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Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge

) #147 of 1,036 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale $$ - $$$ American, Asian,
3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
+1 954-563-3272
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I went to the Mai-Kai at the recommendation of the concierge, however his praise was totally wrong! When we sat down, we were given a menu with several options such as chicken teriyaki, honey chicken, beef teriyaki, etc. On the right hand...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charged $5 by valet if you DONT use their service,thats a new one.Overpriced mediocre food, show ok.probably wont be backI realize its a Ft.Laud icon,but maybe it should be retired

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a fun night. Coming from Australia to view South Pacific culture whilst on the USA east coast seemed a little strange at first, but it was great to see all those cultures highlighted together. The dancing was authentic, the story-telling interesting and...More

Thank tourismteach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's something different to do. Not too bad if you get a deal. But it's Soo hot and humid in there..they make enough money to get AC so not sure why in FL this wouldn't be a priority. If the customer felt comfortable they probably...More

Thank EBN SB B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Threatened by valet if no vip parking it will a very long time to get my car back. Pad Thai was like wet soggy noodles with no flavor. Their AC is not working, and we live in Florida, might as well lock me in a...More

Thank Sal P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good and so is the show. ?Beware---- There is $17.00 surcharge per person to see the show !!Most of the mixed drinks are $15.00 each!!! Yikes. You will easily spend $100-130 per couple for dinner show... Good to see once or twice in...More

Thank Steve86753
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the experience. Great food and beautiful show. We spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon with our friends.

1  Thank livi M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family enjoyed our time at Mai Kai. Service was fast and food was good. My husband and teenager sons thought the portions were to small. I agree for the price the portions are small. We did hit the bar for happy hour and enjoyed...More

Thank Cina3445
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to do something different after so many years of seeing the Mai-Kai. We made reservations, the first thing i was told it was to be casual chic, no shorts or cutoffs, so when we got there, we were over dressed, everyone was in...More

1  Thank Viktor262
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Frank at the door was the best. He got us a table even after the place was full. Frank is the best and he is on top of his game. This guy needs a raise. Highly recommended.

Thank jerusias
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21 July 2017|
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Response from _brendamerlo | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's the same show
15 June 2016|
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Response from PiaMK | Property representative |
Please book ahead, and mention your concerns. We do our very best to accommodate all requests. Thank you for your interest.
6 April 2016|
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Response from farrellgk | Reviewed this property |
they will love it- great show especially for kids, and garden walk and gift shop too!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:30
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
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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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