Mai-Kai: Fort Lauderdale’s Finest Polynesian Entertainment Dinner Show

If you’re looking for a bit of tasty excitement during your internship in Fort Lauderdale, Mai-Kai is the place to be. This dinner show restaurant offers an incredible Cantonese-American meal while immersing you in authentic Polynesian culture.

As you enter through the wood plank bridge and pass through the thick foliage you have a clear understanding of Mai-Kai’s attention to detail. As you wait for your table, order one of the many authentic tropical beverages and stroll through the tropical gardens. Enjoy the Polynesian village setting complete with glowing torches, oversized tikis, thatched roof tops, and flowing waterfall. Ambient music from the South Pacific sets the stage for a night of great food and entertainment.

Show stopping entertainment

Drawing inspiration from Tahiti, Aotearoa, New Zealand, Samoa, as well as Hawaii, the vibrant set of the dinner show is designed to emulate an authentic Polynesian village. You will witness flaming torches, knife throwing, ceremonial dances, songs, and drums that take place in the life of South Pacific Islanders.

You’ll see every incredible detail that goes into the brightly colored costumes, dance routine, and prop as the Mai-Kai performers take the stage. From the Hawaiian wedding song to the ‘Heiva I Tahiti’ drum solo and dance competition, a full hour of entertainment awaits.

Incredible food at Mai-Kai

The show includes a full three course meal with true Polynesian flare. Their award winning ‘Bora-Bora’ menu has delighted Fort Lauderdale visitors since 1956.

Dinner show appetizers include a choice of Wonton soup, Mai-Kai house salad, or crispy calamari. Next, you’ll be served a generous portion of teriyaki beef or chicken, sweet and sour pork, vegetables, or Mai-kai’s own hibiscus honey glazed chicken. The meal continues with a sweet dessert. Choose from coconut flan, tapioca pudding, dark chocolate ice cream, or Tahitian vanilla ice cream.

Once you’ve experienced the dinner and show element, you’ll crave more. And while the performance is incredible, Mai-Kai also offers a dinner only menu if you want to skip the show.

Oysters Rockefeller, Tahitian cheese tangs, Cantonese fried shrimp, and freshly prepared sushi are only a few items from their appetizer menu.

Looking for more?

Mai-Kai’s dinner menu will satisfy the hungriest Hawaiian.

The extensive dinner menu includes foods from an array of cultures. This includes, Thai red curry chicken, Huli Huli chicken, and Lobster Cantonese.  Fresh Pan Seared Snapper, Roasted Duck Mai-Kai, and the ever popular Peking Duck are also among the popular dinner dishes.

But the delectable food doesn’t stop there. The dessert menu, full of traditional Polynesian delights, will top off the evening in the sweetest way. You’ll see sparkles when the Polynesian surprise arrives at your table. This volcano of ice surrounded by fresh tropical fruits is literally set ablaze as it arrives at your table.

Are you ready for a great Polynesian experience?

American culture thrives on food and entertainment. What better way to experience this culture than with dinner and a show at Mai-Kai? Stay for the show or try one of the many authentic dinner options. Either way, Mai-Kai is definitely a place to visit during your internship in Fort Lauderdale.


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