Kanaloa

Bar & Restaurant
18 Lime Office Court, Hill House, Shoe Lane
London, United Kingdom
Ph: +44 20 7842 0620 - Website
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Mon-Fri 4:45pm-3am
Sat 8pm-3am
Opened in 2009
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
The British Museum, London 0.9 mi
1.4 km
London Aquarium, London 1.1 mi
1.8 km
South London Pacific, London 2.0 mi
3.2 km
Mahiki, London 1.6 mi
2.6 km
Trader Vic's, London 2.0 mi
3.3 km
Entryway decor at Kanaloa in London
February 2015, photo by Wiki Tiki
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Humuhumu’s description:
Kanaloa is a tiki-themed restaurant, bar & nightclub, owned by the same folks behind Mahiki, along with Girls Aloud member Sarah Harding. It opened in London's Blackfriars neighborhood in 2009. Much effort goes into creating a welcome space for women at Kanaloa: going beyond free entry and discounts for women, house rules discourage men from treating women like prey. The main bar has lots of sleek bamboo and shell lamps. The ceiling in one room is densely encrusted with many different colors of glass floats. An elevated "treetop" room has some artificial palms. The club has a large and varied rum menu. In 2011 a second Kanaloa location opened in Glasgow, Scotland.
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February 17, 2015, 11:50 AM
We visited last week. The place looks terrific -- plenty of tikis and old-school décor. The lighting and drinks menu are both good. The drinks themselves are pretty good, and nicely presented (one came in a real coconut with a lit sparkler).

The food is mediocre, a combination of bar food and some Thai specialties (which I might have counted as a nod to pan-Asian tikiness, except I saw that same combination of burgers and Thai food in our hotel's non-tiki restaurant -- it seems to be popular in London).

The music is modern club music, and the crowd is mostly young club-goers, not tikiphiles. The staff was very welcoming and gave us both leis (we were the only ones in the place wearing them).
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