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Mai Kai Bora Bora

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B.P. 162 | Bora Bora, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
+689 60 38 00
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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St. Charles
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant based on a recommendation from the hotel where we were staying. The hotel made the reservation and got us free transportation to the restaurant. I'm sure there is some sort of agreement between the them. The restaurant is right on the water and seems have a marina attached to it. The atmosphere is very nice... More 

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1 Thank diveonSt_Charles
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice evening with live music and just over the sea. Excellent service and delicious dishes. You have to try the chocolate lava cake

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2 Thank Javier S
Burlington
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Mai Kai last evening and it was a pleasant dining experience. The server was very efficient and we did not have to wait for her to take our drink orders. My wife had a Chardonnay and I had a Piña Colada which was excellent. We both had the Curry Prawns which were excellent and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at the restaurant just after 2pm and was told the kitchen was closed for lunch but the chef would be able to make any cold dishes for us which suited us perfectly. We found the waitress and the chef extremely accommodating. We enjoyed tuna sashimi and beef carpaccio, both of which tasted fresh and delicious and were plentiful. We... More 

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MB
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent dinner at Mai Kai. The steak my husband ordered was cooked exactly the way he prefers it and for me, I really enjoyed the Curry Prawns - they were exceptionally good. The service was attentive, albeit the waitresses could crack a smile once in a while. However, to be fair I do not know how they... More 

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1 Thank MCW-MB
California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok. Nothing to write home about but ok. Wish they would spend sometime fixing the place up a bit as it could be very nice but unfortunately they have let it go. The musician that played there the night we were there was excellent and worth going just to hear him play.

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1 Thank samuraitraveler
Tamworth, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The steak I had was delicious and the giant pina coladas were outstanding! Service was excellent and the location made it very easy to find.

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Thank tilltwinkles
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Ate here in hopes of finding some good quality food on par with spots we usually seek out when traveling around the world, we were not disappointed. The sashimi dishes were absolutely brilliant, the tuna main had a great crispy sear on the outside and a nice raw tastes on the inside, the salmon was very fresh coming from New... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We had a voucher that was prepaid as part of our trip so upon presenting this we found out that our meal was fixed, with no choices. However, my wife doesn't eat Tuna and this was half of the meal, so they were very accommodating and switched out the dishes for salmon and a shrimp curry. The food was excellent.... More 

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2 Thank Adam S
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The food was ok, nothing unique or different. Very basic fare, fish, rice, etc. hard to get additional drinks, server was not attentive. Had to walk away from our table four times to ask for a check. we had to get a water taxi back to our hotel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, Seafood, Polynesian, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?