Best restaurants in Vanua Levu & Taveuni

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Savusavu & Around

    Surf and Turf

    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 wine list and lobster on the menu, yet it's as laid back as Savusavu itself. Tasty pastas, curries and exceptional fish and chips are to be had; it also has pricier steaks and upmarket seafood dishes. The homemade ice cream is a must. If you're travelling with little ones who get squirmy while waiting for food, there's a good local playground out the back and to the left of the restaurant.

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    Restaurant Tramonto

    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 sunset views are equally scrumptious; get there early to secure a table. It also does superb seafood. Book in advance for the roasts on Sunday and buffets on Wednesday.

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    Taste of Hidden Paradise Restaurant

    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 be prepared to wait, as they cook everything – slowly – from scratch. BYO. Despite the name, this is not attached to the central Hidden Paradise Guesthouse: it's at the far end of Main St, towards the wharf.

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    Decked Out Café

    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 street-facing covered beer garden. It dishes up all the standards: curries, fish and chips, pizzas and burgers. Daily happy hours run between 5pm to 7pm, and there's live music from Thursday to Sunday evenings.

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    Savusavu Wok

    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 dishes up incredible, authentic Chinese food. It's a locals' favourite for its low prices and huge portions. The menu is extensive: we tried to eat our way through it and found every dish divine.

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    Mum’s Country Kitchen

    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. Takeaway meals come in plastic bags (and dahl is poured into old juice bottles), but don't be put off: this is the real, delicious deal. If you like it super-spicy, staff are happy to oblige.

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    Captain’s Table

    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 service, but it's more upmarket than most Savusavu offerings. If you’re feeling more casual, try the street-side Captain’s Café for pizzas, pancakes, quesadillas and sandwiches from $9.

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    Oriental Seafood Restaurant

    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 most upmarket and atmospheric restaurants, with a well-stocked bar and a wide choice of tasty, well-portioned Chinese dishes, including plenty of veggies and a few Fijian options.

  • Restaurants in Taveuni

    Coconut Grove Restaurant

    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 just turn up for breakfast or lunch, but you’ll have to let them know you’re coming for dinner. If you're lucky, you'll be serenaded by local lads and their ukeleles.

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    Vunibokoi Restaurant

    This downhome restaurant serves incredibly good, wholesome meals with a strong emphasis on Fijian flavours: think crabs, coconut cream and chillis. It's attached to the Tovu Tovu Resort, but everyone is welcome. Come hungry for the Friday buffet (and live tunes) or special Sunday roast.

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    Colour Dragon

    Cheap, tasty and so clean it shines (it is owned by an ex-surgeon), the Colour Dragon is a long-time Labasa favourite. The long menu includes all the usual favourites; staff willl also whip up whatever else takes your fancy. Service is incredibly brisk for Fiji.

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    Sea View Café

    In front of the Hidden Paradise Guesthouse, this cute place serves surprisingly excellent curries and Fijian specialities just above the roadside where you can watch life go by. The jovial owners also offer cooking classes ($15) so you can re-create your meal at home.

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    Arpaan's Blue Sea Restaurant

    This quaint restaurant at Waitui Marina dishes up fish and chips, chicken and Indian and Chinese staples; good, basic breakfasts are available until 11am. It's a popular place on Thursday nights during cruising season for its Fijian buffet ($15, from 6pm).

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    Horse Shoe

    This place is locally famous for its creative burgers, homemade chicken nuggets and vegetarian options. It gets especially packed at lunchtime: you can amuse yourself by chortling at the cheeky menu.

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    Sun City Supermarket

    Sells a range of groceries (including disposable nappies), and accepts credit cards. It has a public phone and a petrol pump (no petrol on Sundays). There's a bottle shop next door.

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    Market

    Labasa's riverside market is a fun spot to grab fresh produce or ready-made lunches, from roti parcels to pre-packaged meals.

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    Chong Pong

    What this place lacks in ambience, it makes up for with good, filling food and astonishingly quick service.

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    Market

    The bustling Savusavu Market is a fun spot for shopping, snacking or just having a gawk.