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The Jungle Bird - The Jungle Bird, Sacramento, CA

The Jungle Bird

4.4
4.4
618 Reviews
$30 and under
Polynesian
The Jungle Bird is a tropical escape right in the heart of Midtown Sacramento. With an extensive rum selection, paradise inspired decor and delicious island cuisine, The Jungle Bird will be your new favorite destination!

An 18% Gratuity is Included for Parties of Six or More

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Polynesian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (916) 476-3280

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Greg Pilapil

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Cross street

    25th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 618 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for Groups

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Late Night Find

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Sacramento

    Good for Groups

  • Sacramento

    Late Night Find

  • Sacramento

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. DY

    DianeY

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The drinks were good. Food was not. Very very dark and loud loud music. Bathroom dirty and smelly. I got the impression it was so dark in there because you don't want to look to close at anything. It's a dive bar not a restaurant.
  2. JS

    JenniferS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I requested bar seating upon arrival but I was escorted to a table instead. The ambience was fine but the lighting made it difficult to see anything. Music was ok volume wise half the time.
  3. AT

    AshleyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for drinks and dinner for my birthday. The staff was great. It did get crowded as the night went on, but the service and food/drinks were still great. We’d probably skip the chicken katsu next time but would do the loco moco and pupu platter again for sure.
  4. CF

    CheF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This place is decorated like a tiki room but is very dark. The Pu Pu platter was just small appetizers you could buy at Costco warmed up and put on a platter. The drinks are very good and service was excellent. Lots of empty tables on a Saturday night but you have to have a reservation to eat here. Not sure I would return.
  5. i

    iknowsasquatch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place.
  6. AC

    ArtC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our reservation was met on time. The hostess was cheerful and welcoming. Best service. Our server provided a great dining experience. From beginning to end the staff performed like a well oiled machine.
  7. J

    Joelle

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love drinks at Jungle bird. Staff was super nice and let us sit outside and just order from the bar for a slow night.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is so fun! But you definitely need a reservation. They have Dole whip!
  9. JB

    JenB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Went to jungle bird to celebrate my husband’s and My anniversary. We Waited over a half hour for our drinks. Our appetizers came and were consumed long before they arrived. Food was really good and we planned to stay for dinner and multiple drinks but the lack of attention that we received from our server was extremely off putting. By the time our drinks finally arrived we were pretty much over it and since our long awaited drinks ended up being pretty much just ice with about 2 gulps of liquid we decided to leave and go elsewhere. It was a shame because we’d been really excited to try out the establishment
  10. C

    Catinaaaa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love visiting this bar! Anytime at night I would recommend making a reservation because it gets pretty packed. I love all rum drinks while My boyfriend drinks whatever ipa is on tap- but we can both agree that we love the food. The spam fried rice is our absolute favorite- we recently Tried the katsu and also loved that plate.
  11. K

    Kruse

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really appreciated the service staff. They were great st tending bar and checking to see if we needed refills. Travis the bartender is incredibly well versed and knowledgeable in his craft!
  12. LB

    LindseyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Burgers and chicken were severely over cooked. Seriously considered complaining to the waitress or deducting from my bill. Sorry
  13. HD

    HolyDiver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    My boyfriend and I go to Tiki bars in every town we visit. This place has the best tasting food out of any f the Tiki bars we've ever been to.
  14. EJ

    ElizabethJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, friendly staff, adorable ambiance and good food. I’ve only had the fries and egg rolls. But they were great. They have dole whip! Get the Maiden Voyage cocktail. My absolute favorite.
  15. R

    Rose

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The server only saw us 3 times, to bring us water, get order, and check.
  16. CT

    CelinaT

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks are delish and the venue itself is very fun :] Service was fast and friendly!
  17. KY

    KarinY

    Lower Saxony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I didn't try the food, but people who did said the chicken was dry. The best drink here is the Painkiller. Seriously my favorite cocktail in sacramento. I also love that you can adjust the liquor amount. It comes with 2oz, but tastes the best with 3oz.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great experience
  19. g

    gina

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was awesome! The drinks were amazing and the staff really fun! We ordered just about all the dishes to share, and the Dole Whip. Love the vibe and the cool employees!
  20. D

    Dannismiles

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun cute spot for drinks and small bites!
  21. SS

    SarahS

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jungle Bird is our favorite place in midtown! We love going there with friends or for a date night! The pupu platter is our favorite and the crab rangoons are the best!!! The drinks are always so yummy and they have tons fun tiki glasses 🍹 We love how it transports you to a tropical hideaway!! 🦜
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We came before dinner for drinks on our anniversary and it was a little weird when we walked in and we just kind of stood by the “please wait to be seated” sign longer than seemed necessary. We had a reservation and were seated in the back. The place is cute, the music is fun and the drinks and Dole Whip were good. However it was a little weird that the three parties who came after us and were seated around us all had babies and little kids which kind of ruined the atmosphere… NGL. I don’t really mind kids in restaurants but it was weird in a bar and probably means I won’t go back.
  23. GA

    GABEG

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was awesome!!!!!
  24. TM

    TammieM

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    This was our first time coming here and honestly we won’t be back unless for a specific occasion. It was nice but it was clear that they were all about ambience and not much else.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Place was smaller than expected and service was not that great… was given water in a pitcher while everyone else around us was served by their waiter. Had a little spill and asked for a clean up but I was given a towel to clean it up myself instead of the waiter doing it for us or at least offering to do so. Some food was better than other items… some bland some flavorful. My drink personally was not pleasing at all tasted like mint when there was no mint in the detail at all. They only had one beer on tap since they’re kegs were blown out. Overall wouldn’t recommend to anyone.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Stellar drinks. A little gem.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely book inside if you want to get the full effect of this place… outdoor is quiet and not as energetic or decorated. The service was great and the vegetable stir fry noodles are really tasty (but salty af)… and the drinks are always 10/10!!!
  28. JH

    JesseH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I decided to go on a date night. We had a good time despite the lady in the table next to us with her cell phone flashlight on while she was eating and drinking.
  29. CG

    CourtneyG

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Always fun at jungle bird
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Server never checked on us, never asked if we wanted more drinks or anything and we had to flag her down anytime we needed anything at all. Service was slow which is tolerable as long as we feel like they haven’t forgotten us and they explain the delay. It felt like we were completely forgotten by our waitress. Disappointing. Drinks were pricey considering it was mostly ice.
  31. SH

    SaraH

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place food is good and reasonably Priced. The drinks were also reasonable. Loved it!
  32. GS

    GeorgeS

    Sacramento

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exactly what you would expect from a tiki bar. Good food, excellent drinks, and surprisingly quiet.
  33. LK

    LisaK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service , so accommodating, great drinks 🍹 I will definitely go back
  34. D

    Dalyn4

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I love coming here and taking a break from the daily grind. It’s the perfect place to forget your routine and enjoy yourself. They are keeping the drink prices VERY reasonable and making them well. I’m always looking forward to my next visit.
  35. EL

    ElizabethL

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun atmosphere with just the right amount of kitsch. The food was tasty and the cocktails were impressively good for their than reasonable prices! Service was good, too!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun, great drinks
  37. B

    Becca

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I was super excited to go for Disney week, however they were out of all the Disney food minus two items and couldn’t serve Disney mock tails
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Did the Disney theme and it was really disappointing. They ran out of two of the main snacks. We got two drinks and they tasted so bad, which sucked cause we wanted to sit and enjoy them but we had to just plug our nose and drink. The turkey leg and churros were good at least. We sat in the back area and it was crazy hot, all the “Disney” stuff was up front (Aka a projector on the wall of Disney characters) and the bar/fun was up front too. We had made reservations so it sucked that we got stuck in the back when in reality everyone who made reservations should have been up front. They definitely hyped it up too much for what it was and I almost feel like they are taking advantage of the fact that adults love Disney things. Definitely won’t go back for Disney night and probably not a regular night either lol
  39. E

    Esperanza

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The drinks were subpar for a tiki bar. They used premade lime juice full of added citric acid and corn syrup. You could taste the chemicals, no wonder everyone was ordering Pina colada slushy drinks. I was at wits end and couldn’t even finish my drinks so I ordered a painkiller because there’s no lime in it…there’s suppose to be pineapple, orange, coconut cream and rum. It tasted like coconut cream, a large amount of simple syrup and rum! No bueno! It was suppose to be a special Disney event, yet they sold all of their event mugs the day before?? I mean come on, if you have a special event save some for the actual event day!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff. We enjoyed Disney night.

FAQs

The Jungle Bird is rated 4.4 stars by 618 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for The Jungle Bird

2516 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816

Additional information

  • Cross street

    25th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Polynesian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Pilapil

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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