Eating out in Tahiti & Her Islands
The Polynesian convivial state of mind testifies to the “joie de vivre” in our islands; a friendliness which is in our Cuisine Art.
Thus, in French Polynesia there are various ways of getting something to eat and the large majority of the establishments are located on Tahiti.
All kinds of restaurants are settled on the island, offering French, Italian, Asian and American cuisine…
A real mixture of flavours for your taste buds’ pleasure.
The restaurants serve until around 9 or 10pm according to the establishment.
Regarding the tips, they do not exist in our islands; service is included in the prices. However this gesture is well appreciated. It’s up to you !
The “snacks” are also much appreciated by Polynesians. Such local mini-restaurants, they generally offer sandwiches called “casse-croûtes” prepared in a Polynesian style. They are not very dietetic but are really very delicious. Big and copious, they are enough for any quick takeaway.
These “snacks” also offer takeaway dishes, generally Chinese or fish prepared in various manners (sashimi, raw fish with coconut milk, Tartar). These “snacks” are only open during the day.
The “roulottes” are the place par excellence to order a succulent “Fried Chicken or Steak with butter and sauce” – the butter is mixed with garlic and parsley, and the sauce is barbecue. When the mixture melts on the French fries and meat or chicken it is very tasty…
The tasty odours from the open kitchens of the Polynesian “roulottes” will make your mouth water … Enjoy!