Bora Bora

Restaurants in Bora Bora

Although the landscape and the water are what draw people to this tiny but fascinating island, there are also several excellent restaurants in Bora Bora. If not made of local fruit and fish, typical cuisine on Bora Bora will be French-inspired. Eating out in Bora Bora can be quite expensive, so checking out the local grocery stores is a good idea if you’re on a budget.

A Bora Bora restaurant to try is Jean-George Vongerichten’s Lagoon Restaurant, which is part of the St. Regis hotel and features a French-Asian fusion menu. Dining on an outdoor deck with an illuminated view out over the water, the Lagoon Restaurant’s view of Mount Otemanu is only matched by its first-class cuisine and marks it out as one of the most unique restaurants in Bora Bora.

Restaurants in Bora Bora offer a wide range of dining experiences and at first glance, the Lagoon doesn’t have much in common with the Fare Manuia. The latter, a roadside joint with a thatched roof, seems to belong to a different world, but in fact they both belong to the tradition of Polynesian fusion food. The Fare Manuia has French Polynesian East-Meets-West food with rich flavors and a wide variety of dishes to choose from, like Mahi Mahi, tuna, and other types of seafood.

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurants stretch around the world, from Shanghai to New York to this amazing location, perched over the Bora Bora Lagoon.

At this five-table restaurant Villa Mahana, Corsican-born chef Damian Rinaldi Dovio reinvents native ingredients (Tahitian vanilla oil, curry, coconut milk) with classic Mediterranean techniques.