The newly opened Maka Hiki Bar & Grill is a relaxed hangout serving terrific food and exceptional cocktails. Maxence Traverse’s latest dip into tiki culture sees an interior co-inspired by both Pacific beaches and the local urban setting. Crafted with rich natural woods, bamboo, reclaimed bricks, and palm tree décor, it has a laidback vibe that is spot on for kicking back after work.
In the kitchen, Chef Russell Doctrove, of Maximal Concepts fame, has created menus in tune with the tiki experience with dishes like Hawaiian-style tuna poke, grilled mahi-mahi, and 48-hour slow-cooked beef rib. Naturally, the cocktails are a big draw with hits like the marvellous Maka Hiki Punch, Tik Tok Tiki, and Dum Dum Give Me Rum Rum.