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Le Lotus

Inside the Intercontinental Resort Tahiti, this uber-romantic restaurant on the edge of the lagoon is perfect for a special night out; a good excuse to put on your best, but still casual, outfit. Flickering...

Tahitian in Pape'ete

Place To’ata Snacks

This cluster of open-air snacks (snack bars) with outdoor seating – Vaimiti, Chez Jimmy, Mado, Moeata, Toa Sushi – near Place To’ata are a great place to chill with regulars and savour the most authentic and...

Activity in Pape'ete

Mango Café

As far as decor goes, this Miami-style white and bright restaurant is as stylish as Pape’ete gets. The Tahitian nouveau-style menu here changes regularly but always has lots of locally inspired dishes such as...

Brasserie in Pape'ete

Les 3 Brasseurs

You can’t miss the inviting and open facade of this lively brasserie in front of the Gare Maritime. It might feel weird to sit down for flammekueche (an Alsatian pizza-like dish) and choucroute (sauerkraut) in...

Fusion in Pape'ete

O Belvédère

One of Tahiti's most romantic dining destinations, with fantastic views over the city from 600m atop a hillside. It was being renovated and re-imagined as a 'concept restaurant' when we passed, but it promises to...

Vegan in Pape'ete

Le J'Am

This hip little spot serves sandwiches on gluten-free bread, and treats including fruit salads and vegan chocolate mousse. Also keep an eye out for daily specials such as tartare of tofu or Buddha bowls full of...

Sandwiches in Pape'ete

Patachoux

Takeaway sandwiches here are the deluxe version – fresh wholemeal or French bread stuffed with gourmet meats, fish and/or salads. Otherwise sit at the outdoor patio (on a lively pedestrian-only street) and order...

Activity in Pape'ete

La Corbeille d’Eau

There are no prices on the menu, but for the exceptional dining experience you get at this intimate French place you’ll be happy to pay whatever it costs once the bill comes. There are only a handful of tables...

Tahitian in Pape'ete

Le Royal Tahitien

Le Royal Tahitien (affectionately dubbed ‘RT’) is delightfully chilled-out – the vast, open-air dining room overlooks the lagoon and the decor is wonderfully c 1975 tiki-tacky. The food is simple and done without...

French in Pape'ete

Morrison’s Café

Long-running yet still remarkably trendy, this casually elegant eatery on a rooftop with a view over the city is a delightful escape from the main drag. Savour well-prepared fish and meat dishes as well as salads...

Activity in Pape'ete

New Port

This place has the best sashimi in town. If you like or want to try raw fish in its many forms, order the assiette Newport (1800 CFP), which has a small portion of sashimi, poisson cru (raw fish) and tartar du...

Bistro in Pape'ete

Le Rétro

After an extensive renovation, this Pape’ete icon now features trendy furnishings and a hip outdoor terrace overlooking the busy boulevard. The wide-ranging menu covers enough territory to please most palates,...

Activity in Pape'ete

Barrumundi

You get two restaurants in one at this place: a trendy nouveau-style sushi restaurant downstairs and a swanky French place upstairs. The excellent and creative sushi arrives via floating conveyer belt – you pay...

Italian in Pape'ete

L’Api’zzeria

This semi- outdoor venture is often packed, the service is efficient and it’s one of the few spots in town where you can get served an off-hour meal at say, 4pm. The wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas are dependably...

Tahitian in Pape'ete

L’Oasis

In a busy, central location good for people-watching, across from the cathedral, this place is always busy, but you won’t have to wait long for a table on the breezy terrace. The range of daily specials on offer...

Italian in Pape'ete

Lou Pescadou

A Pape’ete institution, this cheery restaurant has hearty pasta and wood-fired pizza dishes. It’s authentic Italian, right down to the red-and-white check tablecloths and carafes of red wine. Service is fast and...

Asian in Pape'ete

Restaurant Jimmy

Choose from Thai, Vietnamese or Chinese at this dimly lit local favourite. Thai mains are far from authentic but the rest of the menu is quite good. Try the bo bun salad, a delicious creation of green salad, thin...

Activity in Pape'ete

Polyself

You can get breakfasts here such as as-you-like-them eggs as well as quick lunches of cheap sandwiches or pretty good Chinese and French-Tahitian food. It’s all cafeteria-style point-and-slop service. You can...

Activity in Pape'ete

Marché de Pape’ete

Grab one of the daily specials (usually couscous or a Tahitian-style stew) at the cafeteria-style counter and sit at a table in the heat of the market to enjoy regular live local music and plenty of local colour....

Activity in Pape'ete

La Saladière

A gay-friendly and generally friendly stop for Tahitian (from 8am), American or Continental breakfasts (from 6am) or a meal-sized salad lunch – there’s also hearty mains, panini and burgers. Seating is outdoors...