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Mai Kai Bora Bora

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French, Polynesian, Pacific Rim, Seafood, International, Fusion
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B.P. 162 | Bora Bora, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
+689 60 38 00
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We made a reservation but really didn't need one. The service was slow until we walked up to the bartender who was a lovely woman and very friendly and helpful.

1 Thank MamasWine
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On the water with views of a great mooring field, we spent several nights on our private cataraman and ate or drank every day at this fabulous spot. Inside, the bar has some comfy nooks and limited bar chairs, ensuring relative mellow atmosphere. The food is very very good. The service and kindness shown was remarkable. We felt we became... More 

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Alexandria MN
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ventured out our first night in Bora Bora and were lucky enough to get a seat outside for drinks/dining at Mai Kai. The weather, wine, food, service, and company of my wife (not in this order) combined to make our first evening a wonderful start to our time here. We never did get back for dinner, but I would... More 

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Austin, Texas
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I both had the steak option for dinner and it was delicious! Even the mashed potatoes were excellent! Portion sizes and prices were good. Service was fast and friendly, and the environment was fun yet classy. Our drinks were expensive and very weak, but that seemed on-par with our experiences in general in Bora Bora. Overall, highly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant, the ambience, the food and the staff never fail here. Live music couple of times a week create a really nice atmosphere in this waterside restaurant. Nice views across the lagoon from the terrace and from the inside tables. The menu is fusion with influences from Polynesian and French ingredients and way of presenting the dishes. Yammie cocktails... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are only three decent places to eat in. Viatape: Le St James (which was unexpectedly closed on our arrival), Mai Kai, and the Yacht Club. We met some expat sailors who recommended Mai Kai , walked us there, and introduced us to the owner. It was between the lunch and dinner hour. There was no kitchen staff apparently, and... More 

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Gjakova, Kosovo
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here couple of times and really enjoyed everything about it. Beside the food that was delicious I really liked the atmosphere there, the service, but mostly the view. It was breathtaking!

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Wellsford, New Zealand
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went to Mai Kai Marina Yacht Club for lunch while in Bora Bora on a Windstar Cruise. friendly greeting, seated at a nice table overlooking the water, mouth watering menu. food was superb, especially the fillet be boeuf Tataki. Service was friendly and polite which is to be appreciated in these islands! Chef even shouted us champagne when he discovered... More 

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seafood dishes are a must since it's fresh. Ambiance, food, drink all very nice. Just remember, you're on island time here, slower everything! I'm from NY and had to get used to it. Throughout the islands in French Polynesia, the locals love the French, if you don't speak it, you're level of service is second rate, I'm not kidding. My... More 

Thank M C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We had here for dinner on our last night in Bora Bora. We arrived a little after 6:30 pm, and almost had the place to ourselves. We had a private, candlelit table, and the building itself was very beautiful. It provided a nice ambiance for dinner. Unlike many of the restaurants in Bora Bora and Tahiti, we found the service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Polynesian, Pacific Rim, Seafood, International, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?