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L'o a la bouche

Passage Cardella, Papeete, French Polynesia
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Ranked #2 of 43 Restaurants in Papeete
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $293
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is meant to be top quality French restaurant. The Mahi Mahi was great. But the sides were very average and the service was arrogant. Superficially friendly but we weren't convinced.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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87 reviews 87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I had the risotto (too watery), my friend had the riz au veau (apparently excellent) and as dessert we shared a vacherin with a passion fruit creme. 4 stars for the dessert, 2 stars for the service (too pretentious for me) and 2 stars for the entree. given the high reviews I was expecting much more.. so overall not convinced... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

l'o a la bouche is a excellent restaurant with french meals. Just in center of Papeete, in a small space, this restaurant offers the taste of France's gastronomy. Very nice presentation of plates, a good place to go

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French Polynesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The restaurant is not the best setting so it's best for people to know, it's in a little street in Papeete, the setting of coco's restaurant is way better but the taxi ride is quite expensive as it's on the west coast and opposite of town. The foie gras was just perfectly made I had to order another portion, cause... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Given the reviews we tried this restaurant for dinner. Although the food was good it was not up to the standards of a restaurant boosting its reviews. For the money you are better off heading to Cocos. The positioning of this restaurant is on a dark dirty little side street in downtown. No ambience what so ever.

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San Diego, California
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277 reviews 277 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Looked on trip advisor for a good restaurant. Never fails!! Again a great pick. Last one was in Marseille, France at a wonderful steak restaurant. At this restaurant The foie gras was exceptional, and reminded me of Paris! Wonderful. Nice location we enjoyed dressing up, people were dressed casual also, and the service was impeccable. The wait staff was amazing!!... More

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Punaauia, Polynésie française
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

In the center of Papeete "l'o à la bouche" is an excellent restaurant. I had a "faux filet aux cèpes" in Tahiti. It's very seldom to find "Cépes" (penny bun)in Tahiti. They were very well coocked in in a good quantity. Very nice place.

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Reported to be one of the best restaurants in town and no. 1 on trip advisor which is why we went there. Not the cheapest place to eat at A$230 for two courses and a bottle of wine but the food was fantastic! Thank god they had english menus! Our smoked salmon entree was delicious, the fish was lovely and... More

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We cabbed from Le Merdien which was ~$60 making the meal not a good value. The food was quite good. I had the Thai style beef. Perfectly cooked (medium though they did not ask) with nice veggies accompanying. The place opens at 7 and reservations are recommended

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Excellent meal and service. Lovely wine glasses embossed with the name of the restaurant. They mean to stay! Foie gras was exceptional with vanilla. Thai beef and scallop main courses highly recommended. A pleasant surprise in the less than salubrious Papeete downtown neighbourhood.

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