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“Odd Menu” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Lotus Restaurant

The Lotus Restaurant
InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa, Faa'a 98702, French Polynesia
+689 40 86 51 25
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Faa'a
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Discover our Gourmet Restaurant overlooking the lagoon, near the sand-bottomed pool and bubmerged bar. Light lunch menu served everyday from 12 noon to 2p.M. With the best view on Moorea Island. Gourmet dinner every night from 6.30 To 9.30 P.M. Enjoy a creative and fine dinner in a pleasing and romantic atmosphere. Le Lotus is in partnership with "l'Auberge de l'Ill", a 3 stars Michelin Guide restaurant.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Odd Menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I liked my menu selection, but the other three diners were not wild about there selections. Expensive.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Gourmet, but lame”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We had a 4.5-hour layover on Tahiti so we decided to grab dinner here based on our TA's suggestion. The taxi from the airport is about $20 USD each way, try and share one if you can. The Intercontinental has luggage storage which is nice until you are ready to leave and the bellhop with the key is nowhere to be found. Island time I get it, but when we have an international flight, 15 minutes feels like forever. There is no way I would recommend this place to my friends UNLESS you haven't had any gourmet food in a while and have a LOT of money to burn. This was by far our most expensive meal in FP. We had been eating fantastically on Vahine Island so we really didn't need to eat more gourmet food and we certainly weren’t blown away with what we were served. That said it is gourmet food. The menu is small and unjustly expensive though. For example, there is not a single salad available and the cheapest plate is a cheese platter that’s $18 USD hidden under seafood, wtf. All the appetizers are over $45. The Scallop app with the emulsion shown in the pictures is $52 USD. The rack of lamb I had that’s shown in the pictures is $79. I get the same quality stateside for $42 at the higher end places and $34 at the medium to nice places. The atmosphere is great if you haven’t already been eating overwater, but does that substantiate the cost? IMHO no because they have the tables set up so that only ½ your party gets to be by the rail and the reef underneath isn’t that active at all. For the money we should both have a rail seat and should not have had empty water glasses ever, let alone almost the entire time. Oh and thank you for bringing me a steak knife when I’m almost completely finished. 5 stars - In your dreams. The food is 3.8 at best and the service is well below a 2. Go at your own risk. We should have gone to the food trucks to make my stomach, wallet, and soul more satisfied.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Terrible - void”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

This restaurant is expensive, over hyped and best avoided at all costs. If you want haute french cuisine then to be fair, perhaps its best enjoyed in France! Save your money and eat at the main restaurant.

Visited August 2012
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London
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Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“A great value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

If you're staying at the IC Moorea don't even dare to have dinner somewhere else in the hotel. Lotus has great food, great views and a good staff.

Visited August 2012
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Newport Beach, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Honeymoon experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Food was like a dream. It was an experience. Gourmet yet artistic. It was an incredible experience. Short hours so eat there while you can. If there are few customers it will close early.

Visited January 2012
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