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“Loved everything about this restaurant”
Review of Bistro Tatau

Bistro Tatau
Ranked #7 of 71 Restaurants in Apia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Smart casual dining in cool air conditioned comfort. Full bar and the most extensive wine list in Samoa served by professional wait staff. Global roaming menu with daily specials sourced from local suppliers and markets. Are you by yourself? - No worries - welcome, we have a table just for you. Have a group of up to 40 for sit down? No problems - come on in and enjoy our private/ VIP dining room. Unique menus created for your special events. All food allergies and dietary preferences catered for. Decor includes a wide range of Polynesian artworks on display. It doesn't get better than this!
Darwin, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Loved everything about this restaurant”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Attentive and professional staff, delicious food and great wine list meant we ate here 3 times in our Samoan adventure.

The tuna sashimi was divine, paulisomo (?) ravioli delicious and my companion said the twice cooked duck was the best he had ever had - anywhere...we ate delicious fish dishes, prawn entree with chili pineapple relish was tasty and the meringue roulade for dessert was enjoyed, I guess the only criticism would be that the lamb ravioli was a bit disappointing but it was ordered in error.

Fine dining in Samoa - don't miss it.

Visited July 2014
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Hastings, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great meal”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Great tasting and well presented food. Friendly, professional service and recommend to any one wanting a lovely place to dine.

Visited June 2014
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Apia
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“1st Class!”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Bistro Tatau is one of our favourite restaurants in Samoa. We have had many dinners, birthdays and occasional lunches here. The food is top quality, consistent, fresh and beautifully presented. The menu and wine list are extensive. The service from the attentive waiters is sensational, lovely restaurant ambience, and first class chef! Friendly owners Bill and Ross certainly know how to impress!

Perfect also for special occasions - Bistro Tatau will not disappoint!

  • Visited May 2014
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We had dined at Bistro Tatau a few years ago on a previous trip to Samoa and the food was so good, we decided to return on this trip. They did not disappoint. The chef very creatively brings together european and samoan influences to create a truly unique menu. A personal favorite was the "palusami ravioli".

The restaurant itself is immaculate inside, with air conditioning (which can be a real relief after wondering around in the sun!)The waiters were polite and very attentive without being over-bearing. A great place to enjoy a meal whilst on holiday, highly recommend it.

Visited May 2014
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Samoa
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Prices ranks with the other 2 top restaurants in Samoa”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Its possibly a year or 2 since my last review of Bistro Tatau and birthday time has bought my husband and I back to Bistro as our favourite celebratory place to dine and I must say I have sneaked a few lunches in over the last few months. I refute the constant comment 'but its expensive' well compared to overseas rates of similar standard restaurants its sooo reasonable. It also is in a comparable price range with Paddles and Scallini's and these would be considered the other top quality restaurants in Samoa. The food is where is can be local and there is a sophisticated fusion of local tastes with European. This year we only had a main and a dessert so as to have space to enjoy the both. My husband had a delicious fish dish and I had lamb. Both dishes were delicious. Our deserts did not disappoint in terms of visual impact and taste. Sorry I did not take photos. Bill and Ross are wonderful hosts and the waiters are top. Regarding lunch the pork belly salad is so good I don't experiment here and for lunch you do not need to book, bookings may be an idea for evening meals.

  • Visited March 2014
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