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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, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, 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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  • 360
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Best Sailboat support in Bora Bora

Best stop for sailing services in Bora Bora. Walking distance to stores. Good food in restaurant. Boat cleaning, water, etc. Great staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Tom S
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Palo Alto, California, United States
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Slowest service ever, weakest and most over priced drinks. We ordered one meal to split and they got that wrong, the waitress was stuck in quick sand and in slow motion. Drinks were god awful, went to the bar after and bartendress ignored us as we sat at the bar. Finally got two drinks which were all mixer, and never... More 

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MaiKaiBoraBora, Owner at Mai Kai Bora Bora, responded to this review

WOW! I am terribly sorry to hear of your recent experience at the MaiKai. I have spent my life working in hospitality and food and beverage. Whether as an employee or a business owner I always seek to exceed the guest’s experience. I do realize you can't make everyone happy and unfortunately we can't be perfect, or sometimes we experience... More 

Palo Alto, California, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Best stop for sailing services in Bora Bora. Walking distance to stores. Good food in restaurant. Boat cleaning, water, etc. Great staff.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I've been to Bora Bora five times since 2010 and have never gone to Mai Kai until a few weeks. I have to say it's the best food I've had so far in BB. I'm not a gourmet foodie and for that I've heard Villa Mahana is tops but I do love a great meal in a festive environment by... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

8 of us went for lunch while waiting for our hire cars. Food, Service and atmoshpere was lovely. We sat outside on the deck with a great view of the water. We all enjoyed our meals and one of us is a vegitarian so there was something for us all.

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Linden, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great food and service. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, and great musician the night we were there. My wife and I appreciated that the cook/owner came out to see how our dinners were (ours and other guests in the restaurant). It shows how much he cares about his business and his customers.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This restaurant is in a nice waterfront setting with well designed interior. Immediately outside the main dining area is a dock with two or three good sized boats tied up, as well as a dinghy dock. The food was well presented and the service was very friendly, albeit a bit fast paced. My wife and I shared a warm goat... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Disappointed. Should've followed the advice of those disgruntled customers' review on Tripadvisor. We had a great dinner at St. James and the couple who shared the "shuttle safari" (don't wear high heels nor long dresses despite the fine dinning setting:) highly reccommended Mai Kai. The waitress (an intern or very new on the job) told us that the chef was... More 

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MaiKaiBoraBora, Owner at Mai Kai Bora Bora, responded to this review

At the MaiKai we always strive to make our guest feel at home and often go above and beyond the necessary to give our guests amazing experience. I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment during your recent visit to the MaiKai. We have had added some new employees recently to accommodate our higher volume of clientèle during high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Based here when working on a private yacht. Right from the start we were greated by friendly and helpful staff and Tieva the owner was more than accommodating. Excellent food, awesome guide and fishing expert. Can recommend this to all age groups and any yacht in the area...berth here! Thankyou T again for an awesome stay!!

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Holtsville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Service was excellent and food was worth the cost. We went after the sun went down so we did not appreciate the sunset that this location must provide. Tables are spacious and food was good.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We spent the hurricane season at Maik Kai. Maik Kai is cruising friendly, the ´restaurant is excellent , also good service to yachties. Higly recommended!!!

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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

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?