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Mai Yai Thai Orchid

Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (39 reviews)
“green curry” (12 reviews)
“panang” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30 Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent sea views, authentic tasty cuisine . Clearly a popular venue near but not too near live music. Very friendly and helpful staff. Arrival of meals needs to be clearly specified - we found our satay arrived with main course rather than as starter.

Thank johncrittenden
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Found this restaurant just wandering along the waterfront area, so glad we decided to eat there. Food was delicious very tasty. Staff were helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Jackie_D_Fl
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

I went to this restaurant in the evening. It had been raining so we decided to dine outside but under the roof. Staff were very accommodating to my 3 year olds diet ensuring she had something to eat that want spicy. I ordered the green...More

Thank meena_123_11
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

This place has the best Thai food of the city. Lovely couple the owners. Excellent food (although I still find tomyum too spicy - I know that Thai food is spicy but this is spicier than the ones I tasted in Phuket and Bangkok-)

Thank yusufyaran
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Food is the worst. I ate fried rice and phat thai. The seafood is bad and has passed, I and My friend have an upset stomach.

Reviewed 17 November 2017

We came here randomly looking for dinner and both had the best Thai food we've ever tasted! The chicken pad thai was exceptional and the tofu in the Thai green curry was so smooth and silky, I've never tasted anything so good. The food sure...More

Thank Mirrimaria
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food! Took us right back to our holiday in Thailand. So flavoursome and all at a really reasonable price too. Highly recommend. Staff also very very friendly!

Thank Lianne A
Reviewed 15 October 2017 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 6 September 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 23 August 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
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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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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