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Mai Yai Thai Orchid

Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (39 reviews)
“green curry” (12 reviews)
“panang” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30 Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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11 - 20 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Very good Thai food. Highly recommend the green curry. Creamy goodness with just a little kick of spice on the finish.

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We wandered in to this charming restaurant and were very happy with the staff and food, I can't understand the bad reviews here on trip advisor. We had fish cakes and satays as entree, then the seafood plate. The food was well cooked, tasty, and...More

Thank matchesbroome
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We came here cause it's rated quite well. However, the quality of food here made is very disappointed. We ordered a Pad Thai and a chilli crab. The Pad Thai came cold and there were barely any noodles, only raw hard carrot sticks. The chilli...More

Thank Jasmine X
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We came here last year and was dying to come back again. Came here with a very fussy husband and a 10yo and 8yo. There were plenty of choices for everyone and not one dish disappointed. I loved the green curry but every other dish...More

Thank Ki W
Reviewed 5 June 2017

menu has plenty of choices, food was nice and tasty and not over priced, service was good as was the nice cocktails

1  Thank debbie1968
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Just returned from Kota Kinabalu with my Thai partner, most Thais have problems eating outside there own country. You can always find a restaurant advertising as Thai but they are Chinese Korean Indian or what ever attempting to create the Thai taste and the big...More

Thank NorthWalesRigsby
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The venue allows you watch the sunset over the great china sea, which is quite nice. However as it it a popular area, the tables are so close together, not giving you much space at all. I had the fish in chilli and lime, it...More

Thank Tegan W
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Omg. I absolutely loved everything I had at mai yai Thai. All freshly prepared and so cheap. I could happily have tried everything on the menu but my holiday was just too short. The restaurant offers seating looking out across the water and it's great...More

Thank Bolansan
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were here for 3 years ago and found the place very good, so we try it again and it was ok but not on the same level. The food is real Thai and spicy. Ok for us but this time they made a mistake...More

Thank kmittag
Reviewed 2 May 2017

C1 ( 2017.04.19 ) I and my friend visited this restaurant for dinner with sunset view in waterfront. Some restaurant was operating in this area, there was one of them. We ordered green curry and pineapple fried rice, that's not bad. The sunset was no...More

Thank CanisHan
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Kayal V
12 March 2018|
Response from yusufyaran | Reviewed this property |
For KK Water-front market, average (not cheap and not too expensive either)
11 March 2016|
Response from Suwit L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am sure the place is halal. About the price, I was not rhe one who pay the bill that day, but remember from the menu, i think it's very reasonable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
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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