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Bistro Tatau

Cnr of Main Beach Road and Fugalei Street | Savalalo, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 22727
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
Cnr of Main Beach Road and Fugalei Street | Savalalo, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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1 - 10 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would go every day just for the sashimi. The slices are nice and thick and the portion size is generous if you like sashimi. As soon as you bite down though, it just melts. Also had the double baked duck with pak choi, and...More

1  Thank FishyBusiness13
Bill G, Owner at Bistro Tatau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are proud of all the choices on our menu and when the tuna sashimi is fresh, it is really sensational. Hope we see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were recommended to have lunch at Bistro Tatau whilst spending the day in Apia. We were not disappointed. The food, drinks and especially the service (thank you Elijah - who was our waiter that day). We will definitely be dining there...More

1  Thank PacificExplorer1963
Bill G, Owner at Bistro Tatau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Talofa PacifcExplorer1963. Thank you for you comments and for taking the time to share them with others. I will certainly pass on to Elijah your complements. Look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were busy reading the menu outside his restaurant when a couple going in said it was definitely worthwhile eating here. We are so glad we took their advice. This place had the best food we had in Samoa. Our waiter had impeccable standards and...More

1  Thank keeneteam
Bill G, Owner at Bistro Tatau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Woohoo! Thanks keeneteam. Delighted that you enjoyed your meal (esp. the dessert) and that our waiter's service was appreciated. Look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by a friend who travels to Samoa often on business. We were not disappointed, delicious food, freshly baked bread. The service was good and the restaurant beautifully decorated but the price is quite high for Samoan standard. If you want to...More

1  Thank ChrisLilyW
Bill G, Owner at Bistro Tatau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there. Many thanks for your review and we are delighted that you were not disappointed with your friend's recommendation. We do not believe we are expensive when compared to other fully air conditioned, a la carte restaurants with proper linen tablecloths and napkins. In...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

hard to fault this dining experience .... excellent fine dining ... spoil yourself with linen, excellent wine list and freshest seafood and herbs. wait staff seemed a little nervous but very friendly. wine list was quite extensive, with more range of varietals food was superb,...More

1  Thank surfergt
Bill G, Owner at Bistro Tatau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi surfergt. We appreciate your comments and delighted that we were able to deliver (and spoil you) on your last night.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch and it was absolutely delicious. The restaurant has great, super nice and sweet service. The food was outstanding, especially the desert. If you’re in Apia you should definitely come here. I can totally recommend it.

1  Thank emmalang123
Bill G, Owner at Bistro Tatau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review. Comforting to know we ticked all the boxes for you and you recommend us to others. Faafetai lava

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here three years ago and the meal was so memorable we made sure that this was the place we dined on a weekend visit to Apia. We were not disappointed.

1  Thank Felicity G
Bill G, Owner at Bistro Tatau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Felicity G. Thank you so much for your comments - they are much appreciated. We are especially delighted that you came back to dine with us and enjoyed the food as much as your previous visit. We look forward to next time. Cheers

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Bistro Tatau has, from the outset, offered the standard of food, service and ambiance which one would expect from the chic brasseries in Sydney, Auckland and London. It offers a quiet spot for important business meetings during lunchtimes, and very sophisticated and classy dining for...More

Thank Patricia L
Bill G, Owner at Bistro Tatau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow!. Thanks so much Patricia L for your very kind review and comments. Clearly you appreciate that maintaining high standards of food, service and ambiance is not easy. We have always believed that there is no reason why you should not have such standards just...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The food was so fresh and beautifully presented, the staff friendly and attentive and the decor classy. The owner visited our table after our meal and chatted for an hour with us. We had a tasting plate and the swordfish to share. We were both...More

Thank Kiah D
Bill G, Owner at Bistro Tatau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kiah D. Many thanks for your comments and taking time to post these. We look forward to seeing you again before you depart or maybe next visit! Cheers and safe travels

Reviewed 8 August 2018

I have no issues with the service and food however one of the owners was very very rude. For a customer who has just spent 500 on food and drink to be screamed at that way the food suddenly tasted just as BAD. If that...More

23  Thank Michelle L
Bill G, Owner at Bistro Tatau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Michelle L. I regret that you have posted a factually inaccurate and hostile description of an unfortunate incident which occurred in our restaurant recently. Perhaps if you had raised your concerns directly with us, we may have had the opportunity to find a more...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:30
Saturday
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr of Main Beach Road and Fugalei Street | Savalalo, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Samoa  >  Upolu  >  Apia
  • Phone Number: +685 22727
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Description
Smart casual dining in cool air conditioned comfort. Full bar and the most extensive wine list in Samoa served by professional wait staff. Global roaming menu with daily specials sourced from local suppliers and markets. Are you by yourself? - No worries - welcome, we have a table just for you. Have a group of up to 40 for sit down? No problems - come on in and enjoy our private/ VIP dining room. Unique menus created for your special events. All food allergies and dietary preferences catered for. Decor includes a wide range of Polynesian artworks on display. It doesn't get better than this!
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