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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
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11:00 - 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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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So glad we picked St. James while on a cruise throughout Fr. Polynesia. I was able to contact the restaurant through Facebook before our arrival in Bora Bora, so obtaining a reservation was easily accomplished. The food presentation was amazing and quite good. Service was a bit slow, but hey, island time!! Beautiful views of the lagoon and our cruise... More 

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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were able to be accommodated as a walk-in, which surprised us because in other reviews people made reservations months in advance. The menu is very diverse with seafood, steak, lamb, and vegetarian offerings. We had the Polynesian sampler as an appetizer which was 4 different preparation styles of tuna. Very interesting and unique. My husband got the smoked marlin... More 

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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked here because recommendation from our resort staff. The food tasted good. Ambience great. The huge manta ray lurking below was a surprise! My husband ordered shrimp and mine was lobster. I think the price was way higher than I expected. Bora Bora is an expensive get away but what we paid for dinner for 2 was way more... More 

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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard from other travelers how good this restaurant was, so we decided to try it. We had gotten our reservations months in advance. The food was only average, and the service was not very good at all. The music they played was downright awful. Who wants to listen to rap or twangy Asian country western music when you... More 

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Thank Debbie S
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cocktail presentation, nice wine list and excellent fresh food. We had the Mahi Mahi for the main course and shared the tuna carpaccio,. My wife had the scallops. Washed our food down with a nice bottle of French Wfine from the South of France. Best dining in Bora Bora.

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Miami, Florida
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was extraordinary! Super friendly staff, great location over the water. We really loved it. Super recommended!

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super good food, well prepared it. Nice drinks. View breathtaking. But the best of all for me was the dessert: panna cotta. Just perfect. Totally loved it. My husband had mahi mahi and he loved it. I got scallops and were delicious, but the veggies were very small. Waitress super nice and friendly. We definitely recommend it

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Kearney, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smoked marlin that tastes like really great bacon, shrimp that had some magic put into it, mahi that is well done with a vanilla bean sauce....that was our meal with some good Chardonnay. Don't be put off by the shopping center that it's in. The price of the meal was fine with us, but their gourmand wines were the finest... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This waterfront restaurant in Vaitape deserves its number one rating. The fish couldn't be fresher, the views couldn't be better and the service was excellent. The smoked blue marlin appetizer was amazing. Both my wife and I have the freshest mahi mahi ever; she with a vanilla sauce and I with a spicy sauce. Both amazing. The restaurant will pick... More 

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Katy, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing this restaurant was no. 1, I had high expectations after seeing the other reviews. This place was a big disappointment after dining at the Lagoon the night before. I ordered the Romantic menu option. My menu was good, the appetizer shrimp cooked to perfection, the salad sauce innovative, and dessert very comparable to restaurants in France. I thought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Seafood, European, Fusion, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?