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CaCao Sampaka

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33 Promenade Roger Laroque | Complexe de la Baie des Citrons, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
+687 26.45.46
11:00 - 22:30
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Windsor, Canada
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1,665 reviews
806 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 550 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to CaCao Sampaka with aunt and uncle, which was their selection for our lunch. Staff were great and so was the food. No issues there, but this is a French island and they still love their cigarettes. A lot of people smoking which really was a bother to my uncle. My aunt and I asked to be moved when... More 

Thank James A
Hunter Valley
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322 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

.....runner up in the bad food category What a disaster. What a disappointment. So looking forward to a good French lunch experience. If that is your plans go elsewhere... - one water glass until we got our own - academic as we had no water for 40 minutes - no menus until we got them - no bread until I... More 

Thank Howard D
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Had a meal with my partner and the food was very good but the service from the waitress was truly the worst I have ever experienced. We ordered two meals and only one arrived. Every request was met with either "No" or ignored - it was so bad it became amusing. We asked to speak to the manager but he... More 

Thank Ian S
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Late decision for a Sunday lunch out. Very welcoming, great service, entertained our very poor French skills with compassion. The food was fabulous. I had the moules with the most divine Roquefort sauce. Too nice to leave but seriously considered drinking it out of the bowl !!! . I guess the true test was the ratio of locals to etranger.... More 

Thank ScottandLorna
Sydney, Australia
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270 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch here. Friendly service with complimentary Amuse Bouche of toast and olive tapenade. Both our salads were delicious. We had the Earth and Sea and the Sea Breeze Salads, both served with dressings on the side. Good wines available by the glass. Lovely ambience and very nice table accoutrements.

Thank SueDen27
Marana, Arizona
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We dined here for lunch with another couple. We all had delicious meals. Our server was most helpful with decision making on what to order since our combined French ability is conversational at best. This will be a repeat place for us next time we are Noumea

1 Thank Alan C
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This was the most memorable meal of our week in Noumea, wish we hadn't left it until the last night! Food was amazing, service friendly and surroundings spot on, a perfect blend of French and pacific. Food is not cheap in New Caledonia but this was worth every franc, it was filled with french speaking people which has to be... More 

Thank Sara H
New Zealand
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I had an excellent meal here – tuna with a sesame seed crust with a green pepper sauce and mashed potato. I was wandering along the Baie des Citrons and chose this place because it seemed busy and had lots of locals (in fact, I only heard French accents). The meal was cooked with flair and was very tasty, and... More 

1 Thank mealadvisor
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this excellent restaurant by accident but enjoyed the food and quirky but tasteful environment so much that we returned again two days later for another meal that we enjoyed just as much. Over the two visits we had the foie gras, octopus and oysters as entrees and the lamb and prawns with scallops as mains. The wine... More 

Thank Sidney101
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We loved everything about our meal here. The ambience was pleasant, the service friendly, efficient and helpful and the food delicious. The Royal Royal cocktail was delightfully light and my husband enjoyed several different glasses of red wine. the four of us all enjoyed each dish and the deconstructed tarte citron for dessert was absolutely stunning. The shared dessert plate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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French, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Promenade Roger Laroque | Complexe de la Baie des Citrons, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Caledonia  >  Grand Terre  >  Noumea
  • Phone Number: +687 26.45.46

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