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“Great Views but shame about the service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bora Bora by Sunset

Bora Bora by Sunset
Lot 415, Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
011 60 4-885 1313
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Owner description: Bora Bora by Sunset was finally launched on June 3 2011 after much work and sweat from staffs of the defunk Sunset Bistro which was burnt to ashes late January 2011 ....its a reincarnation of sunset bistro reborn with a new twist. created by Yusri with a rather similar ambiance of a beach and free life....the staffs are the same and so does everything familiar with what sunset bistro used to offer...its more refine with a bigger bar and a cool shady shack even the heaviest monsoon rain couldn't even drop on you....situated by the beach and extended down to the edge of the water complimented with shaddy umbrellas and a big platform overseeing the sunset and the water of enchanting Ferringhi...Bora Bora which means water..and water it is best is what we offer to quench your thirst from noon till midnight daily even on holidays even meaning to sacrifice our rest just to honour and serve all our clients to the best..kitchen is new and spacious to cater for whatever craving you guys need to fill up the empty stomach with care and taste of a wonderful bistro exotic.
Melbourne
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“Great Views but shame about the service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We decided to try out this bar after reading reviews on Tripadvisor and finding that all the hotel bars along the Batu Ferringhi strip are way overpriced. We arrived late afternoon and found a table that offered a great view of the beach area. Initially we were asked about food and drinks quite quickly, but after that the service declined rapidly. Yes the view is great and it is very pleasant enjoying a beer there at sunset. We had the grilled seafood dinners and the food was reasonable for the price. The service was another issue. We had to find our own cutlery as well as condiments and when it was time to pay the bill it took us about 10 minutes to attract a staff member to actually organise a bill for us. As there were at least four staff working in the area where we were seated chatting amongst themselves it is hard to know exactly why they couldn't find the time to wait on their customers. I notice that no one on here has mentioned the daily performance of towing the boats from the water sports facility up the beach while the customers watch on. The old Jeep was revved up and down the beach for about ten minutes to drag the first boat up the sand and then driven through the restaurant off the premises! This was repeated for the second boat a little later. Likewise a number of horses that were ridden down the side of the restaurant in front of the tables on the beach. As I said it aided to the theatre of the night, but hardly made for a romantic drink by sunset!

Visited June 2013
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Warrnambool, Australia
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“Cool bar by the beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Cool place for a cold beer. Food was ok. staff a bit un interested.
The buckets of ice for your stubbies rocks !!!!

Visited May 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Laid Back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The perfect place for sundowners and late night drinks, chilling out and letting your mind drift. Friendly and attentive staff. Would have liked the music to be background around sunset rather than drowning out the sound of waves. Open till 3am, good R&B music late in the evening.

Visited May 2013
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Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
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“Great Sunset view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We had a late lunch (17h00) on the beach at Bora Bora. The staff are first class, very friendly and attentive. We ordered an adult and a child meal - they were okay - nothing to write home about but certainly edible.
It’s lovely sitting at a table on the beach, under the shade of a big tree and watching the para-sailing and other boating activities. The fresh fruit juices are great. The suns sets right over the sea.
I certainly could think of worse ways to pass an afternoon!

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“OK Only. Not great for kids.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We dined at Bora Bora in April 2013 with our 4 year old daughter.

The service was ok, the food average, and the atmosphere was relaxed, though not great for a young family.

I think it would be OK for couples with no family, or the blokes for a drink to watch the sunset.

Visited April 2013
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