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  • Location:Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Mai-Kai Polynesian Dinner Show

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Take a step back in time to the classic tiki bars of the 1950s and 60s with this Mai-Kai Polynesian dinner show at Mai-Kai restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Since 1956, this Polynesian eatery has been serving up the complete 'dinner and a show' experience. Enjoy award-winning Cantonese and American dishes — an appetizer, entrée and dessert — with the song and dance of the celebrated Polynesian Islander Revue. And don’t forget to try one of their world-famous tropical drinks. A night out at Mai-Kai restaurant is a night to remember forever.


  • Mai-Kai Polynesian dinner show
  • Watch a live performance of dancing, singing, and the Samoan Fire and Knife dance by authentic Polynesian dancers
  • Enjoy a delicious three-course meal as you watch the show
  • Soak up the ambiance of a classic tiki bar of the '50s and '60s

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Mai-Kai Polynesian Dinner Show

Mai-Kai Polynesian Dinner Show

Escape to one of the most unique dining and entertainment experiences in South Florida, Mai-Kai restaurant. Mai-Kai opened its doors in 1956 on the outskirts of Fort Lauderdale and has watched as the city has grown around it over the years. It authentically recreates a Polynesian Village, complete with tiki torches, a thatch roof and a wooden plank bridge entrance, and turns it into a restaurant.

Mai-Kai’s award-winning cuisine includes Cantonese and American dishes, from fresh seafood and steaks to house specialities like Peking duck, rack of lamb and lobster Bora Bora. An appetizer, main course and dessert are included with each meal. (See Itinerary for a sample menu.) And don’t forget to try one of their world-famous tropical drinks with your meal or at the tiki bar.

The entertainment is first-rate. The essence of Polynesia comes alive in the song and dance of the celebrated Islanders Revue. Musicians, drums and brightly colored costumes light up the stage every day and there’s a new interpretation of village life in the South Pacific every year.

Mai-Kai restaurant is food and fun for the entire family.


Sample dinner menu

First course (choice of one):
  • Pupu platter (serves 1)
  • Mai-Kai house salad
  • Lobster bisque soup
  • Won Ton soup
  • Shangai chicken (tender chunks of marinated chicken breasts and Chinese parsley, wrapped in bacon)
  • Egg roll
  • Crispy calamari

Main Course (choice of one):
  • Mai-Kai honey chicken (crispy chunks of chicken sauteed in a sweet garlic and honey sauce topped with sesame seeds and served over a bed of crispy rice noodles)
  • Teriyaki chicken
  • Teriyaki beef
  • Mai-Kai Beef (beef tips sauteed with red and green bell peppers and onions in a slightly spicy black pepper sauce)
  • Sweet and sour pork
  • Cantonese shrimp
  • Hawaiian fried rice dinner with chicken and shrimp

Dessert (choice of one):
  • Dark chocolate frozen yogurt
  • Tahitian vanilla frozen yogurt
  • Sweet coconut frozen yogurt
  • Mango sorbet frozen yogurt (non-dairy)

Customer Reviews

Gayle P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A South Florida institution not to be missed!

Thomas C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent fun, wonderful show, and outstanding service!

Richard D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A delightful experience for visiting relatives and for me !

dana C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Just as I remembered back in the 70's - same waiters they tell me too. The show is very good and gives me the urge to go to South Pacific. Food was good too! Recommend going to see -

lou gibson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The atmosphere in the bar area alone was worth the trip - -
fantastic experience

Sonia V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

One word, Awesome

Dana D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a great time.

kimela W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015



5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Absolutely GREAT experience. The food was great, drinks were STRONG, show was AMAZING! I'd do it again!

Benny W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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