Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show

Fort Lauderdale

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In a Nutshell

Rack of lamb, steaks, bourbon-flamed lobster, and shrimp curries served amid tropical gardens filled with tiki sculptures and waterfalls

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Promotional value expires Nov 30, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required for show, recommended for dinner only. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. 2 entree minimum purchase. Must be presented prior to the meal. Not valid for carryout. Happy hour, early bird menu, or bali-hai not included. Can't be combined with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $26 for $50 worth of tiki-style cuisine and drinks for a party of two or more, redeemable Tuesday–Friday
  • $30 for $50 worth of tiki-style cuisine and drinks for a party of two or more, redeemable any day of the week
  • See the full menu. Kids menu also available.

Polynesian Islander Revue shows are not included with dinner; customers who would like to see the show must call ahead to make a reservation, and will be charged an additional fee of $11.95 for each adult on the final bill. Children age 12 and under get in free with the purchase of a kids meal.

Mai-Kai Restaurant

The spirit of the retro American tiki bar lives on at Mai Kai Restaurant, which has been serving up Pacific Island vibes since 1956. Inside its tropical sanctuary, dinner guests dine overlooking lush tropical gardens, tiki torches, and cascading waterfalls, while others sip Mai-tais on the deck of an 18th-century ship. Praised by NPR for its authenticity, the sprawling lounge and venue embodies the Pacific Islands kitsch of the 1950s and 60s as well as an appreciation of real-life Polynesian culture. The decor in each area of the restaurant represents a different region of the islands, and the food—which includes house specialties such as Peking duck, rack of lamb, and bourbon-flamed lobster—draws on the culinary styles of Polynesia, China, and the Pacific United States.

Mai-Kai's Polynesian-born owner, Mireille Thornton, began working at Mai-Kai in 1961 as a dancer. Today, she choreographs the Polynesian Islander Revue. During their near-nighty performances, dancers dressed in flowers and hand-painted tapa cloth twirl balls of fire, perform acrobatic leaps, and move to the sound of drums—a showcase inspired by the traditions of rural Polynesian life at the turn of the 20th century. Dancers often invite the audience up on stage to share in the performance by learning new dance steps and tricks for signing autographs on coconuts. Guests can also enjoy dinner without the show in the secluded Tahiti or Samoa dining rooms, or outdoors in the Lanai dining area.

Customer Reviews

A wonderful place, beautiful, excellent food and a great show, perfect for an unforgettable night.
Lionel M. · December 1, 2014
It was a great dinning experience and the food was surprisingly good. The service was great. Great place to go celebrate a Birthday or anniversary.
Ivette P. · November 30, 2014
The food and drinks are delicious
Jennifer R. · November 27, 2014
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    Fort Lauderdale

    3599 N Federal Hwy

    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

    +19545633272

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