23 April 2018

5 best restaurants in Fiji
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
IVI Restaurant
First for fine fare
For intimate yet formal dining in Fiji’s fanciest restaurant, head to IVI. Part of the Outrigger On The Lagoon resort, it serves creative Pacific Continental cuisine for dinner only – and isn’t open to children under 13 years old. With a modern menu of fresh local and international dishes, it might be an expensive night out but it’ll be a memorable one. From seared scallops to grilled meats and dessert crepes, you won’t be disappointed – you’ll even receive complimentary taster dishes between courses.
Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji, Sigatoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
Tel: 679 650 0044 www.outrigger.com/hotels-resorts/fiji/viti-levu/outrigger-on-the-lagoon-fiji/dining-activities
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Ocean Terrace
Variety and value
If you’re looking for a less pricey, more casual option in Sigatoka, spend an evening at the Ocean Terrace, part of the Bedarra Beach Inn. Blessed by balmy breezes and lit with atmospheric oil lamps, the restaurant has two menus – the a la carte Main Menu and the Casual Menu. Sample authentic Fijian dishes like local lobster or Kokoda – fresh fish marinated in coconut milk and lime - or go for a less adventurous option with burgers and salads. To top it off, there’s also a good selection of wines.
77 Sunset Strip, (400 meters from the Outrigger Resort), Bedarra Beach Inn, Korotogo, Sigatoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
Tel: 679 650 0476 www.bedarrafiji.com/cuisine
Tel: 679 888 0328 www.coconutgrovefiji.com/restaurant
Coconut Grove
Culture fest
Set on the oceanfront within the Coconut Grove Resort on Taveuni Island, this is the perfect place for a candlelit meal. Dine on the veranda or even on the beach, treating your taste buds to local delicacies, fresh fish and organic vegetables.
It’s also excellent for experiencing Fijian culture, with its Village Night featuring a traditional story and dance on the beach, followed by lovo (food cooked in an earth oven over volcanic rocks). A rustic, romantic night out.
Coconut Grove Beachfront Cottages, Taveuni Island, Fiji

Mama’s Pizza
Curb those cravings
Take a break from fine dining and Fijian food with a visit to this excellent little eatery. Cool, dark and cosy, it serves pizzas in every size fresh from a wood-fired oven, so you’ll never go hungry. Treat yourself to a side of hot buttered garlic bread, or go for pasta, glazed chicken or an aubergine and sun-dried tomato combo. Wash it all down with a beer or order a takeaway… This venue in Nadi is the original, but other branches have since opened at Port Denarau and Colonial Plaza.
Main Street, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
Tel: 670 0221
Tiko’s floating restaurant
Best for destination dining
A permanently moored former cruise ship, Tiko’s Floating Restaurant is set in Suva’s harbour and is best visited when the sea is calm, for obvious reasons! To add to the nautical feel, feast on surf-and-turf fare including New Zealand steak, fresh local fish like walu (mackerel) and pakapaka (snapper), all complemented by an extensive wine list. The portions are generous, the staff friendly and attentive, and the setting unique in this venue where there’s often good live music too.
Stinson Parade, Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
Tel: 679 331 3626
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