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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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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank ClevelandKen
Hamilton, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went after a massage for dinner and it was everything that we wanted. We ordered an appetizer, soup, curry, fried dish, two rice, and 2 buckets of beer and it was all reasonably priced. The taste of the food was addicting and we couldn't stop eating it. Service was good and attentive.

Thank drtommytom
Adelaide, Australia
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had the best night new year's eve at this fantastic restaurant on the waterfront..the food is absolutely divine...Masuman curry...buttered prawns crab fried rice were all cooked to perfection....prices great. Service fantastic...do make sure you go to this restaurant when in kota Kinabalu...you won't regret it 😃

Thank mookeyes
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Eaten here many times, friendly staff, nice waterfront setting, reasonable happy hour buckets of beer (by waterfront standards) and tasty food.

Thank DivingHeaven101
Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stumbled upon this place as we were walking through the waterfront area of KK. We selected it in part because it had a large crowd of folks at it- so we thought it must be good. There are many options on that strip. We had an assortment of dishes which were all good. The only disappointing one was the... More 

Thank wellsy31
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food here was tasty and a good option down the waterfront. Reasonably priced and staff were very friendly.

Thank Caroline S
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious thai food / seafood at the waterfront - very nice staff. Can only recommend this restaurant.

Thank Thomas3460
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely staff, lovely food, if you're into seafood you must try their specialty platter for £20 but it's huge and very well presented. Us on the other hand has their crab cakes which were fab , wasn't keen on their chicken pandan but their Penang chicken curry and fish in chilli was beautiful and very reasonably priced and yes we... More 

Thank Sunningitup

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View
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?