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PK 33, Haapiti, French Polynesia
689 28 33 70
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We stumbled upon this place on accident. We had just arrived in Moorea the day before and decided to drive around the island and see what we could find. Thankfully it happened to be a Sunday and it was open. We could smell the delicious food as we drove by and decided to stop. So happy we did! We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
karralay
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Denver CO
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Denver CO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stumbled upon this place on accident. We had just arrived in Moorea the day before and decided to drive around the island and see what we could find. Thankfully it happened to be a Sunday and it was open. We could smell the delicious food as we drove by and decided to stop. So happy we did! We had... More 

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Montreal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Arrived mid-day when nobody was around. No signs indicating whether this was a closed restaurant or PUBLIC beach with snack bar that was closed during the quiet afternoon. Could not tell what this place was. Parked our little rented buggy to the side of the entrance and enjoyed 20 minutes of snorkeling on a pretty awful beach compared to the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is the most magical place on Moorea. You have access during the day at the owners private sandy beach with great snorkeling. His restaurant is open now only on the weekends for fresh, local well priced cuisine. They do a Tahitian oven one Sunday a month usually the last week, check with your hotel you will eat with locals... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

About once a month they have a traditional luau style BBQ with the whole pig in the underground oven pit thing and a live band. A good time and good food right next to the beach. The price (I think about $30 US) doesn't include alcohol, so drinks can get a bit expensive, but otherwise well worth it. Save room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

I loved this place. Never having raw fish before....Omg amazing! Such an experience. They really taught me a valuable life lesson. Be open to the experience.

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Monterey, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Ron who runs this place is entertaining and the food was very good too. He invited us back to use the beach which was very nice. The day we feasted it was raining, but we were put under tents and everything went smoothly. I enjoyed eating the local Tahitian food and Ron is quite the entertainer!

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HI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Our favorite spot on Moorea - just beautiful! You should be aware that this is Ronald's private property and he is definitely a character. He opens up the place on the weekends to serve traditional meals and sometime to have a full blown ma'a or what we would call a luau. We got to experience both and really enjoyed both... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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227 reviews 227 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is one of the best beaches on the island. Full of locals, and lots of white sand to sit around it. Great lagoon area with clear water to swim in.

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Beaverton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The good: The flavor was out of this world (my wife doesn't necessarily agree). The setting is great, right on the beach. The bad: The worst part was the owner. I heard differing reviews about him, either you loved him or you hated him. I don't know that I would say that I hated him, but he definitely took away... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This was one of the highlights of our trip meeting Ron Sage and his lovely wife. He found out we were Kiwis and proceeded to tell us his story which was just amazing. Our meals were to die for, we can recommend this great restaurant but be sure to visit on the weekend as he is closed during the week.... More 

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Address: PK 33, Haapiti, French Polynesia
Phone Number: 689 28 33 70
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Moorea

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  • Address: PK 33, Haapiti, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Moorea
  • Phone Number: 689 28 33 70

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