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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 - 20:30
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

We arrive for a reservation and they set us in lounge for about 15 to 20 minutes which was not bad. We was seated to our table had an awesome waiter. And we enjoyed our food very much. And the show was just fantastic. We...More

Thank Motoshep
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Mai Kai is a great restaurant on Route 1 in Fort Lauderale, Fl What a treat this was, my husband took me there to celebrate our anniversary. The place is magical with lush gardens to walk through while you are waiting for your table....More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't visited the Mai-Kai in many years and decided to celebrate our anniversary there with the show. I felt welcome starting with the parking valet and everyone who served us. The service was superb. I figured the show would be hokey but with the...More

Thank CaptainSteve70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has been here for 60 plus years it is an awesome place to go to celebrate a birthday it's an awesome show. Would go back in a heartbeat food is awesome. Check them out and Google great history.

Thank Danilo P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome experience loved the shows The food is awesome I recommend for dessert flaming rum ice cream. A little pricey but worth the experience

Thank Troy B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 12 July 2017

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 12 July 2017 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 4 July 2017

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
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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