Whether you splash out on delicate fresh seafood or enjoy more affordable Asian dishes – Tahiti’s cuisine scene is vast and varied. Expect to find restaurants offering traditional Polynesian feasts to others showcasing the best of the country’s French influence. Check out our guide to the best restaurants in Tahiti.
L'O à la Bouche
Bistro, Restaurant, European, Seafood, Oceanian, French
L'O à la BOUCHE, Papeet | Photo courtesy of Jean-Charles Lallemand
L’O à la Bouche has a strong reputation for delivering top gourmet food in French Polynesia. Enjoy unique dishes made with freshly caught seafood and an extensive wine selection. The food is always beautifully presented, with a warm and romantic ambiance throughout the restaurant.
Widely considered one of the most romantic dining spots in Tahiti, Le Coco’s offers diners French cuisine with the best of local French Polynesian produce and ingredients. Other dishes include influences from Spain, Portugal and Italy, as well as a China and Asia. A waterfront setting with views out to Moorea, Le Coco’s is a beautiful spot to watch the sun go down over a fine meal.
This beautiful restaurant is part of the InterContinental Tahiti Resort, perfectly situated over the water, looking out to the lagoon and the resort’s sandy-bottom swimming pool. Expect to dine on freshly caught seafood as well as a selection of meat dishes, with a strong selection of French wines. Live piano helps set the mood.
Blue Banana is a fun and vibrant restaurant with gorgeous views out to the lagoon. Seafood is the specialty, the poisson cru is a favourite with many, but they also offer a variety of meat dishes as well. There’s seating both indoors and outside, so you can enjoy the fresh ocean air as you feast on the fruits of the sea.
Le Carré, Puna'auia | Courtesy of Le Meridien Tahiti
Located within Le Meridien Tahiti, Le Carre restaurant offers diners stunning views of the lagoon, as well as views out to Moorea. The restaurant’s distinguishing features from other resort dining areas is its stylish decor and low lighting, adding to the ambience. French cuisine features heavily on the menu as well as a variety of fresh seafood dishes.