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Te Honu Iti

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French, Seafood, European, Polynesian
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Hayward, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am happy that the restaurant provides pick up and drop off. However, the driver was half an hour late picking us up. He also drove very fast ( about 15 km/h above the speed limit) and sometimes in the middle of the road. It was a little scary for me. The food was average. I had the garlic shrimp.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best part of these restaurant is the location. On edge of Cook's Bay. Rays and sharks swim around. Food OK. Service poor. Waited a while for waiter to come over. Owner dined with people on another table and ignored the rest of the restaurant

Thank cynthia765
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

After touring the island and eating at the other highly reviewed locations I must give Te Honu Iti the first prize trophy. We ate dinner there on our last night and it really ended our trip on a high note. The food was superb from the tuna carpaccio appetizer to the mahi entree and apple tart desert. Two giant thumbs... More 

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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Compared to other restaurants we have tried, this came up a little short. Food was OK, but nowhere near as tasty and we would have expected. 2 soup, a steak and duck dish and a bottle of red - £120. Extortionate amount of money for what we had.

Thank travelbunny87
Glens Falls, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We recently ate here during our trip to Moorea. Overall, the food is fair but overpriced for the quality. We had a small bottle of wine, the crab stuffed Parrot fish, a Lobster Mahi dish for $150. The best part about this place is being able to sit on the deck and watch the rays and sharks swim right next... More 

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Perth, Australia
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81 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Lovely cosy restaurant with charm. Watch stingrays, fish and various shark species swim around waiting for their nightly feeding by the owners. Interesting menu and a blackboard with recommendations with daily changes. Go for the experience; food, service and atmosphere all excellent.

Thank Mikel123
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The food is very good and custom made for each diner. Unfortunately this causes you to wait a while. When we where there no employee spoke English which caused a little difficulty since I have a food allergy. Sometime during the evening meal raw meat is brought out and fed from the steps to the sharks and rays - sort... More 

Thank Petyon1719
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

You are able to sit right up against the water which is nice. They have a stingray and shark feeding at night which is very fun to watch. The food and service here was very good. Out of all the restaurants we went to for dinner during our stay, this was one of the better places.

Thank Blair S
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went based on recommendation of another traveler. It is like you are sitting in someones outdoor patio and they are in the kitchen feeding you dinner. Not very many tables and very small. Not dressy or fancy so you can go casual if you want. I had steak my husband had the fish dish that is in the book... More 

Thank aptravelgirl
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

we definitely made Te Honu Iti our dinner choice for multiple nights. a family of chefs (father and sons). seating area is limited to about 6-8 tables, the setting is relaxed, quiet, and intimate; it feels basically like having a team of personal chefs attending to your meal. the head chef/owner picks you up at your hotel. dining area is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Seafood, European, Polynesian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Pao Pao, Cook's Bay, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Moorea  >  Cook's Bay
  • Phone Number: 56.19.84

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