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Le Mandarin

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26, Rue Des Ecoles | First Floor, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
+689 40 50 33 50
11:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
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18:00 - 21:30
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We didn't want to eat at the Roulottes (the food vans at the waterside) and found very little open on a Sunday, so ventured in here. Don't judge a book by its cover - plain and ordinary (even drab) from outside but completely different once you go upstairs. Good Chinese food and live entertainment (although not intrusive) in the background.... More 

Thank Nigel D
Tokyo, Japan
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

After series of French food for 5 straight days in Bora Bora, my wife and I were craving for something Asian. We have found the place to be close to authentic. First we ordered the Vietnamese spring rolls accompanied by Won Ton soup. Yummy! The soup came with noodles, which we thought unnecessary. The noodles soaked up all the soup.... More 

Thank teddybear1216
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

The food was good here with generous portions and typical flavor. The service was also very good. We had lunch and we were quickly seated and the service was good. The price was average for Tahiti.

1 Thank Kim W
Papeete, French Polynesia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The place is very nice, chinese style, the food is excellent and sometimes you have musician playing old tahitian songs

Thank Peter P
Yokohama, Japan
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252 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We felt a taste is like a French Chinese. However , as a cuisine is cooked by soy-source, we were satisfied it,also we enjoyed a restaurant live music.

Thank TOMY2011
Oahu, Hawaii
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I was traveling with a Chinese American and a vegetarian so we decided on Le Mandarin for our last dinner in French Polynesia The restaurant looks like an old-time traditional Chinese restaurant. It even has entertainment (1950s lounge singers) on Friday and Saturday nights. The food was excellent. We had an aubergine stuffed with a slice of fish which was... More 

Thank S L
Zurich, Switzerland
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422 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2013

• Located in the heart of Papeete. Typical traditional Chinese interior. There is life music in the evening (very good singer!) • I often eat Chinese food, and I must say this is one Chinese restaurant which is on the top of my favourites! All dishes are excellent. In particular the suckling pig was top, but alos fried rice etc... More 

1 Thank TandTSwitzerland
Paris, France
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304 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2012

Quality of the food is not there, taste always strange. I unfortunately was invited too much in this place, and tried to honor my hosts, unfortunately.

Thank yvesganansia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26, Rue Des Ecoles | First Floor, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
  • Phone Number: +689 40 50 33 50

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