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Hotel Tahiti Nui | Avenue du Prince Hinoi, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia
00689 463899
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went based on a trip adviser recommendation for vegan options in Papeete. All diners (vegan and non vegan) were very happy with the selection, quality of food, atmosphere and friendliness of staff. Great place for a fine dining experience.

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Naples, Florida, USA
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a quiet restaurant with excellent, attentive service and unexpectedly delicious meals. The menu is not extensive, but provides options for vegetarians, and there is a good selection of wines

Thank DonTraveler38
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We wouldn't have entertained the idea of eating here but guests from Texas insisted it was fine dining that was consistently delicious. Three of us went for lunch and enjoyed a foie gras appetizer that really was a app, main, and desert on one plate. The knuckle and fish dishes were equally delicious. You won't be disappoint in the food.... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We ate at the Le Velvet a number of times during our recent stay in Papeete and were very pleased each time. Most of our meals were for breakfast which was always a nice way to begin the day. I enjoyed the continental breakfast which included juices, coffee, plenty of fresh fruits, sweet rolls, toast, cereal and pancakes. On two... More 

Thank J R W
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

What a fabulous fusion of French and Tahitian food. Very creative menu, excellent wine choices (including several half bottles - perfect for those dining alone or when sleep is not on the itinerary in the afternoon!) It bothered us not that it is the same menu for lunch and dinner as there were plenty of options available for either meat,... More 

Thank BNE747
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the hotel for two nights and had dinner the second night at the velvet. I have been there on others trips to papeete and it is always a lovely experience. The service is wonderful . I ordered the famous first course , the raviolis of foie gras and for the main course I had theduck and it... More 

Thank tommy g
Honolulu, Hawaii
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

We were staying at Hotel Tahiti Nui for the Easter holiday and all restaurants were closed in the nearby area. We decided to eat at Le Velvet - what a pleasant surprise! We really enjoyed the food here. Service was efficient. We had the filet and lamb. Both were amazing. Great French cuisine in Papeete.

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Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

I had dinner prior to going to the airport. It was expensive but the presentation was excellent and the servers were very well trained. In fact, I felt like it was almost a training school for servers. I had the special Mahi dish and two of the three pieces tasted great, with the third one being off a little so... More 

1 Thank Alohamary
Tahiti, French Polynesia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

The food and wine was a real disaster. I was very surprised by the lack of quality. This is definitely not a gastronomic restaurant. It's pretty much like a canteen, nothing fancy. I expected much more...

Thank DandR974
Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

We stayed at the Hotel Tahiti Nui for three nights and ended up eating in the restaurant on two nights. We found the food great and the service was good. On the second night the poor lady running the restaurant had underestimated how busy it would be on Good Friday (as a lot of other places were closed) now taking... 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
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$1,500 - US$10,000
French, European, International, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Tahiti Nui | Avenue du Prince Hinoi, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete
  • Phone Number: 00689 463899
Le Restaurant Le Velvet, qui dans une ambiance feutree et climatisee vous invite a decouvrir une cuisine gastronomique et creative.Ouvert tous les jours de 11h30 a 13h30 et de 19h a 21h30

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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?