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Mai Yai Thai Orchid

Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“thai food” (37 reviews)
“green curry” (12 reviews)
“panang” (2 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
11:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best part of the experience was the location and the scene at sunset. Food was decent but not exceptional. Chicken satay were small and a bit overdone. Staff were very responsive and friendly.

Thank SanFranciscoHiker
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

2 minutes after having ordered my second beer they put the bill next to me. After 10 seconds he asked if I paid and told me that I can finish my beer. It was 10.30pm, one hour before official closing time. after I paid they...More

Thank 528flebas
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We went for evening dinner with an extended family and the service was great. The food was a little mixed as some was great and others were ok. A little pricey due to being on the waterfront, however everything was generally ok.

Thank Raymond L
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Very good Thai food. Highly recommend the green curry. Creamy goodness with just a little kick of spice on the finish.

Thank David S
Reviewed August 4, 2017

We wandered in to this charming restaurant and were very happy with the staff and food, I can't understand the bad reviews here on trip advisor. We had fish cakes and satays as entree, then the seafood plate. The food was well cooked, tasty, and...More

Thank matchesbroome
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

We came here cause it's rated quite well. However, the quality of food here made is very disappointed. We ordered a Pad Thai and a chilli crab. The Pad Thai came cold and there were barely any noodles, only raw hard carrot sticks. The chilli...More

Thank Jasmine X
Reviewed July 17, 2017

We came here last year and was dying to come back again. Came here with a very fussy husband and a 10yo and 8yo. There were plenty of choices for everyone and not one dish disappointed. I loved the green curry but every other dish...More

Thank Ki W
Reviewed June 5, 2017

menu has plenty of choices, food was nice and tasty and not over priced, service was good as was the nice cocktails

1  Thank debbie1968
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Just returned from Kota Kinabalu with my Thai partner, most Thais have problems eating outside there own country. You can always find a restaurant advertising as Thai but they are Chinese Korean Indian or what ever attempting to create the Thai taste and the big...More

Thank NorthWalesRigsby
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

The venue allows you watch the sunset over the great china sea, which is quite nice. However as it it a popular area, the tables are so close together, not giving you much space at all. I had the fish in chilli and lime, it...More

Thank Tegan W
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March 11, 2016|
Response from Suwit L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am sure the place is halal. About the price, I was not rhe one who pay the bill that day, but remember from the menu, i think it's very reasonable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  West Coast Division  >  Kota Kinabalu District  >  Kota Kinabalu
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