Best restaurants in Apia

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    Palusami

    This wonderful place uses organic, locally sourced produce to create incredible meals that combine Samoan flavours with international favourites (coconut beef stroganoff, anyone?). Other inventive fare includes eggs Benedict with spicy taro cakes, grilled pork on a palusami gratin and a to-die-for Koko Samoa chocolate tart. Niu (coconut) cocktails – including a very, very good mojito – served in the shell are a must.

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    Edge

    An excellent addition to Apia's up-and-coming dining-entertainment precinct at the marina, this laid-back spot is a top choice for a lazy lunch or dinner. A diverse menu offers Samoan classics, international favourites and a long list of sinful all-day breakfast options; it also does excellent espressos. Stick around for cocktails (happy hour 4pm to 7pm) and DJ sets (7pm to midnight Thursday to Saturday).

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    Giordano’s

    Sit in the tropical back courtyard and tuck into exceptional pizzas featuring such exotic (for Samoa) toppings as olives, blue cheese, parmesan, pepperoni and anchovies. It was the first pizza place to open in Samoa and many think it’s still the friendliest and the best. Gluttons take note: the XL pizzas are really XL!

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    Bistro Tatau

    This upmarket spot ranks as one of Samoa's best and most innovative restaurants, fusing local favourites such as palusami into soufflé and ravioli. Polished floorboards, white tablecloths, vibrant local art, tropical floral arrangements and efficient barefoot waiters in lava-lava complete the experience.

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    Sips Tapas & Wine Bar

    What this hip and happening spot lacks by way of an extensive menu (the pickin's are tasty, but slim), it more than makes up for with good vibes and top views. An extensive wine list makes this an excellent spot for sunset drinks; if you're in town on a Sunday afternoon, drop in for its lively pizza-and-barbecue parties.

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    Krush

    Apia's only vegan restaurant has a small menu, but it's a tasty one that's sure to make visiting herbivores happy. Inventive salads and risottos are served by the scoop; other items include 'beefless burgers' and meat-free takes on Samoan cuisine. It also whizzes up a massive range of fresh juices and smoothies.

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    Coffee Bean

    Along with excellent, strong coffees, the Bean serves big breakfasts like eggs Benedict (ST25) as well as lighter choices; at lunch choose from sandwiches, savoury pies and casseroles. It also operates Bean Central, about 1km west; it's just as good.

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    Paddles

    A delightful Italian-Samoan family serves superb home cooking and ready conviviality at this attractive and rightfully popular terrace restaurant across from the seafront. It has that perfect balance of laid-back and chic. Try the smoked fish lasagne or the divine mushroom risotto.

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    Apaula Heights

    The restaurant of choice for locals with a special occasion to celebrate, high-altitude Apaula Heights’s signature dishes include tuna steaks, garlic prawns and chilli bugs (that’s crustaceans, not insects). Look for the sign pointing up a small unnamed road from Vaitele St.

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    Tifaimoana Indian Restaurant

    The chef here (from the Punjab region of India) orders ingredients from his homeland and you can taste it. The thali set meals (many vegetarian; prices from ST25) are Samoan-sized and include a lassi; if you’re ordering à la carte, the chicken korma is memorable.

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    Burger Bill's

    This much-beloved, locally owned fast-food chain serves up exceptional fish and chips that – despite hefty portion sizes – are ridiculously moreish. As per the name, it also creates great burgers; fried chicken is another speciality.

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    Sydney Side Cafe

    If the quality of your morning coffee affects how you cope with your day, head here for a wake-up call. The on-to-it staff serve it up good and strong, along with delicious breakfasts and sandwiches. The couscous salad is delicious.

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    Italiano Pizza Bar

    Locals and travellers converge on this humble waterfront pizzeria to talk, drink jugs of lurid alcoholic mixtures and add their scrawl to the graffiti on the walls. On top of all that, the pizzas are great.

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    Fish Market

    Battle local crowds for the best and freshest fish and chips in town in an endearingly gritty, local-style setting.

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    Frankies

    Large supermarket stocked with local and international goods.

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    Bean Central

    For top-notch coffees, big breakfasts and healthy lunches.

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    Farmer Joe

    Large, well-stocked supermarket.