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Mai-Kai Restaurant & Polynesian Show
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Mai-Kai brings Polynesia to you, complete with tropical gardens with flaming torches, lush foliage, giant tikis and waterfalls Marvel as agile warriors and beautiful maidens perform native dances from the South Pacific while you enjoy exotic tropical dishes from an award-winning menu. Since the Mai-Kai opened in 1956 the restaurant has received considerable acclaim including Best Dining Entertainment, Best Unique Dining Experience and recognized by Restaurants and Institutions as one of Americas Top 100 Independent Restaurants. Happy Hour nightly in the Molokai Bar.
Reviewed September 23, 2012

couldnt believe that such a suppsoed hi end restaurant with great show would only offer "fried rice" rather than brown rice-OMG!!--i can get fried rice at a cheap chinese place and all take outs here in boca offer brown rice!!---andddd when we got our menus the show already started and there was NO offer of any flashlight to look at the menu!!!!!!--i had to use the light from my cell phone to see=-NOT classy at all--the servers should have offered something and it took a long time just for someone to take our drink order ar first...am calling to complain to managers..

Thank Trish D
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"fire dancers"
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"tropical drinks"
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"happy hour"
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"valet parking"
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"egg rolls"
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"crab rangoon"
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"teriyaki chicken"
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"male dancers"
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"drinks and appetizers"
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"pu pu platter"
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"an appetizer"
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"dinner show"
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"unique experience"
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"fun evening"
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

I have been to the Mai-Kai over several years. I am offering this review, because we had a special occasion: My cousins were on their honeymoon. The manager switched us to a better table in the VIP section at my request to celebrate their honeymoon. The head waiter accommodated the special food allergy needs that some of us have, so we had steak cooked without seasoning in the Chinese oven (that you can see) and it was done perfectly. The show is always fun and the actors were kind enough to have their photos taken with us in the Mai-Kai gardens - a very romantic spot. Don't forget to write your name on the table lamps - an old Mai-Kai tradition.

2  Thank John M
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Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Hawaiian theme meets gilligans island. Very tropical. Kick your shoes off, go barefoot and relax, dance with an exotic polynesian girl, enjoy the great show.. Parking lots is small. Get free valet aervice. Shows are on certain nites, call ahead for times. Food is not bad but not great.. Overall fun experience, good value :)

2  Thank clevelander22
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We went there this past weekend and we loved everything about it..Not sure why peopel are complaining about the prices..They have them on there website so you know before you go and for those that want to be cheap they have a 4 course meal for like $35...We did the bora bora lobster...Out of this world....Again we knew the prices before we got there so we were prepared....The show...Wow wow wow....I will go again and will bring others too...Great job to all!

1  Thank andreana h
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We went to Mai Kai for a holiday party for the Board of a trade organization to which I belong. The drinks were polynesian, the apetzers were good, the band was load & everyone had a great time. The place reminds me of Kona-Kai a polynesian restaurant tht was popular in Philadelphia in the '60s.

Thank kchnman
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