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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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Today
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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  • 308
    Excellent
  • 100
    Very good
  • 34
    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
Most recent review
the views, the food, the service....

We loved everything about this place. The drinks were delicious, the food amazing, the atmosphere superb.......don't miss this one of a kind culinary experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
islanders2015
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Galveston Island, Texas
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Galveston Island, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We loved everything about this place. The drinks were delicious, the food amazing, the atmosphere superb.......don't miss this one of a kind culinary experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Bora Bora for 5 days and prior to our arrival we did our research and saw the reviews for the Mai Kai. We sailed to Bora Bora and made the Mai Kai our 1st stop. We stopped for drinks and appetizers on our 1st day and from our initial experience and loved it so much we went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Spent 5 days sailing around Bora Bora February 2015. Stopped the first day at the Mai Kai and ended up coming back every other day to tie up and enjoy! Everything from the freshwater pool you can jump on after scuba diving or a day sailing to the location and friendly staff was incredible! The Owner/Chef Teiva was the best,... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a light lunch between lunch and dinner time so it wasn't very crowded. While sitting at the bar we had the opportunity to talk to the bartend-ress and other staff, who were GREAT!! Food was good too. Place was very clean and right on the water. I would return!

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Rhode Island
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101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Great view, service snd food. We had the Mahi burger and prawn curry. Both were tasteful and well presented. A very lovely lunch.

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Moorea, French Polynesia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Starting with some cocktails and snack by the pool is a must...then you move to the dining room with a nice ambiance ,service and food excellent will be back...

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San Diego, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Our dinner at Mai Kai included 5 courses, which were all outstanding. We could not believe that we were getting full size portions of both mahi mahi and filet mignon as part of a tasting menu. Our server, who was the Chef's wife, was a pleasure. She described each mouth watering dish as she presented it to us, and gave... More 

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Bermuda
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We came here for dinner on our first night in Bora Bora on a recommendation and we had read the reviews on trip advisor but we were so disappointed. The service was terrible! We arrived and were given a drinks menu, which we were eventually able to order from, then when the drinks arrived we were expecting the food menu,... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This was my favorite restaurant on the island because of the live music. Not only did I love the selection of covers the man sang, but his voice was absolutely beautiful. He really made the whole dining experience. If we had more time in Bora Bora, I would have gone back just to be able to hear him sing again.... More 

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Wellington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The interior of the restaurant is nice and classy. It is a formal "white table cloth" type place, yet it does not provide any formal and restrictive feeling - this is an excellent combination, indeed! Food is somewhat traditional for entire Bora Bora and thus after dining for a half dozen times in different places on the island, it was... More 

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?