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French, Polynesian, European
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Reviewed September 27, 2021

We were staying at Villa Ixora and we dined at this restaurant twice during our stay. I think that it's the best restaurant I've been to ! The flavours , dishes and menus are very refined - high quality. I agree, excellent food , beautifully...presented. We highly recommend this restaurant !More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 9, 2021

We were staying at the other end of the Island a drove here for dinner at night. Food was ok, atmosphere was nothing to mention and service was indifferent. I would skip it if I had to make the decision again.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021

There's a reason this restaurant is the most well-rated on Raiatea: the food is excellent and beautifully presented, and the dining area is in a simple but charming setting. This is the second year my husband and I have had a celebratory dinner at Villa...Ixora, and on both occasions, we were wowed by the food and the lovely service. Easy to make reservations via email, the staff is perfectly functional in English and tolerant of lousy tourist-level French. This year I had the magret de canard (duck breast) and my husband had the seared tuna. Both meals were perfectly cooked, delicious, and beautiful, and we splurged on the pate de foie gras to start, which was superb. Not to be overlooked: quite possibly the best darn Maitai I've ever had (and that's saying something.)More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed September 28, 2020

Food and the presentation was high quality and affordable as well. We really enjoyed our 15th anniversary dinner here.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 17, 2020 via mobile

Went for lunch (twice). Great menu with specials that change often. Food is exceptional - this chef is super talented. Definitely worth a visit - we’ll definitely be back.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

We were staying at the inn, only 2 or 3 guests staying but the restaurant was packed. Very good gourmet meal, I had the largest scallops that I have ever seen.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

Had dinner and the food was excellent! Atmosphere was nice and the service was great. I would defiantly recommend this place.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 23, 2019

I had two dinners at Villa Ixora- one of fish the other duck. Both had high quality ingredients, finely prepared and presented. Service was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was pleasant. On both, weekday, occasions the restaurant was busy- with local residents as well as...tourists- a good sign. Dining in restaurants is not cheap in French Polynesia but the dinners represented fair value for money.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 20, 2019

We did not have a reservation but you probably should since I think we got the last table which was not reserved on a Friday night. One of our party is not able to eat anything with any fat or oil in it. We communicated...this to the server and they immediately worked to find a solution within their menu and what the chef could do. The food was excellent for all. Being Americans we eat earlier than the French so half way through our dinner the place filled quickly and was packed by the time we left.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

We went there with friends and had a wonderful evening. The service was perfect and very friendly. Also the food was unbelievable good, thank you for this experience and unforgetable evening.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

You may not think of having beef in a tropical ocean paradise, but we wanted a change of fare and tried the filet of beef with mushroom risotto. OMG - it was so good!!! Maybe the best meal on our whole trip. Nice wine recommendation...too of the Cigalus. Simple venue with pleasant helpful staffMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

This restaurant was recommended to us by a Bora Bora local. Thinking it was in downtown Uturoa, we almost drove past the villa. It is bright and airy. The staff is friendly, and speaks enough English to get by. We dined next to locals at...lunchtime. I expected simple lunch fare, but the grilled parrotfish was a full entree that one would expect for dinner at an expensive restaurant. It was absolutely delicious! My husband wasn't thrilled with his burger, but he ordered it medium rare and it was too rare. I'm sure he would have been much happier if he had just asked for medium.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with excellent food and wine. Prices are reasonable Very good waiters Highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

my husband and I have been in French Polynesia for about 2 weeks already and this truly has been our favorite night out. The food was nothing short of spectacular. We had the seafood spring rolls and the large pieces of shrimp and dipping sauce...was so delicious. My husband had the fish of the day and honestly don’t know what it was but he loved it. Me on the other hand had ordered the beef with fried foie gras and oh lord.... I took my first bite of foie gras, put my fork down, sat back and just savored the flavor. I was in heaven. I made that last forever. The beef was cooked perfectly with great flavors. I loved the risotto that came with it but I couldn’t keep my hand off my husbands goat cheese tart. To top it off we shared a lava cake. Fresh whipped cream, meringue, lava cake. Yum!!!! I can’t say enough. The food was amazing, the service on point and friendly and management checked on us regularly to make sure we were happy. We are heading back there again tonight and I can’t wait Be sure you try it out.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Simply superb food here. We were a little surprised as the taxi meandered out of town but once here it was all just glorious

Date of visit: April 2018
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Hello we have already received your message by Facebook and replied. We have taken good note and the Chef is used to provide options for vegetarian at the restaurant. For your food allergy. We will do our very best to have... More
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Bonjour Corinne, Merci pour votre demande. Vous pouvez nous envoyer un email à villaixora@mail.pf et nous vous ferons parvenir toutes les informations concernant l'hébergement. Bien cordialement Laure
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5