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Mai-Kai Restaurant & Polynesian Show

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Address: 3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
Phone Number:
+1 954-563-3272
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17:00 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 23:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Mai-Kai brings Polynesia to you, complete with tropical gardens with...

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.

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Mai-Kai Polynesian Dinner Show
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Where the History is Tastier than the Dishes

The Mai Kai is the oldest continually operating Tiki bar in the U.S.. That's why we, as big tiki enthusiasts, went. The decor of the place delivers on all of the over-the-top... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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aguilas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good night out excellent location well maintained with an "authentic" feel to it . I was surprised at the quality of the food would have preferred an alternative to ice cream for dessert but no big deal. The high point of the show for me were the fire dancers

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I gave Mai Kai a maximum rating mainly because of the show. The server was very nice and helpful. The food is okay. However, the show is terrific...the female dancers are wonderful. The male dancers are amazing...we were awed by their fire tricks as they danced and moved everywhere with their torches! The themed atmosphere of the restaurant is also... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We could not have asked for better! The food was delicious, service impeccable and the show was the best I've seen in years. Amanda went out of her way, to make sure we had a perfect birthday celebration. My daughter is now planning her birthday there for February. It has been several years since our family has been to... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mai Kai is the oldest continually operating Tiki bar in the U.S.. That's why we, as big tiki enthusiasts, went. The decor of the place delivers on all of the over-the-top, self-conscious kitsch that it has always been about. So the best aspect of the Mai Kai is its place in the history of Tiki chic. The floor show... More 

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Thank Carolyn R
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is dancing and music that is very entertaining. The food was great, great presentation and choices for all types of tastes. It gets busy, don't wait to book reservations!

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Thank Deann I
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is advertising polynesian food and show. The food was actually cold. I mean cooked on the outside and raw in the inside. The bathrooms were super dirty, there were actually bugs having a party of their own next to the toilet. The show was not impressive at all. I have been to Hawaii and saw what is supposed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

had dinner first then the show. food was good, thought we would try something different to eat. decorated nicely in the restaurant. we sat near the stage and was able to get some good pictures. flash not allowed but was not advised of this before the show. length of time of the meal service and show appropriate. afterwards there was... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The building was amazing and the scenery was really cool. You could tell they put a lot of time into giving you the feeling you were on an island. The vallet was nice and the wait staff was knowledgeable. That being said, I was not as impressed with the food or the show itself. The food was way overpriced for... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We attended Mai Kai Restaurant as part of a CAA tour. The restaurant was fully booked and appeared to be popular with local residents. The Polynesian Show was excellent. We were offered three entrees - Prime Rib (it wasn't), Grilled Chicken Breast and Catch of the Day (salmon). I had the Prime Rib. It was the worst piece of Prime... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Decided on this place for dinner because we were still able to order off a regular menu which satisfied our non turkey eaters. Waitstaff was professional and friendly. Very large restaurant. The older folk complained it was too dark and they were too far back in restaurant. Drink menu is extensive but vague about actual ingredients. Appetizers came spread out.... More 

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