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Il Etait une Fois

1 Ruelle Riviere, Saint-Leu 97436, Reunion Island
+262 692 68 96 19
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
28 Dec 2017
“Extraordinarily culinarity and service”
22 Jan 2017
“Wonderland-Themepark Experience ”
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1 Ruelle Riviere, Saint-Leu 97436, Reunion Island
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is extraordinary not only for its spectacular ambiance (half open ceiling with real trees inside), but also for the uncommon menues and an outstanding service! Even though we were never there, the patron himself helped me out the first time I wanted to...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank marcpM1313TF
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This place has an absolutely surreal ambience with bright, quirky and whimsical decor. I felt like Alice in "Asian" Wonderland when I stepped inside. After my beer was served, a lady popped in and asked if it was fresh(cold?). When I said it's alright, she...More

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank sydneytheturtle
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Gastronomic cuisine in an absolutely stunning setting! Whilst we were there, Saint-Leu experienced a power-cut, but this did not hinder the charming staffs ability to serve us a truly gastronomic dinner by candle-light served by staff with head-torches. The food was excellent. The service was...More

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Had dinner there - it is as amazing place. Very charming and so friendly staff. We both had a main dish and a dessert. Sooo delicious.

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

Really great food served in a quirky "courtyard" with greenery and art everywhere. Service very friendly and the communication worked in spite of the lack of a common language. As with many good establishments, a tad expensive for those traveling with ZAR.

3  Thank Chris N
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Great French cuisine with a fru-fru edge, run by a husband and wife team. Walk down a little alley and enter into a surprise interior garden, with soft lights and Chinese umbrellas setting the mood. We felt the service was a touch slow and the...More

Date of visit: July 2014
4  Thank 36kyraa
Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is on the main road but the entrance is tucked away in an alley. The setting is cosy. Like 99% of the restaurants in la Reunion, there is no air-conditioning. There are a lot of fans around though. The food is above average...More

4  Thank Steven K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:30
19:00 - 23:30
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ruelle Riviere, Saint-Leu 97436, Reunion Island
  • Location: Africa  >  Reunion Island  >  Arrondissement of Saint-Paul  >  Saint-Leu
  • Phone Number: +262 692 68 96 19
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