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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 #224 of 1,124 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: $31 - $80
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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Pembroke Pines
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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 NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I read many reviews and was told not to go but since this was a bachelorette dinner I decided to go with the flow regardless. I was pleasantly surprised! The drinks were average in price ($12 absolute martini) and I ordered the special which was bass in vanilla buerre blanc and it was delicious, the fish was succulent and properly... More 

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Spotsylvania, VA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had read about Mai Kai in several Tiki articles and now understand why it is rated #1. You're treated at the door by the matre'd and a row of attendants wearing white jackets, white pants, white shoes...you get the picture. We came for dinner so we were escorted to the back. They have several dining areas, all surrounded by... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food was very good, the environment immersive, and the dinner show was fantastic. The staff was fast, efficient and friendly. I enjoyed it immensely

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

I have been wanting to go to Mai Kai for several years, but was disappointed. The food was average, the drinks ridiculously expensive, and atmosphere very dark--everyone reading their menus with cellphone lights! The show was well done, and entertaining! I enjoyed the fire dancers the most!

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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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