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Te Honu Iti

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| Pao Pao, Cook's Bay, French Polynesia
56.19.84
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Good for:
Romance

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food!

Based on the positive reviews here we decided to visit this restaurant. The interier is very nice with lot of pictures and statues. From our table we could see the sharks, rays and jumping fishes swimming around. We had fish and shrimp raviolli and seafood platter. Both meals were delicious, also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Stella A
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Prague, Czech Republic
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Prague, Czech Republic
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Based on the positive reviews here we decided to visit this restaurant. The interier is very nice with lot of pictures and statues. From our table we could see the sharks, rays and jumping fishes swimming around. We had fish and shrimp raviolli and seafood platter. Both meals were delicious, also nicely decorated on the plate, one of the best... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This small waterfront hotel was closed the first time we tried to visit (we walked) and we were frustrated because publications and TripAdvisor did not advise that it was closed -- I think it was a Monday evening. We returned after hearing glowing recommendations from others at our hotel. We found the decor to be simple and unassuming. Service is... More 

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New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place was OK! The main point is the poor service ... the waiter who served us also seemed to be busboy, dishwasher and generally everything, We ordered wine, and had to go find him to remember ... and when we needed him we had to find him. Rarely stopped by .... the food was GREAT though!

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Dallas, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Te Honu Iti (Little Turtle) is a long-standing dining tradition in Moorea. Since 1974, they have served wonderful French cuisine. The restaurant itself is a modest building on the water at the head of Cook's Bay. The decor is old-world French country style. The menu is extensive, with daily specials. The fish-and-shrimp ravioli was wonderful. All fish selections are fresh.... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Super nice staff, you can tell the staff take a lot of pride in their work, I really liked the wine selection. They were also just kind people. They let everyone know when there were sharks/stingrays around and fed them tuna so we could all see. They certainly didn't have to do that, and it was really nice and interesting... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Yes another great dinner spot in Moorea. The staff were very nice and the food was amazing. This place is a little tucked away, but was a wonderful spot to have a nice, quiet dinner during our trip.

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San Francisco
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We traveled around the world at least 2 months per year for last 10 years. We never have such bad experience with any restaurant as this one. We came to Moorea to have our Xmas this year. On Dec 23rd, we passed this restaurant on the way back to our b&b and went in personally to make reservation for our... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had dinner here one night. They offered free transportation to and from the hotel. The food was of good quality. I had the beef tenderloin and my husband had the seafood ravioli with mahi mahi and lobster. You sit outside and can watch the sharks and sting rays as you dine. The owner came out and fed them after... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The food was very French. I had a local fish, which was not that special. The mahi mahi and apple tart were good. There were only two other tables occupied at the restaurant so it lacked atmosphere. The feeding of the rays and sharks with scraps over the restaurant balcony was also not that conducive to creating a good atmosphere.... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had a wonderful waterside dinner experience and truly was the best meal we had on Moorea. We tried to balance eating at the Sofitel as well as off property and this was by far the best meal we experienced. The ingredients were all fresh and the quality of the meal was well done. While this isn't one of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | Pao Pao, Cook's Bay, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Moorea  >  Cook's Bay
  • Phone Number: 56.19.84

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Polynesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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