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“Server was great, but the chef should be fired!”
Review of Punavai Lounge Bar

Punavai Lounge Bar
Ranked #20 of 29 Restaurants in Punaauia
Cuisines: French, Spanish, Bar
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

We stayed at the Manava Suite hotel and thought we'd have a convenient lunch -- right on property. Checked out both menus and selected this one -- there were 3 of us. Two of us had the tempura meal which was supposed to be shrimp, calamari, and fish tempura with fries. It was attractively served but the calamari although shaped like rings and you'd expect it to be calamari it couldn't have been -- it tasted like fishy fish shaped in a ring and fried. The shrimp were very small; the fish was the most edible of the 3 tempura items -- the fries were terrific, however. The lunch was $26.50 for the tempura meal. The Chix Caesar was $20. But who wants to survive on French fries on their stay in Tahiti. So I'd say the meal on a scale of 1-10 was a 2 and the person who had the chicken Caesar salad rated her meal as a 4. Dressing was terrible -- nothing resembling Caesar dressing. We didn't have mixed drinks so can't comment on what they'd be like. The server was very pleasant and had a great attitude but served lousy food, hence the title of the review. Luckily we only had 2 days there. What I'd HIGHLY RECOMMEND, however, is going down the street and eating at the food trucks just one block to the left as you walk out of the hotel lobby on the street. Great variety, casual, and great prices. Nothing fancy, but you'll be much happier eating an early dinner there -- start serving at the food trucks about 6:15 pm. Unfortunately they don't open for lunch -- if they were, this restaurant would be out of business!! So in summary, the staff was pleasant and friendly, but the food was subpar. TIP: the adjacent table had a burger and that guest thought it was great -- so don't get seafood, stick with a burger and fries.

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Nice little bar with big portion sizes. The burgers are YUM! We only drank Hinano Gold here, and it was delicious!

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Thank poojas22
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

Had a nice time here. The bar is attached to the Manava Suite Resort, and makes excellent drinks.

The mojitos were superb, as were a few other drinks like the Palermo..

We didn't see any wines on the menu, though they might have gphad a separate menu for that.

Service was spotty. They mostly stand around talking amongst themselves, but walking up to the bar works...

Thank zzzzdoc1
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

Burgers, Hinano beer, mixed drinks, comfy couch-style seating, and cool temperatures are perfect after a day at the Infinity pool.

Thank neenzfaleafine
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

to the manager.

1st of all, thanks for your answering and try to b clear.
so i want to corporate with it to improve , for bar itself and customer.

no one order in that time, only we family was there.
we have to b waiting 10min after order.
and wats happen? caucasian group come, he greet to them very closely,
and he immediately bring the beer.

im sorry to say it, dear manager, ur attitude is absolutely wrong.
if some customer say complain something,
ur 1st action is not to try to excuse with selfish imagine the situation,
but try to understand wat they r .

ur attitude is very rude to me.
im not stupid and well guess if some staff is busy.

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1  Thank mallet919
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