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Le Cigalon

French, Pizza, International
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Punaauia, French Polynesia
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food at reasonable prices

We ate here several times during our stay The food is freshly cooked and it offers a varied menu and at about 6000 franc for two meals plus beer a lot cheaper than the meridian Food can take a while to arrive if they are busy so leave yourself plenty of time and please note they aren't open all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Highlands Ranch
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Le Meridien hotel before and after our cruise in French Polynesia. We stumbled upon this small, family run restaurant. We found it to be charming. The young children played on the patio not far from our table. Three young men played a keyboard and sang local songs. Then, they sang Stand By Me... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We ate here several times during our stay The food is freshly cooked and it offers a varied menu and at about 6000 franc for two meals plus beer a lot cheaper than the meridian Food can take a while to arrive if they are busy so leave yourself plenty of time and please note they aren't open all the... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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163 reviews 163 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is one of the 2 options for dining outside the extremely over-priced Le Meridien hotel. The food is fairly good quality and reasonably priced. The night we were there only one waiter was on duty and he had to do everything (serve, bus tables, cash out, etc.) Needless to say, service was slow. We ordered pizza but were unable... More 

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Orewa, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

As other reviewers we wanted somewhere other than Le Meridiene to eat. We were a family of 11. The host quickly assembled a table to suit us in airconditioned comfort. As it was between Christmas and New Year not everything on the menu was available. In good English he advised us on the best options for us. A reasonably priced... More 

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Bronx, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I was booked at Le Meridien hotel as the stop over for half a day after a cruise. Went to the museum of Tahiti which is a short walk. On the way back we stopped in. I had the curry shrimp with coconut milk and my wife had the shrimp with ginger, scallions and garlic sauce. Both dishes were very... More 

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Hope Island, Australia
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194 reviews 194 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

We went here for dinner with friends as an alternative to La Meridien which is next door and we all had pizza which wasn't great but we never found great food in Papeete but it made a change from the mediocre food at the hotel. We had just disembarked from a six star cruise liner so we may have been... More 

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Usa
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231 reviews 231 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It is right next door to the Le Meridian...5 minute walk. It serves very good pizza, pasta, etc at prices better than the hotel. It is not cheap but less than the hotel. We went for lunch & I ordered a calzone which was enormous....big enough for at least 2 people. Service was prompt & friendly

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Oakville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect from this restaurant when we walked by, but we decided to try it, and were pleasantly surprised. The pizza was a good size for two to share. They offer a large variety of stone oven baked pizzas. We tried two different types and they were both very good. We recommended this place to others from... More 

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North Easton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Stayed in Le Meridien and right next door is this super pizza restaurant. The place outside(eat outside) doesn't look like much but brick-oven pizza to die for! Had what we would call "the works." Definitely the way to go if your a pizza lover.

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Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We were so happy to learn about this restaurant through Trip Advisor, located next door to Le Meridien, where we stayed one night pre-cruise in January. At the resort, a mediocre cocktail was $20 and a sandwich was almost $30. A short walk to Le Cigalon, where we enjoyed a decent meal and a great bottle of wine for less... More 

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Address: Punaauia, French Polynesia
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Punaauia
Cuisine: French, Pizza, International

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Punaauia, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Punaauia

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Pizza, International

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