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“Hospitality needs work!”
Review of Mahiki

Mahiki
Ranked #12,473 of 22,557 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$13 - US$45
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Hospitality needs work!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Great funky place in a great location with great atmosphere & music but let down by the hospitality team. Lady on door great & friendly as we're the bar men but the team the work the tables totally changed their attitude when we were served really salty drinks they became snotty & rude- booing us, asking for a tip, telling you you wouldn't know a real
Cosmopolitan and handing out their business card every time you spent over £500 a round is just not what you expect for the price list!

Visited May 2014
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3 Thank Lisa K
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lame and extortionate. Avoid! Avoid!”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We visited this place because we were too late to get into nearby Novikov - I bet that is the source of much of its trade - and to say that we were disappointed is the understatement of the year. We paid £120 (plus an extortionate £18 for service that was added by default) for a 'sharer' bowl of a revolting cocktail that tasted like Bacardi & Coke; mixed with Malibu & Coke; mixed with Coke. Yeuch! Combine the horrible drink (which we couldn't finish), cheesy decor, 1980s music and bar staff dressed like pirates, and you'll understand why we left after about 15 minutes.

  • Visited May 2014
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4 Thank TimHJ
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London
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Guest list and bouncers and promoters”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

My daughter travelled from Chipstead Surrey with her friends to mahiki for her 18th birthday she was supposed to be on the guest list which she double checked with the promoter in the afternoon prior to going they arrived at 10.40 and the bouncers refused entry as their names were not on the list they phoned and txt the promoter who did not answer they even said could they pay to come in but they said they were full. they ended up getting the train back home with my Daughtet sobbing and heart broken . The doormen at the club and the promoters and hosts were totally unsympathetic and just stood there staring and smirking . I would never recommend this club gust list or not my Daughter feels humiliated as she had to face all her college friends not exactly the way to remember your 18 th and first legal night out with drinks I phoned the promoter the next day and he answered and he said although on a guest list it still dose not confirm entry even though my Daughter and friends had not been put on the list by promoter when they should of been

  • Visited May 2014
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10 Thank Sxi2
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“always crowding”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Have been there. Not once.

Always the same story:
1. a long queue to the bar if you are without a reservation (take your card details in case of cancellation etc).
2. have to pay for the entrance £20/person if you are going to come after 10pm.
3. always crowding - no space to dance & sometimes difficult to breath :)
4. great presentation of cocktails (nice but costly)
5. majority of people are completely wasted
6. lots of expats
7. many pretty girls (but it is doubtfully due to of no light and alcohol cocktails)
8. very long queue to the sort of 'clock room'.


But if you are there because of your friends who don't care about mentioned above and you share their lifestyle etc, then you are very welcome!

  • Visited March 2014
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4 Thank Adam_Lisa_UK
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great fun if you can afford it”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Went with my fiancee for a night out and ended up checking Mahiki out. From the moment we arrived we met very friendly and respectful staff. The music was great, popular songs we could sing and dance along to. It was very busy but everyone was polite and there was a great atmosphere. The drinks were very expensive, paying about 15£ for a drink but as a special night out its great.

Visited March 2014
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Thank mary198273
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