Chef Ronnie will be featured at 2011 Made in Hawaii Festivals


Chef Ronnie Nasuti will be featured at 2011 Made in Hawaii Festivals August 19-21 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall & Arena.  

At the Made in Hawaii Festival, you will find thousands of unique gifts, crafts, and products from over 400 vendors, including 60 new ones! You will also be able to catch live entertainment and demonstrations from Hawaii’s top chefs!


 On Saturday the 19th at Noon, Chef Ronnie of Tiki's Grill & Bar will be demonstrating how to make: Grilled Hawaiian Fish, Luau Leaf Palu Sami, with a Confit of Saffron Scented Hau’ula Tomatoes. Free tasting samples will be available after the demo.


Palu Sami; Is a Samoan dish consisting of young luau leaves, coconut milk & onions baked or steamed until tender & custard like.  It sometimes has corned beef and can be eaten as a pupu or entrée.

The Festival attracts over 35,000 visitors, including buyers from around the world. For your entertainment pleasure, the Festival will showcase multiple award winners on the Entertainment stage in the Pikake Room, while Hawai’i’s top culinary artists will provide Cooking Demonstrations on stage in the Arena! 

Guest Recommendation for Wedding Party Venue. Do you use

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

“Having traveled to Hawaii only once, I was nevertheless able to sample a number of restaurant/bar venues throughout Honolulu. That said, one of my very favorites was the Tiki Bar and Grill. Located on the upper level, the views were fantastic! The food (especially the Macadamia Nut Encrusted Mahi Mahi makes my mouth water even today) was elegantly and expertly prepared.

The lounge area was comfortable and fun. This was my daughter's wedding dinner which was planned from 4000 miles away and I wasn't sure what to expect. Why did I even worry! Mike and his staff were amazing which resulted in a perfect evening of celebration. All details were covered. Well organized, the entire event was flawless due to the expertise and professionalism of Mike and his team. Even today, I remain on the mailing list because someday I'll go back to Hawaii and my first stop will be to say hello to Mike and the Tiki Bar and Grill. You should too - especially if you're planning a night to remember.”

Big Mahalo to Mike Talor and his family for the very nice comments and hosting their party at Tiki's Grill & Bar.

Tiki's Grill & Bar chosen as a diplomatic event venue in Honolulu.

Yesterday Tiki's help setup and host a dinner party with the US Airforce  and Russian Federation in the Ocean Room. The event was attend by officers from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) and Russia's Defense Ministry.

The menu included Guava Glazed BBQ ribs, Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi and Teriyaki Chicken.

The group arrived in Honolulu on a Tupolev Tu-154M/LK-1 from the Yuri A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. RA-85655 (c/n 89A798) is used by the Russian Federation.

From MOSCOW, July 30 (RIA Novosti)

A group of Russian air inspectors will make an aerial observation flight over the territory of the United States in line with the Open Skies Treaty, Russia's Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

It would be the 20th observation flight of the Russian inspectors in the states, members of the Open Skies Treaty in 2011.

"The Tupolev Tu-154M Lk-1 aircraft with a group of Russian inspectors on board will make an observation flight over the territory of the United States under the international Open Skies Treaty from July 31 to August 8," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry added that both the Russian and the U.S. inspectors would be on board and would control the use of the equipment and surveillance systems in accordance to the existing agreements.

The Open Skies Treaty, signed in 1992 at the initiative of U.S. President George H.W. Bush, established a regime of unarmed aerial observation flights over the territories of its 34 member states to promote openness and the transparency of military forces and activities.

The treaty entered into force on January 1, 2002 and its regime covers the national territories (land, islands, and internal and territorial waters) of all the treaty signatory states. It is an important element of the European security structure






Winners Attend the Second Season Premiere of Hawaii Five-0, Meet the Cast and Producers and Participate in Hawaiian Activities!

CBS Television Studios (@CBSTVStudios) announced today the Ultimate Hawaii Five-0 fan contest, where five lucky winners will become social media ambassadors for Hawaii Five-0 and win a trip to Hawaii!

Do you think you are the ultimate fan and have what it takes for the job?  Registration begins Tuesday, July 26, and the contest begins Wednesday, August 3.  Visit and start by following the five steps below:

 1.         Upload a picture of yourself in a Hawaiian t-shirt or outfit

2.         Upload a video of yourself performing the Hawaii Five-0 theme song

3.         “Like” Hawaii Five-0 on Facebook by clicking on it on

4.         Download a Hawaii Five-0 twitter avatar for your twitter account

5.         Participate in and share video trivia from Hawaii Five-0 via social media


Five Grand Prize winners will be the Hawaii Five-0 Social Ambassadors and get to share their Hawaiian adventure with their followers and friends.  The winners will enjoy themselves the Hawaii Five-0 way at the exclusive premiere party and screening of the exciting second season premiere of Hawaii Five-0 on the vibrant island of Oahu; a visit to the FIVE-0 set; an advance copy of the Season 1 DVD, $500 for expenses and much, much more.


Winners will also receive three nights deluxe accommodations at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and round-trip tickets to the Island of Oahu, the Heart of Hawaii, courtesy of the Oahu Visitors Bureau.

Filming of Hawaii Five-0 with Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park Tiki's Grill & Bar in
Powa Maka Moana (#1.17) Five-0 searches for a group of Spring Breakers who are being held for ransom by a group of pirates.

--via press release via TVbytheNumbers:

Free Download of ʻUlili E a new song from Na Palapalai’s Kuana Torres Kahele

If you don't see the link above go to to get your free download.

You are invited to be part of the crowd for the filming of KFVE's Heineken Hot Hawaiian Nights at Tiki's.

Kaunaloa, the greatly anticipated solo release from Na Palapalai’s Kuana Torres Kahele. This collection of primarily original compositions showcases his talent as a songwriter and impressive vocal ability as a solo recording artist. Kuana’s melodies are as refreshing as they are intoxicating. Kaunaloa, meaning “to persevere,” is Kuana at his best, providing a musical journey that will both enrich and excite the world of hula and Hawaiian music. - from

On Friday July 29th, with Waikiki Beach as the backdrop, Kuana Torres Kahele will perform Hawaiian music from his new album ‘Kaunaloa’ at Tiki's Grill & Bar for a live audience and statewide broadcast on KFVE TV.

Tiki Grill & Bar is proud to host Kuana Torres Kahele as this year performer for KFVE TV The Home Team’s “Heineken Hot Hawaiian Nights.”  Many locals and visitors will recognize Kuana from the multi-award winning group Na Palapalai.  The duo gained critical acclaim for reviving Hawaiian classics, as well as for their own original compositions.

Shannon Scott, host of the show, said he was pleased to book Kuana, “In just over a month after Kuana’s solo début hit local music stores and iTunes, he sold over 20,000 CDs making it to 2nd place of Billboard Charts World Music”.

John Berger of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser wrote: “Kahele’s solo debut album should be a front-runner for local recognition in several major categories at the 2012 Hoku Awards”.

Locals and visitors from around the world look forward to daily performances from local talent and seven nights a week Tiki’s offers just that, live music!

While the sun sets and trade winds gently push coconut trees, Tiki statues stand guard with 30 foot Tiki torches lighting the night. Chef Ronnie Nasuti has created a few special dishes for the evening that will be featured in the restaurant.

To create even more excitement for Tiki’s facebook fan’s, if we reach 4000 fans or 2500 check in before the show is pau, we will buy all guests at the show that are 21 and over a Heineken or Heineken light!

·      Friday July 29th 2011

·      Party Starts at 5:30pm with statewide live broadcast on KFVE TV at 7PM

·      Filmed Live at Tiki’s Grill & Bar in the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

·      Free Valet Parking

·      No Cover Charge

·      Heineken will be on special

Mahalo to USS Reuben James for hosting their Hail & Farewell at our venue

It was great to meet a few of the officers from the USS Reuben James while they hosted a Hail & Farewell event.

Hail and Farewell (a translation of ave atque vale, last words of the poem Catullus 101) is a traditional military event whereby those coming to and departing from an organization are celebrated. This may coincide with a change in command, be scheduled on an annual basis, or be prompted by any momentous organizational change. It is a time to honor those who have departed the unit and thank them for their service. At the same time it is a welcome to those who are joining and introduces them to the special history and traditions of their new organization. This celebration builds organizational camaraderie and esprit de corps. It supports a sense of continuity through change.

The United States Navy, has specified that by custom the ship's officers must give a formal dinner when their new captain arrives. There may also be a formal dinner for the departing captain and these may be combined into one formal Hail and Farewell dinner.

USS Reuben James (FFG-57), an Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate, is the third ship of the U.S. Navy named for Reuben James, a boatswain's mate who distinguished himself fighting the Barbary pirates. Her crew totals 201 enlisted, 18 chief petty officers and 26 officers.[1]

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Looking forward to the arrival of Sail Boat Deception #transpac

Tiki's Grill & Bar is looking forward to greeting Deception in a few hours. Depending on wind it might be 11:30 pm or 2:30 am.
We have a great welcoming group with Fresh Flower Lei's, Pupu's, Coconut Cups, Conch Shell blowing, ICE, Cold Raps, Ti Leaf Leis, a Hula Dancer and lots of Aloha.

You can see the current position by clicking the map bellow.

Here is the banner we plan to greet them dock side. No matter what time they arrive: