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“Delicious food, gorgeous setting, vegetarian/gluten-free friendly”

Arii Vahine Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 8 Restaurants in Papetoai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: French, Polynesian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Arii Vahine Gourmet Restaurant features a stunning panoramic ocean view and offers a perfect combination of Polynesian seafood and international cuisine. Our "a la carte" menu is available every evening, except for the wednesday, day of our barbecue buffet and the saturday, day of our surf & Turf buffet, both buffets with the best polynesian dance show of Moorea.
Boston, MA
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicious food, gorgeous setting, vegetarian/gluten-free friendly”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

We stayed at the Hilton and it was nice to have a night "in." We sat at a table on the edge of the patio, which is lit by tiki torch. The restaurant overlooks the beach. The service was fantastic. The food was excellent too - our second best meal in Moorea. I was excited to see a tofu/vegetable dish on the menu. We thought the portions were good - better than at other restaurants.

Visited August 2013
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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reno, Nevada
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1,312 reviews
579 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
“Good but way overpriced”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

We had breakfast here that luckily was included in our room rate. The price was close to $40 per person. No one can eat $40 worth of breakfast food. I didn't see cavier or every fresh fish. Beyond the price, the selections were good. The jelly station was very fun. So many kinds and they looked homemade. If it comes with the price of your room, eat here, otherwise, have a breakfast bar and get in the water.

  • Visited January 2014
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Sydney
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Beautiful location but average food”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

This restaurant is overpriced, the food is very average for the price, staff needs trainning.
Dinned Saturday night for Polynesian buffet which I found quite disappointing, seafood was not fresh and service was poor.

Visited December 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Unbeatable”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Read our review of the Hilton hotel, this restaurant is outstanding, for food, service and location.

Visited December 2013
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Boston, MA
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“beautiful setting, delicious food (for vegetarians too!)”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

We stayed at the Hilton and were so glad we stayed on site for dinner one night. My husband's steak was delicious. I had a tofu dish (also gluten free) that was flavorful and fresh. They serve bread with dinner (including gluten free biscuits! make sure to ask for them :) (this helps, as food is so expensive!). For dessert, he had a chocolate lava cake, I had sorbet. The whole meal was very good, one of the best we had in French Polynesia. You sit on a deck overlooking the ocean on the Hilton's beautiful property.

Visited August 2013
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