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Le Grillardin

Certificate of Excellence
French, European, Gastropub
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Rue Paul Gauguin, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
+689 40430990
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fri 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I were catching a flight out of Tahiti Airport late on a Friday night. We had a 4-5 hour layover in Tahiti, and we were looking for a nice meal for the last official night of our honeymoon. I came across Le Grillardin on TripAdvisor, and we decided to try and squeeze in a meal before our... More 

Thank Megan B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were lucky to walk in and get a table on a Friday night just before the restaurant closed for 2 weeks. The restaurant is a clean, white converted house with various small rooms. The menu has french and English with standard french fare, nothing wrong with that. Service was a bit slow but generally good, I suspect the problem... More 

Thank BrettOnTheRoad
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nondescript restaurant in the city Centre. Likewise the food on offer can be described as average. My concierge and driver both described it as one of the best but it seems on this visit I am yet to experience why they both recommend it. For me the standard bearer is Le Cocos. Lotus at the Inter Continental... More 

Thank Trinbagonian
Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was an exceptional evening. We arrived and we were greeted by Manu. The champagne by the glass was

Thank cindylubin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to grillardin, both times we have thoroughly enjoyed it an will return again when we visit papeete next. The staff are great and the restaurant has a great cosy feel. The cote due boeuf must be tried if you visit. You need to book in advance ,recommendations : food gras, duck breast, , rack of... More 

Thank shirley w
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Staff was very friendly and service was good. Nice gem of a restaurant in the area -. The food is just amazing

1 Thank james g
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

this was out second visit to the GRILLARDIN. the first one was about 2 years ago. at the time ,I remember noting that it was better that many 3 star restaurants I have been to. The experience this time around was no different, Probably as near perfection as one can have ! It is rated the 1 restaurant in PApeete... More 

Thank tommy g
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We were warmly welcomed at opening time but certainly not prior to the 7 pm opening. Food was fine and there are many choices of foie gras preparations. Service to our table was spotty.

Thank Debbie V
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Le Grillardin is our goto Restaurant in Papeete. We went many times during our stay in Tahiti. Christian makes excellent french food, just like back home. Amazing duck dishes, lamb or beef steaks. The fish dishes are excellent too. And a MUST is his home made fois gras which comes in many different ways. Manuel is extremely friendly and runs... More 

Thank raffabicci
Jensen Beach, Florida
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265 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Having read about this restaurant on both TA and several local forums, I tried to book in for a late desert after we arrived into port. plans changed due to weather and we found ourselves with a full day in Papeete, hence a lunch reservation. So glad we did as it lived up to, and surpassed our expectations. What a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
French, European, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Paul Gauguin, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
  • Phone Number: +689 40430990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?