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“Excellent Meal, Incredible Atmosphere!”

The Chef's Table by La Villa Mahana
Ranked #4 of 55 Restaurants in Bora Bora
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $94 - $94
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The World Famous 7 table restaurant located in Paradise
Reviewed April 10, 2013

My husband & I were in Bora Bora for our honeymoon and I actually booked this restaurant 4 months in advance! As there are only 7 tables, book in advance so you won't be disappointed. Try to book the VIP table if it's available. It looked like a spacious set up and was more private.

The food was excellent! My husband and I both chose the light tasting menu with the wine pairing. The pairing perfectly complemented the meal. Chef Damien came out to take our order and allowed substitutions in the tasting menu. Even though this was labeled the light menu, you will not leave hungry! The portions are very generous. My favorite was the lobster & prawn risotto but everything was fabulous!

Atmosphere was great - very romantic. The service was impeccable. Compliments to the chef!

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Chefdamien, Propriétaire at The Chef's Table by La Villa Mahana, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Ia Orana:)

Thank you very much for that note

Hope to see you back soon with us in Paradise ! :)

Take care

Damien

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

My husband made a reservation at La Villa Mahana, unbeknownst to me, for one evening during our honeymoon in Bora Bora. The restaurant provided transportation to its locale from our hotel (Intercontinental La Moana). It was a five minute car ride from our hotel to the charming two-story villa that houses the restaurant. It is intoxicatingly quaint, and I immediately fell in love. We were warmly greeted and led up an outside stairwell that ran alongside the house. At the top of the stairwell, there awaited our romantically candlelit table set solely for the two of us. It was exceedingly intimate.

The food was absolutely phenomenal! A little pricey, but absolutely worth it. Between the two of us, my husband and I have eaten at some of the best and most acclaimed restaurants in the western hemisphere, and La Villa Mahana gave them all a run for their money! Simply superb. It truly was a magical evening in paradise. There are little gecko's peppered about, as another reviewer stated, but I felt they only added to the charm and untainted beauty of the island and the restaurant itself. Also, it's an open air restaurant; the table we sat at is completely outside (it has an awning), so wildlife should be expected to some extent.

Chef Damien came by at the end of our meal and asked how everything was. It is very apparent that he cares about his patrons and takes great pride in his craft. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend La Villa Mahana to even the most discerning of palates. It is truly a memorable experience.

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1  Thank NicholeD687
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Chefdamien, Propriétaire at The Chef's Table by La Villa Mahana, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Ia Orana :)

Thank you very much and i hope to see you back in Paradise with us in a near future.

Take care

Damien :)

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Service was amazing. Food and atmosphere were both lovely. Really enjoyed our evening at Villa Mahana!

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Chefdamien, Propriétaire at The Chef's Table by La Villa Mahana, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Thank you very much and hope to see you back soon with us in Paradise:)

Take care

Damien:)

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Edith Piaf in the background, extraordinary food and people in the foreground. This is what fine dining should be like. Splurge and get the tropical "menu," it's worth taking a second mortgage out on the house. It's definitely pricey, even for New Yorkers like us, but also a once-in-a-lifetime meal. The beef was decadent, the tuna buttery, and the molten chocolate cake perfect. We will try in vain to recreate all of this at home.

Chef's passion is evident and his skills highly refined. And like a master showman, he comes out to greet diners at the end of the meal.

Reservations are a must, even though Chef snuck us in when our RSVP got mixed up.

Merci Chef. On reviendra le plus vite possible!

-Erik et Dafna

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Chefdamien, Propriétaire at The Chef's Table by La Villa Mahana, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Ia Orana

Thank you very much and hope to see you back soon with us in Paradise :)

Best regards

Damien

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Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Damien took extremely good care of us when we celebrated my 40th birthday and our 20th wedding anniversary. From his prompt email reply ensuring he'd have a table for us (which had a VIP card and special placement) to the care he took while preparing our spectacular meal, it was excellent beyond compare. Cannot wait to go back. Maruru Damien. Nana

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Chefdamien, Propriétaire at The Chef's Table by La Villa Mahana, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Thank you very much and hope to see you back in a near future with us in Paradise :)

Take care

Damien :)

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