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The Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants on the Coral Coast

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The Best Places to Eat on the Coral Coast

Whether we like to admit it or not, the food we eat on holiday is often one of the highlights! That will certainly be the case when you venture down the Coral Coast of Fiji, dotted with a fantastic blend of luxury resorts and towns brimming with eateries. Check out some of our top recommendations in this guide to the best eats and restaurants on the Coral Coast! There’s something to suit every mood, palette and budget.

While you’re here, you might be interested in our Foodie Guide to the Coral Coast.

5 Tips for Eating Out on the Coral Coast

  • Try restaurants outside of your resort for a more “authentic” experience and cheaper prices
  • Indian food can be pretty spicy in Fiji, so be careful about what you order if you can’t handle it
  • The drinking age in Fiji is 18 years old
  • Make a trip to Sigatoka to visit the local markets selling delicious fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Most resort restaurants are open to casual diners, so don’t be afraid to mix your dining options up a bit!
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Fijian Restaurants on the Coral Coast

Any adventurous traveller wants to experience the local cuisine of the country they are visiting. With that in mind, here are some of the best restaurants on the Coral Coast to try Fijian food. Learn more about Fijian dishes in our 10 Unique Foods in Fiji You Have to Try.

The Sunset Strip in the little tourist hub of Korotogo is a great place to find Fijian cuisine, especially on the menu of the Ocean Terrace Restaurant at the Bedarra Beach Inn. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving up Fijian specialities such as Kokoda, Ika Vakalolo, as well as a range of local seafood and Indo-Fijian curries.

Koko’s Bar, also on the Sunset Strip, serves up Fijian dishes like Kokoda and Ika Vakalolo along with pizzas and Western meals.

Finally on the Sunset Strip, the five-star Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and its Ivi Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant perfect for a special occasion and offers a menu of Pacific Continental cuisine.

A locally-run restaurant between Tagaqe and Votua is The He-Ni-Uwa seafood restaurant serving up authentic Fijian seafood along with great views across the ocean.

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Asian Restaurants on the Coral Coast

Asian cuisine is hugely popular in Fiji, especially Indian food thanks to the Indo-Fijian residents. On top of that, you’ll find a wide range of Asian restaurants in Sigatoka, as well as the Coral Coast resorts. Here are just a few recommendations or head to our Top Cheap Eats on the Coral Coast for more options.

A must-try in Fiji is Indian food. With a large Indo-Fijian population, Fiji knows how to do Indian curries well, so sample some in the town of Sigatoka, particularly at Raj’s Curry House. The curries are hot and spicy and will really add a kick to your day!

Further east along the Coral Coast, the Indiana Curry House & Bar serves up an impressive selection of curries, especially vegetarian curries! Located in Namatakula, the curry house is well worth getting outside of your resort for.

If you crave Chinese-style cuisine and good prices, then stop by Tomuls Seafood Restaurant in Cuvu offering a wide range of crowd-pleasers but mainly Chinese-style seafood. While they do a bit of everything, from European dishes to Indian curries, their hero meals are their seafood banquets.

And who doesn’t love a teppanyaki show? You can get your fix on the Coral Coast at The Warwick Resort‘s Sazanami Restaurant serving up sushi, sashimi, tempura, teppanyaki, robayaki and ramen dishes.

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Western Restaurants on the Coral Coast

Steaks, burgers, pizzas… This sort of cuisine is easy enough to find at almost every resort on the Coral Coast. But, if you’re looking for something extra special, these are our top Western and European restaurant recommendations.

Said to have one of the best restaurant locations on Viti Levu, the Sundowner Bar & Grill at the Outrigger Resort is well worth venturing to whether you’re a resort guest or not. Indulge in Australian beef steaks, lamb shanks, barbecue pork ribs and gourmet wood-fired pizzas.

For Italian flavours, try either the popular Pappagallo Restaurant at The Warwick Resort with creative pizzas, pasta and risotto dishes, or head to the fine dining establishment of the Golden Cowrie Coastal Italian Restaurant at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort that make their own pasta!

You’ll certainly get your burger fix at the Toba Bar & Grill at the InterContinental Resort serving up some of the most creative burgers, from Moroccan lamb to salmon and quinoa. They also do stone-baked pizzas and meat/fish on the grill!

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Cafes on the Coral Coast

Get your coffee fix, light snacks and sweet treats at these fantastic cafes on the Coral Coast.

Great coffee and some of the cheapest meals on the Coral Coast can be found at the fantastic Cafe Planet in Korotogo. Enjoy a cuppa outside while surrounded by lush tropical vegetation.

In between shopping in Sigatoka, make sure you stop by the Cuppabula Cafe at the Tappoo shopping mall. The cafe has great coffee, fruit smoothies, iced drinks, as well as pizza, pasta and sandwiches.

Mix a cafe visit with a spa treatment at the Gazebo Cafe at Maui Bay near Korolevu. The cafe offers a superb range of sweet treats, as well as hot meals that are sure to entice you. The cafe also shares a complex with a day spa, which you can find out more about in our 9 Best Day Spas on the Coral Coast.

Finally, many of the up-market resorts have their own cafe so you can get your espresso fix in. Try the Ono Creek Cafe at the Fiji Hideaway Resort – a little coffee hut under the palm trees and surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

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Bars on the Coral Coast

Finally, where are you going to drink your cocktails or sample a refreshing Fiji beer at the end of the day? Of course, your Coral Coast resort will be more than happy to oblige, but if you want to get out and discover the real nightlife of the Coral Coast, here are some of your options.

The Sunset Strip in Korotogo is where it’s at for bars on the Coral Coast. The Beach Bar n’ Grill offers European cuisine and atmosphere along with a great selection of beverages. Flying Fin Restaurant & Bar has some creative cocktails like their “Flying Fin’s Kiss” and “Korotogo Classic”.

Gecko’s Restaurant at the Gecko’s Resort has always been a popular stop along the Queen’s Road on a Friday and Sunday night to see their Polynesian fire shows (and have a few drinks).

Finally, there’s a fun backpacker vibe at The Beachhouse Bar between Komave and Namatakula. Sip on seasonal cocktails, tropical smoothies, and international wines, beers and spirits.

For more bar recommendations, see our 10 Best Bars on the Coral Coast


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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