Located in downtown Palm Springs, Tonga Hut Palm Springs stands as a true tiki oasis, offering an unforgettable experience that blends exotic charm, delicious cuisine, and tantalizing drinks. With a rich history dating back to the mid-20th century, this iconic establishment has become a beloved destination for locals and tourists alike.
Established in 1958, Tonga Hut holds the distinction of being the oldest, continually operating tiki bar in North Hollywood by brothers Ace and Ed Libby. It was founded during the height of the tiki culture, a trend that swept across America after World War II, embracing Polynesian aesthetics, tropical cocktails, and vibrant décor.
Over the years, Tonga Hut has seen numerous transformations. Still, it has retained its original essence, preserving the unique ambiance that transports guests back to a bygone era of palm-fringed beaches and exotic islands. And now you can experience Tonga Hut in Palm Springs!
The food menu at Tonga Hut offers an enticing array of Polynesian-inspired dishes that perfectly complement the tropical setting. From mouthwatering appetizers to scrumptious main courses, every dish is crafted with care and creativity. Start your culinary journey with the spam musubi or flavorful coconut fried shrimp. For a heartier option, indulge in the delicious pineapple fried rice or teriyaki beef skewers
Sliders: Enjoy a large selection like spam, Applewood smoked BLT, kalua pork, Nashville hot chicken, and shrimp po boy.
Pu Pu Platter: Includes coconut shrimp, potstickers, eggfolls, chinese pork ribs, and beef or chickn skewers
Loco Moco: This is a Hawaiian Favorite. Beef or spam patty served over steamed rice with gravy and a sunny side up egg.
Vegetarians and vegans are not forgotten at Tonga Hut, as the menu also features options like vegie slider and vegie fried rice.
The drink menu is a celebration of the tiki cocktail tradition. Sip on expertly crafted drinks that transport you to a tropical paradise with each sip. Enjoy elections like:
Mojave Punch: Light and dark rums, passion fruit, and house-made hibiscus syrup.
Gin Ricky Tiki Tavi: Ford’s gin mixes with Faternum, Pimm’s, lemon, grapefruit and orange juices.
Kraken The Dole Whip: Kraken and vanilla rum, macadamia nut, coconut and pineapple.
They also have a couple of sharable bowl drinks for two or four people.
Thursday & Friday, 5 pm – 1 am.
Saturday 4 pm – midnight.
Sunday, 4 – 11 pm.
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