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Top Choice Indian in Port Moresby


At the Shady Rest hotel, this refined spot serves authentic Indian dishes. Popular picks include tandoori chicken and vegetable samosas, and the barramundi masala is absolutely stellar; skip the disappointing naan, …
Top Choice Gardens in Port Moresby

Port Moresby Nature Park

At the northern end of Waigani Dr, by the University of Papua New Guinea, this is an island of calm. More than 2km of walkways thread under and through the jungle canopy, with well-maintained gardens displaying both…
Top Choice Museum in Port Moresby

National Museum & Art Gallery

This superb museum, beautifully remodelled for the country's 40th anniversary of independence, is the best introduction you can get to Papua New Guinea's rich indigenous culture. Subtly lit exhibits are divided by t…
Top Choice Cultural in Port Moresby

Hiri Moale

Port Moresby’s big event is the three-day Hiri Moale Festival, celebrated around September 16 to coincide with Independence Day. Motu people race giant canoes and celebrate the shift in trade winds that traditionall…
Top Choice International in Port Moresby


One of Moresby’s best restaurants is an elegant, well-dressed, yet somewhat old-fashioned affair inside the Crowne Plaza. The dishes are cutting-edge, though. We particularly like their tasting plates – one-spoon bi…
Top Choice Cultural in Trobriand Islands

Milamala Festival

Milamala celebrates a bountiful crop of yams, harvested between June and August. Festivities culminate in a week of canoe racing, cricket matches, ribald dancing and free love. Before you get excited, note that visi…
Top Choice Cafe in Port Moresby


Raising Moresby's cafe culture to international levels by its very existence, Duffy's wouldn't look out of place in any Western capital. The decor? Three Cs: Cosmopolitan, cool, contemporary. The clientele? Laptop-t…
Top Choice Chinese in Port Moresby

Fusion Bistro

Ambitiously promising you offerings from several Asian cuisines, Fusion does Chinese dishes best, though their pandan chicken and sambal fish are well worth a taste. Lunchtime dishes such as claypot chicken are more…
Top Choice Korean in Port Moresby

Seoul House

Skip the so-so Thai food at this refined, minimalist Korean restaurant that overplays its hand, and go straight for the superlative Korean dishes. Bibimbaps and seafood dishes dominate the extensive menu; the spicy …
Chinese in Port Moresby

Ang's Restaurant

Ang's is locked up like Fort Knox; this part of Gordons is unsavoury after dark. But it's worth the trip for excellent Chinese food at reasonable prices. The tôm yam soup is just right.