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Paddles Restaurant

Main Beach Rd | Matautu-Tai, Apia, Upolu, Samoa (Formerly Paddles)
+685 21819
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Ranked #2 of 37 restaurants in Apia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Bar
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Love the beautiful and big meals at this restaurant and Giovanni is such a delight he will ensure that any dining experience you have at Paddles will be a memorable one!

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Idaho Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The seafood and beef are fresh and tasty. Tried a pasta dish the first couple of times here and was disappointed. Kept coming back and discovered the beef and seafood are great. The service can't be beat in Apia

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Apia, Samoa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My Favorite Italian Restaurant, best service and best pasta and of course lets not forget my favorite host Giovanni. Our next dinner is tonight. See you then.

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Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Back again in Apia and straight to Paddles. Oka, Yellow-fin Tuna and service are so good that Apia really has one of the great world culinary gems. The equal of Michelin star restaurants the world over. Paddles needs no French accolades; only the Pacific stars overhead and the stars in its wonderful kitchen and attentive front of house staff. Well... More

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After a long day's drive Paddles was a wonderful place to relax and look out at the beautiful harbour (for New Zealanders think Oriental parade in Wellington but warm and no wind). The staff were helpful, attentive and friendly, and the drinks and food the best I remember having. The desserts in particular had that something extra. We tried Tiramisu... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We spent 3 wks in Samoa experiencing all the beautiful food,we spent our last night dinning at Paddles(Little ITALY in SAMOA). Myself, Husband & Daughter (7yrs) had a Fabulous experience, the food is absolutely delicious, if not, better than some of Melbourne top restaurants, the staff were very professional ,attentive and friendly.We were privileged enough to meet Giovanni and his... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My family and I have eaten at Paddles over many years we love Gio and his Mum they are so friendly and great service you feel like you're eating with a long lost friend food equal to the best in Australia and good wine selection. Yummy apple desert. Great view of rowers on the Harbour at sunset. Very appetitising must... More

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Paddles is an amazing Restaurant with a stunning view overlooking the ocean to watch the sunset. A very romantic setting The staff were all extremely friendly and attentive. Starter, Mains & Desert all Delicious I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anybody visiting Apia

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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

had dinner on our last night here. Six of us each got different dishes and everyone was very satisfied with the quality of the food. Coming from Australia, we'd class this food on par with expensive establishments in Sydney. Great food, friendly staff and very unlike the rest of Samoa - fast service! get there early, book ahead or be... More

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Provo, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Paddles is my absolute favorite for amazing food and smiles. The owner Giovani is deserving of a smile and chit chat as well. I tried several dishes and ALL were incredible. Do not miss out on the desserts....some of the best in the world. Panna Cotta and lemon mascarpone cake cannot be beat. Beautiful view of harbor and sunsets. Highlight... More

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