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“Gourmet mid-Pacific French restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Lotus Restaurant

The Lotus Restaurant
at the InterContinental Resort, Faa'a, French Polynesia
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Faa'a
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Southern California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Gourmet mid-Pacific French restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The setting was waterside, and the food was delicious. Popular with local bigwigs. About as close to a gourmet French restaurant as you'll find on Tahiti.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Terrible Food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

My husband and I ate there on 11/7/12 and the food was terrible. His tuna dish was four tiny pieces with not much flavor. I ordered the seafood catch of the day and it was about 2.5oz and came with a cream sauce that I didn't use because it was flavorless. We travel a lot and eat often at fine dining restaurants this one was by far the worse. I wouldn't waste money on it. We saved this place for our last meal in Tahiti and were so incredibly disapointed.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Ok for one night”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Nice setting, that was probably the best. Food was Ok, wine really expensive. You need to make advance reservations. Overall experience was pleasant.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Never again!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We have travelled extensively and eaten at some very fine restaurants, but this one makes the list for Never Again! The quality was poor, not tasteful at all, portions small, service without a smile, and pricey by all standards. The only plus we found was the beautiful location, suspended over the lagoon. But there are a great many beautiful locations to eat in FP with much better food at much better prices.


Visited November 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Wouldn't return”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Poor service, very difficult to get water. On show nights they don't advertise the price of the buffets. At one point the buffet price was 7000+ XPF per person. The final tab for two plates and one bottle of water was $172 USD. Horribly disappointing.

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