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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 #227 of 1,109 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: $31 - $80
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Asian, Steakhouse, Hawaiian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, 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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Fort Lauderdale, FL
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

After reading many negative reviews on this site, I almost cancelled our reservation. But I'm so glad we went. It was a Wednesday night in October and it was not too crowded (as it might be on a Friday or Saturday night). First, the reason to go here is to have a fun time and see a great show. Don't... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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326 reviews 326 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have gone there since the '60's, yet I haven't been in 20 years. They still have the tropical decor, but it needs an update. I went on the "Dine out Lauderdale" promotion. I remember enjoying the show, but it was not part of the promotion. So I got there early and ordered the pupu platter: chicken, egg roll, crab... More

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I visited with a group from work. The atmosphere and company was the best part of the night. The show was entertaining. This is the only reason to visit this place. The food was very bland. Not one person out of 11 said their entree was their flavorful. You will need to add seasoning and hot sauce. Definitely don't order... More

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Long Island, NY
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We just had a great evening out with my girlfriends on Thursday night October 2nd. Our food was delicious, the atmosphere was amazing!!! And the show was fabulous!! We all had so much fun, and it was something different and out of the norm. Thr grounds and gardens of the restaurant are really beautiful, and the whole tiki Polynesian atmosphere... More

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Long Island
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been to this place three times and had fun every time. The food is very good as is the service. I love the atmosphere. Kind of half way between Hawaii and Disney. Some people consider the show a little corny but we love it. The performers and musicians really do a great job. Next time I'm in the... More

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Miami, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Just I can say that this place is awesome. Great food and great show ( that make you feel like you can dance when u move ur hips :) ) and great services...

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Schenectady, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I found a buy 1 get 1 free admission coupon at our resort and decided it would be something different to do. They offered free valet parking which was cool, but when we went inside we were greeted by a less than friendly host who rolled his eyes when we told him about our coupon. The place is so dimly... More

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Miami, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My husband and I went for a birthday dinner and we had an amazing time. Everyone was courteous, they have so many drinks to choose from, dinner was great, we had won ton soup, and grilled salmon with fried rice, and honey garlic chicken with vegetables and rice. The desserts were awesome I had cherries Hawaiian (flaming bing cherries) over... More

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Long Beach, California, Usa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I am a Tiki nut . I went to Fort Lauderdale to attend a Tiki event and part of it was held at the Mai Kai. It is a Restaurant and Bar ... the Bar area is separate from the dining area. First off you will feast your eyes on the Building. It is a true tiki location. Bamboo everywhere... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

My husband and me went to celebrate our anniversary, and it was a blast!, beginning for the drinks,the food, the show was amazing, the gardens are beautiful. I am happy that we didn't pay too much attention to some critical reviews, but for us it was a wonderful place.

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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 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: American, Asian, Steakhouse, Hawaiian

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