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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, Late Night, 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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  • 115
    Very good
  • 42
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  • 17
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  • 11
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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
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Well, I've liked the quality of food and the services. Naturally, we've a price for that. I think it's a delight place to eat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Well, I've liked the quality of food and the services. Naturally, we've a price for that. I think it's a delight place to eat.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Initially I thought we made a bad call when choosing the Mai Kai yacht club for dinner but I ended up being wrong! The island was experiencing NO GAS because of a strike but this did not stop the chef and his staff from preparing a delicious dinner. Thank goodness for grills! We ordered cocktails that required lime juice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

This experience was exceptional. The hospitality, food and settings were beyond our expectations. We are repeat guests of the Maikai and the welcoming we received left us speechless. The team is willing to help in any way they can and they delivered on every occasion for us. We stayed there with a yacht in front of the restaurant for a... More 

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Petaluma, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our waitress seemed very disinterested to the point of being unhelpful, though the busgirl was very nice. Food was okay. The "rare" steak was well done. They did replace it, but not graciously. This place could be great, but management needs a little fluffing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

One of the best meals we had in the entire trip. It was not very crowded the night we went. We both had steak and both were cooked perfectly. From the Saint Regis boat dock, the ride was a bit long, but aside from that we had a great experience.

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Milpitas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The title and the pictures should tell you a lot. There is not much presentation on the foods and the taste is so so, therefore, if you go there, I highly recommend going there for dinner to catch the sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The meal was so good, the "raw fish" is my favorite 👌🏻 a nice place to enjoy with friends or family 🌴☀️ can't wait to go back there !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Lunchtime visit and the place was quiet. The food is good and the view very pleasant overlooking the yacht moorings. Top Dive is located here and you can easily book some dive trips. There is a pool outside the restaurant for cooling off and a couple of shops to buy pearls. The internet is free for diners and if you... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you come by boat park yourself on one of their many moorings out front. Get a cold drink and enjoy a swim in the bar side pool overlooking the sea and if you need to get on line use their free WIFI (which for Polynesia is quite fast). The restaurant is mid to fine dining (but reasonably priced) with... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We loved this place! Generally when we're on vacation we try to make sure we have dinner at a different place every night, but this was the one restaurant we had to come back to a second time. Great menu, everything we had was delicious. If they have the appetizer special of the Wanton wrapped Ahi Tuna, it's outstanding. The... 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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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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