Top things to do

Top Choice Market in Honiara

Central Market

While Honiara won't be mistaken for Lagos, the country’s bubbling principal food market covers a whole block between Mendana Ave and the seafront. It has a huge selection of fresh produce, especially fruits and vege…
Top Choice Cafeteria in Honiara

Mambo Juice

You really need to know this place is here, but luckily now you do. Just off Mendana Ave, this easy-to-miss cafeteria is a surprise, with its enticing outdoor seating area, super-fresh fare and explosively fruity ju…
Top Choice Historic Site in Honiara

US War Memorial

This superb memorial is a five-minute taxi ride from the centre. The well-maintained compound has marble slabs bearing detailed descriptions of battles fought during the Guadalcanal campaign. It was unveiled on 7 Au…
Pizzeria in Honiara

The Ofis

A very relaxing spot. Picture a lovely waterfront location, ample views of Savo, and good thin-crust pizzas, wraps and salads. It also offers lovely coffee, juices and smoothies. For dessert, try the belt-bustingly …
Cafeteria in Honiara

Bamboo Bar & Cafe

This cheerful place is perfect for a comforting breakfast (fab banana pancakes!), lunch or a snack attack any time of the day. The menu is straightforward but scrummy and features tasty dishes such as chicken curry,…
Cafeteria in Honiara

Lime Lounge

Funky little Lime Lounge is highly popular with expats. There’s everything from satisfying breakfasts to palate-pleasing salads, well-made sandwiches, burgers and yummy pastries (hmmm, the banana cakes). No view and…
Japanese in Honiara

Hakubai

If you have a sashimi or yakitori craving that must be met, head to Hakubai inside the Mendana Hotel for authentic Japanese food. On top of the classics, tuck into seductive offerings like nikomi noodles (udon noodl…
French in Honiara

Club Havanah

Inside Honiara Hotel, Club Havanah offers something different. Georges, the adept French chef, cooks up ambitious dishes with a strong French accent – think wild pigeon cooked in red-wine sauce or snails in garlic b…
Indian in Honiara

Taj Mahal

The dining room is nothing fancy (think plastic chairs) but Taj Mahal serves authentic, richly flavoured Indian and Sri Lankan specialities at puny prices. Tandooris, tikkas, biryanis and masalas are all here plus a…
Cafeteria in Honiara

The Bakery

Located inside the Sol Plaza building, this offbeat cafeteria is a handy spot for an affordable, uncomplicated, walk-in bite. Choose from rotis, doughnuts, pizza slices and buns, all delicious and moderately priced.…