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Mai-Kai Restaurant & Polynesian Show

3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
+1 954-563-3272
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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.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
+1 954-563-3272
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Living in South Florida, this is one of those places you go for special occasions or a fun night out. I’ve maybe been twice before tonight and always had a decent experience. Our experience this time was similar. The show is actually pretty good and...More

Thank Lenny A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went last Sunday on recommendation of a relative to visit a long time establishment. Just me, my daughter and 3 yr old grandson. We didn't see the show as he probably wouldn't sit through it. The gardens were lovely but dark, grandson enjoyed walking/running...More

Thank Tanya J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've heard the show is great...too bad I didn't get to see it. I had a reservation for 6 and showed up with 7 people. Yes, there are limited number of tables and yes, it was my mistake. But I've never been to a restaurant...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The show is a cultural experience and very entertaining. The surrounding gardens are beautiful & a great setting for photos. Extensive and exotic cocktail menu. The food is average and high priced for what you get. There is an additional cost of $15 per person...More

Thank Rieba
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to this place with high expectations. Long time ago, I had the opportunity to travel on a cultural exchange program into many islands on the polynesia. We went to the Solomon Islands, the Kingdom of Tonga, Fiji and Tahiti. We also met people...More

Thank Davosan21
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fun dinner to take the kids too. Show was great, food was ok. Takes a while as they serve everyone at once. The adult drinks are yummy also. Make sure to walk through the garden at the end

Thank Jenn J
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Mind you, the first Polynesian show I attended was years ago in Seaworld Orlando. This is definitely not that show. Let me start with the positive. This 60+ year old establishment’s staff was awesome. So very nice and accommodating. They earned their tip and then...More

1  Thank Boricua_gourmand
Reviewed 31 August 2017

5 of us went for my sisters birthday and we had a wonderful time. The show was fantastic, and all of the staff were great very very accomadating. Cant wait to go back and take the kids!

Thank lparis12504
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This place is a sewer. Black plastic garbage bags hanging from leaky ceiling. Looks like no one did hardly any maint. Since it was built in 1956 very!!! Dark inside. Need flashlight to see menue. Acustics lousy.very noisy. Quality of food the worst and very...More

Thank davidZ7781OR
Reviewed 20 August 2017

a great meal with family front row and what a great show the dancers and the place was hopping . the only thing was it was packed for the 430 show and the air conditioning did not appear to be on. sweating bullets but great...More

1  Thank paws0810
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Cécile B
19 August 2015|
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Response from PiaMK | Property representative |
Hi, I would suggest making reservation for dinner at 6 or 6.30 pm, the show starts at 8 pm. I would also take advantage of our Happy Hour in the Molokai lounge prior to getting seated for the show. The Molokai lounge opens... More
7 June 2015|
Response from Jerryric |
The show is about 50 minutes