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Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
+689 428683
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Ok but not great

Also came hear on the recommendation of a tour guide. Food was ok but not great and overpriced for the quality. Too many other options out there

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Kerry K
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Also came hear on the recommendation of a tour guide. Food was ok but not great and overpriced for the quality. Too many other options out there

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Came by at the recommendation of a tour guide. For a not busy spot (Thursday at lunch time), they certainly seemed to not care much about my business. Didn't find the service to be warm or prompt. The food seemed overpriced for what I got - good but nothing to write home about. The lack of wifi was a bummer.... More 

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NZ
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were in time for the "happy hour" on our last night in Tahiti. We enjoyed our cocktails and tapas and stayed for a main course. The cuisine was delicious and a fitting final meal after our two weeks in the Tahitian Islands. Delicious seafood. Staff attentive - no complaints!

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Waterloo, Belgium
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Very nice food, decent prices, but the clock of their taking orders is not the same as the one used to announce the Happy Hour. When we heard the Happy Hour bell, we ordered the drinks. However, when we got the bill, it was 1 minute earlier, so they agreed that it was a mistake but unfortunately they could not... More 

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Belgium
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nice view, quiet seating, perfect eggs, fresh juice, excellent coffee, fresh bread. Going back in the evening for dinner proved to be the wrong decision. Two minutes after they handed the menu they asked what we wanted to eat. We were still thinking and because I asked for to minutes more they punished us ostenttafly and let us wait for... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great service, cold drinks and excellent food (reasonably priced). sit under the canopy and watch the activity on the street

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Needed a place to eat at a leisurely pace rather than sit in the airport and this was perfect. Nice glassed in terrace overlooking the main road in Papeete, and during happy hour they serve delicious variations on mojitos with giant straws. Still pricey, but standard for Tahiti. The Roquefort and apple salad was great to split for two -... More 

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adelaide south australia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Nice but not fantastic. The service was slow and the food just good, but it was a rainy Saturday afternoon in Tahiti.

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This restaruant was recommended by a taxi driver. We decided to try it out and it certainaly did not disappoint. Very good burgers, nice cold beer and clean bathrooms with a view of the harbour.

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Authon Ebeon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Stopped for lunch after an island tour. Asked our guide wot was the local speciality and she recommended the poisson cru du lait coco @ Le Retro. The food was delicious but we should have just order one because there was so much of it. Drank the local beer and sat outside, the waitress was attentive and friendly, spoke a... More 

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Address: Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
Phone Number: +689 428683
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
Cuisine: French, American

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  • Address: Centre Vaima | Front de mer, Papeete, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
  • Phone Number: +689 428683

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American

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