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Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge

) #114 of 1,035 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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American, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We're two couples visiting from England, and saw the Mai-Kai as an exciting and different way to spend our last night in Fort Lauderdale. We reserved a table online and were not told at any point that the show costed $15 per person. We were...More

Thank Natalie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good but the show was great. Much better, longer and more entertaining than I was expecting. (It was not my idea to go there but I am glad we did.) A little dark and not really great for children unless then can...More

Thank Quincy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to this place as a kid and it's exactly the same and never disappoints. The food is basic Asian style food, not therapy best but not bad. The experience is worth it. My kids loved it and the shows is very entertaining. Great...More

Thank joseph b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was packed and very dark (I could not see hardly at all until my eyes adjusted from the outside sunlight) - be sure to use their flashlights to see your menu's Drinks were good - food was very good and dessert was very...More

1  Thank D C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at this restaurant was very good and delightfully tasteful. The drinks had such a stunning look in terms of the presentation but the taste was soon good. With drink that come in take home ceramic cups to drinks that come in a pineapple,...More

Thank Sydney J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have driven past the place a thousand times living in the area and never went their despite my appreciation for tiki culture and love of over-proof rum drinks. My wife surprised with a dinner at Mai-Kai for my birthday and it was awesome! The...More

Thank CB0341
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to try once just for the show, food and wine list overpriced and average! Service is hectic and fairly fast, not a dining experience at all!

Thank Valentinmarcu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mai-Kai is pretty cool! It's really a gem of attraction/restaurants that helped make Florida great. Untouched by time. The decor is beautiful with a ship theme in the bar and through the restaurant and a beautiful tiki garden awaits you outside. Mai-Kai has a really...More

Thank Jason N
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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
5 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, 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
  • 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
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