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Restaurant Moana Nui

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BP 33 - Taiohae, 98742, French Polynesia
+689 920 330
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French Polynesia
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the piece of road that faces the shore, this small restaurant has the advantage of being one of only 5 eating places in Taiohae. Pizzas and rather good French food is served either inside or on the large terrace fronting the sea. The service is slow and not quite as friendly as elsewhere on the island, but this... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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.

Thank zuttoman
Cupertino, California
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

Thank Barbarienne
Taipei, Taiwan
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240 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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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1,033 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
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 

Thank Richard F
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

Thank TezDavies44
Vaitape, French Polynesia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: BP 33 - Taiohae, 98742, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Marquesas Islands  >  Nuku Hiva
  • Phone Number: +689 920 330

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