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Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge

3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
(954) 563-3272
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Ranked #266 of 1,101 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Malaysian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Oakland Park Boulevard
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Spencerville In
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The food is pretty expensive, but I think you are paying more for the whole package. Unfortunately you do have to pay for the show and parking too. We paid 5.00 to park and then 12.00 a person for the show. The food was good, but not to die for. Look at the menu online so you have an idea... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Hadn't been since I was a kid many years ago. Took my wife, son and parents since we were in town on vacation. Service was reasonably attentive. They replaced my son's drink promptly when it wasnt right. The strong drinks are strong. Everyone liked their food. The lobster bisque, pu pu platter, and egg roll are excellent apps. 4 of... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My family thought it would be nice for me to see the Mai-Kai so we decided to stop in for happy hour. I have to say I was turned off from the beginning as you had to pay to park. Why would a restaurant charge you to park? On this particular evening many people were sharing the happy hour experience.... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Excellent show, the food was delicious!, also the people working at this restaurant are exceptional they will go the extra mile to help you and explain the menu and the Show. The show is worth to see as many won't have the opportunity to travel to the Polynesia to see it. Great dancers , great musicians. Overall the place is... More

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Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Beautiful place, the garden was beautiful! Food was good! The show was awesome! Great waiter (James) was funny and nice! Expensive but worth it! You need to pay 5$ for parking. Theres a gift shop inside. You need reservations. Its dark inside. Allot of types of drinks.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I am 31 years old and have been coming here with my family since I was a little kid. It is such a fun experience that we have made it sort of a family tradition to come for dinner whenever we are visiting the south Florida area. If you have a chance to see the show, do it. It's really... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Mai-Kai is one of a kind place. The atmosphere is beautiful. Make sure you have extra time to see the show and take a walk out back by the waterfall.

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Ft. Lauderdale
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a great place to take out-of-town guests and for tourists to visit. The performers are great and the show is a unique experience. The food is OK, but not great. It's not a place one would go on a regular basis. If you're in Ft.Lauderdale on vacation, it's something you can tell the folks at home about.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Well, I have gone to this place a few times thru the years. I mean 10+ years and nothing changed. Same boring menu, diluted drinks, below average show, unorganized line at the entrance... You are asked to come at 8 pm and directed to the bar upon arrival. Overpriced drinks are money makers here, and it takes a few to... More

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Bancroft, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Decided to try Mai Kai for a birthday extravaganza! You feel very welcomed the moment you step on the property. Valet parking is free and the gardens lovely. A prime property in Fort Lauderdale. Arrive early to get the best photo ops and walk amongst the waterfall. The servers are very attentive and can make great recommendations for your dining... More

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