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St James Bora Bora

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Centre helen sbay | Bora bora, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
+689 40 67 64 62
17:30 - 00:00
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Mon 17:30 - 00:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu 17:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place by two separate French locals. The ambience is lovely, overlooking the water. The menu is fairly extensive with plenty of seafood and meat choices. The portion sizes were generous. The thing that did dampen the evening is we had to send one of our steaks back...twice! We ordered a medium rare steak and the first... More 

Thank Sweetmangomania
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

The first thing you notice when you walk into St James is the fantastic view. The restaurant overlooks the water which adds to the relaxing ambience of the restaurant. They serve good cocktails- I ordered a pina colada which was very good. The food was also good- I ordered grilled tuna which was really tasty however my friend ordered the... More 

Thank Mikayla S
Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Nice friendly staff and service. Large portion food. Lamb was cooked very well. Average pricing in terms of that area. Convenient if you are staying at the Hilton as walkable from their Vaitape base.

1 Thank berta_bee
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

We were happy to eat at this place. Good food and decent views.All food in Bora Bora is expensive so this was fair .

Thank sol c
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

The first time I went to St James was unforgettable. We arrived and 2 Manta rays were right in front the restaurant dancing around. Cocktails were really good, the food amazing and there is a great collection of whisky! I absolutely recommend the place for a special occasion.

2 Thank Alexia A
New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

The food was phenomenal, better than any meals we had at the resort, probably the best meal on Bora Bora. We were sitting next to the water and we could see sting rays and plenty of fish swimming by. Definitely worth the boat trip. We also stopped by the supermarket 10 mins walk away to pick up bottles of water... More 

Thank Daphne W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Pleasant service, excellent view, and the Food, Magnificent! Better than any of the resort restaurants. And priced reasonably. If you go to Bora Bora and don't eat at St James, you are missing out on the best meal on the island.

Thank Shelly K
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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150 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We went to the St. James for a lunch when we where cycling around Bora Bora. We only had one appetizer and one dish, following the chef's wife suggestion, and a bottle of wine. Everything was great, specially the risotto. The location is great, with a nice view to the lagoon. The chef/owner was really attentive since the reservation by... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

I was leery to say the least about our long trip from the Intercontinental Thallessa to the Intercontinental Moana, then a long drive just to get to a restaurant located in a strip mall. However, once you enter the St James, you begin a fantastic journey through what has to be the best food I have ever experienced. French dining... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

We arrived from the sea, mooring up right at the restaurant - very convenient. The food and drink were both superb - very fresh sea food cooked to perfection - and an especially nice, light cheesecake for dessert.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Seafood, European, Fusion, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centre helen sbay | Bora bora, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Bora Bora  >  Vaitape
  • Phone Number: +689 40 67 64 62
It's a waterside restaurant with a spectacular view of sunset,you can enjoy our creations of coktails and our menu with new flavours .we have 4 differents atmospheres including a VIP table for enjoying a tasting menu created by chef Temauri Foster.The St James team will welcome you to make an unforgetable memorie.come, taste, and enjoy

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?