Food of Tahiti

Tahiti is famous for its food, and throughout the islands there are excellent restaurants offering French, Italian, Polynesian, American, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. Most hotels have quality restaurants. Other options include bistro fare, sidewalk cafés and, in Papeete, the 'Roulottes'. These mobile cafés offer good, inexpensive food from pizza and crepes to steak and chips.

There is plenty of seafood, including clams, crayfish, shrimps and local ocean fish. Tropical fruits include pineapple, coconuts, mangoes, limes, papaya, oranges and grapefruit. Traditional Tahitian fare includes the national dish of poisson cru (raw fish marinated in lime juice and coconut milk), and the local pork is featured in many Tahitian dishes.