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Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge

) #136 of 1,034 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale $$ - $$$ American, Asian,
3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
+1 954-563-3272
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“peking duck” (10 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 878 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank livi M
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The show did not have the wow factor that you will find in Hawaii or something to that quality. The food was ok but you could find better for the price. You get a salad, Asian entree, and soft serve ice cream for the meal....More

1  Thank Melissa Annie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An intoxicating, immersive Tiki experience. This treasure trove of genuine Polynesian antiques and 1950s Tiki nostalgia send you back to the days of the famous 'Don the Beachcomber'. Be warned, the extensive list of tropical concoctions, including classics like the Mai Tai, Zombie and Planter's...More

Thank Xochi A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The show was great! We got the bacon covered chicken app. It was 8.99 (maybe a dollar or 2 more). We got 6 pieces that were just a little bigger than a quarter. Not worth it at all. The service was excellent only because they...More

1  Thank 874carrieh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service took forever, food was mediocre and the drinks were watered down. The show was below average and the air conditioning was on the fritz (seeming always to be hinted by our waiter). We had a party of 7 and none of us will be...More

Thank Psyche9777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation and pre- ordered the Peking duck, 10 says prior. Upon arrival at the Mai Kai, I was told it would be hours before the duck was ready. I left and when I called the next day I was told I had canceled...More

1  Thank Helen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here with another couple for my birthday dinner. Service and food was very nice, but way to overpriced. The show was entertaining and fun - but do not expect any professional dancers/athletes/entertainers with a perfect choreographed routine. It was perfectly average. The waiters...More

1  Thank Kristin O
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Response from joseph b | Reviewed this property |
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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.
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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids
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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