Sneeki Tiki

1100 Granville St, Vancouver
(604) 690-8454

Recent Reviews

Theo C

Did not like the service at all, very small food selection and we had to constantly call over the waitress for service, on top of that they add a service tip on the bill. Sneaky eh? We had a drink spill on our table and at no time did any one came to wipe it. No one asked us how things were and we had to clean our own plates and ask some one to take them. Sneaky for a reason, no thanks - for future, always offer customers a finger bowl with the chicken wings😉 slapping napkins on the table isnt gonna cut it. But at least the washrooms were clean. One star for that. I will be contacting the hotel executives for sure.

Tanner McBee

The Sneeky Tiki is the most lit place you can hit up in the YVR area on a friday night. Live DJ's, cool people, great atmosphere. Its hard to leave!

David Hume

Awesome experience, good food, great drinks and friendly staff!

Nikos Roumpoutsos

Nice space but cocktails are not even close to good...

Marc Guminski

Drinks were delicious, place looks great and there's lots of seating. Food menu is larger than other tiki spots I've been to. They also have tvs so if you wanted to watch a game you could,ost other places there's no TV. If you're downtown give it a try I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Steve Nipius

Great little gem in the heart of downtown. The Pineapple Fried Rice is just amazing! Very reasonable priced food and drinks for downtown. Nice loud music and cute themed atmosphere.

Sab N.

Ouch. A group of us checked out this new Tiki spot downtown, and I had high hopes. High hopes because I am inadvertently comparing this to the Shameful Tiki Room. We were all impressed with the ambiance of the place, they definitely got that right. The drinks were quite good - not as kitschy or flashy like the Shameful TR, but still good enough. As other reviewers said, they werent very boozy, unlike Shameful TR where the drinks are STRONG! However, where our experience was completely wrecked was the service. One of the bartenders had come over and asked my friend for his drink order. She then went and created a custom cocktail for him, which we all LOVED. After that point, the place got busier so we had another waitress attending to our table. Oof, this lady was either having an awful night or just plain hated us. When she came around a second time to ask about drinks, my friend inquired about a red drink he just saw being taken to another table with a little flame on it. The waitress refused to tell him which drink it was, and gave him major attitude. So he sat back down feeling slightly awkward about the whole exchange. I later got up and went to the bar and asked the bartender about the drink with the flame on it, and the bartender told me the name of the cocktail on the spot. That wasnt so hard, was it? Exactly 5 minutes later two of the guys from our group wanted to pay and leave, and since they couldnt get the waitress/s attention, they went up to the POS/cash area and stood there. The waitress saw them, came up to the them and basically yelled at them to "go sit back down". No joke. They both came back and sat down and patiently waited for her to bring the cheque. I was appalled with the behaviour. Not sure what was going on, but treating customers this way is bad for business. Basically, this aint no Shameful Tiki Room.

Alvin Wong

Good happy hour times to be had at this Tiki bar. Polynesian themed food is available and the drinks yummy.

Ben Props

Great service! Mediocre food and drinks. Music blasted too loud.

David Howes

Had the place to ourselves on a Tuesday. If was rare experience, me thinks. So much awesomeness!!

Kory T.

The thing I enjoyed most about this bar was the ambience; you really feel like you're at an authentic tiki bar somewhere in Hawaii. The drinks and menu were also in line with the Tiki theme and pretty good albeit a bit more pricy compared to other nearby bars. The waitress was also very friendly and quick to answer any questions I had about the drink menu and the owner brought out some Jell-O shots for our group since we were celebrating a birthday. The only thing I would improve on is the food. We ended up ordering the PuPu platter (which was about $30) but the flavour tasted a bit...low end. I would compare it to bulk frozen foods (corn dogs, gyozas) you can get at Cosco. I also tried the Tiki Bap which I didn't really enjoy; it was quite bitter compared to its typical korean counterpart (bibimbap). Although the service, drinks, and ambience were good, I would have to say the food is the most important thing that would make me want to come back and I wasn't too impressed. If you have not tried the Sneeki Tiki, go at least once to enjoy a taste of Hawaii. Otherwise, I'm not too sure if I would want to visit again on a regular basis.

Sangeetha M.

Love the atmosphere. I came on a Saturday night and they had live music. The singer was dressed like Elvis and performed songs by him. He did a great job. Service was good and I had a mai tai. A little too sweet for my liking and not boozy enough! I'd come back for sure though.

Ryan A

A Hawaiian style restaurant with a great happy vibe and very friendly staff. The drinks are super sexy (The scorpion is the one with flame) and the foods are yummy but in small portions. If you are hungry, probably you need to order multiple foods.

Brian Portner

My friends and I really enjoyed this spot! We came here to celebrate a birthday and we were impressed by the thematic atmosphere and the extravagant drink presentation (the cute plastic animals were a fun bonus!). Certain food items were not as flavourful as I had hoped (didn't love the veggie gyoza) however others were delicious (chicken pineapple fried rice was super tasty and unique). This place had some great deals on offer including 6 shots for $25 that made for a fun and cheap way to get the buzz going. Overall I would definitely return here and am really looking forward to trying some more of their fruity and beautifully-presented cocktails!

Jana King

Excellent bartender. Very personable. Go Vikes.

Joel

Awesome place to have some fun. Much needed for Granville street. Staff is awesome and the drinks are really fun!

BB G.

Well this place is just awesome! Super attentive and friendly servers, yummy drinks (with a good pour) and yes the food was also really good. And did I mention the smoke machines... yes they have one. AND Jell-O shots! Yup I said it! Jell-O shots! For dinner I had the chicken sandwich- breadless- and it was really tasty! I often avoid chicken breast when I am out due to expected dryness and overcooking but the Sneeki Tikki did it right! My friend had the same with the gluten free bun and reported back that it was good, a rare find in these parts! The coleslaw was also really good. Others had the poke and the bebop bowl and reported back that both were also good. Brussel sprouts are def worth a try! Everyone at our table of 6 was happy with their food. Will be back for sure!

Lexus C.

AMAZING!!!!! everything was great about this place. The music, the atmosphere, the staff. I'm visiting from Washington and wish we had places like this back home

Jacques I.

Fun tiki bar in downtown Vancouver! We're fans of tiki bars, so when we learned that there was one walking distance from our hotel, we were sold. It was a Saturday night, after all! Once we found Sneeki Tiki we saw that it was located on the retail level of a hotel and knew we were at the right place because it was decorated accordingly so, with straw walls and lit tiki torches outside the entrance. There was a bouncer who told us that it would be about a 15 minute wait or so, as there were no seats available. We decided to wait for when two seats at the bar opened up. The night we came was especially fun because they had a live DJ who was cracking sarcastic jokes (which I dig!) and playing old school hip hop. Down and down! There was also a bachelorette party celebration going on. The place inside is dark, with all the tacky decorations that a tiki bar should have. My boyfriend and I shared one of the large drinks intended for sharing, the Skull Punch. It had two different rums, bitters with guava and pineapple juices. It was on the sweeter side, but not terribly so, which was good for us since we're not into fruity cocktails. But if you are into that, Sneeki Tiki has plenty of those. Most of the drinks are rum-based, but they do have a few on the menu with other bases. Food is also available, though we didn't get any. It had a Polynesian theme to it. Service was killer! All of the bartenders were awesome; they were super friendly and efficient. Despite how busy the place was they never seemed frazzled even with so many different drink orders coming through. Also, when we were checking out one of the bartenders learned we were visitors and recommended some other bars to check out in town. Love the staff here! If you like tiki bars with the kind of cocktails you'd find at one (Hurricane, Zombie, Pina Colada, etc...) then this is a place for you to check out. Fun atmosphere with great service.

Pam C.

Newest Tiki in town! Literally across the Pawn Shop YVR. It isn't like the Shameful Tiki Room on Main Street, but great place downtown for a night out with a group of friends. We got a large table in the corner near the entrance. We ordered three buckets of beer and some gin and tonic. My gin and tonic tasted great! This place is a lot of fun and it wasn't crowded when I came here on a Friday night. Customer service is awesome. Bathrooms are shared with another establishment. I know because I got lost when I was looking for my way back to Tiki. Maybe one day I'll come back and try a bowl.

K A.

So much fun! Good service. We came on Halloween evening and were treated to special Polynesian performance! Was surprisingly long 3 sets. Thought it was going to be a few minutes of hula dancing but turned into some serious performances. Drinks were ok. Had some wings which were fairly standard fare. We came for the general tropical feeling on a cold dark night and it delivered. Friendly staff.

Jaskiran N.

This is a pretty neat place. The decor sets the whole vibe and the all the staff is exceptionally nice! Try the drinks but they are a bit sugary. For most drinks you can ask for half syrup to fit your tastebuds. I was very excited to try the crunch poke but I was a bit disappointed because the portion was way to small for the price. The ambience is good but they may need to revamp their menu.

Eve Abrams

Fun atmosphere, great cocktails and food and friendly staff.

Guerric H.

Surprisingly great food was my big takeaway here. I was here for a work dinner, and I got to sample a lot of the food - and everything was surprisingly delicious and flavourful! I'd expected average pub food, the kind of stuff you eat mostly to keep getting too drunk off the cocktails, but this stuff was downright tasty. First off, the Brussels sprouts are some of the best I've ever had - I don't know what sauce they put on them, but they were so good I had to sneak some more from my coworkers. The veggie gyoza were great too, the Maui sliders were meaty and delicious and filling, and the spicy Polynesian wings were flavourful and just a little spicy, but more than enough to add a pleasant kick. Of course, as a tiki bar, you'll be expecting drinks, and Sneeki Tiki delivers. There are tons and tons of cocktails on the menu, including many served in fun tiki mugs and a few bowls to share, and it's worth asking about their daily specials too! My favourite of the bowls was the Skull Punch one, and of the cocktails I think I preferred the Tropical Itch, but everything was good, and the variety was almost bewildering. Now people will probably be comparing this place to Shameful Tiki, the other tiki bar, and fair enough, so here goes: Sneeki Tiki has food that was both tastier and more affordable; the cocktail quality and selection seemed about the same; and Shameful Tiki has a more thorough, "fun" tiki atmosphere than this place does. But at the end of the day, when I'm drinking with friends, I'm not paying that much attention to decor, so I'm comfortable saying this place was great all around.

Jennie Y.

In summary, the food here is really good and reasonably priced however, the drinks were very pricey and were overly sweet and not strong. We were there for 5 hours for a friend's birthday celebration and I barely felt a buzz afterwards (considering I was consistently drinking tiki bowls and cocktails). 1. Thai Brussel Sprouts ($8) FOUR STARS Delicious! Not sure what they put in this (they said don't ask), but DAMN it was tasty. 2. Pineapple Fried Rice ($9) FOUR STARS Again, another tasty dish. I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't served in a pineapple (it was served in a Chinese take out box instead). Incredibly flavourful and nice bites of real pineapple chunks (not from a can). 3. Poke Crunch ($12) THREE STARS Deep fried cubes of ahi tuna. Good amount of tuna. 4. Corn Dogs ($6) THREE STARS Nice take on the corn dog, these ones were made with chicken and topped with furikake and Japanese mayo. The drinks are much boozier at Shameful Tiki on Main but the food is lacking there. It's the opposite here at Sneeki Tiki where the food is awesome but the drinks need to be boozier.

Derek C.

If you are looking an alternative to the Shameful Tiki Room then the Sneeki Tiki has the niche covered. Situated at the Granville Strip at the Best Western Hotel. It provides the experience you will get from any Downtown Bar: A streamlined yet authentic experience at a premium The interior of the bar fills out the requirement of a Tiki Bar: Dim lighting, subtle background music and an outdoor tiki bar for the days when we dont have rain in Vancouver. Taking a seat during the start of Happy Hour offers the best opportunity to enjoy a brief respite from the monotony of work. The Happy Hour Menu serves as your Port of Departure for cocktails at 6 dollars vs 12 dollars for a 2oz. I had a variety of cocktails so far and all of them hits the right tasting notes as the blend of herbs, fruit juice and syrups grace the cocktail. Bar bites on the other hand is rather typical but compliments the dishes offered by the chicken menu items. The regular menu is a blend of sweet and spicy items with flavors that isnt too forceful to make you drink. If you are looking for the same experience as the Shameful tiki room then it may disappoint you. But if you are looking for a tiki experience without reservations Sneeki Tiki fills that niche at the Strip

Blair H.

Great place to hang bring a date or start the night off good food decent prices service was from start to finish was fantastic .from entering felt welcomed greeted with such a friendly staff til u left you didn't want to leave will recommend to friends n family to check it out only thing I'd change don't have DJ on way to loud on Fridays hardly hear your self think other than that great vide will come back

Del A.

When I first heard that this spot had opened up, I was really excited to check it out with two of my friends on a Friday night. One of my friends had gotten there earlier and got a table for the three of us at the back of the restaurant. When I got there around 10min later with my other friend, we saw that there appeared to be some work function at the front of the restaurant so it was packed. We were told by the bouncer that the restaurant was "at capacity" and prevented from entering, even after we explained that our friend was waiting at a table inside. After a couple of minutes the manager noticed that we were waiting and let us in. The décor of the place was very fitting and I was groovin' to the music choices that they played, but it was really loud which made it hard for us to have a conversation even though we were sitting right across from each other. The menu itself had quite a few options (most of which were rum-based) so I opted for the Hurricane, which had rum, grenadine, lime, orange, and passion juice. It was pretty good but nothing extraordinary. As for the service, it was typical bar service - our waitress was really nice but not very attentive, and we had trouble flagging her down for the bill at the end. Overall, this place is A-ok! Since they're new and still figuring things out, I would definitely come back in a couple of months to try it out again, and maybe try their tiki bowls & some of their food!

Stephanie P.

I mean, it's no Shameful Tiki. But you knew that, right? If you're downtown and want a convenient tiki-ish experience, Sneeki Tiki is a fun and friendly place. We happened to be staying nearby and thought this new place would be fun to try. Although it styles itself as a tiki bar, it's pretty casual, with beer specials and Jello shots, so don't feel like you HAVE to like tiki drinks to come here. The decor has some nice touches and some corny stuff. They have woven palm mats and glass floats, but then also stickers on the ceiling and "Show Me Your Tikis" T-shirts. There's just a smattering of tiki mugs behind the bar, and no house mugs for sale (only shot glasses). The tiki menu is short, including some classics and some house recipes. We had the Banana Boat and the Tropical Itch, and both were VERY sweet. But they did pack a punch and came in tiki-themed glasses. They have a few bowls for 2-4 people, but there are no special songs when you order one, and we didn't see any fire or impressive garnish. This isn't a place for tiki snobs, but because of that, it's pretty low-key and friendly. They play bass-heavy club music and it's fairly loud in there, so conversation is a little tricky. On the night we were there, they were understaffed and in the weeds, so service was slow, but I don't hold that against them. Overall, a fun and not-too-serious place to grab a drink. Definitely not the best tiki drinks around, or even in Vancouver, but good for meeting friends or having a party.

Chris V.

They really set the tone, I loved the music and the staff were helpful. We ordered a lot, the Brussel sprouts are delicious as it indicates on the menu but very flavorful and strong taste, it's perfect if u pare it with another good item, it compliments food better as it mellows the flavor a little.

Ece T.

Cheap quality and pricey foods. Not worth it. Drinks are full of syrups and no alcohol at all.

G L.

Probably the best place I've ever been to. When you walk in you are treated with the sound of bumpin beats and . What a place! Who would have thought the Best Western was the new "it" spot. The DJ is my new spirit animal so needless to say I'll be coming back!!!

Victoria M.

Have to say we had much higher hopes for this place. Aside from our server it was disappointment after disappointment. We went for happy hour and ordered some appys, the gyoza were dreadfull little goop filled grease bags, the chicken satay arrived raw and the only edible food was the chicken wings. When we complained about the satays we got no response and it still ended up on our bill... there is no communication between staff so ordering was a mess. All in all we wont be going back

Issabelle F.

5 stars for good vibes and the newest tiki bar in town. Something that Vancouver is lacking is the amount of tiki bars we have. I know, I know, when you think of Vancouver you don't automatically think "I want to visit a tiki bar", but as a local who loves tiki bars, I think it's about time we added more to the local mix. Since they've opened, I've now visited 3 separate times. They just opened last week, so the fact that I've visited 3 times in a week just goes to show how awesome they are. The service is wonderful - tiki drinks sometimes take a long time to make given how many ingredients go into them, so be patient when you're waiting for your drinks, especially if you order a bowl. Speaking of the bowls, yes, they serve tiki bowls here. Yes, there is a lot of alcohol in them. Yes, they are freakin' delicious. I'm really not the biggest fan of sweet drinks, but I'm more than happy to make an exception for these tiki cocktails. Speaking of cocktails, they have those too. Lots of them! Most of them are rum based, but I'm sure if you want you can switch out the alcohol for something you'd else you'd rather have. The atmosphere in here is great. Like most tiki bars, the lighting is dim to maintain the "tiki" ambiance. There is tiki decor all throughout the space, and on weekend evenings they have polynesian dancers performing. If you're looking for food, yup, they have that too! I haven't tried any of their mains yet, but I did share some appetizers with friends: the cocktail shrimp, poke crunch, and Thai brussel sprouts, just to name a few. All of these were DELICIOUS. I was a huge fan of the poke crunch, which was deep fried ahi tuna coated with japanese mayo. Definitely a must try! If you're a fan of tiki bars and good vibes, you need to visit Sneeki Tiki!