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“A busy and fun restaurant”

L'Assiette du Cagou
Ranked #9 of 252 Restaurants in Noumea
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Went there 1 week ago - great restaurant and deserves a mention on Trip advisor.
Reviewed 24 January 2014

This small eatery is off the main strip of Noumea restaurants and opposite an imposing tattoo parlour but don't be put off. The menu is small and not particularly accommodating of vegetarians but that criticism aside the feed is interesting, infused with New Caledonian flavours and the vibe more than makes up for it. Chic young Noumeans frequent this place for good reason. Drinks are not cheap but nothing is in Noumea and the service is lovely. Well worth a visit

2  Thank Joe H
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

We enjoyed our visit to this traditional new Caledonian French restaurant. It was small and about half full on a Thursday night. The restaurant has a blackboard menu and offers only main courses and deserts. Food was really amazing with fantastic side dishes and flavours. The deserts were really good in particular a three chocolate slice. We would recommend this restaurant for an easy and high quality meal in Noumea..

3  Thank pebarnard
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

This is really the only restaurant in Noumea that offers caldoche (caledonian non aborigenous) cuisine.
The restaurant is seased just on the same road that Mobil petole station facing "tatoo" shop in the Latin district (Post office area).
We went for lunch today, and I ordered "sauted of prawn with poingo banana" and my husband ordered "filet mignon of venison" (check pictures joined hereafter):

The Good points:
- main dishes are priced between 2800 & 3300 CFP which is the normal prices in noumea
- quantity: generous, very generous (I had no more space in my stomach for the dessert).
- taste: gorgeous.the sauted of prawn needed a bit more spices but was fantastic. I think it is a bit too much to have rice, sweet potato and some choped poingo banana in the same dish. the filet mignon of venison was gorgeous. the sauce was yummy and well balanced.
- really clean
- presentable
- waiters: owner, and tender were good. a bit discrete.
- menu: a great choice of main dishes (at least 20), wine and dessert. each main dish is served with 4 siders (white rice, salade with vinaigrette dressing, cooked chinese cabbage and sweet potato gratin).

the weak points:
- service: slow. u should not be under pressure or rush.
- no view, no outside terrasse. indoor only.
- decoration is sober and simple. but who cares when the meal is delicious.

Conclusion: we will definitely be back to savour more dishes

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3  Thank zanzoon
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Three of us were pleasantly surprised by our excellent dining experience. We tasted new cuisine like the local yam and grated green papaya which were tiny side dishes on our main platters. We would definitely recommend an evening out at this restaurant in the quartier latin. The food was delicious and really well presented.

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2  Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

Don't panic, you will not be served a table of cagou (the national bird) for your meal! Situated in the latin quarter this street could easily be overlooked (roadworks going on, not good street lighting) however our accommodation host suggested this in response to our request for a good, not too expensive, local restaurant that wasn't touristy. We were not disappointed. We took our trusty French dictionary with us and attempted to work out what was on the menu but our waitress was also very helpful and explained some things in English. We arrived and the place was empty but we needn't have worried, the place soon filled up and people were being turned away. The menu was a blackboard on the wall containing about 15 plats du jour, prices ranging from 2600 to 3900 which includes a portion of rice, salad, vegetables and gratin. Beautifully presented. I had Picot Gris (which is a local white fish) and my partner a t-bone steak. Both were full of flavour and well cooked. I didn't see any chicken on the menu and as far as I could tell it was mostly beef, pork and fish/seafood. I thought there was a good choice. Good range of desserts, including ice cream, various tartes (citron/lemon was sublime!) and tiramisu. The wine menu had a reasonable selection and even though it stated by the bottle or carafe or half carafe they do have house wine by the glass as well, just ask. The ambience we loved. Good background music which was not imposing or too loud, decor and furniture were not posh but just fitted with the bistro feel. For two of us our meal cost 9000 francs for main course and dessert each, plus a beer and wine & water which I think for Noumea is good. They open for lunch and dinner and booking is recommended. Lunch time hours I think were 11:30 to 13:30 and evening 19:15 to 21:15hrs. Bon appetit!

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4  Thank Jules R
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