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Hotel Tahiti Nui | Avenue du Prince Hinoi, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia
00689 463899
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

What a fabulous fusion of French and Tahitian food. Very creative menu, excellent wine choices (including several half bottles - perfect for those dining alone or when sleep is not on the itinerary in the afternoon!) It bothered us not that it is the same menu for lunch and dinner as there were plenty of options available for either meat,... More 

Thank BNE747
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the hotel for two nights and had dinner the second night at the velvet. I have been there on others trips to papeete and it is always a lovely experience. The service is wonderful . I ordered the famous first course , the raviolis of foie gras and for the main course I had theduck and it... More 

Thank tommy g
Honolulu, Hawaii
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

We were staying at Hotel Tahiti Nui for the Easter holiday and all restaurants were closed in the nearby area. We decided to eat at Le Velvet - what a pleasant surprise! We really enjoyed the food here. Service was efficient. We had the filet and lamb. Both were amazing. Great French cuisine in Papeete.

2 Thank Yulene K
Kona, Hawaii
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

I had dinner prior to going to the airport. It was expensive but the presentation was excellent and the servers were very well trained. In fact, I felt like it was almost a training school for servers. I had the special Mahi dish and two of the three pieces tasted great, with the third one being off a little so... More 

1 Thank Alohamary
Tahiti, French Polynesia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

The food and wine was a real disaster. I was very surprised by the lack of quality. This is definitely not a gastronomic restaurant. It's pretty much like a canteen, nothing fancy. I expected much more...

Thank DandR974
Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

We stayed at the Hotel Tahiti Nui for three nights and ended up eating in the restaurant on two nights. We found the food great and the service was good. On the second night the poor lady running the restaurant had underestimated how busy it would be on Good Friday (as a lot of other places were closed) now taking... More 

1 Thank JenniferR8
Oahu, Hawaii
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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We were staying at the Tahiti Nui for a night after our trip on the Aranui and opted for dinner in the hotel’s restaurant. Based on reviews, and the excellent service we had received from the hotel’s reception, we were expecting the same high standards in the restaurant. The initial service was marginal at best. Our young server seemed untrained... More 

Thank S L
Fort Myers
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Fancy, fancy, and delicious. Started with chef's amuse bouche, then lovely entrees, good wine and service, wonderful dessert. would definitely return. Maruru!

Thank DianaFortMyers
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

We spent a night in Hotel Tahiti Nui on our way home after a week in Bora Bora. We arrived fairly late so couldn't be bothered going out to find food so ate dinner at the hotel restaurant. We absolutely loved it.....best meal that we had all eaten in the entire time in Tahiti. Perfectly cooked filet mignon with fantastic... More 

Thank Lasteele1804
Moorea, French Polynesia
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

every times i stay in Tahiti and sleep at Tahiti nui hotel I just love to take my wife and have the exellente diner ..probably one of the best in Tahiti...unknown spot from its gastromic food..!!!

1 Thank Mooreabeachcafe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$1,500 - US$10,000
French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Tahiti Nui | Avenue du Prince Hinoi, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
  • Phone Number: 00689 463899
Le Restaurant Le Velvet, qui dans une ambiance feutree et climatisee vous invite a decouvrir une cuisine gastronomique et creative.Ouvert tous les jours de 11h30 a 13h30 et de 19h a 21h30

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