Restaurants

Top Choice International in Rangiroa

Chez Lili

For a menu that strays from the familiar ‘raw fish in coconut milk’ path, try this cute eatery at the eastern tip of Avatoru. Run by the energetic Lili, who is from Madagascar, it serves well-prepared daily specials…
Top Choice Tahtiian in Rangiroa

Mitivai

A favourite haunt of hungry divers – it's conveniently located between two busy dive shops – this trusty joint is one of Rangiroa's hottest spots for lunch and serves fine food to accompany the wonderful lagoon view…
French in Rangiroa

Raira Lagon – Beach Raira

Located inside Raira Lagon hotel (but open to nonguests), the well-respected Beach Raira is a terrific spot for a lagoonside meal, with alfresco tables overlooking the water. Prices are reasonable considering the lo…
French in Fakarava

Faka Délices

A native from Brittany, Pascaline, the elderly owner, cooks simple but delectable French dishes as well as pizzas (evenings only). Her desserts (from 280 CFP) are delicious; try the passionfruit mousse or the melt-i…
Tahitian in Rangiroa

Puna

Talk about location! The dining deck of this buzzing snack (snack bar) at the eastern tip of Avatoru is on the lagoon, literally. It features all the Polynesian classics as well as grills, sandwiches (550 CFP) and b…
International in Rangiroa

Kia Ora Resort & Spa – Te Rairoa

Rangiroa's standout resort restaurant is in the Kia Ora Resort. Nab a seat on the lovely overwater dining deck and look forward to interesting combinations of Pacific, European and Asian flavours. Another reason to …
French in Rangiroa

Chez Obelix

Big appetite? Make a beeline for this casual eatery run by Charly, a former French legionnaire. Although there’s nothing out of the ordinary on the menu and the roadside setting isn’t spectacular, it's a great place…
Tahitian in Tikehau

Tikehau Village

The restaurant at the Tikehau Village is one of the prettiest spots around, overlooking the water with cool breezes and a social vibe – nonguests are welcome (by reservation). The set menu is good value and it makes…
Tahitian in Tikehau

Snack Gilbert

Lovely setting, right by a beach overlooking a turquoise hoa (shallow channel) at the western end of the village. What to expect? Simple meals incorporating organic ingredients. Call ahead, as the eponymous Gilbert …
International in Fakarava

Havaiki Pearl Lodge

One of the pleasures of Fakarava is eating at this surprisingly hip beachfront restaurant with fantastic lagoon views, cool breezes and great food. A few tables are literally in the water – where else could you devo…