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Get some respite from the cold weather with a Mai Tai in hand this new tropical destination

After a brief hiatus following the closure of its much-loved space in Central, Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge has re-emerged in the quaint neighbourhood of Tai Hang as Maka Hiki Tropical Bar & Grill, a new and transportive venue that continues founder Maxence Traverse's affinity for tiki culture.

Opening mid-December, Maka Hiki translates to 'new beginning' in Hawaiian and takes inspiration from a wide range of island and beach sanctuaries scattered from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean, Polynesia to Southeast Asia. Maka Hiki takes over the space formerly inhabited by Bond, reimagining the interior in a material palette of timber, bamboo and eye-catching tropical wallpapers. The outside terrace also contributes to the feeling of escape.

Helming the kitchen is chef Russell Doctrove, previously of Maximal Concepts, who has ideated breakfast, lunch and dinner menus to sustain the tiki vibes from morning to night. Signatures include the Hawaiian-style tuna poke, grilled mahi-mahi, and a 48-hour slow-cooked beef rib with tamarind jaew BBQ sauce.

Of course, cocktails will also form a large part of the experience, with drinks by the name of Tik Tok Tiki, Dum Dum Give Me Rum Rum, and Maka Hiki Punch continuing the Honi Honi tradition of spiriting patrons away to a faraway paradisiacal beach.

Due to current coronavirus restrictions, Maka Hiki is now open from 7.30am to 6pm.

Maka Hiki, 2/F, Little Tai Hang, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong; +852 2155 1777,


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