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Punaauia, French Polynesia
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Miller Place, New York
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581 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

To be fair, the food I received at le Cigalon was very good. Pasta boulanaise, pesto, and marinara were all very tasty but I wasn't allowed to enjoy his burgers, steak, or fish. Supposedly the grill wasn't taking any more orders but other people were being served those exact items.

Thank danfriedmanmd
Austin, Texas, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

We thought we'd try it to get dinner a little cheaper one night (staying at Le Meridien). It's close by, but the pizza is just OK.

Thank Bob D
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104 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015

We have enjoyed a pizza dinner and a pasta dinner as well as a meat dinner on three different occasions and each time the meal was of good quality and very tasty. At the end of the dinners the bill was a pleasant surprise, prices of the plates were very reasonable, good value for money.

Thank Frans B
Los Angeles, California
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231 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015

I liked this restaurant so much I went for lunch more than once. The specials are really good. Also fun to sit on the open air terrace and have a cold Hinamo beer. On a particularly warm day we sat indoors in air-conditioned comfort.....that room is much more stylish. The various fresh fish dishes were excellent. The staff is attentive... More 

Thank stoketun
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

I can't imagine lower quality food. Pizzas were nearly inedible and disgusting. Service was just as bad. Want to throw up

Thank Tap8blue
Highlands Ranch
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116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Le Meridien hotel before and after our cruise in French Polynesia. We stumbled upon this small, family run restaurant. We found it to be charming. The young children played on the patio not far from our table. Three young men played a keyboard and sang local songs. Then, they sang Stand By Me... More 

Thank sharona717
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We ate here several times during our stay The food is freshly cooked and it offers a varied menu and at about 6000 franc for two meals plus beer a lot cheaper than the meridian Food can take a while to arrive if they are busy so leave yourself plenty of time and please note they aren't open all the... More 

Thank Explorergte
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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294 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is one of the 2 options for dining outside the extremely over-priced Le Meridien hotel. The food is fairly good quality and reasonably priced. The night we were there only one waiter was on duty and he had to do everything (serve, bus tables, cash out, etc.) Needless to say, service was slow. We ordered pizza but were unable... More 

Thank jeff f
Orewa, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2015

As other reviewers we wanted somewhere other than Le Meridiene to eat. We were a family of 11. The host quickly assembled a table to suit us in airconditioned comfort. As it was between Christmas and New Year not everything on the menu was available. In good English he advised us on the best options for us. A reasonably priced... More 

Thank Robin_the_organist
Bronx, New York
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2014

I was booked at Le Meridien hotel as the stop over for half a day after a cruise. Went to the museum of Tahiti which is a short walk. On the way back we stopped in. I had the curry shrimp with coconut milk and my wife had the shrimp with ginger, scallions and garlic sauce. Both dishes were very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, French, International
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Punaauia, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Punaauia

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