Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding, DJ Tom Crane and the founders of celeb hangout Mahiki are the winning team behind bar Kanola, a Polynesian-themed tiki bar in the city.
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I love a good tiki bar and whilst Mahiki has established itself as London's key polynesion playground, the place is a bit pretentious, overpriced and frankly quite average. So when a friend suggested Kanaloa - I thought unless they were charging £400 at the door, there wasn't too much that could go wrong.
Kanaoloa is actually a bit ugly inside, and does unfortunatley lack the slightly more...more
If you like pina coladas or getting caught in the rain...
then visit this spot in the winter, like I did.
For a space so tight, we actually we were able to get our groove on, Saturday night. Strange to get to as you're passing by many corporate buildings as you walk in your heels over, but a great find with a packed house.
The dj was spinning fun tunes, so I enjoyed shaking my money...more
This place gets a massive thumbs up from me! The hostess Hayley is so gorgeous and reallllly good at her job! I also had a gorgeous Pina Colada which came in a frozen pineapple! Proper cheesy 90's tunessssss too!more
Let me give you the atypical review: I didn't go here to dance, and there was nobody dancing wen I was here. It was a Tuesday night, the second stop on a Tequila Tuesday, and it was so quiet that we had our pick of tables, and basically the sole attention of the server. I mean, read that like it really is: we had free table service! (On a Tuesday, when it was dead...)
The venue itself is...more
How exciting! The sister bar to Mahiki, open for business. Like any good yelper, I had to know if Kanaloa could be a contender.
The City isn't one of my usual haunts so it took me a while to find Kanaloa. In retrospect it isn't difficult to find at all. There isn't much competition in the vicinity so Mahiki's little sister has no choice but to be a destination bar and club.
I arrived at...more