The pieces were very small. Second, I might understand if it was a busy night, but this place was dead and she lost 8 people's business by refusing to make an exception on this ridiculous dress code policy. It's smart to request that table in your reservation if you have a larger party. Why do people always take a place that's awesome, and then make it worse? We only got drinks and appetizers. Apparently their Chef is no longer there-as in relocated permanently, so instead of ordering food we were starving from a day of beach football from a full menu, they had a limited one~about 5 things.
The restaurant was extremely quiet, as it was a Monday evening. The location itself was beautiful. Some of them came with candied ginger in them which was fun. We opened our menus to find that the options we saw outside had been severely limited with only about 8 items total compared to what was being advertised outside. Disregard all pics here on yelp.
I understand mistakes happen but the way you treat customers is important. We may amend these terms and conditions by posting the revised terms on the company website. My sushi was more rice than sushi. Had a waitress who was checking on the table often and was attentive and pleasant. Well, when you gotta go-you gotta go so I hurdled over the flowing water and realized that what was on the floor was directly from the overflowing toilet. I ordered a beer and got it half way through my meal and it was half gone already meaning someone drank it already or it spilled at the bar and they took it out anyway. If you don't plan on eating and just want drinks by the ocean this is the perfect place to go, especially for happy hour.
Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, I had to go to the restroom. I ordered the tuna tarter with crispy rice. Good place to work when the music isn't too loud, which doesn't happen that often. I'm not sure how you can run out of burgers on an already severely limited menu but we proceeded anyways. First of all, I was pretty shocked they had a no hat policy at this place. We eagerly approached the hostess for a table with a tv to watch the playoff games.
The bussers or runners have been more helpful than the actual servers. I saw a plunger but sorry not sorry bc there was no way I was putting in manual labor and risk others' urine splashing all on me. The food itself is just your average bar food. Under no circumstances shall the maximum liability of infofree. Of course, it was St Pats Day and Final Four was on! In actuality, the service was outstanding, and the food was great, so the noise and vibrancy made this restaurant a fun place to have a good meal and soak up some local atmosphere! Idk if the cup was dirty or the lemonade wasn't brewed right, but it stunk like mold and tasted like mold as well.
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. The fries are crisp to perfection with the perfect amount of seasoning on them and just all around, amazing! How does he have a job? We sat on the patio area where it was less crowed facing ocean avenue. It's walking distance from the public structures closest being Santa Monica structure number 6 , and it's open til midnight, which is good for those of us who work the next morning. Haven't tried the new menu yet but I've heard it's good. I've only been here on a Friday or Saturday night for the bar scene. There seemed to be only one server for the entire restaurant.
The server didn't fill up our waters once. I'd rather the tip go to them. He didn't finish the rest. It was like sushi you'd get at some cheap supermarket that had been sitting out for awhile. Loud music is supposed to attract tourists who enjoy a glass of overpriced wine of a mediocre quality while eating overpriced food of a mediocre quality.
Service is friendly, nothing wrong with that. The food was super bland. There's music playing so it's a vibe, but our girl talk kept us busy! And coconut soup was way too watery. Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, shall be determined by arbitration. So happy to be off the road, back home and looking forward to going back to try the rest of the new menu.
The host was friendly and after we were seated, the waitress came out and took our order. Jen is my favorite manager that I've met -- and I've met them all. Why We Chose It and What We Thought of It: Before reading any online reviews, we chose Ma'Kai solely based on location and hours of operation. We found this spot and were seated right away. Fish tacos and part of the inside of the restaurant on the pictures attached.
We all ordered Sushi and it was delicious. Cannot knock the food at all as it was great, but go there with a group of friends not too dressed up and up for watching sport not a couple on their honeymoon. Came here to happy hour. It was a Sunday when we ate there so there might not be a dj other nights. It seemed like she was getting a lot of pleasure out of turning us away.