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Haere Mai

$$ - $$$
French, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Bp 505, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
+689 630 000
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Portland, Oregon
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Who would expect an eight-table restaurant up a small dirt road in Bora Bora would provide such a memorable dining experience? Villa Mahana did that, with one of the best meals we've ever eaten and a great ambiance. So much was wonderful about our meal, it's hard to know where to start. We ordered from the ala carte menu, and... More 

Thank Catullus51
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60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The installations are totally integrated with the conditions of the nature. Sometimes, the splendor of the the trees it's like a green paradise. Well, I think i've done a very good choice, because the place and the quality of services.

Thank Silvando C
Los Angeles, California, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

I was a guest at the Hotel Maitai. The Hotel has 2 restaurants one by the beach and another one by the lobby. If this is the one by the lobby then I can say the buffet in morning for breakfast is above average. The same breakfast restaurant has a more formal setting in the evening for dinner, so one... More 

Thank Todd S
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107 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We chose this restaurant one night as it was walking distance from the Intercontinental Le Moana. The menus were only available in French and their ability to translate the selections were limited --- as a result we ended up with a couple meals that were not as expected. The teriaki chicken was awesome and well received --- otherwise, come with... More 

Thank randyfrym
Reno, Nevada
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

The menu was varied and it was so hard to pick -- wanted to sample it all. Our waiter anticipated everything and explained how all the entrees were prepared. Lovely evening!

Thank Canyonskier
Washington, DC
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Fun Menu. Lots of Polynesian dishes, or french dishes with a healthy dollup of island inspiration. I loved all the creative ways that vanilla were used. Attached to the Hotel Mai Tai. Centrally located. It's not fancy, but its also not a truck stop. The view is beautiful. There's a lagoon here, and its shaded and always seems to be... More 

Thank con_corazon
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2013

mixed interesting foods: lamb shanks stew , spaghetti with the view of lagoon and breeze. reasonable prices for bora bora.. disliked: closed by 9 pm.

Thank teguh888
Denver, Colorado, United States
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Great location, nice rooms, nice beach with sea kayaks, good service. Less expensive than some of the "fancier" places, but seemed every bit as nice to us.

1 Thank KevinB229
New York, NY
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2012

Right on the water and good selection of food. Great for lunch or dinner

Thank BrianWard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast
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  • Address: Bp 505, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Bora Bora  >  Vaitape
  • Phone Number: +689 630 000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?