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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...more
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3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222
+1 954-563-3272
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From the time you get out of your car to the time you leave they wallop you over the head every which way regarding money. If they could charge for oxygen I’m sure they would. Yes there’s a show and food but for the prices...More

Thank JerryAscione
Reviewed 5 days ago

My first visit here was 38 years ago and this was my first return visit. This place did not fail to make the evening as enjoyable as it had all those years ago. The cocktail list is extensive and a very good way to start...More

Thank MikeandKimWilliams
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there Saturday night for the 10:30 show, the bar area was crowded but manageable. Food was so so, but really no one goes for the food. The show was amazing, my 2 boys (11&17) had a great time. Try to get a front row...More

Thank Angelo H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Fort Lauderdale for the tiki convention "Hukilau" and one of the nights we all went to the dinner show at the Mai Kai. It was incredible. The polynesian food was outstanding. The show was great and the service and drinks were top...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The show was extremely authentic, just wish it was longer because it was so entertaining! Ambiance was great- like being in a big tiki hut. Fantastic staff! Food was delicious! It was like being transported to a tropical island without all the travel! we highly...More

Thank RioLib28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well where do I begin ...... attended this evening at the 8pm show. Had to wait until 8.30pm to be seated. I ordered a mojito which tasted of syrup quite awful. Booked through viator so limited menu but good selection. Food was adequate. Drinks awful...More

1  Thank yogianddaisy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the dinner and show. Went to the Tiki Bar first and had a few drinks. Nothing really special - rum is rum. But I did get a drink and one of the cute Tiki Mugs. The show room was extremely crowded and...More

Thank ASkyDancer
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is overrated. If you coming for show it’s okay. Will give you the taste of Polynesia if you didn’t have chance to visit it. We couldn’t hear lady from the stage. Acoustic is terrible. Dancers are very good and it is the only...More

Thank Beata K
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Very poor quality of food and staff could be more friendly. You get much better food and service in other places in Fort Lauderdale. The show is amazing (if you are lucky to get a table from which you can see something)!

Thank Rinmacarion
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Somehow the Mai-Kai keeps the nostalgic flavor of the 50's-60's without being cheesy. You can, if you wish, get the parasols and skewered hangover inducing rum drinks. Just don't have too many because all that sugar will make you sorry in the morning (unless you're...More

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28 February 2018|
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Response from artskibeach | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that there's a restriction
Lori B
3 January 2018|
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Response from WMoecher | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure you can. We were there for dinner, but fairly certain that is an option.
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