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Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge

) #120 of 1,039 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale €€ - €€€ American, Asian, Polynesian
3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
+1 954-563-3272
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • 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 3 days ago

We really enjoyed our evening at the Mai Kai. The staff is super friendly and our waiter knew all about the dishes, which was very helpful. It Is a little dark inside but they provide flashlights to help you see the menu. The food was...More

Thank ksparksackgirl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was wonderful! Wine was great! Service is quick & the show was incredible! Be sure to go into the gardens for pictures!

Thank Chatmanfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for Mothers Day. What a mess. It was a line out the door to get to the one man who is doing a horrible job checking people in and telling people what is going on. Bar has great specials which is nice to...More

Thank Daye A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Growing up in South Florida I had always wanted to visit the Mai-Kai but as the years passed I somehow never did... until last night. Like many people I'm drawn to the exotic South Seas and though many would correctly point out that the so...More

1  Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Experience What an experience. Taste of the Polynesian culture and food. The arrival is carefully orchestrated with many valets and a host that manages the crowd. The Polynesian theme is great and the kids loved it. Staff The staff was friendly and moved us along...More

Thank cbrislin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The happy hour food specials were worth the trip. Food was flavorful. Specialty drinks are half off, not really a true bargain when the normal price averages 17.00 per drink. Go for the food, well worth it. Staff was gracious, catered to their guests.

Thank tangofxf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place it's awesome. Best Polinitian, Restaurant, in florida, and, probably the world. This place, it's being here in Florida, espexiflicly Fort Lauderdale for the past 60 years We are fortunate to have it. Excellent food, and drinks, and, you, could also enjoy the shows,...More

Thank Felix C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great for families/groups, celebrations or for when you have visitors from out of town. We made a 7:30 dinner reservation for a group of five and to see the 8:30 show.. We were seated promptly and our waiter came over immediately to...More

Thank JennaFuh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 2 adults and 2 children. We requested seats where we, and especially the children, could see. They sat us behind a poll on the platform and said they were the best seats they had although we arrived very early. DO NOT SIT ON...More

Thank mark v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here many times, but I took my boyfriend who had never been there before. The service as always was excellent, food is pricey but it is good. I do want to say that the mystery drink isn't as strong as it used to...More

Thank Diana M
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I am not very tall and my wife is short. How can I reserve a table with a good look to the show stage? Thank you. Is there a sitting map to the dining area?
14 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.
Can I bring a twelve and sixteen old
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!
Does the Mai-Kai still serve pressed duck?? I can't find it on their menu
19 January 2016|
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Response from Carol210 | Reviewed this property |
Don't recall, but might want to contact the restaurant directly.
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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
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
  • E-mail
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