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Restaurant Moana Nui

BP 33 - Taiohae, 98742, French Polynesia
+689 920 330
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pizza” (7 reviews)
“cruise ship” (2 reviews)
“moana” (5 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
BP 33 - Taiohae, 98742, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They serve local plate lunch with several variety . The taste will not give you memorably but you won’t complain either .

Thank Josco W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had drinks at Restaurant Moana Nui this week while in Nuku Hiva this week and only wish we could have made it back for a meal. Great setting and very good service.

Thank PDXPete
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Moana Nui is a very nice place to stop for a beer and use the internet. It has an outstanding view of the harbor and they accept US dollars. I was here on a cruise ship four years ago and had good memories of the...More

Thank Tim479
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Friendly and welcoming not far form the Tiki Park and overlooking the shore line. Food ok, pizza popular but dont go expecting too much. We came away satisfied. Prices not too bad and drinks came quickly the food too a while but the views made...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Located on the piece of road that faces the shore, this small restaurant has the advantage of being one of only 5 eating places in Taiohae. Pizzas and rather good French food is served either inside or on the large terrace fronting the sea. The...More

Thank zecmanriodulce
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This place is a solid choice when you want a night out for dinner (and you've already been or don't want to spend the money at La Pearl). Don't overthink the pizza -- you're still in Polynesia -- it's more like flatbread. The local seafood...More

Thank zuttoman
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Quite a few people recommended Moana Nui based on its good wood-fired pizza, varied menu and usually good service, so we decided to give it a try. The pizza was delicious, but certainly different than any pizza we've had before. Tending toward a thinner crust,...More

Thank Barbarienne
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Being right in the middle of the town, Taiohae, the capital of Nuku Hiva (and the whole Marquesas), this place may be the most popular restaurant in town. (Strangely, another popular restaurant, Celine, right next to Handicraft Market and Tourist Office, is not listed in...More

1  Thank Saricie_Q
Reviewed 18 December 2015

It was a very hot day and after a long walk we needed to cool off with a cold drink. We saw Moana Nui and just had to stop since we saw they had a nice covered patio. We sat in the shade, ordered a...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Awesome paninis at this place. Grab a local beer, take in the awesome view and take your time eating a Massive Panini! If you are there at night, try the pizzas - amazing!

Thank TezDavies44
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  • Address: BP 33 - Taiohae, 98742, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Marquesas Islands  >  Nuku Hiva
  • Phone Number: +689 920 330
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