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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
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11:00 - 13:30
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
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Tokyo, Japan
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Kim W
Papeete, French Polynesia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

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

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Yokohama, Japan
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249 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
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
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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?