729 7th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.760265 -73.983905
Amazing, amazing, amazing – I absolutely LOVE this place. It's great for people of any age and gender. The food is very delicious. The Filet Mignon blew me away. I love the girls... VERY BEAUTIFUL and SO SWEET! The pageants are a lot of fun. Voting for my favorite girl was the worst part of my night since they were all hot. My girlfriend and I came here and had a great time. There were several parties going on upon my arrival but the service was impeccable never the less. Seems like everybody who works there loves what they do and customers were definitely having a great time. Great for tourists and locals.
Who would have thought? – Going to Hawaiian Tropic Zone for the first time, I had a preconceived notion that this would be another midtown theme restaurant.....but I was wrong. The space was well designed, the service was exceptional and the food by David Burke was above and beyond expectations. Of course, the girls are what get most of the attention but I'd like to say that the cuisine and service were the highlights for me. Highly recommended!
BAD SERVICE FROM THE BUSBOYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – The bikini clan waitresses were nice and very accomodating. Before I went, I read the other reviews that said how the busboys were rude and took the plate away quickly and to my surprise, that was exactly what happened. I guess they turn into a club at nite but they never said anything to us. WHILE I was 2 minute into eating my entree, they took my knife and other fork away and tried to take my dish and the 80% unfinished appetizers away before I said that I wasn't finished. They almost pretended like they didn't understand english....good try. They were constantly behind us and I think I purposefully slowed my eating down. I ordered the bass which was NOT fresh. I ended up sharing the chicken with my friend. The lollipop dessert was good but overall not good enough to ever come back or recommend. I hope they shut down soon.
Very Surprised – Took some out of town guests here, was nervous about it being the typical Times Square Tourist trap, but had an awesome Sunday afternoon here watching football. Food was reasonably priced and delicious and the unlimited mimosa's definitely were a bonus. Our waitress was an absolute sweetheart, and ofcourse easy on the eyes.
AMAZING FOOD BY DAVID BURKE...BRAVO! – LOVED IT!!!! The food is magnificent!!!! so far one of my favorite restaourants, my boyfriend and i stumeld upon it a few days ago and decided to give it a try. As you come in there are a buch of pretty girls in a bikin waiting to seat you. We cam on a great day and i was able to have a pre fix dinner for 28 dollars a steal for the amount ond quality of food....I found it cheesy to have a miss hawaiian tropics contest..but hey i am not a guy maybe they enjoyed it. What i did not like where the RUDE bus BOYS...i was at my last bite and a bus boy reached over my food to grab a palte...while my fork was aiming for my mouth, when they gave the brad they did it in a rude way....if you dont want to work there quit for god sakes!!!!! All in all food delicious, price deacent, girls nice, curtious and attentive..... suport staff SUCKSss!!!!!
Pretty Mediocre – I tried the Hawaiian Tropic Zone in the same weekend I tried a few other Times Square "theme" restaurants, and frankly I wasn't impressed.
I felt that the restaurant set out to attract wealthy visiting businessmen but instead got the guy that brings his wife to a strip club. Long story short, I didn't see a single group of young women in the place (that weren't being paid to be there), and the food was quite disappointing and expensive.
The 30' video wall was pretty cool, but not cool enough for me to want to go back for the expensive and mediocre eats and drinks.
I love this place - and yes, I'm female! – I've been to this restaurant a couple of times since it opened and every time it's been great. I've never ever had a rude waitress or waiter and all have been very receptive when I made any special requests (no problem simply grilling fish and steaming veggies with no oil or butter - awesome for my diet). Yeah, the girls are in bikinis - so big deal. You see worse when you turn on primetime network television. The girls are pretty and hot, yes...but they all seem pretty down to earth too which does not intimidate me at all. And for single girls, going to Hawaiian Tropic Zone is like shooting fish in a barrel - it's full of guys! This fact really makes me think that the restaurant was really made for women, not men, and has kept me and my group of girlfriends coming back. You would have to be a real conservative with a stick up your butt not to have a good time here. Oh, and for David Burke's food, the prices are cheap!!!
Rude waitstaff, below average service – My boyfriend and I along with one of my female friends went here for drinks one night. The waitress was very rude, and didnt pay any attention to us. She seemed to pay attention to all of the tables with just men who were flirting with her. We finally ordered drinks from her, and when they didn't arrive in a HALF HOUR, we decided to leave. I wouldn't go back if you paid me.
Not just a pretty face – Went here with a few friends after finding on Citysearch. I expected some pretty faces but we also liked the ambiance, convenient midtown location and the food was delicious. Not that we didn't enjoy the surroundings but I'd come back for the food alone. This is a very nice addition to the Times Square area
Slow service, rude wait staff and average food – I went to this restaurant twice, both with the same group of people due to its proximity to our office. All of us agreed that the service had definitely gone bad since our first visit to the restaurant. It took the wait staff 15 minutes to get our drink order, 15 minutes from that point to bring us our drinks. After we waited for about a total of 20 minutes for a simple bread basket and asked our waitress about it, she brushed off with the following response: "OK. First, it was 10 minutes. And it's coming up." It came in about 10 minutes.
The waitress pretty much mocked us throughout the meal. NEVER going back.
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