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All 13 Vaitape Restaurants

Mai Kai Bora Bora

B.P. 162 | Bora Bora, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
+689 60 38 00
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Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Vaitape
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Seafood, International, Fusion
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Restaurant details
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
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stayd here with our sailing yacht for 2 weeks. A great place with a chill atmosphere and very friendly staff and managment. Beautiful location on the waterfront. Very good live music. We hope to get the opportunity to come back!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Although staff was very friendly, from drinks to starters to entrees food was below average. You will get a much better value for your money if you go to yatch club instead.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

When the friend-recommended special filet in black bean sauce wasn't available, but the current specials were all so great (marlin ceviche, seared tuna with a wasabi sauce), we had to come back again the next night. The chef is amazing and really knows his sauces. Four of us shared the Curry Shrimp, filet and rib-eye in black bean sauce, and... More 

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Praia do Forte, BA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

They have delicious food and musicians who play every weekend, just incredible. Some music touched me deeply. Coming here in Bora Bora you need to come and listen to them.

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Springboro
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had heard many good reviews of this restaurant so it was the first one we tried. The tuna carpaccio Italian was very good. The Mahi with vanilla sauce was also good. The wait staff was very friendly & forthcoming with suggestions for local activities. Unfortunately we were seated in the middle of the dining room so we didn't get... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

food was very good and with good service. overlooks the water but was very hot the night we were there. They did not have the fans running or all of the windows opened. Not sure if this was just a fluke night, but having dessert outside on the patio was nice

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Fortunately, the cruise ship we were on added an extra night in Bora Bora which allowed us to discover this memorable restaurant. They said they would pick us up from the pier-imagine our delight when the chef, himself, had time to pick us up and told us of all the specials for the evening on the short ride! The atmosphere... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife and I had dinner at Mai Kai during our honeymoon visit to Bora Bora. Unfortunately she wasn't feeling well that night and only had a Caesar salad which she said was very good and I had the seared tuna special with foie gras. The tuna was excellent and, even though I had never tried foie gras before, it... More 

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Hilton Head, SC
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82 reviews 82 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Based upon reviews I expected excellence, but was a tiny bit disappointed. This was a nice place and we had good meals (we ate dinner here twice), but it was not quite up to its reviews. First, the setting. It was excellent. On an open marina overlooking Vaitape. Most tables are within a gorgeous, huge open air enclosure. If, as... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Our hotel made an arrangement to have them to pick us up at the Vaitape dock at 6 pm, they never showed up. Another driver waiting for other clients took us to St James for free. We had a very lovely dinner there.

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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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