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Mai Kai Bora Bora

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French, Seafood, International, Fusion
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B.P. 162 | Bora Bora, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
+689 60 38 00
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11:00 am - 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Overlooking the water, the MaiKai Restaurant features international...
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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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 18
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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
Great place to eat!

Great food and service. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, and great musician the night we were there. My wife and I appreciated that the cook/owner came out to see how our dinners were (ours and other guests in the restaurant). It shows how much he cares about his business and his customers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Paul B
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Linden, California
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Linden, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great food and service. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, and great musician the night we were there. My wife and I appreciated that the cook/owner came out to see how our dinners were (ours and other guests in the restaurant). It shows how much he cares about his business and his customers.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is in a nice waterfront setting with well designed interior. Immediately outside the main dining area is a dock with two or three good sized boats tied up, as well as a dinghy dock. The food was well presented and the service was very friendly, albeit a bit fast paced. My wife and I shared a warm goat... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Disappointed. Should've followed the advice of those disgruntled customers' review on Tripadvisor. We had a great dinner at St. James and the couple who shared the "shuttle safari" (don't wear high heels nor long dresses despite the fine dinning setting:) highly reccommended Mai Kai. The waitress (an intern or very new on the job) told us that the chef was... More 

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MaiKaiBoraBora, Owner at Mai Kai Bora Bora, responded to this review

At the MaiKai we always strive to make our guest feel at home and often go above and beyond the necessary to give our guests amazing experience. I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment during your recent visit to the MaiKai. We have had added some new employees recently to accommodate our higher volume of clientèle during high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Based here when working on a private yacht. Right from the start we were greated by friendly and helpful staff and Tieva the owner was more than accommodating. Excellent food, awesome guide and fishing expert. Can recommend this to all age groups and any yacht in the area...berth here! Thankyou T again for an awesome stay!!

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Holtsville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Service was excellent and food was worth the cost. We went after the sun went down so we did not appreciate the sunset that this location must provide. Tables are spacious and food was good.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We spent the hurricane season at Maik Kai. Maik Kai is cruising friendly, the ´restaurant is excellent , also good service to yachties. Higly recommended!!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My husband and I were in Bora Bora for our honeymoon and this place was recommended by our travel agent. All I can say is WOW! The best dinner we had in Bora Bora hands down...maybe even beat dinner on our whole honeymoon! We did the chef tasting menu so all we ordered off the menu was a bottle of... More 

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We sailed in from Nuku Hiva as part of the Blue Planet Odyssey. We were welcomed warmly and helped secure to a floating doc. Mooring balls are also available. As a marina, they provide moorings, dock space, minor repairs and water. There are plans for expansion. The restaurant is very good to excellent. It has a very friendly, welcoming atmosphere.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

One of the best meals we had in Bora Bora - and that says a lot since we are major foodies. The food is not only amazing, but the ambiance and the structure of the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. The fish and prawns are to die for, but since we went there a few times, there's really no wrong choice... More 

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Celebration, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great atmosphere, service, and food! We enjoyed all 3 courses equally and would recommend his place to anyone who wants a wonderful meal at a reasonable price while in not so reasonable Bora Bora😄

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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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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, Seafood, International, Fusion

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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