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Mai Yai Thai Orchid

Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (42 reviews)
“green curry” (12 reviews)
“papaya salad” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30 Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ambience facing the sea with fishing boats and sea breeze as we dine. We have pineapple fried rice, taufu with Thai chilli sauce, tom yam seafood and salted egg crabs. The food is not too bad and the waiter is friendly. One weakness is...More

Thank Lian Tiong G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after arriving on the airport, as we wanted some good Thai food and this had good reviews on Google. We went at about 9pm, and there were few people sitting on the deck, so we thought let's give it a go. We...More

Thank Zena3101
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Very good !!! Great food, lovely staff. Love this place. Came here the first evening we were in Kota Kinabalu and we came back every evening. No need to look any further.

Thank bartmana2b
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This restaurant is in a nice place in Kota Kinabalu, in the Waterfron, but the experience was not memorable! Pad Thai was not even close to the one I ate in Bangkok. Papaya Salad wasn't too bad, but extremely full of garlic. You can find...More

Thank Luca C
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

This was as good as any Thai I’ve been too. We had Chicken Satay & Vegetable Spring Rolls as starters. Main courses of Chicken Green Curry and Beef Penang Curry. All excellent highly recommended.

Thank Thopsman
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Food presentation acceptable but food not taste. Too expensive and not worth going for. Nyonya & Thai restaurant will the best choice for Thai food lovers

Thank Ananda A
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Great food and nice service. Nice place to se the beautiful sunset. The best place to eat at the waterfront.

Thank Winsig86
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Continuing my tapas journey on the KK waterfront this was my second choice making my way along the food strip. I chose a green Thai curry matched with a Pina Colada to boot. 🥥 possibly one of the nicest green curry flavours I’ve eaten. But...More

Thank Suzy P
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Called in after a wander round the nearby meat and fish market (very busy and authentic) and Oceanic shopping mall ( not much of interest) Had Thai fish cakes and sweet and sour main course with fried rice. Good portions, friendly and quick service, a...More

Thank Tommyteacake
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Considering that when we arrived the restaurant had to cope with a 19-person party, they did a very decent job. Despite the food being served relatively distributed (and can you blame them?), we all agreed that the food was very nice and one of the...More

Thank JackAverre
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Kayal V
12 March 2018|
Response from yusufyaran | Reviewed this property |
For KK Water-front market, average (not cheap and not too expensive either)
11 March 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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
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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