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Sun â Thu, 4:00pm - 11:00pm Fri - Sat, 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Lunch Sat - Sun, 11:00am - 3:30

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Phone: (310) 899-6731

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  • Cocktail Lounges
  • Restaurants
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Neighborhoods:
West Los Angeles, Downtown Santa Monica
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Ma'kai Restaurant & Lounge

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American Restaurants, Bars, Taverns, Japanese Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Cocktail Lounges, Bar & Grills, Mongolian Restaurants, Restaurants

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01/08/2011
Car stolen, management exacerbated bad situation

Went to Ma'Kai Lounge for a birthday party, and our car was stolen from their valet service. The valet driver (who did not have driver's license) left our car parked on the street in front of Ma'Kai with the keys in the ignition. After giving us the runaround for half an hour the valets admitted the car was probably stolen. We called the police and while we waited for them the manager and bouncer at Ma'Kai were in... view more

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05/01/2010
Should have known better

There is nothing worse (exaggeration) than driving around on a Saturday night in Santa Monica and not knowing where to eat... eventually after 5 laps around the promenade and countless visits to Opentable, you toss away your foodie-standards and join the mainstream - this is how we ended up at Ma'Kai. Imagine a hidden antenna somewhere on their roof that broadcasts (like a dog whistle), but at a very low frequen... view more

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01/04/2010
Sub-Par Food, Overpriced

My boyfriend and I basically chose to try this restaurant because we were both starving, and we happened to be right there. We were immediately dismayed by the limited lunch menu that they offered! Regardless, we sat down and ordered 3 dishes. My boyfriend ordered a standard $1 miso soup for an astounding $4 to start with and I had the most plain, boring garlic fries that I'd ever ordered. They didn't even tast... view more

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09/12/2009
excellent food, great drinks!

Overall the food is amazing and consistently good. Its a little pricey, but worth it, as they do an amazing job with the fusion of flavors. The specialty drinks are also really good. I highly recommend this place for a date, or a small group dinner. Sometimes the service isn't great, but it's never been horrible. I don't really understand though why they have bouncers - kind of tacky really.

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06/27/2009
I will NEVER go to Ma'Kai again. Ever.

1. Horrible Service (the waitress came to our table twice...and that was it! 2. Rude GM. Mike never apologized to me to rectify the situation..even when I called in to express my disappointment, he was VERY rude. 3. The DoorGuys are A*Holes (they abuse the tiny bit of power they have) 4. I will never go there again.

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01/22/2009
Makai

I love how the makai serves absinthe, and they do it with the sugar cube and the spoon and everything! i love watching their mixologists throughout the entire process of making their drinks

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06/29/2008
Nice Location

Been here a couple times. The location is great, right across from the cliffs overlooking PCH. The loung itself gets real small on the weekends with the crowds. The indoor dance floor accomodates the DJ as well so not much room for dancing. Pretty people all over the place and also well dressed. The best part... they let you smoke on the Patio! Unusual for Santa Monica with all the smoker haterz. Drinks would be cons... view more

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04/30/2008
Destination restaraunt in Santa Monica: Fresh sushi, flavorful green tea and excellent customer serv

Okay...Okay... I read the reviews and was a total skeptic. I went, ate, drank and got conquered. This is a total HOT SPOT! Anyone who is willing to venture out to the destination of delicious flavors must go to Makai. There's a full bar, delicious asian fusion dishes, and gorgeous peeps up in there. Order the spicy tuna with crispy rice-- a true mouthful of flavors..How does the chef come up with such savory deligh... view more

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04/23/2008
good selection and friendly service

they offer an great selection of sushi, as well as tempura...staff is very friendly and is always available for additional orders, or to fill your cocktails, or tea...teh japanese bon vivant green tea is really good...refill that...my experience with makai has been good...I recommend this place to anyone looking to enjoy sushi in a small, yet casual eating environment, who wants to be satisfied as a result of a good ... view more

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03/19/2008
Back on rotation!!

So I hadn't been to Makai in almost a year when I went there last week and it was awesome! Used to go to this place alot back in the day but hadn't been in a really long time. Some girlfriends suggested we go for happy hour so on we went. Ordered a round on martinis and they were all great...I loved this cucumber saketini, it was super refreshing and went very well with the sushi we ordered. Which brings me to the fo... view more

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