The Best Places to Eat in Denarau for Vegetarians and Vegans
Denarau Island is a vacation destination serving travellers from all over the world. With that in mind, a wide range of diets is taken into consideration when creating restaurant menus in Denarau. Vegetarians and vegans will not be too hard-pressed to find delicious meat-free meals on any menu. Although you won’t find any dedicated vegetarian restaurants in Denarau, you won’t be disappointed by the large offering of delectable vegetarian dishes available in the island’s restaurants. Take a look at this list of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Denarau for your best options.
Note that menus change often for some of the restaurants featured. While you’re here, don’t miss our Foodie Guide to Denarau Island.
1. Waitui Beach Club
The adult-only Waitui Beach Club ticks all the boxes when it comes to health and nutrition. Situated at the Sofitel Fiji Resort, the Waitui Beach Club’s restaurant serves up healthy vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free meals to suit all diets. Learn more about the Waitui Beach Club in our 5 Best Adult-Only Resorts in Denarau.
For light snacks, you can always count on the Fiji cafes for vegetarian and vegan-friendly options. That’s certainly the case for Bulaccino, located outside of the Sheraton Resort. Try their quinoa salad, veggie rice noodles, vegan cookies and much more on their menu well-marked with vegetarian and vegan options. We also feature Bulaccino in our Top Cheap Eats in Denarau.
Another adult-only complex in Denarau, KORO at the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort serves up spectacular platters with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Try their stuffed bread, Middle Eastern cuisine and much more! Their menus are well-labelled with vegetarian and vegan options.
4. Chantara Thai Restaurant
Located within the Radisson Blu Resort, vegetarians have a wealth of tasty options at the Chantara Thai Restaurant. Every section of the menu has something for vegetarians, from their Phad Thai to their rice stacks to their “Sizzling Plates”. Their menu is well-labelled with vegetarian, gluten-free and meals containing nuts. Vegans will have to ask what their options are.
5. Indigo Indian & Asian Restaurant
With such a large Indo-Fijian population, Fiji is one little place in the world where the Indian food is just divine. The Indigo Indian Restaurant at Port Denarau is a fantastic option for vegetarians thanks to its extensive and creative menu of vegetarian curries. It’s the perfect option for gluten-free diets too. We also feature Indigo in our Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Denarau.
6. Nadina Authentic Fijian Restaurant
Try the local cuisine at Nadina Authentic Fijian Restaurant. While the Fijian restaurant doesn’t offer a large selection of vegetarian meals, as Fijian diets mostly consist of seafood, it is the nearest thing vegetarians can get to trying real Fijian food on Denarau. Try their routrou balls of mashed dalo leaves minced with onion and garlic! Nadina’s is located at the Port Denarau Marina.
7. The Marina Deli
A health food shop at Port Denarau Marina, The Marina Deli is a good go-to to stock up on vegetarian and vegan treats. The deli is well-stocked with international everyday goods, from grains to vegetables, as well as serving up light snacks and lunches suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
8. Blu Bar & Grill
Those dining at the Radisson Blu‘s Blu Bar & Grill will be treated to a variety of vegetarian options well-marked on the menu. Meals that have featured on past menus include mushroom & feta arancini, eggplant parma, makhanwala curry, pumpkin tortellini, spinach feta cannelloni and more.
9. Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant
Looking for a bit of spice? A bit of flare? Try the Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant at the Wyndham Resort. While their vegetarian offering isn’t huge, their spicy vegetable burrito and vegetable enchiladas area a must-try! They also have a great happy hour with 25% off all alcoholic drinks between 3pm and 6pm. The restaurant hosts Fijian “lovo” nights, which you can find out more about in our 10 Things to Do in Denarau for Foodies.
10. Nuku Restaurant
The insightful menu at the Nuku Restaurant will make choosing your vegetarian meal a breeze. Giving you information on vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan and wine recommendations, you can’t go too wrong at the Hilton Resort‘s Nuku. Their best vegetarian options are on their lunch and small bites menus, as well as pasta and salad menus for dinner.