Restaurants

Top Choice French in East Coast

Chez Loula & Remy

This family-run, very old-school French place in Taravao on the Tautira road has continuously served some of the best French-style grilled meats and fish in the country for donkey's years. Environs are boozy, congen…
Top Choice French in West Coast

Blue Banana

Success has done nothing to dull the buzz at Blue Banana, a hip lagoonside restaurant in Puna’auia. The food is as good as the ambience – feast on innovative French and Polynesian dishes (small portions but artistic…
French in East Coast

Taumatai

This delightful little place in Taravao serves fantastic French and Tahitian food in an elegant garden -- it's by far the most peaceful and beautiful setting in Taravao and is a great spot for a romantic lunch or di…
Tahitian in West Coast

Vahine Vata Beach

In a casual, yet beautiful and romantic setting on a verandah overlooking the black-sand beach of Papara, this place serves unique and tasty dishes. Expect fish with papaya sauce, cassoulet and especially good thin-…
Tahitian in West Coast

Le Kaimoana Cafe Restaurant

Over the water in an out-of-the-way location outside of Papara, diners here can enjoy locally inspired specialties like korori (pearl oyster) carpaccio and creative fresh fish dishes. It's relatively new but already…
French in West Coast

Le Carré

Dining at this stylish eatery is a treat. At night it’s a romantic spot to enjoy a gastronomic extravaganza of finely prepared and unique dishes: from breadfruit gnocchi to lobster in orange coulis. Lunch is more ca…
Italian in West Coast

Casa Bianca

If pasta offerings or pizzas make your stomach quiver with excitement, opt for this perky eatery with an outdoor dining area overlooking the marina. Come for the good fun, good mix of people, hearty dishes and wicke…
Polynesian in South Coast

Le Club House

At the Atimaono golf course, this is a good find and you don’t have to be a golfer to eat here. If you have a weakness for ultrafresh fish, Le Club House is the place to indulge. Tables overlook the golf course and …
Polynesian in South Coast

Restaurant du Musée Gauguin

The Restaurant du Musée Gauguin is actually not attached to the museum at all – it’s about 800m to the west, in a great setting on the lagoon. The menu is eclectic, with an emphasis on seafood. On Sundays there’s a …
French in West Coast

Quai des Îles

Creole, French and Polynesian dishes populate the menu of this well-regarded restaurant, just next door to Pink Coconut. On Friday nights it has live music to soothe the soul (salsa, anyone?). On Sunday it lays on a…