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Ma'Kai Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.makailounge.com
  • Phone: (310) 434-1511
  • Hours of Operation: Happy-Hour daily from 5:00pm-7:00pm Sunday- Wednesday: Kitchen- 5:00pm-10:00pm Bar- 5:00pm-12:00am Thursday: Kitchen- 5:00pm-11:00pm Bar- 5:00pm-12:00am Friday & Saturday: Kitchen- 5:00pm-12:00am Bar- 5:00pm-1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant if available for large and private parties. Please contact the restaurant directly for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Micall Weinberg (310) 434-1511

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ocean Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking~$7
A word from Ma'Kai
Renowned as one of Santa Monica's hotspots, this restaurant/lounge offers an upbeat, sophisticated and sexy candlelit atmosphere with two enclosed patios, fire pit, and a central bar. The menu is Asian inspired, featuring signature sushi and fresh fish. In addition to the extensive selection of wines by the glass, there is also an innovative drink menu featuring a weekly Farmer's Market martini, cucumber sakitini, sugarcane mojito and our signature Ma'Kai kiss. During happy hour all bottle wine is 50% off, specialty cocktails are $8, well drinks are $5 and wines by the glass are $2 off.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food is very average, but overpriced. Especially the sushi. I'd recommend going only for drinks and the truffle fries"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We waited 30 min for our table, despite the reservation. Service was in general slow and waiters wouldn't take our dishes away until they would come with something else."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The atmosphere is great for a night out, young crowd, great music, food not so good, had better at Red Lobster."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I have to say, we are sad Makais is closing! We loooooooved the sliders and music on Saturday night. We are gonna miss Makai !!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "There seemed to be only one server for the entire restaurant. And while there were not too many tables sat, we received very little attention. It took a long time to even have a server take our drink order, and our appetizer was brought out at the same time as our entrees. We literally had to flag down someone to order dessert and when I asked to order a coffee, I was told they didn't serve coffees because it made it feel too much like a coffee shop. The food was delicious, however I would not return due to the poor service, which definitely impacted our dining experience."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "i came here on Sat. night w/2 friends. Our plan to have a nice dinner out was cut short when food came out, not spaced at all (I had ordered a salad and they had ordered appetizers) within five minutes of being there. I can barely remember what our waitress looked like since we had such brief interactions before the bill was handed to us. I got the lobster roll and the "lobster" was dried out mush on top of a crab roll. Overall, disappointing."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I had been to Ma'kai for a company dinner once before, and my boyfriend and I love it so much we came to it for our 3 year anniversary! So, when I saw a Living Social Deal for a brunch for 4 I couldn't pass it up. We had a great time - and it wasn't packed at all. Of course, on Sundays they show football so it can be a little loud from the TVs, but we had a 2-hour brunch and weren't rushed out at all. Will definitely be coming back!!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "I celebrated my birthday with friends at Ma'Kai and it was an exceptionally excellent experience. I will definitely be back sooon!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013