Must-see restaurants in Fiji

  • Eco Café

    Coral Coast

    This joint Italian-Fijian enterprise doesn't disappoint. It's a charming open-fronted, wood-and-bamboo place facing directly onto the sea with a mellow…

  • Surf and Turf

    Savusavu & Around

    This is the poshest restaurant in town, though you wouldn't know it from its dilapidated entrance. It has a beautiful deck overlooking the water, great…

  • Governors

    Suva

    Housed in a converted colonial bungalow that was once home to Ratu Sir Laulu Sukuna, Governors is the newest fashionable eating place on the block. You…

  • Taste Fiji

    Nadi

    Stylish, professionally run and with a cosmopolitan menu featuring stand-out dishes created from local produce, this fabulous restaurant is not just 'good…

  • Beach Bar & Grill

    Coral Coast

    Formerly Le Café, the Beach Bar & Grill is deservedly popular with those wanting to eat outside their resorts. It's a simple thatched outfit, but has an…

  • Whale’s Tale

    Ovalau & the Lomaiviti Group

    This perennial Levuka favourite is a charming little place with big windows for watching the world go by and a bamboo thatched kitchen at the back. The…

  • Restaurant Tramonto

    Taveuni

    If you’re in the market for a pizza the size of a small child, Tramonto won’t disappoint – they’re huge, delicious and mightily topped. The gasp-inducing…

  • Tata's

    Nadi

    This rough-looking joint just down from the temple dishes up some of the most authentic and flavoursome curries on Viti Levu: just ask the droves of…

  • Blue Ginger Café & Deli

    Nadi, Suva & Viti Levu

    Delicious breakfasts (the menu includes homemade yoghurt, fruit and poached eggs) and lunches of wholemeal sandwiches, interesting wraps, fresh salads and…

  • Nadina Authentic Fijian Restaurant

    Denarau Island

    This fantastic restaurant specialises in local cuisine, using homegrown and foraged ingredients; it's a great place to try kokoda, or opt for the divine…

  • Baka Blues Cafe

    Pacific Harbour

    New Orleans blues accompanies the Cajun-influenced menu at this restaurant, which is the marketplace's standout offering. There's live music on Wednesday,…

  • Horizon Restaurant

    Ovalau & the Lomaiviti Group

    You can get curries, fish and chips, and other European meals here, but locals recommend it because of the pizza, which is, apparently, very hit and miss …

  • Tu's Place

    Nadi

    Come hungry: the chefs at this popular spot aren't shy when it comes to portion control. Though they do Western-style breakfasts and some tasty Thai meals…

  • Tiki Bar & Melting Pot Restaurant

    Pacific Harbour

    In keeping with the faux-Fijian theme of the Arts Village, this open-air eatery is on the sand banks of a swimming pool. Overlooked by an 18m-tall, Aztec…

  • Old Mill Cottage

    Suva

    Officials and government aides from the nearby embassies cram the front verandah of this cheap and cheerful Suva institution to indulge in authentic…

  • Ocean Terrace Restaurant

    Coral Coast

    Slightly pricier than its neighbours and boasting a breezy dining area overlooking the ocean, the food outlets at the Bedarra Inn often lure guests from…

  • The Food Hub

    Nadi

    This little place, tucked behind the main street, dishes up top-notch Indian curries and thalis (plus Fijian and international dishes) at ludicrously low…

  • Taste of Hidden Paradise Restaurant

    Savusavu & Around

    This modest-looking joint is a strong contender for having the best curries in town. There's a good selection, and all dishes are very flavourful, but do…

  • Vilisite’s Seafood Restaurant

    Sigatoka

    First impressions can mislead: picture a tatty tropicana restaurant from the late '70s. You might want to give perennial favourite Vilisite's a miss. Don…

  • Decked Out Café

    Savusavu & Around

    This no-frills, friendly pad is one of the more popular yachty hangouts: there's always a few old (or young) salts yakking over a beer and nosh in its…

  • Daikoku

    Suva

    Upstairs past the closet-sized bar, the acrobatic culinary skills of Daikoku’s teppanyaki chefs are reason enough to spend an evening here. The seafood,…

  • Mama’s Pizza

    Nadi

    In Fiji, the word 'pizza' often seems open for interpretation. Not so at Mama's: these prodigious pies could hold their own anywhere in the world…

  • Koko’s Bar

    Coral Coast

    This diner-style restaurant facing the sea is a good place to refuel. A smart, open-fronted wooden building with a sports bar at the back, it has a decent…

  • Tiko’s Floating Restaurant

    Suva

    The only way you could be any more harbourside would be if you were standing in the water. This permanently moored former Blue Lagoon cruise ship has…

  • Sitar

    Nadi

    With a menu boasting flavoursome, flaming hot dishes from India, Fiji and Thailand, Sitar is a standout restaurant, even in a curry-mad town like Nadi…

  • Cafe Thirty

    Suva

    A cheery and unpretentious place to grab a bite, particularly at lunchtime when the sandwiches and wraps are on offer. All the servings are generous, from…

  • Savusavu Wok

    Savusavu & Around

    Like so many eateries in Savusavu, this place looks a bit woebegone from the outside. But don't be fooled by the flaky paint and misspelled signs: the Wok…

  • Mum’s Country Kitchen

    Savusavu & Around

    One step up from a hole-in-the-wall, this place is popular with local Indo-Fijians for its curries. It's not a creative menu, but it's a solid one…

  • Captain’s Table

    Savusavu & Around

    Dine overlooking the bay on a creative assortment of international and Indian fare, like chicken stuffed with spinach, steaks and seafood. It's not silver…

  • Corner Café

    Nadi

    Tucked away behind Jack's Handicrafts, the cavernous Corner offers a cool escape from the hot main street. The menu is eclectic, but doesn't suffer from…

  • Bounty Bar & Restaurant

    Nadi

    This convivial spot is named in honour of the local rum, and has an aptly nautical theme. Surf-and-turf-style meals are the go, but it also does decent…

  • Oriental Seafood Restaurant

    Vanua Levu

    Look for the bright-orange door and pink balcony overlooking the bus station. Although you wouldn’t guess it from the outside, this is one of Labasa’s…

  • Small Plates

    Nadi

    Think Chinese tapas and you’ve got the measure of this low-key bar/restaurant set in a garden off the main road: you'll know it by the blinking fairy…

  • Raj's Curry House

    Sigatoka

    Ask a Sigatoka taxi driver where to eat and there's a good chance you'll be directed to this small canteen-style curry house. It's a long way from flashy,…

  • Mantarae Restaurant

    Pacific Harbour

    This place offers interesting contemporary, fusion-style cuisine that has diners licking their lips from entrée to dessert. The Thai night when we visited…

  • Coconut Grove Restaurant

    Taveuni

    Enjoy the sea views from the deck of this popular restaurant. The menu includes fresh vegetarian dishes, homemade pasta, soups, salads and fish. You can…

  • Boatshed Restaurant and Sunset Bar

    Nadi, Suva & Viti Levu

    With indoor and outdoor seating, top views and cheery service, this is a very popular spot with visiting yachties and those staying in the area. The…

  • Wishbone & Pizzaking

    Nadi

    This is fast food with style – including a bright bar and seating area with TV. It’s busy with locals and budget-conscious guests from the nearby hotels…

  • Bulaccino and Hemisphere Wine Bar

    Nadi

    Rightfully famous for its coffee, this Western-style hangout is also gaining renown for its gigantic sandwiches, tasty mains and scrummy cakes: its Lazy…

  • Ashiyana

    Suva

    This pint-sized restaurant is a long-standing Indian favourite with some of the best butter chicken in town and curries so spicy even the taxi drivers…