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18 Lime Office Court, Hill House, Shoe Lane
London, United Kingdom
Opened in 2009
Mon-Fri 4:45pm-3am
Sat 8pm-3am
+44 20 7842 0620

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Decor 8
Drink Quality 7.8
Drink Selection 7.1
Food Quality 5.7
Food Selection 5.9
Mood 6.8
Music 3.8
Service 7.4
Tikiness 7
Tilt 7.8
Vibe 6.2

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Humuhumu’s description

Kanaloa is a tiki-themed restaurant, bar & nightclub, owned by the same folks behind Mahiki
London, United Kingdom
Bar & Restaurant
, 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.


Sukielau has visited Kanaloa.
October 13, 2019, 7:14 AM
This was our 47th tiki bar, we visited in Nov 18. Out of all the locations in London, this was the best with the exception of Trader Vics. It is in a newly constructed business district so the clientele leaned more towards the after work crowd making the vibe a little off but through no fault of the bar itself. Drinks and food were on par with most new tiki bars weve been to in the states. Its no Mai Kai but they did a good job. Decor was better than average too. When we asked about a tiki mug, the server said they didnt have any but they agreed to sell us one of the few they had left from their grand opening for 25 quid! Good deal, Id say in this age of the average costing $80-100. A tiki mug with a Union Jack makes it a unique addition to our collection. Overall, Id recommend this place and put it on the top end of your tiki bar crawl if you only have a limited time in London.
lesamonster has visited Kanaloa.
October 2, 2018, 11:18 AM
This was the worst "tiki" bar I've ever been to. Took a look at the menu, didn't see anything that looked like a traditional cocktail; couldn't stand the club music either. We didn't even stay after we were lei'd. - I don't understand how this is on Critiki.
DanieStubbs has visited Kanaloa.
April 13, 2018, 10:15 AM
100% a nightclub with tiki decorations and not a tiki bar. Disappointed.
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