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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 314
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    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
Awsome Dining Experience!!

Maikai Bora Bora restaurant was one of the dining highlights of our trip to the island. Located a short distance from the village at Viatape, it is definitely worth the trip from any of the resorts on Bora Bora. My family and I ate there twice during our 8 days on Bora Bora and tried several menu... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Brian C
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Maikai Bora Bora restaurant was one of the dining highlights of our trip to the island. Located a short distance from the village at Viatape, it is definitely worth the trip from any of the resorts on Bora Bora. My family and I ate there twice during our 8 days on Bora Bora and tried several menu items and were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere and food to match. Beautiful spot on the marina. Yummy Cocktails :) Nice selection on the menu and reasonable prices. Thank You

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Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

First I must mention that the architecture of this restaurant is beautiful. The ceiling is so tall with beautiful dark wood beams. It doesn't catch your eye from the outside but inside it is so beautiful. They will pick you up for free at your hotel, which seems to be the standard for all the restaurants. I would highly recommend... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

offers wid range of veggie food, tasty cocktails, swimming pool for the restaurateurs and sea view. went at an odd time but still got great service.

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Brooklyn, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Had dinner overlooking lagoon. very picturesque. Food was good, service nice. However was not inexpensive, if willing to pay NYC prices, recommend it

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Henderson, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It was supposed to be wine pairing with the restaurant menu. However, our waitress just told us to pick 3 different wines from their wine menu. The food was okay and the wine was nice.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A really great meal with amazing live music. The owner gave us a lift from our boat shuttle pick up and promised a round of drinks if we didn't like the musician. We gladly paid for the drinks .. exceptionally talented musicians!! Very delightful couple that owns and runs the restaurant ... our meal was very excellent .. casual and... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Food was ok and the music was too loud and it felt like a club. Don't go here if you don't want a stray cat walking around the restaurant. No one seemed to be phased by it and I thought it was peculiar but we were in Bora Bora so I guess animals in a restaurant on an island are... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had a good experience at Mai Kai. It was our only meal we had on Bora Bora. We sailed around several of the islands and stopped one night there for dinner. The food was excellent. My husband had prawns in a vanilla sauce and I had fillet mignon. We shared a creme brulee for dessert. The live music was... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

So good we went for dinner twice (not on the same day!). I have never had blue marlin as good as this......ever......would definitely go again and highly recommend it.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?