Mahalo, Queen’s Road East’s top-floor, exotic Tiki bar and lounge, has joined forces with Pololi, Hong Kong’s first Hawaiian poké shack, to bring fresh seafood to lunch and dinner-goers looking for an island escape.
Poké (pronounced po-kay) is a meal favoured by Hawaiians that consists of sashimi grade fish prepared with a fusion of Japanese and Polynesian ingredients such as ginger, shoyu, avocado and sesame. On weekdays starting on 21 September, Mahalo is bringing the popular food to its Tiki tables, giving diners a healthy lunch or dinner option of three Pololi Poké flavours, salad and a freshly squeezed juice for HK$120. The flavours, which are exclusive to Mahalo Tiki Lounge, include:
Shrimp Skewers, Chicken Skewers and Pomegranate Guacamole at Mahalo Tiki Lounge
- California Roll Poké, made with salmon, avocado, sliced cucumber, flying fish roe, mayo, sesame seeds and soy sauce
- Spicy Thai Poké, made with tuna, fresh chili, lemongrass, lime leaves, cilantro, spring onions, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil
- Wasabi Miso Poké, made with tuna, wasabi, soy sauce, macadamia nuts and alfalfa sprouts
In addition to its all-new Pololi offering, Mahalo offers tender chicken skewers (HK$80), grilled shrimp skewers (HK$80) and pomegranate guacamole (HK$70) for guests to order throughout the day.
The outdoor terrace at Mahalo Tiki Lounge
Guests looking for a fresh libation can make their way around Mahalo’s treasure map of Tiki cocktails, a cleverly designed menu detailing over 50 different Polynesian-inspired beverages. Popular choices are the Kaizoku (New Grove Oak Aged Rum, Wasabi & Yuzu paste, Yuzu syrup, pineapple juice, lime juice and coriander, HK$120), the Polynesian Love (Pampero Especial Rum, Amaretto, massenez creme de violette, blackberry puree, raspberry puree and lime juice, HK$120) or the always-popular Holo Holo Volcano (HK$700), a rum-based sharing cocktail topped with rhubarb bitters, basil leaves, pineapple juice and Absinthe.
The lounge at Mahalo Tiki Lounge
Those feeling “Pololi” (the Hawaiian word for hungry!) in Wan Chai should make their way over to Mahalo Tiki Lounge from 21 September for an island lunch or dinner with a view.