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Mai Kai

3599 N. Federal Hwy. (Oakland Park Blvd.) Send to Phone
954-563-3272 | Menu
The Polynesian paradise here harkens back to Fort Lauderdale’s Spring Break glory days.


Dinner Tues.-Sun.
Open late

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Mai Kai, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Mai Kai Restaurant Review

: Mingle with Broward tourists and regulars at the kitschy and often surreal Mai Kai. Escape to the South Seas for a night of food and entertainment. Is this the set for a movie or real life? The landmark Polynesian theme palace and cocktail lounge is home to the Barrel o’ Rum, which is exactly what it sounds like --- a generous blend of smooth and spicy rums. Of course, the illustrious Mai Tai is superb at the Mai Kai. The Islanders Revue show is always entertaining. (Those wishing to skip the entertainment can dine in one of the rooms facing the gardens.) The Pacific Island cuisine includes a few essentially South Seas dishes, such as Maine lobster Tahitienne, but most are actually Chinese, such as the sweet-and-sour pork. Brick oven-roasted Roast Duck Mai Kai is a crisp and delicately spiced novelty. For dessert, you'll find showstoppers like cherries sautéed in flaming rum sauce, served over coconut ice cream. Don't miss happy hour in the Molokai Bar.

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