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La Villa Mahana

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B.P. 941 Amanahune | Vaitape, 98730, French Polynesia
+689 40 67 50 63
18:00 - 23:00
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San Clemente, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our BEST meal in BORA BORA! In fact, we liked it so much we got to go back twice during our stay. The beef tenderloin was the best beef dish my husband and I have ever had! The setting is romanit and it feels like France! Reservations must be made way in advance and limited seating.

2 Thank 680SandyMar
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once we knew that we would be staying on Bora Bora, we reserved a table at this wonderful restaurant. The restaurant arranged transportation from the dock and back again. The dining room is tastefully decorated. There are only a few tables, but they are far apart enough to provide privacy. My husband ordered the Menu Epicurien (seafood salad with caviar;... More 

1 Thank Lillian W
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a wonderful time! A magistral partition played remarkably by the Chief Damien Rinaldi Dovio & his lovely wife! Every single detail is matching with an other, the food, the wines, the music…the rythm and even the weather! Perfect! Thank you Damien! Thank you so much for your warm welcome! I'll be back soon!!!

1 Thank Suleimantahiti
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is so... unexpected, nestled in the lush hills of Bora Bora island. After driving a couple of times past the road it is located on, we finally made it to our Thanksgiving dinner at the Villa Mahana. Stunning tuscan-inspired architecture welcomes us with beautiful notes of Italian and French chansons, stunning eclectic art everywhere you look, immaculate table... More 

Thank Eddie A
los gatos
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked La Villa Mayans after reading all of the reviews that were so amazing. We arrived and were delighted with the menu. There are two choices: epicurean and exotic. We took two epicurean and an exotic. We also took the pairings although we had brought a very rare bottle of Karl Lawrence with us. The venue is a bit... More 

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Granville, Ohio
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was at Villa a Mahana months ago, but am in Germany for Christmas and visited Sky Air restaurant at the Stuttgart airport, a Michelin star restaurant, which was REALLY nice food, but both my fiancé and I agree, Villa Mahana is still the best meal we have ever had, anywhere, under any circumstances, anytime. Villa deserves a star, probably more...

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studio city , california
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so excited to have had a reservation that we made two months in advance. The food that Chef Damian prepared for our dinner was perfect. We chose the tasting menu without the wine pairing. All five courses were top notch. We knew Chef Damian from his days as Sous Chef at L'Orangerie Restaurant in Los Angeles. So happy... More 

Thank greg p
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the restaurant, ambience and service. Very small and intimate and nothing you can get in the states. Multiple courses from fixed menus with wine pairing was excellent. Small rich courses which reminded of the best of French dining yet in a tropical environment (yes no air conditioning and it was great) with local understated prompt service. Great change... More 

1 Thank Mark S
Avon, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was very nice. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. It was a nice experience. Unfortunately the negatives outweighed the positives for us. We had to leave the hotel property to get to the restaurant. It was a bit of a drive and what we saw of the main island was not very impressive. This restaurant... More 

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New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from NYC (and being spoiled with amazing food everywhere) we had high expectations for this place based on the reviews below. My husband and I both thought it was a decent french bistro, but not incredible by any means. One downside is that it's not air conditioned so it is extremely hot inside, like dripping sweat while eating dinner.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$96 - US$239
French, European
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: B.P. 941 Amanahune | Vaitape, 98730, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Bora Bora
  • Phone Number: +689 40 67 50 63
The World Famous 7 table restaurant located in Paradise

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