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Mai Yai Thai Orchid

Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (34 reviews)
“green curry” (10 reviews)
“papaya salad” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 202 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank debbie1968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Omg. I absolutely loved everything I had at mai yai Thai. All freshly prepared and so cheap. I could happily have tried everything on the menu but my holiday was just too short. The restaurant offers seating looking out across the water and it's great...More

Thank Bolansan
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were here for 3 years ago and found the place very good, so we try it again and it was ok but not on the same level. The food is real Thai and spicy. Ok for us but this time they made a mistake...More

Thank kmittag
Reviewed 2 May 2017

C1 ( 2017.04.19 ) I and my friend visited this restaurant for dinner with sunset view in waterfront. Some restaurant was operating in this area, there was one of them. We ordered green curry and pineapple fried rice, that's not bad. The sunset was no...More

Thank HanJuyoung
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Beautiful view of sunset. Food was great, but service was very poor. We had to ask 3 different people for our drinks. 3 of the 4 our orders were incorrect. 1 order came out 20 minutes prior to the other 3 orders. 1 ate their...More

Thank ClemsunTiger
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Great location on the trendy Waterfront area of KK. Stunning sunsets, cold beers, great food. Regulars told me that the best Thai Curry in KK is to be found here. There is a selection of seafood with the Buttered Prawns being a favourite. So come...More

Thank bernie47801
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Based on online reviews, we decided to hunt down this place and it was worth it! I ordered the pad thai while my husband tried one of the curries and it was delicious! It was by the water so watching the sunset was a definite...More

Thank msblu b
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Had the papaya salad, satay and fish cakes - all delicious. We had the massaman curry and king prawns in red curry with rice Came back second time - good food on the waterfront!

Thank Purple_and_Me
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Hi, is this place halal? can I know the average prices too?
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, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View, 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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