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Mai Yai Thai Orchid

Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“thai food” (43 reviews)
“green curry” (11 reviews)
“panang” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30 Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

good service, the food is delicious, love the tom yam very much, will definitely come back when i visit KK

Thank June R
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Mai Yai has probably been the best service we have received in Malaysia. Malaysian service is slow in general so everything we needed/expected was offered here. Great table great service can’t ask for more. Better selection of beer than the beer bars next door plus...More

Thank nikkivalentine
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Good thai food, though nothing special except the Som Tum and the Larb Gai which was excellent. Service was a bit slow but when you’re on holiday who cares ! On the other hand eat there early as the restaurants on either side play live...More

1  Thank davidwplaird
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Food is good prices are ok. Recommend it for a chilled dinner . Music from other restaurants a bit overwhelming but still good

Thank Cassandra S
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We dined here as a family last night. We dined indoors. We ordered satay and spring rolls for the entree, chicken fried rice, sweet and sour, cashew nut stir fry, Thai beef noodles and spaghetti. All of the meals were disgusting. My daughter could not...More

Thank aaa1111
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Good location on the waterfront. Very lively with one of the restaurants playing live music. Food was ok - nothing outstanding. Drink prices were on par with Shangri La bar - but then the place caters for tourists. Service was really nice and staff attentive.

Thank rpatel23
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Been here twice it was so good. Cannot fault the service, food or price and the view is lovely. Great to have tofu as a meat alternative choice.

Thank Kathymay17
Reviewed 2 March 2018

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.

1  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.

1  Thank Jackie_D_Fl
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

1  Thank meena_123_11
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Questions & Answers
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, 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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