by Stephen Garner
Tommy Bahama Restaurant Bar & Store Waikiki
Tommy Bahama Restaurant Bar & Store Waikiki

The spirit of aloha and relaxed Tommy Bahama style came together in the latest Tommy Bahama Restaurant Bar & Store which bowed October 30 in the heart of Honolulu’s vibrant beachfront neighborhood of Waikiki. The three-level, 19,200 square-foot flagship at 298 Beachwalk Drive is the eighth location in Hawaii.

The three level design features a bright, open, airy space warmed with a traditional indoor/outdoor feeling. An open circular staircase to the right of the front entrance transcends all three levels – store, restaurant and rooftop lounge. A dramatic living wall hangs in the restaurant and spans 14′ tall and 55′ wide featuring native Hawaiian tropical plants. A smaller herb wall planted with USDA organic rosemary, sage, thyme, lemon balm and other fine herbs hangs in the rooftop lounge and will be harvested by the chef.

“Tommy Bahama has a rich history in Hawaii and we’re so excited to be able to share our story with our loyal fans in Waikiki,” said Rob Goldberg, executive vice president of marketing for Tommy Bahama. “This is the most elaborate location we’ve ever built, which is an indication what Waikiki and Oahu mean to Tommy Bahama. The spirit of aloha has been foundational to everything we do, so to be able to offer a complete Tommy Bahama experience in the heart of the Islands allows us to share that spirit in the perfect setting.”