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Mai Yai Thai Orchid

Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (34 reviews)
“green curry” (10 reviews)
“papaya salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30All hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviews (202)
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91 - 100 of 202 reviews

Reviewed 6 January 2014

We had a great dinner in this charming waterfront restaurant. The black pepper crab was delicious, as was the seafood tom yam. My wife had the spingrolls and pad thai with prowns. The staff was very attentive to all our wishes. This restaurant is not...More

Thank William_Decoster
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We were surprised how beautiful the restaurant was having seen the dodgy entrance from the road, don't be put off. The boardwalk looks out onto the bay and the food is affordable and delicious. We had the glass noodle soup, Thai green curry and spicy...More

Thank Tessellen
Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

Staff attitude could be improved. They appeared to think we didn't order enough (ie didn't spend enough) and were surly and inattentive. Ordered tofu and cashew nuts, rice and fish and mango salad. As another reviewer said, it's not authentic Thai food- more adapted to...More

2  Thank bimdonesia
Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

�� very good Thai restaurant in Kota Kinabalu! The green curry, the padthai, chicken cashew nuts and fried rice were great! Spicy and very good. Nice people and �� great view at the waterfront! �� place to be!!!!

1  Thank Tandheelkunst
Reviewed 22 December 2013

At night this is the place to be. The Thai food is really good, with a great choice and plenty of drink choices. The staff are helpful without hassling. We ate there twice to be sure, to be sure, enjoying th eview of the islands...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Thank you to Radz, Ruby, Alih and all the team at this wonderful restaurant. We spent many an evening overlooking the waterfront constantly sampling the menu. The food was great. Thank you Ashely & Tanya

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 5 December 2013

My friend and I tried this restaurant to try something different and the food was so good that we returned 3 times in the one week. The mango salad was amazing, the flavors just burst in your mouth ( and i dont like mango lol)...More

Thank Kristeen H
Reviewed 18 November 2013

I'm not often blown away by a Thai dish that I haven't tried before, but the steamed squid in Thai spices was truly excellent at this unassuming restaurant. The Pad Kha Prao Gai was also first rate, as were the prawns wrapped in pastry. All...More

Thank EHinOz
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is listed twice on Tripadvisor Maybe the owners need to contact Tripadvisor and let them know. We went on a week night with 3 friends. The waiter shoved a menu in our face. The service was kind of pushy. . The food was...More

2  Thank brown656
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

The food is "Thai Style " but not real Thai like you get in Thailand. The service was slow even though it was.not a busy night. With all the fresh seafood in K.K. one expects better. The crab all shell. This restaurant is a "Tourist...More

2  Thank brown656
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Hi, is this place halal? can I know the average prices too?
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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