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L'O a La Bouche

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Passage Cardella, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
+689 40 45 29 76
11:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I dined here. The meal was great. Fantastic mix of French and Pacific ingredients - done with finesse and style. The wine list features many good French wines. The restaurant was a little more expensive than many others we tried but to be honest paying a little more to rise above the mediocrity of many other Papeete... More 

Thank Paul T
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Modern french beautifully fresh food; great service and atmosphere. Oasis of calm, air-conditioned bistro eating. Wonderful, really.

Thank hudsonss
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had an excellent dinner. Atmosphere is very nice. Cozy but not crowded. Service was awesome and food was very good. Really enjoyed our dinner here!

Thank Liward
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256 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not too happy with Tahiti,especially Papeete...it was kinda dirty and I was a little scared walking around the town. Someone had recommended this restaurant, and I felt like I was in a different city. It was small, and romantic and the staff were absolutely super. They were really moving!! I waited too long to remember what we had... More 

Thank gkealy
Annapolis, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a particular restaurant while walking in Papeete, and up this unlit alley was the sign for L'O a La Bouche. I had seen it on Trip Advisor and we stopped in. Fortunately, it was early and they were able to accommodate us. A small restaurant of about 20 tables, the atmosphere is lovely, if a bit... More 

Thank screen403
Papeete, French Polynesia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch time very busy, need to reserve, week end also. Food TOP quality and really good service. Fish very fresh and unusual combination sometimes but always very good.

Thank Yeevone7
French Polynesia
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122 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We finally made it after a few attempts and being booked out. It was worth the wait. Excellent food, wonderful and attentive staff. From the time we sat down to the time we walked out the door both of us said "What a great evening"! But we would recommend making a reservation as they appear to be booked up every... More 

Thank Chouliha
San Francisco, California
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143 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner one night. We started with the goat cheese rolls with honey, yummy, and a green salad. Our mains were the steak special which was excellent and the fish with passion fruit sauce. Not sure if it's a Tahitian thing but the sauce was way too sweet and also strongly sour. I just wiped most of the... More 

Thank Merphin
Bathurst, Australia
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We ate here for dinner. no reservation, but arrived when they opened for the dinner service at 7pm and had not trouble getting a table. The place quickly filled (it's quite a cosy space), with more local people than tourists, with families as well as couples, many obviously regulars. All the food was delicious, fresh and interesting. The fish was... More 

Thank brandlyn
Ajijic, Mexico
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Came for lunch without reservation ( would recommend getting reservations) The welcome as well as service overall was excellent. The menu features the best ingredients and while varied is not overwhelming and so prices reflect the premium ingredients.the wine list is complete and pairs well with the menu We had an outstanding tartar of red tuna ( chose the small... More 

Thank Gilles B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$43 - US$109
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Passage Cardella, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
  • Phone Number: +689 40 45 29 76

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?