The Australs & the Gambier Archipelago restaurants

International in Tubuai

Mara’ai – Le Spot

Run by French Hervé and his Tahitian wife Ina, Mara'ai – Le Spot is the only independent restaurant on Tubuai. With a sand floor and a palm-frond roof, this is a cool and rustic place for a drink or a relaxed meal a…
Tahitian in Mangareva

Snack Jojo

It’s hardly haute cuisine at this modest joint, but the fine choice of sandwiches (from 400 CFP) alongside the mainstream Tahitian dishes provide easy midday or evening fuel. The owners also rent a spacious, well-ap…
Tahitian in Rurutu

Snack Piareare

The decor is nonexistent at this no-frills eatery hidden behind a gate right across from the boat quay in Moerai, but the food is seriously good. The menu is limited to a couple of daily specials, but they’re savour…
Tahitian in Mangareva

Chez Teava

This is Rikitea's best spot for lunch or dinner. Local ingredients and freshly caught seafood are the staples of the simple menu. Voluminous sandwiches (from 200 CFP) too. Near the cathedral.
Pizza in The Gambier Archipelago

Pizza Atomic

Serves glowing-hot pizzas to eat in or take away. The Rumarei, with cheese and korori (the adductor muscle of the oyster), is particularly original.
Chinese in Rurutu

Tiare Hinano

The vast dining room might not be terribly Polynesian, but it's a great place to sample Chinese staples as well as local favourites.