Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show

Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show

Asian Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Lounge
3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM Tuesday (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–9:30 PM
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 4:30 PM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

The Mai-Kai brings Polynesia to you, complete with tropical gardens with flaming torches, lush foliage, giant tikis and waterfalls.


Based on 243 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Suzanne L.
    "The very best tiki establishment on the planet... the Mecca of Tiki."(7 Tips)
    "Try the Malayan Mist and the Black Magic"(5 Tips)
    Melissa R.
    "Great happy hour, half price drinks and apps, with free sushi."(16 Tips)
    Justice M.
    "You must order the "Mystery drink" -- SFW lapdance to ensue."(3 Tips)
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  • happy hour
  • tikis
  • black magic
  • gardens
  • pupu platter
  • good for dates
  • cocktails
  • dancing
  • romantic
  • escargot
  • rum
  • family-friendly
  • panang curry
  • piña coladas
  • dinner
  • authentic
  • key lime pie
  • shrimp
  • fresh fruit juice
  • coffee
  • Patricia P.

    Go to the Molokai Bar for happy hour and get a Barrel O'Rum

  • Rene S.

    Cocktails und Cocktails

    Rene Schieder · May 6
  • Ryan C.

    I used to go when I was a kid. Always loved it. Came back two decades later and it's STILL a fun place. Food is not exceptional but that's not why you go here.

    Ryan C · May 2
  • Travis F.

    Okay, cool show but severely overpriced food (mediocre quality). Our dessert was quite good but my ribs were not even cooked well, and the appetizers we had were absolutely bad. Good expirence ba food

    Travis Flynn · May 1
  • M K.

    We found this to be a sad spectacle...

    M K · April 12
  • Chris N.

    After your meal take your drink and sit outside in their tropical garden.

    Chris Nixon · March 27
  • Emily M.

    The show was alright. Extremely overpriced for the quality of food that they serve. But hey if you have tons of money and you don't care where it goes then by all means

    Emily Mccullough · March 14
  • Kathryn I.

    Barrels of Rum and the Mystery Drink are a potent set! Wonderful time.

    Kathryn I · December 31, 2014
  • Nikki

    Not what it use to be sorry

    Nikki · December 21, 2014
  • Nikki

    Want for dinner n a show DONT tip on the show I did a xtra $30.00

    Nikki · December 13, 2014
  • Matt

    Great show, excellent food, beautiful place

    Matt · December 8, 2014
  • New Times Broward Palm Beach

    The Mai-Kai is easy to love.

    New Times Broward Palm Beach · August 18, 2014
  • Herekitty

    All I know is, this place has dirty fruit. Next time you order a drink with fruit garnish do yourself a favor and smell the fruit first, *CONTAMINATED*

    Herekitty · August 17, 2014
  • Patrick W.

    Happy hour foods and cocktails are delicious.

    Patrick Wills · August 7, 2014
  • Alex G.

    Beautiful garden and the perfect date spot

    Alex Gonzalez · August 7, 2014
  • Stephanie🌺

    Best. Dinner. Ever.

    Stephanie🌺 · August 7, 2014
  • Mott K.

    Lovely place for a special date! #getluckyfactor

    Mott Kornicki · June 27, 2014
  • Diego N.

    Not very thrilled that this place ended up being closed down temporarily for 38 violations including rats. Yuk!

    Diego Naranjo · May 3, 2014
  • Pia D.

    Come for Happy Hour in the Molokai Bar (5-7 pm) then have dinner in the Samoa or Tahiti dining rooms overlooking the tropical gardens. Or for a true romantic dinner - reserve a table by the waterfall!

    Pia Dahlquist · May 2, 2014
  • Vinny D.

    get the sidewinder for two drink for 32 bux. Best deal. Also order food like you were having Chinese takeout so you know what ur gonna get. Don't go on a limb and order a dish to try for first time.

    Vinny Davis · April 6, 2014
  • Susan J. S.

    Be sure to enjoy the beautiful gardens

    Susan J. Stein aka SusieQ · March 14, 2014
  • Melissa R.

    Great happy hour, half price drinks and apps, with free sushi. Come early!

    Melissa Ross · March 13, 2014
  • Sarah E.

    Worst service hands down. Food and drinks meh. Happy Hour deal is the only reason the hubby keeps dragging me back here :-(

    Sarah Ezzat · March 8, 2014
  • Charles C.

    Rum barrel!

    Charles Camacho · February 14, 2014
  • VisitLauderdale

    Have dinner and see a show for $30 a person Tuesday – Sunday

    VisitLauderdale · February 11, 2014
  • Keith W.

    Join the Mai Kai Club for $15 and get drink, dining, and show discounts.

    Keith Wright · November 20, 2013
  • Victoria L.

    The Mai Kai beef was pretty good (crispy orange beef w a hint of peanut flavor), but way over priced. Good nonetheless. We're going back during happy hour!

    Victoria Lambino · October 28, 2013
  • Linda M.

    Happiest Happy Hour

    Linda Monaco · September 20, 2013
  • Elena S.

    Show is totally work it! The dancers are on point!!

    Elena SantayanaPower · September 1, 2013
  • Jerry P.

    Great shows and beautiful ambiance. The dancers are amazing, specially the ones that use fire on their act. It could get a bit crowded when sold out and food is ok but not great.

    Jerry Perez · August 15, 2013
  • Herekitty

    The blackened shrimp is the bomb.

    Herekitty · August 10, 2013
  • Charity Dine

    Great little spot! We're a big fan of this place.

    Charity Dine · July 29, 2013
  • New Times Broward Palm Beach

    Everyday from 5 to 7 p.m. -- 4:30 p.m. Saturdays -- the Molokai Bar offers 50 percent off appetizers and drinks. Wednesdays a complimentary buffet is offered for individuals who spend more than $10.

  • Robert P.

    Food was good, show was good, but we will never go back. The service was about the worst I have ever experienced. Hostess was nice and knowledgeable but after her it was all down hill.

    Robert Passarelli · June 26, 2013
  • New Times Broward Palm Beach

    Best of Broward 2013- Best Cocktails: Mai-Kai.Try the Mara-Amu, a blend of rums and fresh fruit juices, or the Black Magic, a blend of dark rum, tropical fruit and coffee. Read more

  • VisitLauderdale

    Buy 1 entree and receive a 2nd entree of lesser value at no charge when ordering from the A la Carte Menu.

    VisitLauderdale · June 10, 2013
  • N! S.

    if you happen to miss happy hour in the molokai, ask your server about the nightly drink special... it's a great way to try something new and it's half off... don't say i didn't warn you

    N! Satterfield · May 5, 2013
  • Kristine Bea

    Very good spicy beef with almonds. Try it :)

    Kristine Bea · April 20, 2013
  • Tim P.

    Half price drinks and apps during happy hour

    Tim Price · April 18, 2013
  • Jayme B.

    This place smells like a urine infested retirement home.

    Jayme Barbosa · April 10, 2013
  • Robert E.

    5-7 Molokai Bar great drinks and appetizers.

    Robert Easton · March 22, 2013
  • Monik  (.

    Nice place!!

    Monik  (ړײ) · February 17, 2013
  • Thierry D.

    Beside the performance which was great, the food was horrible.The barbecue ribs was hard as brick and it was cold. I self parked my park and paid $5. I returned to find out my car was broken into.

    Thierry Derane · January 14, 2013
  • Jeffrey S.

    Get the pupu platter appetizer

    Jeffrey S · December 20, 2012
  • Aleksandra P.

    Show is amazing and definitely worth the $11 per person. Mahi-mahi definitely not something I would recommend but shrimp was fantastic

    Aleksandra Pietraszek · December 12, 2012
  • New Times Broward Palm Beach

    The drinks here have that kick that other places tend to water down. Try the drunken skull or the Bora Bora! For those price conscious, go during happy hour where the drinks are half-priced! Read more

    New Times Broward Palm Beach · November 20, 2012
  • Michael M.

    Stupid. They make you take off your hat and overprice their food. Snobby and Hawaiian doesn't mix.

    Michael McGill · October 21, 2012
  • N! S.

    ...look up Beachbum Berry's "Sippin' Safari" if you're interested in the history of the cocktails served in both the restaurant and Molokai bar!

    N! Satterfield · October 6, 2012
  • Johanna T.

    No matter what you order.... All the drinks taste the same.

    Johanna Taylor · September 14, 2012
  • New Times Broward Palm Beach

    The Black magic certainly does something to you after one! Coffee mixed with a concoction of dark rums and juices! You better watch yourself!

    New Times Broward Palm Beach · August 30, 2012

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