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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
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a night with live music and a full moon. Pretty view and solid food. Portions were large and it's not far from the main port

1 Thank lisa60750
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here on our visit. We informed them that we were both vegetarians, and this was not a problem for them. They prepared us both a five course meal. Salad included pan seared tofu with goat cheese. Other dishes were prepared without meat for us and were all very good. Finished it off with some great... More 

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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They provided a pick up from our hotel The Pearl. The food was fantastic, the service was excellent, and the live music was wonderful! It was the most romantic spot for dinner on this island. We truly enjoyed it, and would go back again! My husband had the Mahi-Mahi with vanilla sauce, and I had a grilled salmon with virgin... More 

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Kearney, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mahi sandwich was fair, good French fries, drinks were good, we would try it again. A bit overpriced, but that's French Polynesia, and I still love it Service at happy hour was bad, but the waitress forgot us...not intensional, and we didn't die of thirst. Happy hour is 5-6 pm, 2 drinks for the price of one!

1 Thank skiNebraska
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As part of our vacation package, we were offered a meal here. Even though it was a "set" meal, it was fantastic and delicious and beautifully presented. I would say this is a definite must while on Bora Bora.

Thank Michael B
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We can not say enough about Maikai. Most importantly the proprietors are truly world class people. We arrived by sail and they took us in like family. Short and simple, we owe them a deep debt of gratitude for the way that they took care of us during our time there.

1 Thank OahuAloha
North East, Maryland
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Mai Kai as an "included" dinner from our travel agent. Honestly, we didn't have real high expectations. However, we had a very good meal. It was a set menu for our voucher. Appetizers were tuna carpaccio that was absolutely delicious. Salad was next and very fresh/tasty. We were each given 2 smaller plates for dinner. First, grilled tuna... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We moored off the restaurant while sailing the area and went there for dinner. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. Prices were expensive but no more than other equivalent places in the area. It is worth a visit.

Thank Jean H
Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We came to Mai Kai for dinner one night during our honeymoon. Our hotel set up a complementary taxi to Mai Kai. We were seated next to the window. We ordered the ribeye and the salmon both were delicious dishes! Service was great for our table accept towards the end where I think they forgot about us but they were... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We were initially seated at a nice table outside. The staff then decided they had to move us inside to a crappy table because someone else came for the outside table. So, we were off to a bad start. The food is standard as is the service but they attempt to give off this snooty fancy vibe. This restaurant is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Seafood, Polynesian, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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?