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Mai Kai Bora Bora

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French, Polynesian, Seafood, International, Fusion
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B.P. 162 | Bora Bora, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
+689 60 38 00
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Description: Overlooking the water, the MaiKai Restaurant features international, French...
Overlooking the water, the MaiKai Restaurant features international, French & Polynesian cuisine with elegant water views. With both casual and intimate dining options the MaiKai Restaurant embraces its surroundings to offer high quality cuisine in an idyllic setting. The MaiKai’s Lounge Bar appeals to those looking for a fun, relaxed atmosphere to socialize over drinks and the setting sun. We serve signature martinis & exotic island drinks along with happy hour and late night bar menus
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  • 389
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  • 131
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 21
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Restaurant

Staff was nice. We went a weekday for dinner, restaurant was pretty much empty. Food was good and we got a nice wine recommendation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Leandro O
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staff was nice. We went a weekday for dinner, restaurant was pretty much empty. Food was good and we got a nice wine recommendation.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a must try! Love all the fresh food served! Superb service! Gotta try this place when you visit Bora. They will pick you up from your hotel :)

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Thank LoveLiveTravel1976
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here on our last night at Bora Bora with my partner. We ordered a tuna, the prawn curry and a rib eye. The tuna was nice but the prawn curry was tasteless with not enough sauce. The rib eye was NOT a rib eye (as shown in photo). It was chewy and tasteless. The sorbet's one scoop was... More 

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Thank t1anya
West Haven, Utah
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was very good and our dinner was excellent. We had a delicious steak dinner. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Dancer610
California
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting an easy dinner with the Island scenery being the main attraction. I ordered the Chicken Peanut Sauce. The restaurant provides an amazing show that gives you that Private Island feeling. Make sure you have reservations when you stay in Bora Bora

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Thank Michael J
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here at the suggestion of our hotel concierge, and we are very happy we did. The service was outstanding, and the food was great. We were pleasantly surprised to see the prices were totally reasonable as well (compared to our resort, which was not). We had a great dinner while we watched the sunset on their deck.... More 

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Thank eljt
Mellieha, Malta
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here. friendly atmosphere service with a smile food excellent and views to die for. We would recommend it

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Sydney Australia
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a nice little restaurant/bar. We went there at night, but I think a visit either lunch or early dinner would be nicer so you could see the lagoon. Food was very nice.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

During the holidays, we found a lot of the old standbys were either closed or full for dinner. Our hotel recommended Mai Kai and we had a great evening there. Our waitress Jessica was an American and gave us some tips on how to move to FP (essentially involves finding a partner, having a baby...LOL). She was engaging, thoughtful and... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Food here was tasty and well prepared, a huge contrast to the poor food at our resort, and no more expensive. I had mahi mahi and my husband had duck. Wine selections were good. Service was friendly and professional, and the live music was a great accompaniment to our meal. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: B.P. 162 | Bora Bora, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Bora Bora  >  Vaitape
  • Phone Number: +689 60 38 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Polynesian, Seafood, International, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

Overlooking the water, the MaiKai Restaurant features international, French & Polynesian cuisine with elegant water views. With both casual and intimate dining options the MaiKai Restaurant embraces its surroundings to offer high quality cuisine in an idyllic setting. The MaiKai’s Lounge Bar appeals to those looking for a fun, relaxed atmosphere to socialize over drinks and the setting sun. We serve signature martinis & exotic island drinks along with happy hour and late night bar menus
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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