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Restaurant Moana Nui

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BP 33 - Taiohae, French Polynesia
+689 920 330
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Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This place is a solid choice when you want a night out for dinner (and you've already been or don't want to spend the money at La Pearl). Don't overthink the pizza -- you're still in Polynesia -- it's more like flatbread. The local seafood dishes are good.

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Cupertino, California
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Quite a few people recommended Moana Nui based on its good wood-fired pizza, varied menu and usually good service, so we decided to give it a try. The pizza was delicious, but certainly different than any pizza we've had before. Tending toward a thinner crust, the sausage, peppers and onions were under the crusty cheese. The cheese was rich and... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Being right in the middle of the town, Taiohae, the capital of Nuku Hiva (and the whole Marquesas), this place may be the most popular restaurant in town. (Strangely, another popular restaurant, Celine, right next to Handicraft Market and Tourist Office, is not listed in TripAdvisor.com) The price here is not cheap and it seems that most people dining here... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015

It was a very hot day and after a long walk we needed to cool off with a cold drink. We saw Moana Nui and just had to stop since we saw they had a nice covered patio. We sat in the shade, ordered a pizza and some cold beer. The pizza was made with fresh ingredients and delicious. We... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Awesome paninis at this place. Grab a local beer, take in the awesome view and take your time eating a Massive Panini! If you are there at night, try the pizzas - amazing!

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Vaitape, French Polynesia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Just say... Humm!!! Great place for Lunch and Dinner. Location at Taiohae Bay, the restaurant Moana Nui with owner and their staff are having difference simply hospitality... The view front off the sea's opening my eat, they will serve you grill steak beef, also speciality of the day from the chef and traditional Italian Pizza was very good... You can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: BP 33 - Taiohae, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Marquesas Islands  >  Nuku Hiva
  • Phone Number: +689 920 330

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