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Snack Mahana

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Japanese, Polynesian
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Moorea Pk 23,200 c/mer, French Polynesia
564170
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10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The locals told us about this place, and the food was excellent, and a...
The locals told us about this place, and the food was excellent, and a great value, considering the prices at the regular restaurants.
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    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden Gem by the Sea

Snack Mahana is truly a diamond in the rough! The restaurant is essentially a converted home on the beach. The main dining area is on the water under a number of trees for coverage. It is quaint and truly feels like you are getting a real taste of the island. I had the garlic shrimp and my husband... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Victoria M
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Los Angeles, Ca
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Los Angeles, Ca
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Snack Mahana is truly a diamond in the rough! The restaurant is essentially a converted home on the beach. The main dining area is on the water under a number of trees for coverage. It is quaint and truly feels like you are getting a real taste of the island. I had the garlic shrimp and my husband had the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You cannot ask for a better local meal than at Snack Mahana. We have gone there each time we visited Moorea and were not disappointed once! My 10 year old son ordered the Poisson Cru (he is a picky eater, so we were a little nervous) and he ate it ALL! The mahi mahi had just been caught and delivered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Fantastic food and reasonably priced for the expensive island of Moorea. The prawn curry was fantastic and the steak the best my daughter has ever had.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Charming setting along the shoreline at Papetoai with friendly service and fresh tasty food. We came in on the Paul Gauguin cruise so it was very easy catching a ride to the restaurant. Otherwise, its a 20 minute walk (c. 1 mile) from the Papetoai dock.

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Dumas, Texas
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The food here was so delicious! It is a very laid back place to eat. I was definitely some of the best fish I have ever had!

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had lunch here one day on our honeymoon and loved the "good food with no frills" attitude of the place that makes so many of the local restaurants in Moorea worth visiting. I had the tuna with coconut milk while my husband enjoyed the Tuna Tartare. Both were yummy and filled us up. When we were there in June... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Busy place with good vibes. Fresh fish in a variety of ways. Service a little slow and we had to have dessert while standing up at payment counter because taxi was waiting.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The best meal we had. We had lunch. We had the tuna and the mahi and was beyond great. Was maybe $30 or so. Nice setting right on the water.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Outside right on the water. Lots of fish and rays swim up. Good range of food selection and reasonably price.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had the tuna in coconut milk and my husband had the mahi mahi with rice. Staff was super friendly and they operate in a small kitchen so it was nice to have good conversation with other patrons while waiting for our food. The portions were very generous and the tuna was incredible. There were dogs wondering around the outside... More 

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Additional Information about Snack Mahana

Address: Moorea Pk 23,200 c/mer, French Polynesia
Phone Number: 564170
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Moorea
Open Hours:
Monday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Polynesian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Moorea Pk 23,200 c/mer, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Moorea
  • Phone Number: 564170

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Polynesian

Description

The locals told us about this place, and the food was excellent, and a great value, considering the prices at the regular restaurants.
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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