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St James Restaurant Bora bora

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Updated 11/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$30 - $130
French, Seafood, European, Polynesian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed January 18, 2021

This is by far the best restaurant in the little town of Vaitape. Easily reached by boat, taxi or by foot. Awesome,fresh food with an adjacent bakery that offers something deliscious for everyone. You will find here a very kind, courteous and knowledgeable staff that...treats you like family. Most all of them speak english well which helps beautifully in a french speaking nation. I love the ambiance, in which you eat your food and I have experienced nothing but kindness and bliss while visiting this beautiful restaurant. They also offer a sweet happy hour with deliscious cocktails by the sea and one feels truly at home visiting this very well managed restaurant. 5 stars all the way, come see, eat, enjoy, you will not regret it and remember it forever.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed November 29, 2020 via mobile

We spent a couple weeks in Bora Bora and out of all the restaurants we tried both in and outside hotels, we enjoyed the food here the most. Reasonable portions with local ingredients paired with a solid wine list!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 25, 2020 via mobile

Best food in Bora Bora! Was so good we went twice! Once for lunch and once for dinner. Amazing view at night or day. There are multiple tours that go there or it is not far from Vaitape pier also. Antony was fantastic. Service was...excellent. Reasonably priced French wine. From what I understand is very popular with both the locals and tourists. Highly recommend the cheese plate and the chicken dish (I know who orders chicken in the tropics but was recommended to us and was amazing).More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 17, 2020

This is a top restaurant on the island of Bora Bora! The food and ambiance was perfect. The staff was friendly and did a wonderful job making our experience perfect.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed November 12, 2020

This place is amazing! From the knowledgeable host and the kind servers to the wonderful food and great wine. This is a must stop if you go to Bora Bora.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 9, 2020

From the drinks, to the starter, up to the main dish without forgetting the desert, every bit was outstandingly delicious. I would really recommend the St James Bora Bora if you wish to have a quality time on this magical Island. Also, the staff is...as qualified as the quality of the food. 5 stars isn't even enough.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 8, 2020

We had rented an electric vehicle, and toured the Island on our own. We had seen reviews on the St. James, and stopped for lunch there... in our bathing suits! We were welcomed and had a seat directly in front of the lagoon. We feasted...on the best FRESH lobster we have ever eaten! The lobster had just been caught and delivered to the St. James. We picked them out while they were alive! So good, the service was wonderful!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed November 5, 2020

Definitely one of the best restaurants in Bora Bora! We had stunning sunset views, fantastic food and the owner was so much fun! One of the best things is you can be as dressed up or as casual as you want. I love to dress...up but you will feel just as at home in shorts. Many were. There is a side bar with dining and a sandy beach floor if you want a more casual beachy vibe. We loved everything about this restaurantMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed November 4, 2020 via mobile

Everything here is excellent! My fiancé eat out a lot and were thoroughly impressed with this restaurant. The presentation of the food was creative and artistic, the flavors complementary and complex and the wine list was impressive. The staff here were extraordinarily attentive. We were...given detailed descriptions of the menu choices and a great wine pairing each dish. Definitely come check this place out!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 30, 2020 via mobile

This was the best meal by far we had while staying in Bora Bora and we were at the Conrad. The owner, staff and service was amazing. We were referred by one of the guys (sorry I can’t remember his name) from vitamin sea. He...was great calling and setting up our reservation with the restaurant. Well worth the trip over to Bora Bora from the Conrad.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Sheila T
February 5, 2020|
Response from jcon213 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I didn't get an email address. My apologies!
February 1, 2019|
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Response from archimede3001 | Property representative |
hi , you will have to reserve a table and they send you taxi service ( only 2$ ) your concierge can organize that .
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March 6, 2018|
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Response from jaggillarattresa | Reviewed this property |
I think so. They had a romantic meny and a menue with chefs choice.
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