Step into a world of tropical cocktail creations at the Polynesian paradise of Mahiki. Choose an exotic Honolulu Honey with Appleton VX, honey cream, mango, pineapple and fresh limes, or settle for a classic Pina Colada. Enjoy the tropical backdrop of the Lanai Lounge or party in the camp Aloha Party Room complete with 1970's lampshades and music courtesy of The Beach Boys.
Best place I have been to in a while. Great drinks and staff. Let's face it, the only people who are going to take the time to post are the ones who are angry about something. Mahiki is a great club and they are selective at the door. But as long as you look presentable and are not a complete mess, you will be fine.
by britbunny1, 07 Feb 2013
We had been invited to a friend's birthday party being held at Mahiki, and were on the guest list. Arrived all smart and ready to spend and party but were told by the bearded, affected doorman that he had "already let in too many people for that party". So he refused us entry despite very polite protestations and explanations. Heads deeply up the rectal canal here. Only go if you like curt, haughty door staff.
by matclublondon, 05 Nov 2012
Myself and two friends joined the queue for Mahiki on Friday night after being reassured that the queue we were in was for unreserved entry (there was another queue opposite for reserved tables). We waited for approximately 15 minutes, with everyone in front of us being allowed in. However, when we approached the rope the door lady asked me if I had reserved a table? "No", I replied, confused, "I thought we were in the unreserved queue?" "Oh, sorry, no", she said, "we are so busy that everyone has to have a table booking to come in". She then walked away.
I was very confused at this point. I asked 10 groups behind us in the unreserved queue whether they had table bookings, they all told me they did not and had just shown up. They had turned up hoping to get in, they said, just like us. I stepped back from the pavement and watched for half an hour as each group was waved inside with no problems.
Enraged, I took my questions to the door lady who, with a bare-faced lie, told me each group had tables booked. When I told her I had asked each group and none of them had, she shiftily changed her answer, telling me they had offered to buy tables. "Well then, can I buy a table?" I asked. No, I was told, I should have asked when I was in the queue. She didn't know I wanted a table. Despite the fact I was in the queue for the club.
At this point I should mention that I am mixed race and my friends are both of Indian origin. I brought this up with the bouncer, asking him outright: "Do you have a racist door policy?" He told me, rudely, not to play 'the race card'. I was told by another security guard to stand across the road and watch all night, there would be lots of groups turned away.
I am utterly shocked at the treatment we received at Mahiki and I thought that it could not be the first time it has happened. After this incident I went onto various review websites and read multiple reviews where non-whites have experienced the same thing. Mahiki is a global brand and individuals have experienced the same treatment in every venue all around the world.
Mahiki has a racist door policy and this information needs to be something that is spread.
by yasmineashcroft, 12 Aug 2012
Contacted this venue 2 months ago to book my 30th birthday and was told we were put on the guest list. However, all 13 of us arrived last night to be told by rude staff that they had no record of it and we couldn't get in as the club was full. We had travelled all the way from Hertfordshire and all intended on spending a lot of money. So their loss as we went to
Club Mayfair, which was great! We got a table there and were treated very well by all the staff. Would definitely recommend Club Mayfair, and Mahiki I would definitely avoid!
by Staceybobby, 24 Jun 2012
This club is a disgrace! Myself and a friend rang the club for advice and information before travelling 2 hours to get to there. We were dressed very classy and smart. However, when we arrived we just stood at the doors queuing up only to be totally ignored by every employee (doormen etc) like we were completely invisible. It was absolutely disgusting to think this is how this club's employees are treating people. They were even letting people into the club that were stood behind us, whilst we were competely blanked. So I asked a doorman if we were going to get let in and he told us that it was a private party and entry was closed. If that was the case, why didn't we get told that instead of standing there for 20 minutes being unacknowledged. I'm totally disgusted. Vile, rude, stupid people.
by chantelle12, 20 Apr 2012
BLACK PEOPLE - DO NOT GO TO THIS CLUB. Whilst in Mahiki last night a bouncer perpetrated a racist attack with witnesses present, causing injury (physical and mental) and damage to clothing. The bouncer approached the only visibly black member of the group, looked at him and asked him to leave the club. When asked why, he said, "Because you only spent £490" (after they had already spent £5,000). He then physically attacked him causing substantial injury. This was a racist attack.
by dprconsulting461, 24 Mar 2012
After reading a lot about the place in the newspapers, we decided to head down for a night out at Mahiki. We met the person we had booked through at the door (a very smartly dressed young guy). He took us to our table, where we were greeted with our treasure chest. We ended up having a great night - staff were great, people were friendly. Door staff not too sure about, but we did get in. Wouldn't bother reading the negative comments, just make sure you book through the marketing team!
by Ben1234, 06 Dec 2011
Incredibly pathetic place to go! The furry hat-wearing 'door lady' was rude, obnoxious and arrogant. I was told a barrage of lies about how the club was full, yet a group of girls who had no reservations or guest list was allowed in. Could it be because I'm a non-Caucasian... RACISM of the deepest order! Shame, I had just won the lottery and was happy to drop 25k to celebrate! Zero star rating.
by Edward8, 22 Nov 2010
Funnily enough, I was refused entry on Friday night about 10.30ish, along with my other 3 Asian girl friends. As we walked by later we noticed that they were still letting people in. Reading the other reviews and putting two and two together, is this club racist?
by R. Kaur, 20 Sep 2010
Please do not go there! We were refused entry at 10.30pm because the club was "full". Funny, others were allowed in but 4 Asian girls in dresses and not drunk seemingly are not... What an arrogant place!
by r_popat, 06 Jun 2010
I find it hard to believe some of the negative comments on here are referring to the same club. It’s not the Mahiki I know, where from the moment you arrive you’re welcomed by truly professional door supervisors and the night's promoter. Once in it is straight to the bar, where great cocktails are served up by some truly friendly staff, both behind the bar and those providing the table service.
I can honestly say I’ve never had a bad night in Mahiki, although a while ago I was turned away upon arrival. Contrary to some of the views expressed here, it was not on the whim of the door staff, but was my fault. I was drunk, I’d been watching rugby, and drinking excessively all day, and should have been hard pushed to gain entry anywhere! The fact I did get in elsewhere says more about the other establishment.
On all the other nights I have had an awesome time, and in my view it makes it a better place that even as a semi-regular I was turned away when I was.
by Dutch, 18 Dec 2009
Mahiki is so much fun! I had only been once before, a long time ago, and went back last Thursday for a birthday. Drinks are wonderful (of course it's steep, it is Mayfair after all...) The music is so cheesy but it works because the dancefloor is always full. Staff all polite and friendly, from the hilarious bartenders to the gorgeous waitresses (seriously, where do they find them?!) to the door staff smiling even through the freezing rain. We were even handed umbrellas to use while we waited for our cab at the end of the night. Such a good laugh, can't praise it enough.
by jennyat, 12 Nov 2009
Went to this bar on Saturday, arrived at 7:30pm and was refused entry! Why?? Not sure... Absolutely disgusting behaviour by the door manager. Two young, pretty girls refused entry to the bar for a drink. Obviously they don't want any money - especially strange in today's economy... Oh well, my money was spent at the Mayfair Bar instead. Their loss.
by reena Minhas, 26 Oct 2009
Utter tat, incredibly tacky.
The fact that they burn incense does not justify £8 for a beer, probably more than they pay the toilet attendant (who was lovely) per hour.
Got to admit the staff were polite though, except for the bouncers of course.
by anj1, 10 May 2009
Went to Mahiki last night. Had an awesome time! The bar were really busy but the staff were really efficient and helped us get nice and drunk! It's always pretty packed but my friend had a BLACK Card so we skipped the queue and headed straight in. All in all, a great night!
by ssabet, 05 Mar 2009
Got dashed out for being in the toilet at the same time as one of the staff started a fight with a customer. Then asked why. Was told the manager had requested me to be ejected. Asked to see this 'manager'. No. Asked to go back in to get my coat. No. Had to call a friend out to get it. Pathetic bouncers as usual. Ridiculously overpriced drinks... Bar staff were good though!
by Blue_dude_2004, 25 Jan 2009
Mahiki is a really fun club - lively, friendly staff, gorgeous crowd, guaranteed great times. I've been going since it opened and can reassure everyone that the door staff have recently been replaced and are now professional, warm and will do their utmost to give you the best night out they can. I mainly go on Tuesdays as there are often events on, and the last few weeks have been treated with nothing but kindness and enthusiasm by the door girl. Give it another try if not convinced by me... I'm sad to be missing the live music event tonight but duty calls.
by havingalaugh24, 21 Oct 2008
This is a place to have fun. It's kitsch and lively. If you are looking for a quiet drink in a refined atmosphere, then go to Claridges. If you are looking for fun and silliness (the band!)in a relaxed atmosphere, go here.
Yes, it's expensive - to ask 800 quid minimum spend for a table downstairs is cheeky. Answer: stay upstairs, stand up or get in early.
Yes, some of the staff are a bit up themselves - though not the guys behind the bars, who are great. Answer: go to the bar and don't bother with the waitresses.
Most importantly, the drinks taste great, look great, are innovative and fun.
by StuH "top london reviewer"
), 04 Oct 2008
Started off a great night - brilliant bar staff and cocktails. A few friends couldn't get in, so I went to speak to the hostess. Unfortunately, she was rude, obnoxious and unprofessional. She insisted she had no walking space but the place was empty and there was no queue. She then proceeded to tell me off because I touched the rope outside! Pathetic.
by LenaG (3 reviews
), 08 Sep 2008
Went on a Monday night and it was full of 18-year-old Chelsea rich kids with no manners! The cocktail menu was great and original though. Too pretentious, and the doormen were cheeky twats (but the girl at the till was lovely!).
by khan.stott, 02 Sep 2008
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