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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 12 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
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I should first say my wife and I are from the U.S and we traveled all over Bora Bora. We had lunch here at on August 7th. The lady waiter is very friendly. We were pretty much the only ones in there, but heard great reviews. She brought us some bread. I had the filet mignon with bleu cheese and... More

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Las Vegas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Nice atmosphere; the restaurant is at the Mai Kai Yacht Club. Live music was delightful. I had the vegetable cream soup special which was very tasty. My husband and I both had the filet mignon special which was grass-fed beef from New Zealand; it was so tender and flavorful with the peppercorn sauce. It was served with chunky mashed potatoes... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The new owner is so friendly and helpful! The restaurant is really top notch, delicious, elegant, staff so lovely, and the location is stunning. We came to stay with our boat. They were so kind, informative and helpful. Nice safe place to leave your boat on their affordable moorings. Stunning pool area! Newly renovated hotel area that looks stunning. Will... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The complimentary transfer was very bad and took really long in an old car. The meal and the service was average, nothing special.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I spent lost 3 weeks at Mai Kair marina, as they each I work on was tied up there to have some unexpected repairs done. Teiva, the guy that runs the operation, is a great person and treated us like family. The restaurant has great food and view. I had everything from a cheeseburger to sashimi, and nothing ever let... More

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Amityville, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Make a reservation ahead of time. MaiKai lives up to the great reviews. Food, service and ambience are excellent!! Well worth the trip! Highly recommend!

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went to Maikai on our last night in Bora Bora on our honeymoon. It was definitely the best meal we had on the island. The Rib eye and Tuna steak were amazing and the tuna ceviche was one of the best tuna appetizers we had in 3 weeks in French Polynesia. The staff/service was also great. It is the one... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went to Mai Kai based on a recommendation from Gerard at Sunset Hill Lodge. We were in Bora Bora for our honeymoon. We ate at Mai Kai 4 times. Service was stellar, location was beautiful, food was amazing! The staff was great at recommending the best options for meals. The first day that we stopped in for lunch we... More

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White Plains, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

On the recommendation of a couple we met at our hotel we went to dinner at Mai Kai. The restaurant provided free round trip transfers to and from our hotel (InterContinental Le Moana) which was very handy as we didn't rent a car and taxis can be a bit pricey. The food was great, i had a tuna sandwich and... More

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montebello, NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My wife and I wanted a break from the hotel dining and went to Mai Kai Bora Bora on tripadvisor's recommendation. We were not disappointed. The service was slightly on the slow side, as we found to be the case in all of french polynesia. The food was excellent; we had the red tuna special and the steak from New... More

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