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Main Beach Rd | Matautu-Tai, Apia, Upolu 1790, Samoa (Formerly Paddles)
+685 21819
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Gold Coast, Australia
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brilliant, Authentic and Amazing Food Everything, every gesture, every joke, every meal on point. Our main waiter was full of grace and humour and made our night one to remember. All meals were delicate yet robust. Paddles is a fine dining restaurant and will not disappoint. My heart sings finally knowing that somewhere has exceeded my expectations here in Samoa.... More 

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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic evening at Paddles - service was outstandingly and the food was excellent. i had the Oka which was beautiful, the steak which was brilliantly done perfectly and finished off with tiramisu! My wife had the fabulous Thai Salad and Lasagna. The easy going and very witty staff had us stitches. With the backdrop of Apia in the... More 

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Sydney
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140 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good quality meals made better by attentive service. The location makes for spectacular sunsets with Apia and the Cathedral in the background. Limited wine list but that is most of Samoa.

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1 Thank JanaliSydney
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

During our week on Upolu, we had dinner with our extended family at Paddles twice. Just delicious! The first night there were 16 of us, across two tables including two babies. The baked Mediterranean fish was amazing, the fish of the day enormous and delicious, the carbonara and creamy marinara pastas would not be out of place in a high-quality... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the most amazing night... we had read reviews and it was well worth the visit. We were a table of 6 ( 3 couples) and all with different tastes but the menu pleased us all. Heaps of choices and variety The food was delicious, fantastic value for money and the staff friendly efficient and well trained. A credit... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the location to expect the fine dining and warm welcome of Paddles. Great food, good wine selection and fun atmosphere. If staying in Samoa a must do!

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1 Thank JeffQV
Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to eat here by a manager at our hotel. We left full and pleasantly satisfied. We had a bottle of wine, beef and mushroom scallopine and the pork belly AUD $105. The ingredients weren't of a high standard but we're cooked exceptionally. The chef/cook really is talented and skillful, thank you so much. The service was excellent,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant could compete with the best in any city. Fabulous food and great service. We were in Apia 8 nights and went 3 times because it was so good. Food overall in Samoa is not great but here is fabulous

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1 Thank NZLucy
Newcastle, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently went to Paddles restaurant & found the service to be excellent & the food was fantastic. Our waiter was very attentive filling our glasses & insuring we had an excellent experience. The owner came to check on our order & was very obliging with our dietary requirements. We thoroughly enjoyed it & would recommend it highly.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not worth the western prices. Basic meals. Supra average service compared to other restaurants on the island

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 23
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Beach Rd | Matautu-Tai, Apia, Upolu 1790, Samoa (Formerly Paddles)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Samoa  >  Upolu  >  Apia
  • Phone Number: +685 21819

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