Beer Cocktail Kona's Big Wave Golden Ale at Tiki's Grill & Bar

Big Wave Golden Ale, Bombay Sapphire, red bell pepper infused syrup, Hawaiian lilikoi bitters, fresh lemon juice, garnished with lemon zest and toasted rosemary. — with Marcos LaraRonnie NasutiMichelle Gonzales and Kipa Tiki at Tiki's Grill & Bar.

Chef Ronnie will be pairing Grilled Hawaiian Opelu Escabeche this Big Wave Golden Ale Cocktail. For event info: Tikis will be hosting a Kona Brewing Company Brewers dinner on Jan 11. 

Big Wave Golden Ale Cocktail
Big Wave Golden Ale, Bombay Sapphire, red bell pepper infused syrup, Hawaiian lilikoi bitters, fresh lemon juice, garnished with lemon zest and toasted rosemary
Grilled Hawaiian Opelu Escabeche white anchovies, grilled radicchio, puffed quinoa

Lemongrass Luau

New England Style Clam Bake Kona cold clams, mussels, Kauai shrimp, Kahuku corn, beer butter jus

Lavaman Red Ale

Surf + Turf + Turf Loco Moco Maui Nui Venison, Hudson Valley foie gras, lobster fried rice

Wailua Wheat

Buffalo Veal Sweet Breads English Stilton polenta, sassafras powder

Hula Hefeweizen

BI Grass Fed Double Cut BBQ Beef Rib pineapple chipotle bbq sauce, miso fennel slaw

Pipeline Porter

Spumoni Fritta porter reduction, bacon powder

$59 includes Dinner, 6 Beers, Tax & Tip | Tickets sold on Eventbrite.comSeating for this event is extremely limited and will sell out quickly. No tickets available at the door. No discount or gift certificates may be used. Tickets are non-refundable but my be transferred. 3 hours Free Valet Parking.

Chipmunks sing 12 days of Christmas in Hawaii Pidgin Style ELLS and PIKO

ELLSWORTH SIMEONA and PIKO LAKATANI 12 days of Christmas in Pidgin like the Chipmunks Hawaii. Sped up to fit the whole line in 15 sec.  Then the normal version! @foompa @tikisgrill #tikisgrill #livemusic #Waikiki #12daysofchristmashawaiianstyle hawaiian style

Twelve Days of Christmas
Pidgin lyrics by Eaton Bob Magoon, Jr., Edward Kenny, Gordon N. Phelps
Numbah one day of Christmas
My tutu gave to me
One mynah bird in one papaya tree
Numbah two day of Christmas
My tutu gave to me
2 coconuts and
One mynah bird in one papaya tree
Numbah three day of Christmas
My tutu gave to me
3 dried squid
2 coconuts and
One mynah bird in one papaya tree
Numbah four day of Christmas
My tutu gave to me
4 flower leis,
3 dried squid
2 coconuts and
One mynah bird in one papaya tree
Numbah five day of Christmas
My tutu gave to me
5 big fat pigs
4 flower leis
3 dried squid,
2 coconuts and
One mynah bird in one papaya tree
Numbah six day of Christmas
My tutu gave to me
6 hula lessons,
(continue 5 4 3 2)
One mynah bird in one papaya tree
Numbah seven day of Christmas
My tutu gave to me
7 shrimps a swimming
(continue 6 5 4 3 2)
One mynah bird in one papaya tree
Numbah eight day of Christmas
My tutu gave to me
8 ukuleles,
(continue 7 6 5 4 3 2)
One mynah bird in one papaya tree
Numbah nine day of Christmas
My tutu gave to me
9 pounds of poi
(continue 8 7 6 5 4 3 2)
One mynah bird in one papaya tree
Numbah ten day of Christmas
My tutu gave to me
10 cans of beer
(continue 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2)
One mynah bird in one papaya tree
Numbah eleven day of Christmas
My tutu gave to me
11 missionaries
(continue 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2)
One mynah bird in one papaya tree
Numbah twelve day of Christmas
My tutu gave to me
12 televisions
(continue 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2)
One mynah bird in one papaya tree

Re: Hawaii Restaurant Association "Holiday For Heroes " Interview on Hawaii News Now Sunrise

Morning's interview & image as seen on Hawaii News Now Sunrise. Mahalo to Michael Miller (HRA / Tiki's) & Chef Russell Siu (3660 On The Rise)  

Chef Russell Siu (3660 On The Rise) , Grace Lee (Hawaii News Now) ,  Michael Miller (HRA / Tiki's)

Hawaii Restaurant Association "Holiday For Heroes " Interview on KITV4

KITV Morning News Anchor/Reporter Lara Yamada, hosted a segment about “Holiday for Heroes” event, talking about the event was Hide Sakurai and Chef Masa Gushiken of Bread + Butter and Michael Miller with Tiki’s Grill & Bar.

The holidays are nearly upon us and the Hawaii Restaurant Association [HRA] executive team and its members cordially invite those in the restaurant and food service industry, their guests, and food-lovers everywhere to come celebrate at this year’s HRA holiday party.
“Holiday for Heroes” will recognize the outstanding achievements and commitments of individuals in the restaurant and food service industry and honor them for their invaluable contribution to the Hawaii community.

Friday, December 11th, 2015 from 5:30 pm till 9:30 pm join the HRA at the new
Bread + Butter Restaurant located at 1585 Kapiolani Blvd. next to Shokudo. With its open ambiance and must-experience menu options, Bread + Butter has quickly become the talk of the town for the foodie community. The evening promises to be a culinary experience to be remembered featuring the creations of Executive Chef Arnoldo “Masa” Gushiken. An array of other HRA member restaurants will add to the evening’s culinary lineup at food stations throughout the restaurant.

Festivities will include great bites with multiple food stations and wine options, cocktails, networking, live music by Son Caribe Band, and a canned food drive and raffle to benefit Aloha Harvest.

Prizes this year include apparel by Kit and Ace, gift certificates to The Moana Surfrider, Roy’s, Outback Steakhouse, and much more. The evening’s featured grand prize is an exclusive dinner experience at Fleetwood’s On Front Street in Maui including a special meet and greet with Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, round trip airline transportation to Maui courtesy Island Air and a stay at The Royal Lahaina Resort.

Early presale is highly encouraged as tickets to this event are limited. Tickets include admission, food and two drink tickets.

The Hawaii Restaurant Association’s “Holiday For Heroes” Friday, December 11, 2015

5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bread + Butter, 1585 Kapiolani Boulevard

$40 / HRA Members - $50 / General Admission
Limited Tickets Available Online at Portion of Proceeds To Benefit: Hawaii Restaurant Association and Aloha Harvest

 About The Hawaii Restaurant Association:

The Hawaii Restaurant Association is the organization unifying, representing and supporting the Hawaii restaurant and food service industry since 1947. The HRA mission is to provide exceptional value through membership benefits, industry advocacy, community involvement, educational resources and networking opportunities.

For more information about the Hawaii Restaurant Association go to: or call 808-944-9105.

About Aloha Harvest:

Aloha Harvest is a non-profit organization that rescues quality, donated food and delivers it “free of charge” to social service agencies feeding the hungry in Hawai‘i.

Aloha Harvest has collected and distributed over 15 million pounds of food, which now includes quality perishable and non-perishable foods, as well as beverages. The food has been donated by over 875 participating donors, of which 280 are currently active, such as restaurants, caterers, government facilities, hotels, food distributors, businesses and others.

For more information or make a donation to Aloha Harvest go to or on Facebook at

Student Group visit!

It was great to speak with the Hawaii Pacific University student's about Hospitality & Tourism Management. These college students are on an exchange program from Hiroshima, Japan. It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Takashi Ueda with Dr. Jerome Agrusa Chair/Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management, College of Businessat Hawaii Pacific University

Global Partnerships

The College of Business administration at HPU has many global partnerships.  Below is a list of institutions for international exchange and study abroad opportunities. Here is a PDF file with the List of Partner Institutions and their corresponding websites.

HPU Global Network

For more information, please contact the Study Aboard and International Exchange Program at HPU.

TAPPING THE TRADE AUGUST - August 2014 issue of the Hawaii Beverage Guide

Mahalo to Liane Fu and Christopher Teves for including me in August 2014 issue of the Hawaii Beverage Guide


Tapping the Trade - By Liane Fu Tapping the Trade - By Liane Fu

Michael Miller, General Manager & Director of Marketing of Tiki’s in Waikiki, comes from a long line of seafarers. Six generations ago his forbears came to Hawaii from Massachusetts on whaling ships. He has family sprinkled all over the island chain. Michael was born and raised on Maui. Considering his family history, it is not surprising that Maui is where he grew up since Lahaina was once the capitol of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Before King Kamehameha the III, Kauikeaouli, moved the capitol city to Honolulu, Lahaina was the place to see and be seen. It was where the whaling industry was anchored. Seafaring is in Michael’s blood. He also owned and operated Happy Maui Diving and Tours for eight years in Lahaina. I suppose when you do what you love, it’s not so much work as it is passion.

While at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, he was the Student Body Vice President. One of his friends in student government asked him to help with putting on an event, so he helped and started to become more involved in student government. They put together events and concerts and enriched student amenities by starting the Manoa Shuttle which picked up students from distant neighborhood parking locations and brought them back to campus. They also lobbied to build the Stan Sherriff Center on Campus. Both of which continues to this day. Amidst all this flurry of activity, he also found time to participate on the UH Sailing team.

Once out of college, he was the Manager of Gerard’s at the Plantation Inn. He also worked on the Independence Cruise Ship as well as being the public relations manager for the former Bobby McGee’s restaurant and night club. He was about to leave the restaurant industry and do pharmaceutical sales when Bill Tobin one of the Tiki’s owners who he knew from his student government days in college convinced him to work for Tiki’s instead. Michael's vision for Tiki's is to make it a place where you can be proud to bring friends and family.

A good place to start making Tiki’s a great place place to bring your friends and family is with the beverage program. They do a few signature craft cocktails but not so many where they would not be able to keep up with the volume. They also serve the expected cocktails in a bar that overlooks Waikiki beach. One of their best selling items is their foaming Mai Tai. They also have a great wine program with easily recognizable wines so that their clientele will feel at ease and comfortable when looking at the wine menu. For the past two years they’ve done Wine Wednesdays when every wine on their menu is half off, even their by the glass wines! They move a lot of wine on Wednesdays. 

With a great drink in hand and watching the sunset over Waikiki beach, one only needs live music to make the picture complete. A good number of Hawaiian entertainers who have gotten their start at Tiki’s have appeared at the Na Hoku Hanohano awards. Executive Chef Ronnie Nasuti was the Executive Chef at Roy’s Hawaii Kai before laying his knives at Tiki’s. Chef Ronnie changes the menu a couple of times a year. He also creates Winemaker Dinner Menus to which I can personally attest are spectacular! A perfect recipe for repeat visits. Just as Michael Miller lives his passion, so do the people at Tiki’s. ■


You can find Liane Fu at the The Wine Stop at 1809 South King St. Phone: 808-946-3707

Team Tikiʻs wins Hawaiian Airlines Legends Surf Classic 2015

After 4 years of competing in the "Hawaiian Airlines Legends Surf Classic", it was a charmed year for the Tiki's Grill & Bar surf team, consisting of: Hunter Lewis (yellow rashguard), Kevin Prior (white), Romulo Fonseca (green) and Rick Perez (blue), and their Surf Legend Team Rider Clark Abbey (red).

This two-day competition at Kuhio Beach/Queens Surf at combines sponsored teams of amateur surfers with the sport’s legends in this pro-style surf meet featuring heats, judges, a public address announcer, and exhibit booths. Net proceeds raised benefit The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundationʻs scholarships and grants program.

Duke's OceanFest is held each summer in Waikiki in honor of Hawaiian legend Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, who is fondly remembered as the greatest waterman who ever lived, and Hawaii’s ambassador of Aloha.

Besting a field of 22 teams from around Oahu and Kauai, the team got off to a great start on the first day of competition by scoring the highest score total of the event (126.4) with the next highest score being 15 points below that! The field of competitors saw surfers of all levels, including professional longboard surfers who compete regularly and are highly skilled. The scoring was lead by Hunter Lewis and Kevin Prior, who both brought in scores as high as 9.5 (10 being a perfect score). Romulo and Rick also surfed very well and supported the team with solid scores. Team Legend Clark Abbey added the icing on the cake by showing  his nose-riding skills - not bad for a Waimea Bay regular!

The second day was a little more challenging, with the surf dropping and the judges being a little more frugal with the big scores, but once again Kevin and Hunter brought their A-game and the rest of the team followed suit. At the end of the day, when the totals were tallied, Team Tiki's was in the final against Duke’s Kauai, led by surf legend Tony Moniz. The 25 minute final heat brought less waves than earlier in the day, but Team Tiki's managed to score a respectable 91 in the finals. When both teams were brought to the podium for award presentations, the score for the Duke's Kauai team was not posted, to add to the suspense. When the total score of 89 for Duke's Kauai was read out loud, our team was overwhelmed with emotion and pride.

After four years of third and second place finishes, our boys finally have their elusive win. I'm sure the team is already looking forward to defending their win next year. A Hui Ho guys, and great job!

The annual Duke's OceanFest features a variety of ocean sports that were close to Duke Kahanamoku's heart, including Longboard Surfing, Paddleboard Racing, Swimming, Tandem Surfing, Surf Polo, Beach Volleyball, and Stand-Up Paddling.

The festival is held each summer in honor of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, remembered as Hawaii’s ambassador of Aloha and the greatest waterman who ever lived. Among his many accomplishments, Duke Kahanamoku was an Olympic gold medal swimmer, a surfer, an esteemed canoe steersman, a Hollywood actor, and the Sheriff of Honolulu.

The festivities commence with a lei draping ceremony at Duke's statue. Duke’s birthday celebration is on August 24th, and festivities continue with the KINE Luau and Waterman’s Awards.  The festival celebrates Duke Kahanamoku’s life, his athletic contributions, and of course, his spirit that still lives on. The festival also includes a number of surfing events, including a Keiki Surf Competition, a Wahine Longboard Competition, a Kane Longboard Competition, and tandem events. There are also opportunities for the endurance athletes interested in a swim, paddle, and/or run event.

Chef Ronnie had fun cooking for Hawaii News Now​ Team! Labor Day Weekend BBQs

Chef Ronnie offered up some great grilling tips for those Labor Day Weekend BBQs and demonstrate three of his favorite recipes on the grill:
-Hawaiian Salt Steak Rubbed Ribeye Steak(This Is The Most Simple & Best Steak For Grilling Ever)
-My Korean Mother In Laws Kal-Bi Short Ribs
-Caesar Dressing Slathered & Grilled Portabello Mushrooms (My Mom Makes Sandwiches From This)

Chef Ronnie had fun cooking for Hawaii News Now Team! Always fun to share with this team! Dan Cooke , Lacy Deniz , Howard Dicus , Grace Lee , Billy V on Sunrise , and Sunny ! #tikisgrill #sunnyinhawaii #hnnsunrise