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The Lotus Restaurant

at the InterContinental Resort, Faa'a, French Polynesia
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Faa'a
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Maitland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are staying at the Intercontinental you pretty much have to eat here. First reason is because if you don't you then only have 1 place to eat on property. Second reason the views are stunning. I think lunch is a better option. They do not open for dinner until after the sun has set. What a mistake! At... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have no doubt this restaurant is the very best in Tahiti. The intimacy and romantic ambience of eating a gorgeous open-air dinner while over the water by candlelight in the South Pacific is wonderful and the service and quality of food doesn't let the experience down, everything we ordered was amazing. A magical night and a highlight of a... More

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Auckland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Quiet and intimate with good views. A short walk across the resort ideal if you want a good meal when you and you partner are tired and need a bit of quiet time.

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Austin, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was our first "fancy" honeymoon meal and it was very special. We saw our first shark here which was exciting. They didn't feed the sharks themselves which the environmentally conscious side of me likes. However, the shark visited to get him/herself a real fish! You eat overwater with Moorea in the distance. The food was delicious and the cocktail... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife and I ordered the sea bass which was done in a white wine and vanilla sauce and the mahimahi which was assisted as she is gluten free. Service was flawless. Try the souffle pancake also!

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Wow! We were so pleased to have stumbled on this beautiful restaurant on the last night of our stay in Tahiti. Everything about this experience was special. The service, the cocktails, the exquisite food and wine. We went for the three course gourmet menu and were delighted with every course. The flavours and presentation created a gasp with every mouthful.... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I spent three weeks in French Polynesia and my two dinners at Le Lotus (and one dinner at the equivalent restaurant at the IC Moorea) were the best meals I had on the trip. A very enjoyable evening, and I couldn't fault the food or the service.

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Lancashire
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Four of us ate here and all of us had a lovely meal. The one thing which lets this place down slightly is the length of time it takes in between courses...wine was delicious, perfect for what we ordered. The staff are very attentive and friendly. A perfect spot for a special occasion..

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Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Within the Intercontinental Resort FAAA, the Lotus is probably one of if not the best restaurant in Tahiti. Beautiful location open air on the water, with a waterside table you can watch the fish. The food is gourmet. If you are brave try the Kangaroo it is fabulous. Service is excellent. Alcoholic beverages are a bit pricey.

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California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I enjoyed a very nice meal at this restaurant with a group. Service was good and the food was excellent. Open air environment right on the water very nice. If you are staying at the Intercontinental I would definitely recommend dining here.

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