The Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Nadi


Great Places to Eat in Nadi!

Peppered along the famous Queens Road are bars, restaurants and cafes offering an array of mouthwatering cuisine from around the world. Chinese, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean and classic Fijian food await to be sampled in Fiji’s melting pot city: Nadi. While shopping and sightseeing are popular activities in Nadi, sampling the local food is an absolute must. Especially considering the restaurants in Nadi are undeniably affordable compared to what’s found in your resort. Whether you’re looking for street food, a cafe where the locals hang out, or a fine dining experience, you can certainly experience it all in Nadi.

5 Tips for Eating Out in Nadi

  • Nadi is split into various urban areas along the Queens Road: Nadi Central, Martintar and Namaka. Wailoaloa Beach is just off the Queens Road. You’ll need transport to move between the areas. Check out our Guide to Nadi on a Budget for more transport information.
  • Although Denarau Island is considered to be a part of Nadi, it’s a whole new dining precinct. Check out our Best Eats in Denarau Island.
  • When buying street food, get food that is cooked in front of you – rather than pre-prepared – to avoid health issues.
  • Indian food can be pretty spicy in Fiji so be careful about what you order if you are not used to it!
  • The drinking age is 18 years old in Fiji.

For more food advice, check out our Guide to Fiji Food.


Fijian Restaurants in Nadi

With an ethos for local produce, Taste Fiji (Cawa Road) in Martintar is a great place to go to try truly Fijian food. They’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but their delectable cakes are the highlight!

Tu’s Place (37 Queens Road) also in Martintar offers affordable classic Fijian dishes with a wide range of fish dishes. Try kokoda or Lolo fish – more information on those dishes can be found at 10 Unique Foods in Fiji You Have to Try.


Indian Restaurants in Nadi

Although it might not look like the most inviting restaurant in Nadi, Maharaj‘s (Queens Road) friendly staff and mouthwatering aromas certainly will tempt you. Plus, it’s been one of Nadi’s most popular curry houses for years! Find this Indian restaurant in Namaka near Nadi Airport.

Zaika The Captain’s Table (Namaka Lane), also in Namaka, has a great selection of cheap yet beautifully presented curries where you’ll certainly get bang for your buck. We recommend the goat curry!

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Curry House (Hospital Road) is a lively joint thanks to its tempting curries at tempting prices. Try the crab curry. Find Curry House in Nadi Central.

Finally, don’t miss Tata’s (Nadi Back Road) near the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple in Nadi Central. The locals love it, as it’s a great place to pick up a quick and cheap eat when you’re on the go.

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Chinese Restaurants in Nadi

Using the freshest Fijian seafood mixed with the finest Chinese recipes, Sentai Seafood (Sagayam Road) is a must-try in Nadi Central! The Chinese seafood restaurant prides itself on sourcing sustainable ingredients and cooking fresh on the flame. Expect mid-range prices.

Small Plates Bar (Queens Road) in Martintar is exactly what it says on the tin – think tapas Cantonese food! If sampling the food and sipping on cocktails wasn’t enough, the garden area is a delightful place to hang out with friends and family.

LC’s Restaurant & Bar (Concave Road) is another popular Chinese food spot in Namaka. It’s a great place to eat if you crave Chinese and want to know exactly what you are getting.

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International Restaurants in Nadi

More than just delightful Japanese seafood, Daikoku (Northern Press Road) in Martintar offers a teppanyaki culinary show that’s great fun to watch. Try typical Japanese food as well as Australian beef, New Zealand lamb and Fiji seafood teppanyaki-style. Bookings are essential!

For more excellent Japanese food, head to Ikkyu at the Tanoa International Hotel (Tanoa Drive). Or how about some super fresh sushi from Mamasake (Wailoaloa Beach Road) at the Oasis Palms Hotel?

Mama’s Pizza (Main St & Queens Road), with locations in Nadi Central and Namaka, is a crowd-pleasing wood-fired pizza joint. Pasta, salads and other wood-fired treats are also up for grabs so don’t miss one of the best-loved food chains in Fiji!

For a dose of Mediterranean in one of the most atmospheric diners in town, check out Habibi Fiji (Narewa Road). Snuggle among trees and flowers and really feel like you’re on island time as you relax with pizzas, Moroccan or Mediterranean delights or a shisha.

If you need to grab a quick eat, we suggest the Hot Bread Kitchen (Main St & Colonial Plaza). The bakery chain in Nadi Central and Namaka has fresh and cheap pies, sausage rolls, fresh bread, sweet buns and more to-go.

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Best Cafes in Nadi

Get a refreshing smoothie or a strong coffee from the Zigzag Cafe (Prouds Building, Main St). This Western-style cafe serves baked goods and sandwiches to keep you going in Nadi Central!

In Namaka, stop by the Bulaccino Cafe (Nataly Building) for its great coffee and alfresco seating. The European-style coffee shop is a great mix of island atmosphere and European treats.

Who doesn’t love cake? If you love all things sweet, head to Cake World (Jadavji Building, Main St) in Nadi Central. Stop by for a coffee and cheesecake, while marvelling at the creations made at this speciality cake shop.

There’s something to please everyone at the Corner Cafe (Jack’s of Fiji Building, Main St). Choose from pastries, burgers, sandwiches, fish & chips and much more! If you need to meet up with someone for a quick coffee or lunch, this is a good place to go.

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Best Bars in Nadi

If you’re looking for more of a party vibe, check out some of the bars in Nadi. These social watering holes are a great place to meet like-minded travellers and locals. Plus, you’ll find a bite to eat too.

Check out a trendy wine bar at the back of Bulaccino in Namaka called the Hemisphere Bar (Nataly Building). They also do great tapas.

Ed’s Bar (51 Queens Road) has been one of the most popular bars in Nadi for years! Play pool with the locals, dance with fellow travellers and enjoy happy hour all night long! Find this joint in Martintar.

Finally, The Bounty Bar & Restaurant (79 Queens Road) in Martintar is a great place to start the night with awesome food, live music and lots of drinks!

Head to The Ultimate Guide to the Fiji Nightlife for more bar and nightclubs in Nadi.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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