MAI-KAIIn The News
Fort Lauderdale Magazine: Keeping the Rum Flowing
The word “institution” can get thrown around freely, but the Mai-Kai definitely is one. It’s also a place capable of changing when change is required. Click here to read more >
Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale makes adjustments to sushi buffet to help protect against COVID-19
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#2 in Fort Lauderdale’s 12 Best Happy Hour Spots
This Polynesian-themed landmark has been serving up tropical tiki drinks since 1956. The Molokai Bar, outfitted to look like a turn-of-the-century seaport saloon, features 51 specialty drinks, wine and beer, all served to patrons by lovely maidens. There’s a daily...
BEST BAR IN BROWARD Molokai Bar at Mai-Kai
The United States was once filled with roadside tiki bars and dinner-show venues. There, your grandparents would dress up to watch fire dancers and hula girls while dining on crab rangoon and pupu platters and sipping drinks called the Jet Pilot and the Zombie. These...
Florida’s surprising TIKI HERITAGE
The Parklander's article on "Florida's surprising TIKI HERITAGE" includes mention of The Mai-Kai Restaurant & Polynesian Show. Read this article on The Parklander >
Talk about a Florida time warp. Here are 11 restaurants that have been open a lifetime
Miami Herald article excerpt concerning the Mai-Kai: The Mai-Kai, which is actually just over the Fort Lauderdale city line in Oakland Park, retained its full kitschy charm nearly unaltered despite several expansions and an extensive renovation adecade ago...
Mai-Kai Fort Lauderdale article on Hola Latinos
Dinner and a Show, Aloha!When Brothers Bob and Jack Thornton opened the restaurant back in 1956, the probably would have never imagined that it would still be around and going strong. Originally it would accommodate 150 and now its seats more than 700. Their main...
Broward bucket list: All the things you need to do in Broward before you die
Miami Herald article excerpt: VISIT THE MAI-KAI This hotspot for Browarding features the longest-running Polynesian dance show in the country. The LONGEST RUNNING POLYNESIAN DANCE SHOW, people! You eat Cantonese food, sip powerful rum drinks and watch dudes twirl...
Yellow Magazine Review of the Mai-Kai
The Mai-Kai Restaurant & Polynesian Show is featured in a three page review in the Yellow Magazine. Read this full article on Yellow Magazine >
1950s Kitsch Is Alive & Well: Our Visit To The Mai-Kai
The "Your Mileage May Vary" blog reviewed The Mai-Kai Restaurant & Polynesian Show. Read the full article on Your Mileage May Vary >
Drink Here Now 2018
Entry on "Drink Here Now 2018" about the Mai-Kai on Liquor.com WHY HERE: Open since 1956, Mai-Kai continues to showcase Polynesian cuisine, culture and classic Tiki cocktails with nightly live shows, just as it has for more than 60 years. Also, while...
The Ten Best Old-School Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach
Excerpt about the Mai-Kai from the Broward Palm Beach New Times: Since opening in 1956, the Mai-Kai has been the type of place where you can drown in a flaming scorpion bowl, order a potent tiki drink, or watch a live Polynesian dance show all while listening to tunes...
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Take Date Night to a Romantic Polynesian Paradise at Fort Lauderdale’s Mai-Kai Restaurant
Article excerpt from Datingadvice.com The Short Version: Since 1956, the Mai-Kai restaurant has served American and Cantonese-inspired dishes and drinks while entertaining guests with its legendary tiki show. The Mai-Kai remains a favorite with both locals and...
The MAI-KAI – Polynesian Revue – Lindalee On-the-Scene – Ft.Lauderdale FL
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Critiki’s Ten Best Tiki Bars in the World 2016
Article excerpt from Critiki News: No. 1: Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Any list of the best tiki places that isn’t topped by the Mai-Kai is to be ignored. There’s simply no matching the Mai-Kai, in either the grand scale, or the minute attention to detail in the...