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Restaurant ST JAMES

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French, Mediterranean, Ice Cream, Pacific Rim
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Centre helen'sbay | Bora bora, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
00689676462
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: It's a waterside restaurant with a spectacular view of sunset,you can...
It's a waterside restaurant with a spectacular view of sunset,you can enjoy our creations of coktails and our menu with new flavours .we have 4 differents atmospheres including a VIP table for enjoying a tasting menu created by chef Barro Make.The St James team will welcome you to make an unforgetable memorie.come, taste, and enjoy
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  • 267
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  • 101
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Most Spectecular Sunset, Good Food and Hospitable hosts

Came early before opening - sans reservation - but Laurent welcomed me to the bar anyway. Witnessed probably the most spectacular sunset in my life yesterday. Great place to wind down with pre-dinner drinks and view the sunset. Made a couple of new friends as well - shout-out to the folks from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Yeo G
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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405 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Came early before opening - sans reservation - but Laurent welcomed me to the bar anyway. Witnessed probably the most spectacular sunset in my life yesterday. Great place to wind down with pre-dinner drinks and view the sunset. Made a couple of new friends as well - shout-out to the folks from Albert Store! For Entrée, Carpaccio of Thazard (Wahoo)... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You should definitely make a reservation and choose a waterfront table! Our group had lamb, mahi and the curry shrimp - all were very well prepared and exceptional. Very comfortable setting. Friendly service!

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Duluth, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This obviously has a lot of French influence, and the menu has limited but focused options. I had the Shrimp with curry sauce and enjoyed it a lot. The ambiance on the outdoor deck is fantastic, with a great view of the lagoon and sunset. Extensive wine options as well at all price points. Fun desserts too!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We heard from several locals that this was their favorite restaurant on the island. The restaurant has free hotel pickup and drop off and stunning views of the lagoon, when you have a waterfront table. (Which we did). We went in the evening and had a good time watching all the fish eat in the light they had set up... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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216 reviews 216 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Get out of your resorts and sample some of the great local restaurants in Bora Bora. I was fortunate enough to be here on business and be guided by a colleague in the F&B trade He explained how good St James was and so my expectations were higher than normal. My expectations were not only met, but exceeded in an... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We dined here on our honeymoon at the recommendation of our travel agent at Custom Tahiti. We were very pleased with our meal and the atmosphere. The food was beautiful in its presentation and delicious as well. Service was friendly and efficient. Every restaurant in Bora Bora is expensive, but this one seemed to be a reasonable value for the... More 

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Boston, MA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Food was not great, grilled mahi mahi had little flavor. Great views and the cruise ship had just come in.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Best restaurant on the island. The shrimp with curry sauce and jasmine rice was so delicious. The fresh coconut milk and the right blend of spices made it taste like perfection. My partner had a steak which was cooked as ordered (which is not always easy to get in Bora Bora). Try the chocolate lava cake for dessert. Best on... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We had a great dinner here as the sun was setting. Terrific food, service and great atmosphere!! We recommend this restaurant!!

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Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We thought this restaurant was very good. A van met us where our hotel shuttle let out. It was a bit of a ride to the place, but we saw the most spectacular sunset on the way. Drinks were considerably cheaper than at our hotel, the St. Regis, and the meals were very good. It was a nice change from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Centre helen'sbay | Bora bora, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Bora Bora  >  Vaitape
  • Phone Number: 00689676462

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Ice Cream, Pacific Rim

Description

It's a waterside restaurant with a spectacular view of sunset,you can enjoy our creations of coktails and our menu with new flavours .we have 4 differents atmospheres including a VIP table for enjoying a tasting menu created by chef Barro Make.The St James team will welcome you to make an unforgetable memorie.come, taste, and enjoy
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?