Mahiki

London, United Kingdom
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1 Dover St
London, United Kingdom
Opened in 2006
Mon-Sat 6pm-3am
020 7493 9529

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Mahiki

7.4

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Decor 8.6
Drink Quality 8
Drink Selection 8.1
Food Quality 8.3
Food Selection 7.4
Mood 7.3
Music 5.2
Service 7.9
Tikiness 7.1
Tilt 7.1
Vibe 7

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Humuhumu’s description

Mahiki opened in November 2006 in London's Mayfair district. Mahiki has been designed and decorated by London-based tiki outfitters Cheekytiki, with menus designed by Tiki Racer. More of a nightclub than a simple lounge, Mahiki quickly became a celebrity destination once word got out that Prince William and Prince Henry were semi-regulars.
In late 2011, a second Mahiki location opened in Dubai
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SenorSwanky
SenorSwanky has visited Mahiki.
November 21, 2016, 3:57 PM
The decor was fantastic, a very recognizable warm Tiki feeling. There are a lot of warnings about strict dress codes and reservation times but this is most likely in place to handle the night-time party crowd. Don't let that stop you from visiting them for drinks at six but do make a reservation and dress nice. The food menu was limited but familiar and high quality. The cocktails we ordered from the menu were good, some nice use of watermelon which you don't often see. As for our usual off menu test I have to say it was the worst MaiTai I've ever experienced and my wife choose not to finish her daiquiri. Overall worth a visit for the decor, I'd recommend sticking to the cocktail menu exclusively although maybe sitting at the bar might render a better experience. The neighborhood is one of London's most exclusive shopping districts so great for an evening stroll of window shopping. Beautifully decorated for the holidays.

Boilerplate London Tiki Bar Comment: (you'll see this on all my reviews from London so if you've read it once you can skip over it). All the tiki bars in London are very thinly tiki themed, under their skin they are all just after 9pm party bars. It should be noted that all our visits were before that, about 6pm. None of them played any music that came close to exotica, cocktail, surf.... They all had very vodka forward cocktail menus and even though there were recognizable drink names they were generally void of any rum. Our general process for cocktail evaluation is for us to try a couple of their signature drinks and then order a simple Havana Club Daiquiri and a MaiTai. None of the London menus had a traditional MaiTai or Daiquiri listed. There are probably exceptions to this rule but in general pubs are for boys and all other types of bars are for girls. The burlesque club and tiki bars we visited had pretty much exclusive customer base of women and "Hen Parties", just a drinking culture thing here in London I assume.
tikitabby
tikitabby has visited Mahiki.
October 14, 2016, 2:06 AM
We arrived at Mahiki somewhat trepidatious, having heard of its tendency to not let people in. We were very pleasantly surprised and ended up having a fabulous evening. We arrived at opening on a Thursday and only a couple of tables were full. Great decor, great music (not Tiki per se but Jimmy Smith, Ramsey Lewis etc. so cool). Our server James was attentive and hilarious and when he realized we were Ohana he brought the manager, Georgi over who sat with us for almost an hour and gave us a tour of the 'club' area and secret 'beach house' which was fun. All in all a great experience. My advice - arrive early on a week day and don't look like a sloppy tourist.
Blueguerilla
Blueguerilla has visited Mahiki.
September 22, 2016, 2:00 AM
Denied entry, even just to snap a few pictures and have a drink at the bar, despite it having just opened. Very rude staff. Guess I'm not 'high-class' enough.
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