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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%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“fire dancers” (9 reviews)
“happy hour” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
+1 954-563-3272
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Mai Kai was a fun place to celebrate Thanksgiving with family. We enjoyed decorations and the show. It felt just like shows we had seen while in Hawaii. Service was terrible- one person in group didn’t get served his turkey until others had finished. Other...More

Thank samkapil
Reviewed 3 days ago

Let me preface this by saying my family has loved the Mai-Kai and has been coming here for DECADES. Whenever we would find ourselves on vacation in Ft. Lauderdale we would try to stop in for dinner and the show. The last time we had...More

Thank Louise F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The waiter was more interested in selling drinks than explaining the menu. Ended up with a terribly expensive course without knowing the price in advance. The show was mediocre. When it was finished there was no time to enjoy the rest of the wine or...More

Thank Hilde N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a group of 10 people celebrating numerous birthdays and had a great time! Was surprised at the quality & amount of food. Drinks were great as well. We went for the first seating, arriving early to spend some time in the bar and...More

Thank WMoecher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the hand crafted drinks in the Molokai Lounge to the end of the most amazing floor show ever the Mai Kai is, hands down, the best place I've ever visited in my entire life (and yes, I've traveled extensively!) The food isn't great but...More

Thank Arizona F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great evening, our meal was fantastic. We really enjoy the show. It's a great place for a romantic evening. Love love the place. Only one small complaint the lighting is so low bring a flash light to read the menu (smile).

Thank Doreen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is family-friendly and children-friendly. The best part about this location is the entertainment. The entertainment was only one hour long. They gave a short history of the Polynesian culture and gave a short Polynesian dance and fire show as part of their entertainment....More

Thank Marjorie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband I live walking distance from here. I went to the bar waiting for friends drinks where amazing. However once moved to the dining room it was a hot mess!! Drinks and food where super slow. Beyond the fact of being subpar. The waitresses...More

Thank toocute72382
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made reservation two days in advance. Parking is $3.00 but no Handicap spaces available. Had a long wait for table seating. Dinner was scheduled for 5:30 PM and show started at 7:30 PM. Food barely warm and mediocre. Prices high for what you get. Show...More

Thank MKS2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible experience. My reservation was for 9 pm. They didnt sit me until 9:30 pm. Clearly did not respect my reservation. Sat us at worst table. A table invented by them having oversold the restaurant. Waiter was short of a moron. Forgot our appetizer. Mai...More

2  Thank Edgar R
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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