Restaurants

Top Choice Marquesan in Hatiheu

Restaurant Hinakonui

This authentic Marquesan restaurant is a relaxing spot, with an open-air thatched terrace opening onto the seafront. Signature dishes include lobster flambéed with whisky (from February to October) and a truly fanta…
Top Choice Marquesan in Hakahetau

Ti’ Piero

This family-run eatery does a wonderful job of preparing well-executed international specialities with a true Marquesan touch. Go the chèvre de sept heures (goat cooked for seven hours) and breadfruit rolls. A good …
International in Taiohae

Keikahanui Nuku Hiva Pearl Lodge

The chef at this upscale hotel fuses quality local ingredients with Gallic know-how. The Marquesan goat with coconut milk will certainly win your heart and there's even a dedicated vegetarian menu. Bag a table on th…
in Hiva Oa

Snack Kaupe – Chez Kahu

Blink and you’ll miss this discreet venture conveniently positioned across from Espace Culturel Paul Gauguin (no sign). No culinary extravaganza here, just a few classics faultlessly prepared (grilled sirloin, grill…
International in Atuona & Around

Hotel Hanakéé Hiva Oa Pearl Lodge

Probably the number-one spot for fine dining in Hiva Oa, and certainly the most suitable place for a romantic soirée. The sweeping views from the terrace are impressive enough, but the excellent French-influenced cu…
Marquesan in Puamau

Pehekua – Chez Marie- Antoinette

Most visitors on a day trip from Atuona usually have lunch here (by reservation only). The dining room looks tired but the real hit is the tasty Marquesan food (fresh fish, goat, pork). The tohua Pehe Kua is in its …
Tahitian in Atuona & Around

Relais Moehau

Headliners here include chaud froid de thon (seared tuna), grilled wahoo, and marinated raw shrimp with coconut sauce, but the pizzas (available dinner only) are very good too. The tiled terrace overlooking Atuona b…
Tahitian in Taiohae

Snack Tuhiva

This low-key venue inside the market is a good spot to catch local vibes. Devour a comforting breakfast or munch on well-prepared fish dishes at lunchtime. It was being sold to a new owner when we passed but should …
Tahitian in Atuona & Around

Snack Make Make

Opposite the post office, this long-standing, very friendly joint serves everything from burgers and chow mein to curried goat and garlic shrimp. Smaller (read: normal-sized) portions are available of many dishes fo…
Marquesan in Atuona & Around

Temetiu Village

With panoramic views from the open-air dining room, a convivial atmosphere and delectable (and copious) Marquesan specialities, such as seafood or goat, this place is worth the short drive. Credit cards are accepted…