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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%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“happy hour” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 17:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
+1 954-563-3272
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place will nickel & dime you on everything. Starting with parking for $3 & then the valet trying to upsell you to the upfront parking for $10 so that you can get out faster. Just make sure you've paid before the show ends &...More

Thank mmalik23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very surprising; well done show. Just the right length and variety; the fire show stunts were cringingly good. The food was actually very good but because the setting is so dark, it was difficult to appreciate the well presented dishes (they showed up well in...More

Thank tagolilong
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing time! The food was absolutely delicious and the show was wonderful. The server we had could have been nicer, she was very rude and ignored us part of the time, I am assuming it was because we were there on a Groupon...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious; I had the teriyaki beef and my husband had the Thai chicken and shrimp. Both were excellent. The show had great dancing and costumes, and a walk in the garden beside the waterfall was a lovely finish to a fun evening.

Thank nandltravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were going to spend the small fortune to come here and eat until we found out there is a dress code. No flip flops, hats or tanks. Seriously? I came to Florida for vacation, all I packed were flip flops and tanks! You are...More

1  Thank JSprad8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dinner portion of our Teriyaki chicken was more of a lunch sized portion and for the price we were disappointed. After discussing this with the waitress, she did bring us an additional serving to fulfill our meal. Since this is a dinner and show...More

Thank eridam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked reservations, waited to be seated, then waited 25 minutes before we went looking for a waiter/waitress. Took drink order, came back 30 minutes later to take order. Grandson ordered a non-alcoholic drink - he is 16 - they brought him a strong alcoholic...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They charged $15 for a show we couldn't enjoy because of how hot it was. Really wish we had skipped the show and requested outdoor where it was cooler. Management LIED and said the A/C went out day before we learned from an employee it...More

1  Thank Dee22321205
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Show was amazing, I seemed like we were actually in Hawaii with how well the dancers are.The entire place is beautifull. Be sure to walk through the garden. The food was OMG GOOOOD. Get the steak it amazingly good. All the food was even sides....More

Thank Z1622TDelizabethc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was really good the service was very good also. I would have enjoyed the show more if the servers weren't milling around in front of us. The drinks are very pricey.

Thank Susan W
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Cécile B
18 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