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Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge

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Polynesian, Gluten Free Options, Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222 (Oakland Park Boulevard)
+1 954-563-3272
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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
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Gulf Stream, FL
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The show is funny dancing and the Disney-esque decor make this a fun place to go with a group for a destination. The good is not great, but it is PACKED all of the time! So, they must be doing something right!

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Woodcliff Lake, NJ
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time at Mai-Kai, The tropical drinks were very good they have a large selection of different drinks. The food was excellent. They have a pre fix that we had to ask for but was worth it. The show was great, we sat right in front (must ask). Great place to bring guests. We will be back.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mai-Kai, established in 1956 and one of the last of the great Polynesian themed restaurants in the mainland US, is a rare gem well worth a visit. Even more so with their new "tapas" menu featuring a range of super-tasty appetizers that rival the cutting-edge faire of the trendiest restaurants. Our last visit was for drinks and tapas during happy... More 

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PiaMK, Guest Relations Manager at Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued support of the Mai-Kai. Our new chef, along with his culinary team, truly appreciate your recognition of their work. We offer Happy Hour every evening only in the Molokai Lounge. Half priced drinks and appetizers are offered from opening till 7:00pm, only in the lounge. Thank you for taking the time to post a review... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have lived here a long time and this is the first time we went there. The show was awesome and the food was even better. Definitely recommend the pu pu platter and the pad Thai!

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Thank Kristina G
PiaMK, Guest Relations Manager at Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Mai-Kai and sharing your thoughts. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. All of our staff appreciates your kind words, especially our culinary team. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Mahalo More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our server was good. Very attentive until he was overwhelmed with too many tables. The food was great! The early dinner menu is absolutely worth it. The ambiance was great. Even if you don't go to the show you will have a good time.

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Thank Karen R
PiaMK, Guest Relations Manager at Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Mai-Kai and sharing your thoughts. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Our culinary team loves your review. I'm sorry to hear that your server fell behind, but I am glad that he tried his best. We offer the early dinner special only in the Secluded Dining area, not in... More 

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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My sisters came here not knowing what to expect. It totally exceeded anything we we even expected!! You can order off the ala cartel menu and pay separate for show or do an all inclusive off a separate menu with a starter, entree, and dessert which also includes show for $47. I highly recommend this venue!!

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Thank DonnaSu
PiaMK, Guest Relations Manager at Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Mai-Kai and taking the time to share your thoughts. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. All of our staff appreciates your kind words and the 5 star rating! Mahalo More 

Homestead, Florida
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Need I say more? This place is fantastic. We arrived over an hour early for our 6:30 reservation, so we sat in the lounge waiting for our friends. Drinks: excellent! Service: excellent! Atmosphere: well, I've already mentioned that. 1/2 price drinks AND appetizers during happy hour, plus FREE buffet at the rear of the lounge. By 6:30 our friends arrived... More 

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PiaMK, Guest Relations Manager at Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Mai-Kai and sharing your thoughts. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. All of our staff appreciates your kind words and the 5 star rating! Mahalo More 

SPRINGFIELD OHIO
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a blast at Mai Kai. This place is a 50s design treasure. If you love vintage tiki anything you must check it out. The food, service and show were awesome. So glad we decided to go despite the negative reviews.

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PiaMK, Guest Relations Manager at Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Mai-Kai and sharing your thoughts. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. All of our staff appreciates your kind words and the 5 star rating! Mahalo More 

Colonia
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220 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ambience, u literally feel like ur in Hawaii. Great places outside to take pics, waterfalls, tiki's, tiki torches. Absolutely fabulous. Food was great!!!! I had the chicken in peanut sauce.. Fresh veggies. A bit pricey but very good. Service is excellent.

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PiaMK, Guest Relations Manager at Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Mai-Kai and sharing your thoughts. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. All of our staff appreciates your kind words. Again, thank you for visiting and taking the time to post a review. Mahalo More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went my husband, my daugther and i to this restaurant on August 5, 2016 to eat there by a groupon coupon. After seeting on the table, i notice a cockroach by the column close to my table. I did not saying anything to avoid other customers notice it. But other people saw it too. Then after ate the food,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $80
Cuisine
Polynesian, Gluten Free Options, Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
    (Oakland Park Boulevard)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-563-3272
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?