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“Pleasantly surprised”
Review of Vaitohi

Ranked #4 of 29 Restaurants in Punaauia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2,500 - $6,500
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Polynesian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: For a delectable experience in the elegant setting of the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti, come to the Vaitohi restaurant and its trendy Punavai Lounge bar, and sample Polynesian, French and international flavours. Discover the true meaning of Polynesian hospitality and service, warm and spontaneous, one of a kind. Opening hours: 6:00am to 1:00am - 7 days - Last order at MIDNIGHT
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Ate here while staying at the Manava Suites. Great food, and great service. After a week holiday on an island in Bora Bora, we were craving some decent food, and this restaurant proved to be a pleasant surprise. Maybe a little overpriced but it was so worth it.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank SAinOz
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Wild Wild West
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We had breakfast here before catching the shuttle to the ferry terminal. The food was pretty decent, but the meal was WAY overpriced for what we got. We paid 3000 XPF each (around $30) for a small buffet with a few hot items, and a few more cold offerings. Everything is more expensive in French Polynesia, but I would not have wanted to pay more than $15 for what we had.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank YoungBucky
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Seattle, Washington, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Food was good, but not great”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

We stayed at the Manava and went there several times. We enjoyed our meal and I would eat there again, but given this was the #1 rated restaurant in Punaaui, I expected to be blown away.

For that, I would recommend Le Coco's which was amazing.

Visited February 2012
Thank Damon D
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
440 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“Amazing little find! Great value, great food, great service!!”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

We went to this restaurant based on reviews we read. So glad we did. The best meal we had on the entire time in Tahiti! Had spring rolls and sushi appetizer. The little Tuna gift they bring you was amazing. For dinner I had the pasta with carbonara and it was some of the best I have had and I'm Italian. My husband had the filet with the mushroom and pancetta cannelloni. Omg. It was delicious. All that and drinks and it was $80 total. The service was amazing and they had all the extras of home.... i.e. Parmesan cheese, butter , oil and balsamic all without having to ask! Great variety of menu .. Something for everyone.

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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good food in a pleasant atmosphere”
Reviewed October 2, 2011

We dined at Vaitohi twice during our visit to French Polynesia - at the beginning and end of our trip. The atmosphere was lovely. We sat outside overlooking the garden area. Be aware that several cats seem to hang around and sit beside diners in the hope for a bite to eat! It didn't bother us as cats seem to hang around most outdoor restaurants in French Polynesia and by the end of our trip we were used to it. The service was better on our first night there as they seemed to have a new staff member on the second night we dined there. They offer 2 menus, with a good variety of choices, but you can select from both. One has a French emphasis and the other has a French Polynesian focus. The food was very good, except the bread rolls on the second night had a very hard crust. I had the duck confit one evening and it was delicious. From memory, the cost of a main course varied between 2100 and 3500xpf. Wine was a little on the pricey side but this is the norm in French Polynesia.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank maaaa
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