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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
+1 954-563-3272
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this place with high expectations. Long time ago, I had the opportunity to travel on a cultural exchange program into many islands on the polynesia. We went to the Solomon Islands, the Kingdom of Tonga, Fiji and Tahiti. We also met people...More

Thank Davosan21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun dinner to take the kids too. Show was great, food was ok. Takes a while as they serve everyone at once. The adult drinks are yummy also. Make sure to walk through the garden at the end

Thank Jenn J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mind you, the first Polynesian show I attended was years ago in Seaworld Orlando. This is definitely not that show. Let me start with the positive. This 60+ year old establishment’s staff was awesome. So very nice and accommodating. They earned their tip and then...More

1  Thank Boricua_gourmand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 of us went for my sisters birthday and we had a wonderful time. The show was fantastic, and all of the staff were great very very accomadating. Cant wait to go back and take the kids!

Thank lparis12504
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This place is a sewer. Black plastic garbage bags hanging from leaky ceiling. Looks like no one did hardly any maint. Since it was built in 1956 very!!! Dark inside. Need flashlight to see menue. Acustics lousy.very noisy. Quality of food the worst and very...More

Thank davidZ7781OR
Reviewed 19 August 2017

a great meal with family front row and what a great show the dancers and the place was hopping . the only thing was it was packed for the 430 show and the air conditioning did not appear to be on. sweating bullets but great...More

1  Thank paws0810
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Show is worth it. Dance, fire, drums. Food and drinks were average. Unique venue. Lots of anniversaries Nd birthday celebrations.

1  Thank WorknPlayHardTx
Reviewed 16 August 2017 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 12 August 2017 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 9 August 2017

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
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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