SquareMeal Review of
Throw a lei garland round your neck, slurp a cocktail out of a pineapple and turn a bad day at the office into a night on the town. There’s nowhere quite like Kanaloa (apart from A-list sibling Mahiki in Mayfair, of course). This City take on the tiki bar unashamedly touts the cheesiest of ‘guilty pleasures’ including limbo competitions, happy hours and party anthems, while delivering on its promise of a grass-skirted, bamboo-lined Polynesian paradise complete with carved totem poles. Meanwhile, revellers get into the spirit over ‘exotics’ and ‘sharers’ with ominous names such as Missionary’s Downfall, Krakatoa! or Dead Man’s Chest. There are snacks for sharing too (think seared beef sashimi, spicy nachos, baby back ribs and crispy duck platters), while a hard-to-resist burger does the job after a Kanaloa Kula or two. “Heavily themed, but good fun” is the verdict.