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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
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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Harrison, Ohio
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Wonderful view. We enjoyed our wonderful dinner. They picked us up and transported us to the restaurant. We had the brie cheese for an appetizer and that was to die for. My husband got the pineapple that they lit on fire with the rum and that was amazing!! Loved the atmosphere, great service!

1 Thank Emily B
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

The hotel we were staying at recommended this restaurant and I was reluctant since it is such a trek to leave the resort. It was well worth it!!! The location is beautiful. It is an intimate spot and the staff was friendly. We weren't expecting much for the food because we had not had any meals worth mentioning up to... More 

2 Thank Wendy F
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Want to experience a great local cuisine right on the water, overlooking a bunch of crazy fish jumping and playing around? Aight, then this is the place to be.. We were even lucky to see the "homie pet" Elizabeth the stingray floating by..The tuna in Bora bora is a standout, I deeply recommend to start with the four way tuna... More 

2 Thank KarinIBrauns
Ocean City, Maryland
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Spectacular setting.....efficient unobtrusive service....serious well prepared food ( tried the tuna carpaccio, spiny lobster, mushroom ravioli and creme brûlée ...all very nicely prepared)....well thought out wine list...

1 Thank wshennings
Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 25 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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?