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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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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Gold Coast, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We sat at this lovely restaurant to watch the amazing sunset and enjoyed a really good Malaysian dinner at a very reasonable price. The staff were very attentive considering how busy they were. Great experience.

Thank Janet I
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here whilst in KK, food was very good, atmosphere excellent and being on the waterfront you can watch the sun set as you eat. Would go again if in KK

Thank IanD9
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

So good the first time we came back for our last night meal (we always go back to our favourite place for the last night so we know we will enjoy it). The chicken Phad Thai was fantastic enough to have twice, the seafood platter great (except for the crab which appeared to be more for decoration) and the stuffed... More 

Thank HHxxx
Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Had probably the best Thai food of our trip here. Drinking at place next door and they didn't serve food, luckily for us Mai Yai was next door and served up a great meal. We asked for extra spicy and they nailed it.

Thank Luvleggs
Copenhagen, Denmark
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Mai Yai at the waterfront is really worth visiting. The food is delicious, and if you are vegetarian there are several great options. It is a busy restaurant, so be in time if you want a nice table and a drink before sunset, the views are amazing.

Thank Lisbeth H
Hsinchu, Taiwan
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

great food, great location, a bit pricey for the locals but reasonable for a tourist like me, good options too

Thank ClevelandKen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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?