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The Top Cheap Eats on the Pacific Harbour

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Where to Find Cheap Food on the Pacific Harbour

Road tripping along the Queens Road or stopping in one of the spectacular resorts in the “adventure capital of Fiji”? Stop by these cheap restaurants on the Pacific Harbour to get some great-value meals! And don’t worry, just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it lacks any flavour. In fact, some would say that eating in the towns of Fiji is a much more flavoursome and authentic experience than eating from your resort buffet. So take a look at our recommendations for the best cheap eats on the Pacific Harbour!

While you’re here, get more money-saving tips from our Guide to Beqa & the Pacific Harbour on a Budget. Plus, for more food recommendations, check out our Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants on the Pacific Harbour.

5 Tips to Save Money on Food on the Pacific Harbour

  • Resort restaurants are notorious for being expensive, so try the eateries in town to save money on food!
  • Consider an early dinner, as the resort lunch menus are much cheaper than the dinner menus
  • Picking something off the vegetarian menu is a sure-fire way to save money
  • For those staying on Beqa Island, you won’t have much choice other than to buy a meal plan for each night of stay on the Island. Budget accommodation like the Lawaki Beach House offers meal place for around FJ$75 per adult
  • Accommodation like homestays and some budget accommodation on the Pacific Harbour have self-catering facilities so grab yourself some food from the produce markets and spruce up your own creations! Check out the local supermarkets in the Pacific Harbour here.
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Cheap Eats on the Pacific Harbour – $10 and Under

Whether you’re looking for a light snack or even a feast fit for a king (or almost) then you actually have a few great options on the Pacific Harbour for less than $10! That’s Fijian dollars! Here are some of our top recommendations.

The Cheapest Food on the Pacific Harbour

Ah, Fiji, how we love you for your cheap but amazing curry houses! Rik’s Harbour Curry House (Queens Road near The Pearl Resort) does lamb, fish and chicken curries for under FJ$10 or plenty of other options like chopsuey, fried rice and stir-fry for FJ$10-$15! Hell, the restaurant even does a couple of sandwiches for less than FJ$2!

Dine outside by the pond or even get food delivered straight to your resort with Mama’s Dumpling Cafe (Hibiscus Drive). The Chinese menu might be limited but who can complain when the food is under FJ$10? Choose from beef/chicken dumplings, chicken chow mein, Chinese beef pies, stir fry chicken with rice, soup and more!

For lunch, stop by the Skinny Bean Cafe (Arts Village) for cabinet food options for under FJ$10. We’re talking wraps, sandwiches, pies and large slabs of cake! Of course, their shakes and coffees are a must too. The cafe also does good deals on pizzas (around FJ$15) on a Sunday.

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Cheap Eats on the Pacific Harbour – $11-$20

Finally, if you’re looking for great value meals for under $20 then you have a good range of choice on the Pacific Harbour. Here are some of our top recommendations for cheap eats on the Pacific Harbour.

Cheap Restaurants on the Pacific Harbour

Get your burger fix at Beach Bum Burgers (Beach Road) serving up an array of large gourmet burgers, from classics like bacon and cheeseburgers to island-style burgers with pineapple. You can pick up an affordable fish & chips meal from here too! Prices are FJ$18-$24.

You need to time it right at The Establishment (Hibiscus Drive), where they do buy-one-get-one-free pizzas every Friday and FJ$14-$23 Mexican meals every Tuesday for “Taco Tuesday”.

While the seafood might be the most magnificent thing on the menu at the Oasis Cafe (Arts Village), those looking for some cheap eats will find better value on the “Sandwiches, Burgers, Curries, Pizzas and More” menu. You’ll find a whole range of hearty meals for under FJ$20.

For more Indo-Fijian delights, head to the Kumaran Restaurant (Lot 9 Pacific Harbour along the Queens Road) serving up excellent Indian food for around FJ$10-$17. The restaurant has a varied menu of not just curries, but roti parcels, banana fritters and more! The rotis are a must-try in Fiji – find out more in our 10 Unique Foods in Fiji You Have to Try.

There’s a little bit of everything at The Water’s Edge Restaurant (Arts Village) with Chinese meals, Indian curries and Western meals like burgers, pizzas and fish and chips coming with all the fixings! The restaurant has a pleasant outdoor seating area overlooking a lilypad pond.


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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