Cafe in Kavieng

Punter's Palace

A very friendly kai bar which is packed with locals at lunchtime. Dig into budget savouries such as stews, fried fish or chicken and chips, and you'll leave patting your tummy contently. The food is fresh and hygien…
Cafe in Kavieng

Sot Kat

Another buzzing kai bar that is off the radar for most visitors but comes recommended by savvy locals. It's a good-value stomach filler for those in need of some honestly prepared stews, and fish and chips at puny p…
Bakery in Kavieng

Tsang Sang

This basic and inexpensive bakery has fresh bread and sweet cakes available early in the day.
Market in Kavieng


The bustling and colourful market has a good range of fresh fruit and vegetables, including the giant, yellow hand-grenade-like pandanus fruit.
International in Kavieng

Kavieng Hotel

The dining area is nothing glam and the menu serves decent if unimaginative dishes: lamp chops, T-bone steaks, pan-fried fish. The Friday night seafood buffet (K77), however, is a worthy splurge.
International in Kavieng

Malagan Beach Hotel

Kavieng’s most alluring setting is this eatery, with a breezy terrace facing the sea. The cooking receives mixed reviews, however, Malagan is the perfect spot for a sundowner.
Pizza in Kavieng

Bilas Restaurant

Better known as Bamboo, this low-key spot is best known for its pizzas, though it also serves fish and chips and barbecued chicken. Seating is in the enclosed patio ringed with bamboo fencing.
Supermarket in Kavieng

New Ireland Supermarket

One of several well-stocked supermarkets in town, this one also has a good kai bar next door, with tender fried chicken, piping hot chips, and the usual rice and stews.
International in Kavieng

Nusa Island Retreat

Nonguests are welcome at Nusa Island Retreat (call ahead to arrange transfers). Indeed, it would be a shame to miss out on its dinner buffet (K77; by reservation). Or you could tuck into a copious burger, red curry …