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L'o a la bouche

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Passage Cardella, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
+689 40 45 29 76
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Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great lunch

We walked into this place for an impromptu lunch after buying pearls. We almost missed lunch service but they sat us anyway. Awesome food. Try the Moonfish with wild mushrooms - who would have thought of pairing fish with mushrooms? Try the profiteroles for dessert - the work of the Devil no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We walked into this place for an impromptu lunch after buying pearls. We almost missed lunch service but they sat us anyway. Awesome food. Try the Moonfish with wild mushrooms - who would have thought of pairing fish with mushrooms? Try the profiteroles for dessert - the work of the Devil no doubt. Friendly, helpful staff too

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

L'o a la bouche is an incredible restaurant with a wonderful wine list and great French food. My wife and I came with no expectations and we left very happy. The restaurant exudes quality. Service, food and wine were terrific. Highly recommend this beautiful little jewel in the South Pacific.

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California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We learned of this restaurant in a travel guide. It was difficult for us to locate because we did not have an address to refer to and none were listed anywhere online so by the time we located this place, we felt like winners. The restaurant is located on Rue Titi’aivai off of Avenue du General de Gaulle; between the... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

after spending 18 days in the French Polynesia, and being spoiled by Paul Gaugin's wonderful food, we did not think we could top it....well, the chef at l'o a la Bouche DID IT. Not only the food was of top quality, the chef managed to prepare all of our meals ( 12 people ) at the same time. The food... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge at the Intercontinental hotel. I am so glad he did, the chef is a magician, not only did he produce world class dinner he also managed to have the meals for 12 people all at the same time. This restaurant only needs the waiters to smile a bit more to be considered a... More 

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Washington DC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Very close to the cruise ship terminal and situated very well in Papeete. Food was ok but doesn't live up to the exalted reviews and expectations. No view.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Actually it is very difficult to find nice restaurant in Papeete but this restaurant always provides the high quality plates and with reasonable price!! So if you haven't decided to eat yet, you can go there!!!

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Curitiba, PR
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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We asked for a taxi driver some tips to lunch in Papeete, and she drived to L'o a la bouche. The appetizer (salmon terrine) was awesome, and main courses also. We order for the dessert of the day, wich was an chocolate pie with vanilla ice cream. Wonderful. The place is small, but very warmful.

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Middlesbrough U.K.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Had the best meal ever at this restaurant. We ate here 10 years ago on our honeymoon and it was great then. Service is excellent and the food is packed full of flavor. Prices are what you would expect in Tahiti. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

very disappointed. was our last stop before heading back home and comparing all restaurants we have eaten on the whole Polynesia trip this was the one with the most boring food and highest price (and comparing to Bora Bora prices this is actually quite hard to achieve) the atmosphere feels very cold (light and floor) bad service too (and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Passage Cardella, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
  • Phone Number: +689 40 45 29 76

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43 - 109

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?