When I want a little holiday in Dubai, I just head over to Mahiki. The Polynesian themed decor transports me to a cool destination, it makes me feel like I am on a holiday, albeit for a few hours. There is never a dull moment in Mahiki restaurant and bar. Though I’ve been to Mahiki many times, I’ve had only their amazing cocktails, never eaten there. In the last week of May I was invited to a night of dinner and drinks with friends at Mahiki.
Located in the plush Jumeirah Beach Hotel, London’s popular party destination-Mahiki opened it’s doors in Dubai almost five years ago and it is in the must-visit party destination for all Dubai hipsters.
The atmosphere is fun and party-like from the entrance itself. Decked up tastefully in vibrant colors, Mahiki looks like a Tiki paradise. The gorgeous bar, the spacious dance floor, the lovely dining space, the amazing music and the live DJ enhances your Mahiki experience.
Mahiki also hosts some of the popular nights like Ladies Night, Industry Night, Guilty Pleasures and so on. If it’s just a couple of drinks you are looking for or to have dinner or party all night long-Mahiki has it covered.
For a cocktail lover like me, Mahiki is my go-to place for a tipple. Love their tropical themed drinks, that are gorgeously presented in their vibrant tiki cups. Their Pina Colada, London Fog Cutter and Honalulu Honey are some of my favorite drinks.
This time my friends and I had their Skinny Cocktails-Mahiki’s new coconut water based beverages. These light and refreshing cocktails were a perfect way to cool down on a hot summer night.
Their drinks menu is elaborate and has a huge variety. The food menu is small, simple and to the point. So it’s easy to make a choice. As my friends and I happen to be vegetarian, we ordered only vegetarian food. Here’s a list of the dishes that we ordered:
• Big Fat Greek Olives
• Steamed and Sea Salted Edamame
• Roast Beetroot and Fennel Salad
• Spinach and Red Pumpkin Salad
• Triple Cooked Chips
• Mac & Cheese Bites
Everything was well prepared and absolutely delicious. Our favorites were the salads, chips and Mac & Chips bites. We liked the fact that they were ready to make some dishes that were not in the menu upon request.
It was such a great night, we had so much fun. The atmosphere is friendly and lively. Mahiki has got some of the coolest staff. The drinks, the food, the music, the service and the crowd was wonderful. We can’t wait to come back. It’s been refurbished recently and looks more gorgeous than ever.