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Le Grillardin

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
French, Gastropub
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rue Paul Gauguin, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
+689 40430990
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good restaurant

Very good cuisine and nice service in this very central restaurant facing the city hall. Good choice of meat, superb foie gras.... I know you think you don't go that much to Polynesia for this kind of food but spend more than a week or two around and you might be fed up with fish cooked in lemon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Christophe P
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Very good cuisine and nice service in this very central restaurant facing the city hall. Good choice of meat, superb foie gras.... I know you think you don't go that much to Polynesia for this kind of food but spend more than a week or two around and you might be fed up with fish cooked in lemon juice and... More 

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London
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Wonderful dishes with emphasis on Foie Gras. Go hungry, portions are large and most could be shared. Best meal we had in French Polynesia

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1 Thank dheidenr
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Menu was excellent, food was awesome, we chose this restaurant as it was rated highly ( no 1 in Papeete) and I did disapointed .the scallops were the tastiest I 'very ever had and the profiteroles was sublime. All this at very reasonable prices..I would recommend this place for any type of dining experience in copyright, family, friends and groups... More 

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New York
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We landed at 6:00 PM and our flight did not take off until 11:00. We went outside and asked a taxi dispatcher what french restaurant he recommends. He said Le Grillardin was the best on the island and he was lucky enough to eat there once. Walking in I was not impressed. Although cute - it is furnished rather modestly.... More 

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1 Thank NewYorkBulldog
Papeete, French Polynesia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Correct food nothing more, little attractive frame and a little bit long service.All in all, rather mid range average

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I read many reviews before my trip to Papeete. For Le Grillardin, the reviews were really good. I decided that I should go. After going to the market, I stopped in the restaurant for lunch. OMG - lunch was excellent. I decided to bring back many more of friends for dinner. I brought back a group of 6 for dinner... More 

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Milano
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We have been in this restaurant with very high expectative, but we quickly realized thai it tries to be a top restaurant without the minimum premises. The cost is very high (70€ per person) but the quality of the food is not so high.

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1 Thank Derasd82
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

We had one evening to fill in Tahiti when our cruise ship docked here. So we decided to go out of our way to find truly incredible dining experience. We picked this restaurant based on its great reviews on TripAdvisor and we are not disappointed .we definitely had the tartar of two salmon with was delightful and for the mains... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We found Le Grillardin on a website which was cited as being the best restaurant in Papeete. The food was not what I would deem to be rated as the number 1 restaurant however we didn't dine anywhere else to compare. Food was reasonable, we both ordered the steak fillet and the sauce was to die for. Service very personable... More 

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1 Thank Elizabeth94_12
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

This is à Nice restaurant In papeete., Where you can tickle taste your taste buds with some typical yet exciting french dishes. The restaurant itself has à nice ans cosy fée to italien. Service is very polite and well trained. Il have chosen nems of snails for my starter and my main course Rossi ni Was delightful - the whole... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: rue Paul Gauguin, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
  • Phone Number: +689 40430990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Gastropub

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