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We are always hiring and have new restaurants opening soon all over Southern Nevada. When our team members succeed, we succeed! Apply now!

Makai Culture

Are you the right fit for the Makai team? Our Core Values are infused into every part of our business - please take a minute to read them before applying. If these sound like your personal core values as well, we’d love to talk to you!

Aloha Every Day

Is apparent in our decor and attitude. As a team, we strive to ensure everyone that visits experiences the Aloha Spirit. Every single customer that enters is greeted with “Welcome to Makai” and thanked with a “Mahalo!”


Means right, worthy and having integrity. We strive to live our lives with Pono and encourage our team to do likewise. Pono is promoted constantly with our team members. There is no shortcut in life worth taking.


Means to take care of or to serve. We believe we are here to serve one another. Our managers are trained to serve, teach and help their team members to improve and develop their skills related to their daily tasks plus life skills that help them beyond their job.


At Makai, we are a family, every team member and every customer must be treated as such. We help, encourage and uplift one another to succeed.

The Outrigger

The Hawaiian Canoe is the symbol of our values. In order to succeed, members of the team must be united as a family, must serve one another by rowing in synchronization, must be honest that they are giving all they have to give and must have the Spirit of Aloha within them. For the journey may be long, but it will always be worth it.


Consider these great employee benefits - plus the chance to work with a great team!

  • Employee discounts on meals while working
  • Flexibility - part time or full time positions available
  • Opportunity to advance (all of our managers are hired from within)
  • On the job training
  • Sundays off
  • Leadership training
  • Manager level benefits
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Want to know more? Makai Pacific Island Grill opened in January of 2016, the dream of three brothers from Hawaii who wanted to share the most mouth-watering and delicious meals from their homeland. Love of food and culture runs deep in our family, and we learned family recipes from our mother and grandmother who operated food truck and catering businesses in Honolulu, Hawaii. Every time we introduce a new customer to our family’s recipes, we know we are making our mom
and grandmother proud.

Makai means “to the ocean” and our name represents our laid-back and relaxing atmosphere. In Southern Nevada, it may be tough to find water let alone an ocean, but with five locations and growing, it is not hard to find a Makai location to get your Hawaiian food fix. Stop by to enjoy classics like katsu chicken, poke and kalua
pork along with some amazing sides like kimchi slaw, garlic edamame and the always popular macaroni salad.

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