be sure to try one of the mai tais, which come in a variety of flavors.