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Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge

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3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222 (Oakland Park Boulevard)
+1 954-563-3272
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4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see show. We came for Dinner and a show and it was awesome! The atmosphere was fun the drinks were delicious and the food was perfect

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

Mai-Kai is the last unique spot in Fort Lauderdale, celebrating it's 60th year. With a new chef, the Mai-Kai has stepped up it's game. The polynesian dancers never disappoint. They also have the best Happy Hour in town. Unfortunately, at 60 years old, the Mai-Kai is starting to show it's age. If you love the Tiki culture and kitsch of... 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, especially our Chef. Again, thank you for visiting and taking the time to post a review. Mahalo More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently ate at the Mai-Kai four times in one week. This place has been there for 60 years now, and my first visit was as a child in the early 1960's. This is a premier palace to the Polynesian Pop era and I'm happy to say it is still worth visiting. Bamboo and thatch. A darkened inner atmosphere that... 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 appreciate your continued support and taking the time to write an informative review. You express a terrific description of the Mai-Kai atmosphere and the experience we strive to provide. Again, thank you for your frequent visits and the wonderful 5 star review. Mahalo More 

Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family vacation in Vero Beach every Summer and we literally plan a day and book a hotel room in Ft.Lauderdale so we can go to Maikai! Ft.Lauderdale is about 2 hours away from Vero. Once again the staff, show & food were great. We went a little before our reservation and took advantage of the great Happy Hour specials... More 

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

Thank you for making the Mai-Kai a family tradition. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. All of our staff appreciates your kind words. Again, thank you for visiting and taking the time to post a wonderful review. Thank you for your continued support, see you next year! Mahalo More 

Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Mai-Kai is definitely an experience, even if you don't see the show. We went to the bar (no reservations needed, but probably recommended) during Happy Hour. That means that the food was very reasonably priced! There were four of us and we had a bit of everything on the appetizer menu (and a good portion of the HUGE drink... 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 the evening with us. Happy Hour is offered nightly, from opening till 7:00pm, in the Molokai Lounge. Half priced drinks and appetizers are available only in the Molokai Lounge. Many guests will arrive early to enjoy Happy Hour before they move into... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was there w/family on vacation (there were 7 of us). We went on Sunday, 10JUL2016. Very crowded & a bit unorganized when you check in. Reservations are highly encouraged. Single-file driving into the parking lot. Quite a bit of congestion as it took a while & we were in the car in the street waiting to get into the... 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 appreciate the 4 star rating. We strive to provide an exceptional experience for every guest, sometimes things don't move as smoothly as planned. We are happy to hear that you received attentive service. Your detailed comments are informative. They will help us focus our efforts. Again, thank you for... More 

Sainte-Alvere, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nautical themed doesn't accurately describe it, sorry. Really, its like being in an old sailing ship. There's a mast coming through, its quite cool if you are into wooden boats, like I am. 1/2 price drinks and apps, which makes it into quite the bargain really. The drinks are gigantic, and really like doubles, which makes their $8-$9 price quite... 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. Happy Hour is offered every night from opening till 7:00pm. Happy Hour is only available in the Molokai Lounge. Half price drinks and appetizers are offered only in the Molokai Lounge. Many guests arrive early, so they can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The show is entertaining but the food is amazing. I always get the teriyaki combo and pupu platter and am never disappointed

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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. Our culinary team loves your review! Thank you for the kind words and your continued patronage. Mahalo More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the service was very slow at the bar and consequently we missed the happy hour which runs out at 7.00pm. Our waiter at the table wasn't quite switched on either (we think he was new) but conversely what we thought may have been the head waitress was excellent. I would suggest taking a torch or your mobile phone light... 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, despite some of the short-comings. It would be helpful to know your date of visit and the reservation name, so we can follow up with the staff involved. My email is: dbrodis@maikai.com Again, thank you for visiting and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome experience for my husband and myself.we enjoyed the storytelling and the different parts of the show. The dood was awesome.

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Thank Sereena W
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. Thank you for taking the time to post a review and the 5 star rating! Mahalo 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, American, Asian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
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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