Grand New: Citizen Tiki Bar & Restaurant

Kanaka Wai Wai – spicy AND delicious

Dreaming of a tropical getaway, but just can’t find the time? Well, why not do the next best thing and stop by the newly opened Citizen Tiki Bar and Restaurant! Located right in the middle of the Creston Neighborhood in the Cheshire Village business district, Citizen’s offerings can make for a refreshing lunch hour or a cool, casual hotspot for after-hour meetups. Citizen offers a variety of Hawaiian and Polynesian dishes and drinks that are guaranteed to make your mouth water and your Instagram a little more colorful. 

We loved the beautiful wall and decor at Citizen. Photo by Citizen.

When you’re at Citizen, be sure to check out their drinks menu to choose from a tropical selection of tiki cocktails and tiki bowls. Be sure to sample house favorites like Pearly Shells, a pepper-infused gin-coconut water and cardamom almond milk blend, I’ll Remember You which offers a tangy mix of Jamaican run Aperol lime juice and pineapple juice, or the One Paddle Two Paddle which features Gray Skies spiced rum and white rum with dry curacao lime juice and orgeat.

If you feel like a quick nosh, Citizen has a great selection of small and large dishes. Choose from a variety of Bao Bun Sandwiches including honey glazed pork, ginger chicken, and hoisin mushrooms, dig into their sweet and spicy Kimchi Noodle Salad or enjoy their pork belly or veggie Ramen dishes. 

Chicken and Shrimp Spring Rolls

“We are thrilled to open our Tiki Bar & restaurant in Cheshire Village in the Creston neighborhood. Citizen is an amazing blend of a modern tiki bar set in a beautiful environment with a local neighborhood setting. I️ love the opportunity to be an engaging host by welcoming guests to our Citizen Vibes experience,” said owner, Rachel Lee

The bar design is amazing! Photo by Citizen.

Right in the middle of the busy city streets, Citizen Tiki Bar and Restaurant is a wonderful taste of the tropics right here in Grand Rapids. Offering the blissful flavor of the islands, Citizen’s food and drinks can take you away on a cold winter’s day or offer light fare on a hot summer night (on their patio). Check’em out to see what the fuss is all about and make sure to keep up with this unique restaurant on Facebook. 

Address: 2115 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Hours*: Open 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, M-Th and Sunday
11:00 AM – midnight,  Friday and Saturday

*Make sure to check Citizen’s website before updated hours.

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