Several signature creations of the Mai Kai are: the Mystery Drink which features a silent dancer giving a lei and a kiss along with a huge flaming cocktail accompanied by gong; the Derby Daiquiri which was invented by Don the Beachcomber trained head bartender Mariano Licudine.
The Mai Kai became rather expansive in time; it includes eight dining rooms, a bar, tropical gardens with walking paths and waterfalls, a stage in the center to showcase the Polynesian Islander Revue floor show, and a gift shop.
Today, the Mai Kai is much like it was in the 1960s. (One of the few differences is that in its early years the restaurant was surrounded by a larger area of tropical gardens with pathways for guests to stroll.) A wooden slat bridge is crossed to reach the porte cochere and valets. A maître d' greets visitors, and in the beautiful restrooms there is an attendant, which the restaurant says is "a luxury missing from too many places today".
The restaurant is now run by Bob's stepson Dave Levy. He has undertaken a massive renovation of the building as of 2008.
Mireille Thornton was in charge of the Mai Kai's Polynesian Islander Revue until recently. As new dances are added to the show, Mirielle first visited the island where the dance originates to ensure it will be performed properly. One large dining room overlooks the show.
The waitresses at the Mai Kai's Molokai Bar are attired in bikini tops and wraparound sarongs. For many years, a Mai Kai calendar was offered featuring the women of the Mai Kai. This worship reaches its zenith with the Mystery Drink, delivered by the Mystery Girl, which is supposedly "an experience that must be witnessed to be fully appreciated".