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3505 Highland Ave. (35th St.) Send to Phone
Hidden Polynesian steakhouse that’s worth finding in north Manhattan Beach.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bora Bora Restaurant Review

: The small, dim sign and featureless exterior make Bora Bora appear closed, contributing to the Polynesian steakhouse’s reputation as Manhattan Beach's best-kept secret. The cuisine is a modern take on retro Polynesian, featuring an intriguing blend of steak and fish dishes. Glazes, sauces and preparations change daily, but don’t be surprised to find filet mignon topped with Cabernet pancetta sauce or teriyaki salmon among the offerings. Bora Bora is also one of the rare mainland restaurants that prepares ono. If it’s on the menu, order this flaky white Hawaiian fish. Barbecued ribs carry a sweet tang, reminiscent of Cantonese cuisine, only more complex. The bar is lively and the wine list well-chosen if small. Some people who live in Manhattan Beach don't know where this well-hidden restaurant is, and they're missing out.
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