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

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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

Blast from the past -"NEXT STOP TV" Travel segment filmed at Tiki's Grill & Bar

A old friend stopped in to Tiki's Grill & Bar to film a new travel segment for a travel channel.  Jon Olson the host is doing a new show called Next Stop TV.  His creative team has earned seven Emmy nominations.

NEXT STOP is a new TV travel show featuring the places and the people that make each destination unique. They will show you where to go, what to do and how to do it. Fun & positive entertainment is the theme of every show, featuring local music, sports & activities, local flavors and more. NEXT STOP gives you an insider’s look into each featured location.
The Tiki's Grill & Bar segment will air locally NBC on August 27 and also be featured on the inflight entertainment for Alaska Airlines.

Honolulu Weekly Mentions Tiki's Hawaiian Music and Food

On the Town with Hawaiian Music

by Niko Rivas & Haiya Sarwar | May 18, 2011

Hawaiian Music / Let’s face it: Hawai’i is no New York. We can see how that sentiment might manifest into a sense of yearning, longing or even regret. But, instead of feeling slighted by the absence of freezing weather, snow and murky waters, we should celebrate the vast beauty of Hawai’i as found in its nature and culture. With that said, we’ve compiled a Hawaiian music guide which includes restaurants and bars that are hosts to some of the most talented local Hawaiian music in the world. Imua!

Tiki’s Grill & Bar

A fiery torch-laden lair overlooking Waikiki, Tiki’s Bar and Grill is fun and definitely decadent. Filled with island flair, this restaurant is guaranteed to please. Make sure to try their succulent mac nut crusted Mahi Mahi or their Aloha Friday Hawaiian Plate (loaded with kalua pig, lau lau, lomi lomi salmon, ahi poke, Okinawan sweet potato, haupia and poi).

Featured Musicians: Vaihi, Ellsworth Simeona, Local Uprising, Alex of Manoa DNA, UnNatural, Beach 5, Kunoa, Mango Season and Johnny Helm.
2570 Kalakaua Ave., 10:30am–12am, [], 923-8454

Tapa Bar, Hilton Hawaiian Village

Nestled within the grand architecture of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, this open-air bar will slip you right into vacation mode. Serving Hawaii’s premiere Round Table Pizza, this bar takes beer and pizzas to a whole new level of refinement.

Featured Musicians: “Little Albert” Maligmat, Typical Hawaiians, Olomana, Sean Naauao and Jon BaseBase.
2005 Kalia Rd., 3pm–11pm, [], 949-4321

Tropics Bar & Grill, Hilton Hawaiian Village

From their Big Kahuna Burger to their coconut fried shrimp, Tropics puts a local twist on American classics. Their dessert menu includes delectable creations like the Ginger- Scented Lilikoi Crème Brulee. Try their new Hawaii Five-0 inspired cocktail, a glamorous mix of rum and pineapple.

Featured Musicians: Henry Kapono, Celio Rodriguez, Jon BaseBase, Juke Joint, Beach 5 and Kailua Bay Buddies.
2005 Kalia Rd., 7am–10:30pm, [], 949-4321

Rumfire, Sheraton Hawaii

This restaurant sits right on the beach and is known for its “bahawaiian” cuisine. With a menu made to be shared “pupu” style, indulge in their mahi mahi fish tacos or kalua pork empandas. For dessert, the Kahuku sweet corn (Dole pineapple pudding with caramel popcorn whiskey molasses) is a must try. Cocktails include tropical re-mixes like the Bahawaiian Beach Boy, the Sexy Wahine, and the Bloody Maui.

Featured Musicians: Kamuela Kahoano, Jon BaseBase, Jeremy Cheng, Kona Chang, Ellsworth Simeona, Marlene Baldueza, Phoenix Night and Randy Allen.
2255 Kalakaua Ave., 11am–12am, [], 922-4422

Duke’s Waikiki

Named after the world famous Duke Kahanamoku, Duke’s takes you back to an older era of Waikiki, offering a wide array of Hawaiian influenced cuisine paired with memorable desserts such as the enticing “Hula Pie” which consists of macadamia nut ice cream, fudge, a chocolate cookie crust, all topped with whip cream–although their $14.95 breakfast buffet might take the cake for the best experience at Duke’s.

Featured Musicians: Henry Kapono, Kona Chang Duo, Vaihi, Tahiti Rey Duo, Maunalua, Simple Souls, Beach 5 and the Eric Lee Band.
2335 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 116, 7am–12:30am, [], 922-2268

Chai’s Island Bistro

The live music at this venue complements the friendly and festive setting. While the prices tend to run a little steep, the seafood cuisine is exceptional–for starters, try the Gravlax Salmon Roulade with Crab Meat & Cream Cheese Mousse.

Featured Musicians: Nathan Aweau, Sistah Robi & Friends, Bruce Shimabukuro, Melveen Leed, Robert Cazimero, Jerry Santos
1 Aloha Tower Dr., Wed.& Fri. 11am–4pm (lunch), Sun.–Sat. 4pm–10pm (dinner) [], 585-0011

Lewers Lounge, Halekulani

Like a Great Gatsby throwback with some Hawaiian flair, this chic and swanky bar is the perfect place to kick back. Sip on a Bee’s Knees (gin, honey, and lemons).

Featured Musicians: Noly Paa, Bruce Hamada and Jim Howard.
2199 Kalia Rd., 7:30pm–1am, [], 923-2311

Mai Tai Bar

This hot spot at Ala Moana Shopping Center is the perfect atmosphere of modern Hawaiian music. With plenty of drinks and appetizers like their signature Angus Beef Sliders.

Featured Musicians: Kapena Band, Kapena De Lima, Chris Rego, The YOZA Project, Kamuela Kahoano, Beach 5, Simple Souls, Dayton Watanabe, Conscious Roots, Local Uprising, Tahiti Rey, Kahiau, Typical Hawaiians, Bamboo Crew, Kawao, and Irie Souls.
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., 11am–1am, [], 947-2900



Special Pulse Edition of Taco Tuesday

Weekly we host a event called Taco Tiki Tuesday.  The Honolulu Pulse teamed up with us to host a Special Pulse Edition of Taco Tuesday on March 22, 2011.  Prizes were given out throughout the night and patrons enjoyed $2 Tacos and $3 Pulse drink specials.


Drink special and samples of Cruzan Rum and Skyy Vodka were enjoyed by all.  
UnNatural features members of Natural Vibrations performing all the Natural Vibe classics. We have Live Music 7 days a week check out monthly band calender. PHOTO BY JAMM AQUINO /


Prize were given away from Kona Longboard, Consolidated Theater, Local Motion, Rainbowtique.
The event was MCed by Maleko. His cavalier attitude with a touch of aloha, and love for music added to the enery and fun of the night.


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