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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
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
Great Little French Restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
RetroBeto
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Atlanta, GA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

We had a marvelous waterside dinner on a quiet night. Chef Roger came and discussed our decisions after our order & I must say the seafood risotto I had exceeded expectations and the beef dish with champagne sauce my husband ordered (with the bonus gnocchi) was delicious. He checked in on us and we truly felt our feedback mattered. The... More 

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Nj
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The staff at this restaurant were all nice and efficient. We enjoyed watching them feed the sharks. Unfortunately we thought the food was just ok (we each had the seafood risotto special for an entrée). My husband also had the French onion soup which he said was ok. We had ice cream for dessert and it was good. We did... More 

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Melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Fourth visit over a two vacations 2013/2014 - out for dinner with a large family group of seven. The resto is beautifully positioned on Cook's Bay and makes a feature of having a public feeding of the rays and reef sharks. The service is generally attentive and efficient with a small, expensive (mind you, par for the course in Tahiti)... 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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