Da Tiki Hut is our nomination for the most Tacoma place ever: this former food truck moved into an old Taco Time building and turned it into a full-scale tiki bar and grill. It looks like a takeout spot at first, but walk through the hard-to-find hallway behind the rattan screen and you’ll find a low-lit space of tropical-themed booths. The best part, though, is the mid-century cocktail bar in the back that’s straight out of Trader Vic’s. The food also rules—there's mochiko chicken, short rib, tuna poke, kalua pig, and a whole section of mocos. They also have some interesting musubi options like karaage chicken, as well as our favorite mac salad in the city.