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For 2
Date
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Time
7:00 PM

Ma'Kai

3.6
172 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Renowned as one of Santa Monica's hotspots, this restaurant/lounge offers an upbeat, sophisticated and sexy candlelit atmosphere with two patios and a central bar. The menu is Chef inspired by Master Chef Derrick Fox, featuring a bright vibrant seafood forward menu, with an added "Just Because" menu for everyone to enjoy!
On weekend nights there are DJ's after dinner and on Sunday Santa Monica's #1 Sunday Day Party with Resident DJ's!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour
Monday-Thursday 4PM-6PM
Friday 4PM- 8PM

Dinner Hours
Monday- Sunday 3PM-10PM

Business Hours
Monday -CLOSED
Tuesday 3PM-10PM
Wednesday 3PM-10PM
Thursday 3PM-1AM
Friday 3PM-2AM
Saturday 10AM- 2AM
Sunday 10AM- 10PM
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Phone number
(310) 434-1511
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Derrick Fox
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ocean & Broadway
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Parking details
Street Parking available as well. NoValet
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Entertainment
Salsa Night every Thursday 9PM-12AM

DJ's on weekends
Friday 9PM- 1:45AM
Saturday 9PM- 1:45 AM
Sunday starting at 2PM
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 172 People Are Saying
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3.6  based on all time ratings
3.5
food
3.4
service
3.6
ambience
3.3
value
Noise · Moderate
61% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was mediocre at best service was terrible

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cdwag (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Loved the laid back feel of this place! We had quite a large group, and the service was excellent and so very patient with everyone! I definitely would definitely recommend trying this establishment when visiting the Santa Monica area!

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AlanaGonzalez (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

My overall experiwnce was nice it was for a birthday finner i enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 23, 2017

Relaxed and comfortable; staff was nice to the youngsters at the table too.

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vipDoodlebug (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

It is essentially a sports bar by the beach. My husband and I will not be back because it's not scene.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2016

I took a group of co-workers (8 in total) to Ma'Kai for dinner this past Monday evening. We all ordered Sushi and it was delicious. The restaurant was extremely quiet, as it was a Monday evening. The food was brought out very quickly and everyone enjoyed all of the different types of rolls. I would highly recommend Ma'Kai.

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vipjedipeter (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on November 6, 2016

Food was not very good and the restaurant was not clean and run down.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
1.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Prime location sadly suffered from poor food and only adequate service. The reality is a large departure from the website. We went for a lunch and left early.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

Our waiter forgot several of our orders so she gave us a free drink she also made us move from the table with the fire pit because her friends came in an wanted our table really rude I'm never going back compliment to the chef the food was awesome

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JKatz (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on September 1, 2016

Best fish and chips in Los Angeles. Great hand-crafted cocktails. The staff are on par with the food and drink. Welcoming, helpful and quite accommodating. A delicious experience all around.

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