Food & Restaurants (Editor's Choice)

Outside of the major urban areas of Nadi and Suva, the best restaurants are to be found at resorts. There are four basic types of cuisine in Fiji which include Fijian, European, Chinese, and Indian. Fijian is similar to the rest of the South Pacific which includes fish, shellfish, breadfruit, cassava, pork, beef, chicken, yams, rice, coconut milk, tropical fruits, taro leaves and ferns greens.
Restaurant Rating Location Comments
Raffles Gateway Hotel Nadi Airport,
Viti Levu
A good place to catch a good and relatively inexpensive breakfast or lunch by the pool.
Wananavu Beach Resort
Viti Levu
Rakiraki,
Viti Levu
This is about the only place to eat in the Rakiraki area. The resort restaruant features a international and local cuisine la carte dining including fresh fish and lobster caught from the Bligh Waters directly out from the Resort. Several nights a week there Wananavu Serenaders perform Fijian music and songs over a bowl of Kava.
Lagoon Resort Pacific Harbor The restaurant and cafe provides excellent seafood and tropical fruits and claims to be the cleanest kitchen in Fiji.
Cousteau Fiji Island Resort Vanua Levu The open-air temple-style restaurant specializes in contemporary Fijian, South Pacific and International cuisine. Fijian "Beach Boys" entertain with local Fijian and American songs. With a clear California influence, this restaurant is one of the best in all of Fiji.
Koro Sun Resort Vanua Levu Matakau restaurant features gourmet cuisine with a Pacific Rim influence. Three-course continental menus, changed daily, features local seafood, barbecues, garden vegetables, fresh picked salads and desserts.
Moody's Namena Namenalala Island The vale ni kana is a large hexagonal bure used as a central gathering place and dining facility. Dining is communal about a large lazy-Susan table sharing the day's experiences over a home-cooked meal that includes baked breads and pastries.
Nukibati Island Resort Vanua Levu Seafood is their speciality, freshly caught off the resort, with tropical fruits and vegetables from their own gardens. Cooking style is Fijian, featuring traditional South Pacific recipes and a selection of premium Australian, New Zealand and French wines and champagnes (all complimentary).

Food & Restaurants (contiued)

Restaurant Rating Location Comments
Naigani Island Resort Naigani Island The resort restaurant serves a mixture of international and local cuisine. The poolside patio and bar are favorite places to meet, eat and listen to their local music.
Maravu Plantation Resort Taveuni Island Maravu's "Wananavu" Restaurant prepares nouvelle Fijian cuisine, as well as international dishes. With three meals per day, gourmet treats never end.
Matangi Island Resort Matangi Island The all-inclusive resort offers a variety of cuisines including European, American, Indian, Chinese and Fijian. Meals offer a variety of choices and may include locally grown vegetables.
Tiliva Resort Kadavu This small Fijian family-run dive lodge with excellent home-cooked food featuring several locally available Fijian dishes.