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Vaitohi

PK 10.5 Cote Mer | Manava Suite Resort Tahiti, Punaauia 98703, French Polynesia
+689 473100
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Ranked #6 of 19 restaurants in Punaauia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2,500 - $6,500
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Polynesian, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: For a delectable experience in the elegant setting of the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti, come to the Vaitohi restaurant and its trendy Punavai Lounge bar, and sample Polynesian, French and international flavours. Discover the true meaning of Polynesian hospitality and service, warm and spontaneous, one of a kind. Opening hours: 6:00am to 1:00am - 7 days - Last order at MIDNIGHT
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Manaia, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our entree's and main's were the best of our trip to Tahiti. Service however was very slow. Were seated with only the wine list for a long period of time with no attention. Had to ask for a menu. But once the food came out - all was forgiven. Lovely!

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Kansas City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We recently stayed at the Manava Suite Resort and had lunch at the Vaitohi. We sat outside, under a trellis (they could use some overhead fans to move the air more). It was an elegant French restaurant with excellent service and food. We tried a fish dish and found it very tasty and creative - we were in awe! We... More

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Oztraylya
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134 reviews 134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We were expecting a lot. The Vaitohi restaurant looked impressive but failed to deliver to expectations. Our meal here was reasonable but not special, with the exception of the prices.....they were exceptionally dear. We ate outside and were troubled by the available light, it was very poor and this contributed to us getting the wrong wine. In a country that... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

My wife and I dined there. We shared an appetizer: it wasn't the goat cheese or the pine nuts that made it unique. Certainly it wasn't the mixed greens. Rather it was the goat cheese served warm inside what reminded me of wontons. Fabulous! My entree was a concoction of chevrettes (fresh water shrimp) inside dumplings with a light beef... More

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Upwey, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We just popped ashore to grab some provisions and stopped for happy hour, which turned into dinner. The location is authentic, the service cultural and the food has a great local flavour to it. Had the mahi-mahi and few boeuf entrecotes with roquefort cheese sause. Just yum. The setting sun and large tankards of Hinano and local rum cocktails, just... More

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California, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Had a wonderful dinner and buffet breakfast at this restaurant. Food was very nice and fresh with seating outside as well as inside. It was nice eating outside in the open air.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Given this was our only choice for dining at the hotel, we walked in hungry with no predetermined thoughts. After dinner, I'd have to say it was one of our best meals in French Polynesia! The gnocchi was likely the best I ever had. Service was good but not over the top attentive. It is certainly a bright spot for... More

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Fleming Island, Florida
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125 reviews 125 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

While at the hotel, my wife and I decided to eat breakfast at the Vaitohi. The choices were Continental and American plan buffets. Since we are Americans. We chose the American plan. This set us back 3000 French Pacific Francs each. (Currently $32 per person, ouch.) The buffet consisted of omelettes (plain premade) bacon, sausage, haricot verts, scrambled eggs, fruit,... More

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MB
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The food was excellent but the service was not as good. It was not really a welcoming environment, we kind of just walked in and they gave us a bunch of drink menus and not food ones. I had to go up and as for dinner menus. The staff seemed to just hang out together and chat instead of helping... More

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Ate here while staying at the Manava Suites. Great food, and great service. After a week holiday on an island in Bora Bora, we were craving some decent food, and this restaurant proved to be a pleasant surprise. Maybe a little overpriced but it was so worth it.

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