There are actual mathematical formulae for determining good service (“the amount of personality on display will be inversely proportional to the amount of money you’re spending, not including a base level of cordiality,” according to Slate.com), and I’m pretty confident that the Tiki Lounge’s Annie Neikirk tops them all. I know this not because I’ve done the math (I got into journalism for a reason), but because she always smiles at me and has always gotten my order right. What more do you want? And she never, ever commits that cardinal sin of restaurant service: asking how you’re doing when you’ve got a mouthfull of food. Okay, maybe a couple times, but they were weird accidents of universal coincidence or something. 1913 S. Kihei Rd.; 808-874-6444; southshoretikilounge.com
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