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Mai Yai Thai Orchid

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Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 came out on a BBQ style fish shaped grill and tasted amazing. The prawn spring... More 

Thank Tegan W
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 at sunset.

Thank Bolansan
Subic, Philippines
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442 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 and serve wrong fried rice so our daughter needed to wait additional 10- 15 min... More 

Thank kmittag
Guri, South Korea
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1,649 reviews
1,053 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 need to explain, I think. The price was a little high, it was worth to... More 

Thank HanJuyoung
Clemson, South Carolina
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70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 entire meal without any drink.

Thank ClemsunTiger
Denpasar, Indonesia
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 on down and try this place for views and great food.

Thank bernie47801
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 plus. Prices weren't too bad and the servers were courteous and professionals!

Thank msblu b
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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143 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great setting for dinner to see the beautiful sunset. All dishes we tried here were fantastic. Staff are excellent. Drink range is reasonable and well priced. Seating inside and out.

Thank Helen P
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Visited with a friend for dinner and to watch the sunset, a truly unforgettable experience. Restaurant menu was good and staff were very attentive. We enjoyed the food and went back another night and met another couple for dinner. Would highly recommend.

Thank Elaine P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?