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“Le Lotus Is Lacking In Every Respect”

The Lotus Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Faa'a
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Discover our Gourmet Restaurant overlooking the lagoon, near the sand-bottomed pool and submerged bar. Light lunch menu served everyday from 12 noon to 2p.m. with the best view of Moorea Island. Gourmet dinner every night from 6.30 to 9.30 P.M. Enjoy a creative and fine dinner in a pleasing and romantic atmosphere.
Reviewed May 3, 2012

We had early reservations and with all the waterside tables available and they put us at a table in the corner next to a rock seawall and next to the table where the waiters got the menus. The restaurant saves space by seating couples at right angles to each other, so I had my back to entire restaurant, while my husband had a slim view of the water over the seawall. All I hear through the meal were the heavy clop clop footsteps of the waiters walking over the wood floors and the slamming of the heavy menus. I thought the choice tables must have been reserved, but an hour into our meal many were still vacant. The waiter gave us the multi page drink menu and when we took time to try to read it in the low light, he rushed us by handing us the huge heavy dinner menu saying that we should choose our meal to help select our drinks. With four big "tomes" on our table we really had trouble balancing them and trying to read them. The menu was really odd and it was hard to choose items from two appetizers, hot and/or cold and a main meal. For example, Kangaroo was one of the selections as well as sea scallops in lentil soup like mix. I chose a foie gras appetizer that was decidedly undercooked and very fatty. The waiter offered us bread but no butter. When we finally caught his eye he became huffy and pointed to two oil bottles on the table, saying they were ginger and vanilla flavored oils for dipping, but he would bring us butter if we wanted it. It would have been nice for him to have explained the oil option to us when he delivered the bread. After we got our appetizers we waited a full hour for the main course to be delivered. Both our meals were served in a soup bowl and were mediocre at best. We opted not to have desert, which did not seem to please the waiter. We got our check after another long wait. On the whole a C minus is a generous score for this restaurant.

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

What a view and great food and service!!! Lot of really good seafood choices here.

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Reviewed April 18, 2012

The atmosphere was very nice, the food unique and beautifully presented

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Reviewed March 28, 2012

My friend and I stayed at the Intercontinental for two days. We read about their 5 star restaurant and could not resist. The building is out over the water and we were seated at the edge on the side facing Moorea. We could look down in the water and see the fish swimming by. We arrive at dusk and watched the last of a beautiful sunset.

Our food was absolutely scrumptious! Service was impeccable. All of this was at some cost!!! But it was worth it. If you have taken the trouble to travel all the way to Tahiti, you must experience this restaurant. It was marvelous!

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Reviewed March 24, 2012

We spent 3 nights on Moorea and 4 nights in Bora Bora. We took an early afternoon flight out of Bora Bora for the sole purpose of eating at this restaurant prior to our flight back to LAX, and let me say it did not disappoint. I would highly recommend that those visiting any of the French Polynesian Islands to take an early flight back to Tahiti and eat at this restaurant prior to their flight out of French Polynesia.

The restaurant is located on overwater platforms that resemble lily pads hence the name "le Lotus" and is one of the most romantic places my wife and I have ever eaten (and believe me, there are many). The service, the food, and the wine were the best of any place we visited on our trip, and for those of you visiting Bora Bora, the price will also surprise you (expensive yes, but probably 2/3 the price of any reputable dinner in Bora Bora). Words can not do this place justice, as it is an experience in and of itself.

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