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    International Dateline Hotel: More than Chinese food

    by easterntrekker Written Apr 10, 2007

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    This is a strangely grand sort of Hotel with a huge (empty ) lobby. Lots of marble . The food was very good , but the service was a bit mised up . They didn't seem to understand that there is an order that food is ususally served. As soon as a dish was ready it was delivered. We had the fish before the soup!! Oh well it was all good and very inexpensive. The most important thing is they were open on Sunday!

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    Seaview Restaurant: Try the lobster

    by easterntrekker Written Apr 9, 2007

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    This is the most upscale restaurant in town . Its run by a german couple and they have a lovely menu . The service is perfect and so is the ambiance with candelight and all.

    Favorite Dish: Even though we have the worlds best lobster here in Nova Scotia , I had to try it . It was very nice too served hot with melted butter.Yum.

    It is a little expensive here though.. at least by Tongan standards.

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    fafa Island resort: Beautiful setting

    by easterntrekker Written Apr 10, 2007

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    The setting couldn't be more beautiful ...overlooking crystal clear tourqoise waters and white sand. However the food was a bit disappointing . The servings were small and expensive. We had a choice of stirfry or fish and chips for lunch. We wondered if we were staying here how boring the food would be and if we'd be hungry.

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    Waterfront Cafe: Loved the red snapper

    by easterntrekker Written Apr 9, 2007

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    This was our favorite restaurant. The seafood was great and you can eat outside on the Verandah. The food is really inexpensive and the servings are big.

    They have a nice variety of wine an you can buy it by the glass.

    Favorite Dish: We enjoyed the snapper cooked in parchment paper.

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    Pangaimotu Island Resort: Good burgers

    by easterntrekker Updated Apr 10, 2007

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    When we went on our day trip to Pangaimotu Island Resort we enjoyed sitting in their restaurant munching on some excellent burgers and enjoying the view. The beer was pretty good too . Its a really laid back kind of place and lends itself well to for relaxing! The owners are you wait staff and they are super friendly!

    Pangaimotu Island Resort
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    Friends Cafe: The best coffee shop

    by easterntrekker Written Apr 9, 2007

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    This is a popular gathering place for the few tourists that are in town . You can sit and have a greta coffee and the sandwiches are really good too . We were disappointed to find it closed like most other places on Sunday

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    Big Mama’s Yacht Club: Big Mama’s Yacht Club

    by pure1942 Updated Oct 30, 2010

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    The restaurant at Big Mama’s Yacht Club on Pangaimotu island gets mixed reviews from many people and also gets mixed feelings from us. We loved our time on the island and would go back again but there is a much publicised rat problem on the island. You will read about this again and again when researching trips to the island. People who say there is no rat problem on the island just hasn’t been unlucky enough to see one...they are there. We saw two and where there are two you can be sure there are a hell of a lot more elsewhere. Having said that this is a problem caused by visitors bringing food to the island and I feel sorry for Ana (owner of the bar/restaurant and accommodation) who is trying to run a small business in the face of this never ending problem. We could get over the rat issue and really enjoyed our stay on the island especially when the day trippers left and we had this whole beautiful island to ourselves. Ana Aka ‘Big Mama’ herself is an extremely pleasant and friendly woman who made us feel very welcome on the island.

    The food at Big Mama’s is a little overpriced for what you get, but considering transport costs and the fact that they have a monopoly on the island it could be worse. The fish dishes were good but I would steer clear of the chicken. Had it one day for lunch and it wasn’t great. Serves me right for eating chicken when surrounded by fish filled water! The tuna steak for dinner was much better as was the fish and chips. Nothing special but was tasty and filling.

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    Keleti International Resort: Seaside Lunch

    by pure1942 Written Oct 30, 2010

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    While spending the day relaxing at Keleti Beach we ate luch at Keleti International Resort. Like most places on Tongatapu the menu here is pretty limited and we went for the safe bet with fish and chips. As you’d expect the dish was good and tasty if nothing special and washed down with a cold Mata Maka beer filled the gap. At $15 the dish wasn’t unreasonably priced and with nothing else available in the immediate area we were happy with the food.

    We didn’t actually stay at Keleti but we met a couple who were staying here and they gave us a quick peek into their room which seemed to be clean and comfortable. We did consider staying here for a night as the location was so spectacular but as we were on a tight budget and already conveniently located closer to Nuku’alofa at Toni’s guesthouse we decided against the move. It would be a good option for those looking for peaceful and quiet accommodation at one of Tongatapu’s most scenic locations with access straight onto Keleti beach.

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    Friend’s Cafe: A Tonga Institution!

    by pure1942 Updated Oct 30, 2010

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    By now, Friend’s Cafe is a Tongan institution. For visitors to the island it acts as a cafe, restaurant, travel agent and souvenir shop. Apart from the Vistor’s Bureau on Vuna Rd. Friends is one of the only sources of tourist information in Nuku’alofa.
    Apart from being a good place to suss out travel arrangements, Friends is a good place to grab some breakfast or lunch. The food is a little overpriced but is very good. We had bagels with cream cheese and jam served with good coffee here one day for breakfast and had a tasty lunch of fish cakes another day. The cafe opens out onto a nice outdoor patio area where you can sit back with a coffee and soak up the sun and atmosphere which, while not being distinctly Tongan, does have a nice vibe and is a great place to get chatting to other travellers and expats.

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    Only a handful to chose from...

    by Sduarte Written Mar 22, 2006

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    There are only a handful of restaurants to chose from in Neiafu. The Compass Rose is owned by a Canadian woman and seemed to be fairly popular (when it was open). She closed on Sundays and seemed to keep it closed for a few days after that for unknown reasons. The Mermaid is also a popular place. The food was average but dinning was harbour-side and very relaxing. Operating hours seem to be all over the place, sometimes they open, sometimes they don't. So when you're looking for dinner, you may have to look around for anything that's open.

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    You've got try The Seaview...

    by RJGorringe Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    You've got try The Seaview Resturant. It's a little pricy, but if you're looking to do one nice where you go all out- this is the place! Another is...
    JOHN'S PLACE. How about having a Hawaiian Burger with a slice of pineapple then a nice jucing egg too?! Yum-Yum!

    Favorite Dish: Anything FISH will be incredible

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    Any restaurants on Vuna Rd.,...

    by Judgedeb Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Any restaurants on Vuna Rd., which runs along the ocean front, are excellent. But try some local fare downtown in Nuku'alofa. Especially the Chinese!
    Prices at restaurants on the ocean front are a bit more expensive. There are some restaurants that will have a buffet of traditional Tongan food with Tongan cultural dancing. Great fun!

    Favorite Dish: The fish is always good and fresh everyday! Tuna abounds as does clams. The Chinese restaurants in town are a nice change. Stay clear of the road side Bar-B-Q's. The meat sits out for a long time. O.K. for Tongan stomachs, but hard on the rest of the worlds!

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    Local Ovaka Food!Served to...

    by peteyjim Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Local Ovaka Food!

    Served to our work group by the local community of Ovaka,Va'vau

    Favorite Dish: The locals fed us home made octopus chowder, crab salad, fresh lobster and fish! The suckling pig was great too! There was also plenty of Taro, yams, sweet potato, and fresh fruit. Washed down with a chilled coconut, this was a top Tongan Feast

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    Seaview Restaurant.: Seaview Restaurant.

    by worldkiwi Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Ok - it's expensive for the average backpacker, but you've got to go there once while in Nuku'alofa. The food is absolutely delicious. The courgettes cooked in olive oil were simply divine!

    Favorite Dish: The Salmon Steak -with vegetables.

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    Langilangi's Guesthouse.: Langilangi's Guesthouse.

    by worldkiwi Written Aug 25, 2002

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    There is only one restaurant in all of Ha'apai and that is Mariners Cafe in Pangai, but most of the guesthouses will prepare a real Tongan dinner if you advise them early enough. So go in the afternoon and arrange a dinner for later at night.
    This place is known as Fonongava'inga Guesthouse in the Lonley Planet, and the food is amazing. Go with an appetitie and you won't be disappointed. Mrs Langilangi is a gem.

    Favorite Dish: The fish cooked in coconut cream and cheese sauce... oh my god - simply delicious!
    (the Taro chips weren't bad either)

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Tonga Hotels

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  • The Tongan Beach Resort

    Utungake, PO Box 104, Neiafu, Neiafu, Tonga

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Fafa Island Resort

    PO Box 1444, Fafa Island, Tonga

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Treasure Island Resort

    Eua'Iki Island, Vava'U, Neiafu, TO

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

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