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“Over-rated”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of L'O a La Bouche

L'O a La Bouche
Ranked #2 of 92 Restaurants in Papeete
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $44 - $109
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Christchurch, New Zealand
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136 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Over-rated”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is meant to be top quality French restaurant. The Mahi Mahi was great. But the sides were very average and the service was arrogant. Superficially friendly but we weren't convinced.

Visited August 2014
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Papeete, French Polynesia
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181 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Good but overrated French restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

I had the risotto (too watery), my friend had the riz au veau (apparently excellent) and as dessert we shared a vacherin with a passion fruit creme. 4 stars for the dessert, 2 stars for the service (too pretentious for me) and 2 stars for the entree.
given the high reviews I was expecting much more.. so overall not convinced at all. Sorry...
No decor whatsover...

For this price range, I rather go to "Les Petits Ventres" in Papeete.

  • Visited July 2014
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bp 380 003 tamanu punaauia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“must return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

l'o a la bouche is a excellent restaurant with french meals. Just in center of Papeete, in a small space, this restaurant offers the taste of France's gastronomy. Very nice presentation of plates, a good place to go

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank manutau
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French Polynesia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“amongst one of the best meals. If you want French gourmet this is the place !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

The restaurant is not the best setting so it's best for people to know, it's in a little street in Papeete, the setting of coco's restaurant is way better but the taxi ride is quite expensive as it's on the west coast and opposite of town.

The foie gras was just perfectly made I had to order another portion, cause it was too good ! ! !

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank HelenePankowski
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

Given the reviews we tried this restaurant for dinner.
Although the food was good it was not up to the standards of a restaurant boosting its reviews.
For the money you are better off heading to Cocos.
The positioning of this restaurant is on a dark dirty little side street in downtown.
No ambience what so ever.

Visited February 2014
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Thank John B
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