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All 13 Vaitape Restaurants

Mai Kai Bora Bora

B.P. 162 | Bora Bora, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
+689 60 38 00
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Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Vaitape
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a nice dinner here. Nothing over the top special but that seems to be the norm on the main island. The owner and his wife run the place and Jessica was a nice person but was dominated by another table while we were there so we didn't get much attention and had to flag her if we needed... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

great service, wonderful food, nice setting on the marina, one of the few places you can find some entertainment (not every night, check before you go)and a bit of night life in Bora Bora. I have been there many times and it never disappoints.

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Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

After spending 2 months at the Maikai Marina on a boat and exploring all around, maikai proves to be the best restaurant, bar and environment on the island. Teiva went above and beyond to cater to our needs and offer advice on top of bring a great chef. His wife Jessica a great island tour guide, hostess and waitress. Monoi... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We ordered a 4-course meal here for our honeymoon through our travel agent, who highly recommended it. She was 100% spot on! The food was delicious pieces of art! My wife has major dairy allergies and so they easily accommodated her and she was equally impressed. The service, the food, and the view were all spectacular.

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Santa Monica, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The best place to eat in Bora Bora! Had a wonderful meal and a great time. The selection of foods is fresh and the staff was wonderful with us. We came back twice during our stay here and both times we were very satisfied with the food. The specials of the day are excellent, strongly suggest to pick from those!!... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We decided on this restaurant after reading an article on the Los Angeles times while queuing for ever at LAX airport customs.. Concierge at our Hotel also recommended this place, so we left really looking forward to an exiting evening on the main island ( we were staying at 4 S, on a "motu" and wanted a change of environment... More 

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Seattle, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Visited this restaurant and the food was good. Our waitress was super friendly. It's not an upscale place...seemed a local favorite. Prices were good.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

After a couple of days in Bora Bora, we decided to try this place for cocktails and a dip in the pool. All was nice on those counts and while we were there the first night, there was an excellent duo playing live acoustic music to a very high quality. The following night we came for dinner and had an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Although I was less than impressed with some of the other restaurants (with the exception of the food trucks in town- those were amazing too - especially the one with the playboy bunny logo), my family and I loved the Mai Kai in Bora Bora. Great specials, reasonable prices, and top service. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went here in Nov 2013 because it got such great reviews so we were pretty excited to try it out. The restaurant itself was very dark and not very "Polynesian". There was very loud music playing and also strobe lights flashing in our eyes from the bar. The atmosphere was not relaxing at all (maybe we just had a... More 

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Additional Information about Mai Kai Bora Bora

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

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