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Top Choice International in Kokopo

Emma's Restaurant

The Gazelle International's restaurant may not win any design awards but the food is top notch. There are tropical seafood dishes: start with Peruvian ceviche and move onto grilled lobster or reef fish, also chicken…
Market in Kokopo

Kokopo Market

The buzzing Kokopo market is also well worth a stroll. It’s best on Saturday. Buai (betel nut) and its condiments, daka (mustard stick) and cumbung (mineral lime, which looks rather like cocaine in its little plasti…
Cultural in Kokopo

Warwagira & Mask Festival

A great occasion, the last three days of which dukduks and tumbuans (masked forest spirits; dukduks are the taller ones) come out of the sea from canoes at dawn to dance. Check www.papuanewguinea.travel or one of th…
Asian in Kokopo

Haus Win

Inside the Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort, Haus Win serves up some of the city’s best dishes. The Asian-influenced menu showcases regional delicacies such as Kavieng chilli crab, New Ireland lobster and Ulaveo steak. …
Club in Kokopo

Ralum Country Club

A mix of expats and nationals come to this laid-back spot with sea-fronting veranda. In addition to cold drinks (and darts!), Ralum has Chinese and steak and chicken pub-style meals (mains K30 to K40) at its un-glam…
Supermarket in Kokopo

Andersons Foodland

This higher-end supermarket is well stocked, with a selection of Australian imports. There’s a kai (takeaway) bar near the entrance, as well as a bakery with some of the best house-made savoury pies in PNG (steak an…
Steak in Kokopo

Steak House

The Queen Emma Lodge serves up sizzling rump, eye fillet, T-Bone steaks and less beefy options, like sweet-and-sour pork, crumbed fish of the day, seafood laksa and even pizzas. The dining room has a wooden floor an…
International in Kokopo

Breezeway Restaurant

Kokopo Village Resort’s restaurant has an uninspiring interior, but if you dine out on the veranda you can enjoy superb views over the bay. Highlights include hap kararuk (roast half-chicken and veggies), stir-fries…
International in Kokopo

Rapopo Plantation Resort

One of Kokopo’s best dining options is a beautifully designed, open-sided affair serving an array of expertly prepared dishes using fresh ingredients, including mud crab, grills, lobster, daily specials and pastas. …
Museum in Kokopo

East New Britain Historical & Cultural Centre

The interesting East New Britain Historical & Cultural Centre has a fine if deteriorating collection of historical objects. There are fading photographs and numerous WWII relics, including massive guns, torpedoe…