Bora Bora was part of Restaurant Square, an area in Encino, California that accommodated three restaurants: Bora Bora, The Dolphin, and Bill Baileys.
The restaurant was owned by Bernard Gordon.
Bora Bora had extravagant Polynesian decor provided by Oceanic Arts. Perhaps too extravagant...
When the Bora Bora went bankrupt because it couldn't recoup the costs of its decor, Benson Fong of Ah Fong's simply moved in a Cantonese kitchen staff and started raking in the cash. Fong, Charlie Chan's "number one son" in the 1940s movie series, became the number one 1960s Cantonese king with five Ah Fong's restaurants located throughout L.A. County.
Today this location is home to Sadaf, a Persian Restaurant.