Currently the best address in the city for real gourmet cuisine, Elilai has achieved a fantastic reputation thanks to its painstakingly constructed menu featuring Palauan and Asian dishes with a contemporary twist. Start with fabulous local crustaceans – the ukaeb (Palauan land crab) is succulent – then dig into a mangrove clam risotto, grilled tuna, or pork ribs, all beautifully presented. There are vegetarian options, too.
The elegant decor, airy spaces, light music and outstanding views of Koror bay add to the appeal – come here when the sun's coming down for the ultimate dining experience. It's about 3km away from the centre, on the 1st floor of a massive white building on Ngerkebesang Island – call ahead for free transport from your hotel (at dinner only).