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Mai Kai Bora Bora

B.P. 162 | Bora Bora, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
+689 60 38 00
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Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Vaitape
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Seafood, International, Fusion
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and service. The chef personally came out to serve our meal and to ask how it was. Lively atmosphere with a bar.

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Nashville, Tennessee
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fun place, live music, with a bit of nightlife vibe. Food was good and much cheaper than any of the resorts.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I'm not sure I get the hype. We made reservations at the Mai Kai based on TripAdvisor and the recommendation of the cook on our boat charter. She made awesome food so we figured she would make a good rec! Unfortunately, we were not impressed. One drink was OK, one was terrible. I was tempted to send it back (it's... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I should first say my wife and I are from the U.S and we traveled all over Bora Bora. We had lunch here at on August 7th. The lady waiter is very friendly. We were pretty much the only ones in there, but heard great reviews. She brought us some bread. I had the filet mignon with bleu cheese and... More

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Las Vegas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Nice atmosphere; the restaurant is at the Mai Kai Yacht Club. Live music was delightful. I had the vegetable cream soup special which was very tasty. My husband and I both had the filet mignon special which was grass-fed beef from New Zealand; it was so tender and flavorful with the peppercorn sauce. It was served with chunky mashed potatoes... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The new owner is so friendly and helpful! The restaurant is really top notch, delicious, elegant, staff so lovely, and the location is stunning. We came to stay with our boat. They were so kind, informative and helpful. Nice safe place to leave your boat on their affordable moorings. Stunning pool area! Newly renovated hotel area that looks stunning. Will... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The complimentary transfer was very bad and took really long in an old car. The meal and the service was average, nothing special.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I spent lost 3 weeks at Mai Kair marina, as they each I work on was tied up there to have some unexpected repairs done. Teiva, the guy that runs the operation, is a great person and treated us like family. The restaurant has great food and view. I had everything from a cheeseburger to sashimi, and nothing ever let... More

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Amityville, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Make a reservation ahead of time. MaiKai lives up to the great reviews. Food, service and ambience are excellent!! Well worth the trip! Highly recommend!

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Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went to Maikai on our last night in Bora Bora on our honeymoon. It was definitely the best meal we had on the island. The Rib eye and Tuna steak were amazing and the tuna ceviche was one of the best tuna appetizers we had in 3 weeks in French Polynesia. The staff/service was also great. It is the one... More

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