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Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge

3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
+1 954-563-3272
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Ranked #223 of 1,126 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: $31 - $80
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Asian, Steakhouse, Hawaiian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Oakland Park Boulevard
Description: Since 1956, we have captivated people with our warmth and magical aura. The Mai-Kai authentically recreates a Polynesian Village, complete with tiki torches, a thatch roof, tropical gardens, waterfalls and museum quality artifacts. The exciting Islander Revue is performed nightly by native Polynesian dancers in colorful hand sewn costumes. The Hawaiian wedding dance will seduce you, and the Samoan Fire and Knife dance will leave you speechless. The Revue is a favorite of all ages. The award winning cuisine includes American and Cantonese dishes, many prepared in our Chinese Ovens, and each dining room reflects a different Island of Polynesia. The Molokai Bar is a South Seas saloon with over 51 tropical drinks and live music nightly. "Home of the Mystery Drink" served by our sarong-clad maiden, with an orchid lei. Try our House Specialties - Mai-Tai and Barrel o'Rum. Happy Hour nightly 5 - 7 pm. Our Mai-Kai trading post and gift shop will give you a chance to bring home your favorite memories of the Mai-Kai. From Hawaiian shirts and hats to Polynesian Jewelry, everyone is sure to find something to bring home
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

My main reason for such low rating is their lack of customer service. I booked an evening with my family well in advance and asked them in writing to ensure good viewing because we had a short 7 year old kid who is really eager to see the show. When we arrrived we found we were seated way in the... More 

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Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Due to grief and losses over the past few years, we decided that we were no longer interested in the traditional family dinners we have enjoyed in previous years. With that knowledge along with the knowledge that not too many eateries are open on Thanksgiving or Christmas, I went online to see where would be open on December 25th. I... More 

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Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had my sister and her husband's 25th anniversary here. There was about 28 of us. We had the first sitting. It was a little slow going at first, but they're literally serving three tables with the same party size at the same time. For each section they've got two servers, a runner and a section expediter. The drinks took... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

For longer than I care to remember no trip to Ft. Lauderdale has been complete without a trip to the Mai Kai restaurant. After a several years' absence, I recently returned. Always starting in the Molokai Bar, I ordered my usual Mai Tai, which during happy hour was a two for one offer. My beverage was served by an always... More 

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Pembroke Pines
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

The place rates 2 stars only because the food is tasty even if quite expensive for what you get. Also the waiter was quite good. Tables and chairs are packed in very tight. Couldn't read the menu with out pulling out the flashlight from my phone. When you make your reservations be sure to book in the lower section. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Mai Kai was a great experience. Whether your on a date, family or with a group of friends...You will not be disappointed. However,it is not cheap! Please be prepared to pay and be amazed & entertained. The decor immaculate! The dancers and eating fire man was awesome! When your there you must get your drink in a pineapple or coconut.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The place is GORGEOUS... Please do not forget to visit their garden before you live. Evenn better; if you get there on time and you already saw the show in a previous visit, please sit at the little tables out in the garden. Excellent ambiance! Couldn't asked for a better replica (considering the limitations) for a luau. Food is really... More 

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Mount Dora, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Restaurant, lounge, and Polynesian show, all in one. The service and food were outstanding. The menu offers something for everyone. The also have a vegetarian menu as well as a children menu. You can either go for diner and drinks or just enjoy the show. I recommend you do the diner-show combination you will not be disappointed. They have valet... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I was happy to say that I was happy to have gone to the Mai Kai, after all these years. I have wanted to visit for years, but finally did. Mind you, the negative part of this experience is the meal - portions are not generous. OK, I can afford the low calorie counts. I must say, I tried a... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went there for dinner, nice place very well decorated but was very dimly lit could not see much around you. I like to see what i am eating. It is slightly expensive. The food was ok i had higher expectations after looking at the prices. Food was not very flavorful, didn't had any salt or any spices. But that could... More 

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Additional Information about Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
Phone Number: +1 954-563-3272
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: American, Asian, Steakhouse, Hawaiian

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