Broken Compass

Broken Compass

Broken Compass Tiki in Burbank could be my favorite Tiki inspired bar and Hawaiian inspired restaurant in Los Angeles

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June 30, 2023
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Broken Compass does not take reservations and is on a first come, first serve basis for tables. Arriving early for our 6:00pm meet up time, Erik was quoted an hour wait.

At 6pm. On a Wednesday.

Paddy’s Pub, this was definitely not. Broken Compass is incredibly popular with raving reviews.  Thankfully, Erik secured us seats at the bar and we were better for it.

Settling in to the bar, made from an actual ship, I took the bartender’s advice and ordered the THREE DOTS & A DASH (Agricole Rum, Puerto Rican 4 Year Rum, Jamaican Rum, Lime, Orange, Allspice Dram). It was a peak Tiki vibe.

Wanting to sample everything all at once, we ordered the PU PU PLATTER FOR 2 (Aloha Dippers, Sweet & Sour Cauliflower, Kalua Pork, Coconut Shrimp, 8 Spice Guacamole & Chips). This was truly delicious. I couldn’t say my favorite – as every small bite on the plate was delicious.

For my main course of the evening, I wanted the decandance and all the flavors. So, I ordered the POKE NACHOS (Ahi Tuna, Cucumber, Onion, Tomato, Sesame, Avocado, Sriracha, Wonton Chips) with the CHUPACABRA’S VACATION (Demerara Rum, Jamaican Rum, Pomegranate Reduction, Cinnamon, Lime Juice, Bitters).

Frankly, I couldn’t believe I was still in Burbank. The hype for Broken Compass is truly worth it.


Broken Compass Tiki


2013 West Burbank Blvd
Burbank, California 91506

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