We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ma'Kai

££ - £££Japanese, ,
101 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2304
+1 310-434-1511
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good40%
  • Average25%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sliders” (6 reviews)
“chicken club” (2 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Bar, Pub
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
101 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2304
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (139)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Ma’Kai Lounge in Santa Monica for drinks and appetizers. We sat at the bar. The food was great and very reasonable. The drinks were tasty. The atmosphere in the lounge was outstanding. The staff were friendly and helpful. Ii

Thank Harold R
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We came across this place after walking from the pier to look for something to eat. It was fairly busy and the atmosphere seemed good. We had the Sushi rolls to start followed by the Mahi Mahi and truffle fries and the Chicken club. Food...More

Thank Mandyw30
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Generally the food was good,but expensive for what is essentially pub grub.My wife and daughters had cocktails which again were overly expensive and consisted mostly of ice. We were then hit with a 20% service charge once the bill arrived as there were six in...More

Thank cbwal
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were staying at a hotel nearby so we decided to eat somewhere nearby after a long flight while we waited for our room to be ready. The food was delicious and the seating is great for people watching. The service was very attentive. We're...More

Thank Murdoch_Rup
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Stopped by here for a drink and a snack and it was very pleasant. It's right on the beach and you can either sit inside our outside and enjoy the view. We had a beer and a glass of wine along with three little sliders...More

Thank JoanneFromPerth
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We tried this place having walked off the pier. We decided upon the California sushi roll to share as a starter as my fiancé had never had it before. It was delicious. I followed it with the Mahi Mahi and truffle fries and she went...More

Thank mjfoodlover
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I stumbled upon Ma'Kai one time when we were hungry and had no place to go after hanging at the Santa Monica Pier. It was a FRIDAY evening. They had a fabulous happy hour with unique choices... the drinks were amazing... and then... after dark,...More

Thank LisaJeyDavis
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Food - so-so: Miso soup very good; sushi OK; French fries good; French dip - horrible (roast beef was dry and had no taste - the roll was horrible). Service - unattentive. Absurd: Got there at 6:45 (Happy Hour until 7pm): Ordered beer at the...More

Thank pauljeser
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Very interesting place! We dropped in for a beer and snack at 9 and found a DJ and people in animal suits by 9:30. At 10 we,found out this place turns into a club at 10. We had a blast. I can't say it is...More

Thank JMasonNashville
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Called in here for dinner while wandering the streets and it was a great choice. We sat at the bar to have a drink and something to eat as it was a quiet night. The food was very nice. Good sized plates

Thank JosandPaul
Nearby
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
...More
Nearby Restaurants
True Food Kitchen
955 reviews
.10 miles away
Blue Plate Taco
861 reviews
.05 miles away
Jinky's Cafe
473 reviews
.06 miles away
Ivy at the Shore
623 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby Attractions
26-Mile Bike Path
1,174 reviews
.13 miles away
Santa Monica Beach
5,698 reviews
.14 miles away
Palisades Park
459 reviews
.10 miles away
Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign
150 reviews
.14 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ma'Kai staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2304
    (Ocean Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-434-1511
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing