Dining on the Island
Supplied by a daily bounty of fresh fish and fruits,
Tahiti is replete with many fine restaurants in and
around Papeete. Several resorts regularly host Tahitian
feasts with spectacular music and dance shows. These
events can be reserved in advance by your preferred
travel professional or at your resort on arrival.
Resort restaurants include:
The elegant Le Lotus at the InterContinental Resort
Tahiti; La Plantation at Le Meridien Tahiti; Moevai
and the famous Quinn's Bar at Sheraton Hotel Tahiti;
Hiti Mahana at Radisson Plaza; and Le Bougainville
and Le Sakura at Sofitel Tahiti Resort.
A sampling of popular local restaurants includes:
Casablanca with a blending of French and Tahitian
cooking styles; Lou Pescadou with the best of Italian
pizzas and pasta; The Mango Cafe specializes in Polynesian-French
fusion offered in a chic, art nouveau atmosphere.
Don't forget dessert! Auberge du Pacific alongside
the lagoon and Captain Bligh near the Lagoonarium.
Other popular choices among locals and visitors alike
include alike include Coco's, Lion d'Or, Vaitiare,
Morrison's Café, Moana Iti, Le Cigalon, L'O
a la Bouche, L'Apizzeria, La Romana, Jack Lobster
and Le Belvèdere with views of the city.
Papeete evening highlight:
Enjoy a unique and informal dinner or a memorable
post-dinner dessert at Vai'ete Square. Here, dozens
of colorful roulottes, or food wagons, host a great
variety of island cuisine and desserts. The boardwalk
atmosphere is an informal and lively destination not
to be missed.