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Tahaa Matai

BP 209 haamene 98734 tahaa | Haamene, 98734, French Polynesia
+689 40 65 70 85
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (5 reviews)
“poisson cru” (2 reviews)
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French, European, Seafood, Polynesian
$$ - $$$
BP 209 haamene 98734 tahaa | Haamene, 98734, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We stopped in here for lunch at the recommendation of the hotel we were staying at. The food was very good. We both had the poisson cru and had a nice chat with the chef. Location is right on the water with a nice view...More

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Bruno F, Propriétaire at Tahaa Matai, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Hello, First of all it was a pleasure to welcome you to our restaurant but also to know that you like Polynesia to the point of returning more times. I think there was a misunderstanding with my waitress for the accompaniment of "poisons crus". If...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I travel extensively. This was by far the best meal we have had in 2017. The sesame tuna was unbelievable. Bruno the chef/owner is french trained and amazing. Getting to Tahaa from the USA takes 12+ hours. We will probably come back...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We decided to take our hosts to dinner at Tahaa Maitai where we had enjoyed a lunch two years before. There were six of us at dinner and we all had more than we could eat. The service was as nice as it was for...More

1  Thank J R W
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to have lunch here as it was recommended to us by a few locals. The restaurant is on the water and a quaint, clean place. My husband had the seared tuna and I had the shrimp with honey sauce. Both dishes were excellent....More

1  Thank Shane H
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Wonderful all rounder. Excellent food! fresh and beautifully prepared. Bruno the owner and chef is a charming host and skilled chef. Great spot and view too.

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We have eaten at this restaurant twice and plan to return. We have been in French Polynesia for several years moving from island to island and this is the best food we have had in our time here. The price is average for the area...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 25 February 2016

What a find! Tucked into the farthest reaches of the deepest inlet on Taha'a Chef Bruno's indoor/outdoor cafe offers fine food that would be a hit in any metropolitan area of the world in a setting of tranquil beauty. The Mahi-Mahi-Vanille is so good it...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

We sailed for a week around Bora Bora & Tahaa, treating ourselves with a meal at Tahaa Matai on our penultimate night and it was well worth it. We were the only people dining and Bruno & his staff were very welcoming & friendly. The...More

1  Thank Kiwijustme
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Our friendly taxi driver took us here after visiting the Vanilla Plantation, excellent food, friendly service. The view of the bay is magical, small boats gently crisscrossing the water. Relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Zippingby
Reviewed 26 March 2015

After a bicycle round trip around the island, the stop at the Tahaa Maitai was a gift from the sky. Delicious french and local food, and, what's not the least, an amazing whiskey reserve. This place and its lovely chef Bruno are already worth the...More

Thank Eleanor G
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9 February 2016|
Response from DonnaBachle |
Dear Denis, We ate there two weeks ago while on a Sunsail charter. Bruno was gracious and the food was delicious but our boat was robbed while we were having dinner. They got away with $3000. worth of electronics, cash... More
19 February 2015|
Response from Bruno F | Property representative |
Hi, The restaurant doesn't pick you up but you can ask to the hotel's staff to organise your transfert with Patrick's Taxi. We'll be please to see you at Tahaa Maitai restaurant. Have good time on Tahaa island.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$59
French, European, Seafood, Polynesian
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:45 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:45 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:45 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:45 PM - 10:00 PM
6:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: BP 209 haamene 98734 tahaa | Haamene, 98734, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahaa
  • Phone Number: +689 40 65 70 85
  • E-mail
Situé à Haamene, dans la plus grande baie de Polynésie. Salle et terrasse en bord de lagon. Gastronomie française aux saveurs polynésiennes. Located in Haamene, in the largest bay of Polynesia. Room and terrace on the lagoon. French gastronomy with Polynesian flavors.
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