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Mai Kai Bora Bora

B.P. 162 | Bora Bora, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
+689 60 38 00
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Ranked #2 of 11 restaurants in Vaitape
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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Gosh what a wonderful restaurant,our raw fish entree melted in our mouths,my steak for my main was cooked to perfection,the chef was constantly checking the meals were pleasing us.this is one restaurant you must visit in bora bora

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Orange, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

All I have to say is the food was amazing and I highly highly recommend going. Literally everything we ate was prepared to perfection and the portion size of their grilled ribeye was AWESOMELY HUGE!

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We had a lovely lunch at the Mai Kai Yacht Club. The building is lovely, the view is spectacular and the food was excellent. We caught up on our email, too, using the available Wifi.

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Largo, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We had a fantastic experience at Mai Kai. We made reservations via email before our trip (not needed though). We enjoyed our first experience there so much, we went back out last night. Our server, Jessica was wonderful, her husband is the chef. We had their specials each night, variations of tuna and steak. There is a band most nights,... More

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Vancouver, BC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We chartered a catamaran and not only got water and free moorage at Mai Kai Yacht club, but 8 of us had an amazing meal here as well. Our hostess and spouse of the chef, is a wonderful woman from California. Very friendly and welcoming. The food is delicious and the waterside location is great. Well recommended. After touring neighbouring... More

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La Grange, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The food was delicious. The chef was amazing. I wasn't sure what to expect with teriaki, but this dish was delicious. I really liked the atmosphere with the live band. Overall glad I went.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Had read good things, and maybe we just had a bad experience, but food was a giant disappointment. We ordered two things - one was average to good and one was inedible. And, once I raised an issue with the way my food was prepared,we never saw the waitress again and it was never corrected - I had to ask... More

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marion, ma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Exceeded expectations for dinner. Tuna appetizer was melt in your mouth consistency. We both enjoyed the mahi special of the evening. Cooked and seasoned perfectly. Service was prompt but not obtrusive. Chablis from wine selection was great accompaniment to seafood. This is a beautiful restaurant with high soaring ceiling and waterside views. Live musical entertainment was a bonus!

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North Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We kind of new we were in for a good experience at this restaurant when a stranger in line at LAX declared Mai Kai to be his favourite restaurant in French Polynesia!! His recommendation lived up to the billing. The food was simply amazing - my wife had a goat cheese salad that was to die for and I had... More

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Melbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Thank you Tei'eva and Jessica for a wonderful 2 night stay on our yacht. We had a relaxing stay sheltering from strong northerly winds and it was the perfect place to moor. We felt so welcome and had access to free internet for the first time on our stay. Our first day was a stunning seafood lunch then back to... More

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