Eating Locally

A La Carte Restaurant

Tongatapu – Rachel’s Food Court

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 to 23:00
  • Address: Railway Road, Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +(676) 26245 – Fax: +(676) 26245
  • Email:

If you are looking for a place where you can dine and enjoy the downtown area, well here is the place. They are located right at the heart of Nuku’alofa, opposite to the Police Station, and across the corner from the Talamahu Market.

They have sizzling steaks, fresh seafood, tasty buffet, mixed grill takeaway, ice cream delights, fine cakes and coffee. Enjoy the friendly and smiling family environment. They also do catering and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are open everyday to serve your needs.

Bar and Restaurant

Tongatapu – Billfish Bar & Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 to 22:30
  • Address: Vuna Road, Ma’ufanga, Tongatapu, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +[676] 24084
  • Email:

This is a great place for dining and relaxing while listening to our music. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner every day. It’s a sea view restaurant, with its own licensed bar, live music, and providing international and local cuisine. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

It is open from Monday to Friday, and also on Saturday from 6pm-11.30pm. The bar is open from Monday to Wednesday (9am-1pm) and on Saturday (9am-midnight).


Tongatapu – Reef Cafe

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 to 22:00
  • Address: Vuna Road, Ma’ufanga, Tongatapu, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +(676) 26777 or +(676) 8838259

This fine cafe is located at the Faua Wharf, where the ferries leave for the off shore islands. Here you can enjoy the atmosphere of the harbour. Offers refreshing drinks, snacks and light meals.There is also INTERNET available.

They are open from Monday to Saturday, and on Sunday from 1200 noon to 1430, and from 1800 to 2200. They are also available for any occasion whether wedding, birthday or other.

Tongatapu – Friends Cafe

  • Opening Hours: 07:30 to 22:00
  • Address: Taufa’ahau Road, Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu.
  • Phone number: +(676) 22390
  • Email:
  • Website:

This café/restaurant is one of the most popular places to go, located opposite the New Zealand High Commission. They serve coffee, offer three meals, desserts, light snacks, and a range of beverages. Their staff are friendly, their service is prompt, and the quality of the food is their first priority.

They are open Monday to Friday all day, and on Saturday from 0800 to 1930.

Tongatapu – Fresh Cafe

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 to 21:00
  • Address: Vuna Road, Ma’ufanga, Tongatapu, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +(676) 62473

This cafe is popular with tourists and locals alike. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week, as well as coffee and dessert all day. It’s great place to come meet up with friends for a meal or a drink, or to sit with some books and plan your adventure.

They serve fresh fruit smoothies, wholesome hot meals, cocktails, and various beers. It’s also a good spot because it’s located at the Faua Wharf, where the boats leave for the off shore islands.

They are open Monday to Friday all day, and Saturday 0800 to 1400.

Tongatapu – Kenani Cafe Restaurant

  • Address: Hamani Road, Ha’ateiho, Tongatapu,Tonga.
  • Phone number: +(676) 29442
  • Email:
  • Website:

Enjoy your meal in beautiful surroundings – we have professional chefs who can cook the best cuisine using our local ingredients as well as international dishes from our beautiful restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Dine inside or out and fell the sea breeze from the cliffs of Keleti Resort.

Restaurant menus will be changed weekly to suit the needs of customers and the season for local fruits and produce in Tonga as well as specialty seafood dishes. Please enquire directly for our weekly menu at the resort.

In the meantime, here is the all day breakfast and lunch menu from our famous KENANI CAFÉ!! Please note this is available 7 days a week! So, come on in during the weekends and enjoy the taste of Keleti.

Kenani Cafe Restaurant


Keleti Big Breakfastbacon,sausage,eggs,hash brown,tomato&toast–>T$16.95

French Toastwith bacon&maple syrup–>T$9.95

Continental Breakfast–>T$4.50

Toasted muesli with yoghurt–>T$4.50

Scramble eggs on toast–>T$9.95

Omelette with 2 fillings (bacon,ham,cheese,tomatoes and taro leaves)–>T$11.95
Pasta of the day–>T$18.95

Keleti Burgeregg,bacon,lettuce,tomatoes,onion,beef patties and cheese–>T$16.95
(serve with chips)

Fruit platterseasonal–>T$8.95

Fish & Chipswith salad–>T$9.95

Fish filletwith lemon butter served with rice and mixed salad–>T$20.95

Spicy Chickenserved with rice–>T$20.95

Beef with vegetablesserved with chips–>T$20.95



Soup of the day>T$10.95

Raw fish with garlic bread (ota ika)>T$12.00

Vegetarian quiche – with taro leaves–>T$12.00


Special of the daywill be announced at dinner

Grilled fish with garlic sauceserved with pancakes and veges–>T$24.95

Steakmushroom sauce,mashed potatoes and veges–>T$29.95

Lamb chopsmashed potatoes and veges–>T$25.95

Pork chopsred wine, chips and salad–>T$25.95

Chicken breast Cordon Bleumashed potatoes and veges–>T$25.95


chocolate puddingwith chocolate sauce and ice-cream–>T$10.95

Tropical fruitsseasonal–>T$8.95

Banana splits with ice-cream>T$8.95

Espresso/Coffee Essentials


– sml–>T$3.50

Flat Whitelge–>$4.50
– sml–>$3.50

Hot Delights

Hot Chocolate>T$4.90

Hot Lemon & Honey>T$4.00

TeaEarl Grey,English Breakfast,Green Tea–>T$5.00/pot

Cool Refreshers

Fruit Juice>T$3.00



Coconut Juice>T$2.50

Fruit Smoothies (seasonal)>T$6.50

Iced tea/chocolate>T$5.95
Tongatapu – Opera Cafe

  • Opening Hours: 06:00 to 23:00
  • Address: Loumaile Building, Nukualofa, Tongatapu, Tonga.
  • Phone number: (676) 28444

At Opera Café you will eat in the modern way with us. We are one of the newest Restaurants here in Tonga. Our qualified chef and friendly staff are here to satisfy your appetite needs. We are located at the Shopping Arcade of Loumaile Building. Come and experience the new atmosphere with us. We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week.
Breakfast 6:00am – 11:00am
All breakfast mains serve with toast

cheese omelette–>T$14.00
egg and spam–>T$14.00
tuna and cheese omelette–>T$16.00
ham and cheese omelette–>T$18.00

Side Order

fried tomatoes and onions–>T$3.00
baked beans–>T$4.00
Cake per Slice–>T$4.00
Hot Porridge–>T$10.00
Fresh Local fresh fruit Platter–>T$14.00
French Toast–>T$16.00

Bread tipped in egg batter served with butter,maple syrup and dusted with icing sugar.

  • Egg Benedict–>T$18.00

2 slices of toast topped with ham or bacon, poached eggs (or scrambled on request)finished with cheese sauce and served with hash brown.

  • Lumber Jack Slam–>T$18.00

Here comes a meat lover breakfast grilled ham,bacon,eggs and sausages.

  • Pancake Passion–>T$20.00

Pancake topped with passion fruit topping, dusted with icing sugar served with banana whipped cream
Lunch 11:00am – 3:00pm


Sandwiches(4 pieces)

Tuna Melt–>T$16.00
Grilled Ham and Cheese–>T$18.00
BLT Sandwiches–>T$18.00
Club Sandwiches–>T$20.00

Dinner 3:00pm till late


Salads: available for both lunch and dinner

French Fries–>T$8.00
Green Salad–>T$12.00
Tuna Salad–>T$14.00

2 scoops of tuna served with mayonnaise,lemon pepper over mixed greens

Chicken Salad–>T$16.00

Served over a fresh fancy lettuce with tomato,cucumber, onion and grated cheese

Meat Lover Salad–>T$18.00

Grilled chicken over mixed greens with tomato,cucumber slices,grated cheese,bacon and ham served with ranch dressing

Spaghetti: available for lunch and dinner

Spaghetti Alla Bolognese–>T$15.00

Spaghetti with meat sauce

Ravioli Di Pollo–>T$15.00

Chicken ravioli served with mushroom cream sauce

Spaghetti Allo Scoglio–>T$22.00

Seafood spaghetti in a light spicy tomato sauce

Enjoy Your Meal!!

Vava’u – Compass Rose

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 to 12:00
  • Address: Neiafu , Vava’u, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +[676] 71176

An extensive menu includes kebabs, steaks, curries and seafood, with beautiful views over the Port of Refuge. The atmosphere is so cool and beautiful for you and me.

Ha’apai – Mariner Cafe

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 to 23:00
  • Address: Pangai Ha’apai
  • Phone number: +676 60374

As a hub of activity in Pangai, this popular and relaxed cafe is named after Will Mariner, a young ship clerk who lived in Tonga from about 1806-1810. Beer and wine are available, along with curries, burgers and pizza.

Hawaiian Style
Tongatapu – Mama’s Kitchen Hawaiian BBQ

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 to 22:00
  • Address: Taufa’ahau Road, Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +(676) 28410
  • Email:

This is one of the newest restaurants in Tongatapu, right in the heart of Nuku’alofa on Taufa’ahau Road or opposite the Fund Management Building, with a lively Hawaiian style menu. It is a place to enjoy lunch and dinner.

International and Traditional Cuisine
Vava’u – Dancing Rooster

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 to 22:00
  • Address: Fatafehi Road, Neiafu, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +(676) 70886
  • Email:

This is the best place in Tonga for big juicy steaks and famous fresh seafood and fish dishes! Dancing Rooster on Fatafehi Road serves both European style food and local Tongan fare. With a view over the beautiful Port of Refuge harbor, the restaurant also specializes in seafood and has an ‘all you can eat’ barbecue on Wednesday nights from 7-10 pm.

Come and enjoy the warm and relaxed atmosphere in our restaurant and have a spectacular view overlooking the Port of Refuge! They are open from Monday to Saturday.

Italian Cuisine
Vava’u – Ciao Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 05:30 to 22:30
  • Address: Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +(676) 71030

A place to appreciate some quality Italian cuisine, with a dose of Tongan hospitality. It is located on the main road in Neiafu near the Mermaid Restaurant.

It is an agreeable place to stop and rest while you relish a cup of espresso or cappuccino, home made gelato (ice cream), as well as the famous, pizza, lasagne, pasta dishes, steaks, lobsters etc. Open Monday-Sunday 5:30pm-10:30pm.

Italian Restaurant
Tongatapu – Lunarossa Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 19:00 to 22:00
  • Address: Anana, Lagoon Lodge,Tongatapu, Tonga.
  • Phone number: + (676) 26324
      Ciao and welcome to Lunarossa Restaurant. We offer a variety of authentic Italian Dishes at its best. From unforgettable appetizers, salads, pastas, desserts to beer and our fine wine. Here at Lunarossa we are dedicated to continuance of quality food and services. The Restaurant features a breathtaking view of the lagoon. Come and enjoy our casual atmosphere.
      Opening Hours:

      Monday – Friday:

      7:00pm – 10:00pm

      Wednesday – Friday:

      12:00pm – 2:00pm (Buffet Lunch)

      Grazie and Malo from Lunarossa Restaurant!!!!

      Vava’u – La Vela

      • Opening Hours: 17:00 to 22:00
      • Address: Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga.
      • Phone number: +(676) 71395

      An Italian restaurant opposite the Puataukanave Hotel entrance. They provide an assortment of Italian inspired dishes and pizzas…aiming to offer a party for your palate. They also serve beers, wine, soft drinks, speciality coffee and dessert. All of their pizzas are handmade with fresh ingredients and baked in an Italian pizza oven.

      Their menu is seasonal, helping to ensure the freshest ingredients possible. Come to La Vela and try one of our signature dishes or one or our specialty drinks from the bar.

Italian Style
Tongatapu – Two Sisters’ Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 to 22:00
  • Address: Taufa’ahau Road, Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga
  • Phone number: +(676) 26097
  • Email:

A place to enjoy lunch, dinner or just having a break.We serve Italian and European recipes, home made pastries and pasta, specialty hamburgers, wine, beer and international cocktails. There are meat, fish and vegetarian courses and snacks available. It is located in the hearts of downtown Nuku’alofa next to the New Zealand High Commission or opposite to Friend’s Cafe.

La Vela Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 to 05:00
  • Address: Neiafu, Vava’u
  • Phone number: +676-70209

Services pizzas and Italian dishes. It is located right next to the Tonga Visitors Bureau office.

Korean and Chinese Style
Tongatapu – Korean House

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 to 22:00
  • Address: Vuna Road, Ma’ufanga, Tongatapu, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +(676) 26963 – Fax: +(676) 26964

This is the best place to enjoy a Korean or Chinese meal in Tonga. It is located next to Billfish Bar & Restaurant on Vuna Road, Ma’ufanga.

Business Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 11am-3pm and 6pm-10pm.
  • Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm.
Modern Cuisine
Vava’u – Aquarium Cafe

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 to 22:00
  • Address: Tu’i Road, Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +(676) 70493
  • Email:

The restaurant is located on the waterfront with stunning harbor views and open from 8 am to 10 pm, Mon – Sat. During the day it serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, desserts, Costa Rican coffees, espressos and much more. Its tapas dinner menu starts at 5 pm, accompanied by great beers, great wines and great atmosphere.

Nuku'alofa Premiere Restaurant
Tongatapu – Kaati-Ni Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 to 22:00
  • Address: Loumaile Lodge, Taufa’ahau Road, Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +(676) 28393 or 28560 – Fax: +(676) 28432

This is the finest dining restaurant in Tongatapu, located right in the heart of Nuku’alofa at the Loumaile Lodge. The restaurant also caters for any occasions or functions. Enjoy the great variety of our pizza.

Tongatapu – La Palm

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 to 22:00
  • Address: Vuna Road,Ma’ufanga,Tongatapu, Tonga.
  • Phone number: + (676) 49045

La Palm specializes in serving pizza. It is owned by an Italian family and they make real Italian pizzas. At La Palm, we are sure that all of our guests will feel welcome. La Palm feature magical flavorful pizzas and the combinations of excellent toppings. One of our highlight is our charming location just in the waterfront, 20 minutes walk from Downtown. Our priority is quality food at moderate prices. Come and enjoy friendship and hospitality while having your pizza.

Opening hours:

Monday – Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Restaurant & Bar
Tongatapu – Black Pearl Restaurant & Bar

  • Opening Hours: 06:00 to 22:00
  • Address: Vuna Road, Sopu, Nukualofa, Tongatapu, Tonga
  • Phone number: (676) 28393 – Fax: (676) 28432
  • Email:

Black Pearl Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions or to relax at the end of a busy day. We open for dinner only, 7 days a week. We can also cater for private functions, business functions, birthdays and anniversaries. We change our menu every week to meet the appetite of our customers.

Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday to Friday: a La Carte–> 6 – 10pm
  • Saturday: Tongan Buffet–> 6 – 10pm
  • Sunday: Roast of the day–> 6 – 9pm
  • Monday: Curry Night–> 6 – 9pm

Enjoy a Tonga Cocktail and the view from our balcony! Our bar opens daily from 3pm.

Tongatapu – Swagman’s Hut

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 to 11:00
  • Address: Salote Road, Ma’ufanga Nuku’alofa Tongatapu, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +[676] 21966 – Fax: +[676] 28301

Swagman’s Hut is the best restaurant in for all Tonga. It’s very affordable and you can find every kind of food you wish you could cook at home, if you only had the recipe. We are here to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner for you.

Opening Hours are as follows:

  • Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday and Saturday from 08:00am to 11:00pm
  • Thursday/Friday from 08:00am to 04:00pm
  • Sunday from 05:00pm to 10:00pm

Tongatapu – Misa’s On Fire Curry Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 to 22:00
  • Address: Misa’s Guest House, Corner Mateialona , Railway Road, Kolofo’ou, Tongatapu, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +[676] 7777815

Breakfast Menu: Free tea & coffee all day…..

Quick Break $4.95

  • Toasted bread, eggs, fruit of the season

Hot Break $6.70

  • Toasted bread, eggs, bacon, tomatoes, onions, fruit of the season

Big Break $8.90

  • Toasted bread, eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, onions, fruit of the season
  • Breakfast is served between 0600 – 0800hrs
  • Please request your breakfast choice and make payments at the reception. We will soon be catering more on the Menu! We want you to eat well and spend less.

Vava’u – Bounty Bar

  • Address: Neiafu Harbour Vava’u, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +[676] 70576

The atmosphere is very clean and also the view is beautiful.They serve snacks, meals and also drinks that you have never tasted before. Not only that, but you can overlook to the HABOUR of Neiafu Vava’u.

Vava’u – La Paella Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 to 12:00
  • Address: VHF 10 Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +[676] 70348 – Fax: +[676] 12310
  • Email:

Spanish theme food and entertainment evenings are a highlight of this island restaurant. Make your day and evening with your family and friends and enjoy the entertainments of different cultures. It is located on the Tapana Island, a sort ride from Neiafu.


  • South American, Rock and Roll…etc
  • Edward on the Guiter, Maria and Viliami staff on maracas/bongo.


Vava’u – Mana’ia Bar & Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 to 23:00
  • Address: Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +[676] 70107

Located at the waterfront, next to Compass Rose, it has the famous kava cave if you would like to try kava. The bar has a DJ on Fridays and Saturdays and regularly has happy hours.

Vava’u – Mermaid Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 to 23:00
  • Address: Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +[676] 70730 – Fax: +[676] 70650
  • Email:

This is a local favorite that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a waterfront view and a laidback atmosphere.

Vava’u – Sails Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 to 23:00
  • Address: Puataukanave Neiafu Vava’u
  • Phone number: +676 70644

Sails has a modern interior leading onto a deck with great harbour views – the perfect place to enjoy lunch and dinner. The head chef is known for the high standard of his European-style dishes.

Vava’u – Sovereign Residence

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 to 23:00
  • Address: Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +676 70670

Delicious choices include prawn cocktail with tomato ice cream, Pacific Cabaret filled with lobster, and baked tuna on a bed of penne with blue Stilton.

Vava’u – The Lobster Bar & Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 to 23:00
  • Address: Puataukanave, Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga
  • Phone number: +676 70644

Situated on the waterfront esplanade at Puataukanave Hotel in central Neiafu, it offers a selection of Chinese dishes and hotel meals and drinks.

Vava’u – Tongan Bob’s Cantina

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 to 23:00
  • Address: Neiafu Vava’u, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +[676] 70285

This Tonga’s premiere Mexican restaurant has great views over the harbor.

Ha’apai – Sandy Beach Resort

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 to 23:00
  • Address: Foa, Ha’apai
  • Phone number: +676 69000

The resort has a restaurant specializing in fish and lobster dishes and a bar, but only caters for house guests unless special arrangements have been made.

Tongatapu – Fiesta Seafood Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 to 23:00
  • Address: Salote Road, Ma’ufanga, Tongatapu, Tonga
  • Phone number: +(676) 27935 or 56062

Located at Ma’ufanga right near to Fiesta Ice Cream, the restaurant serves wide range of seafood. It is open and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also has brilliant foods.

There are Sashimi, which is super fresh, snapper, tuna and lobster and side dishes such as scallops and prawns. All done in a variety way and added with really unique sauces. The restaurant is close on Sundays.

Sports Bar & Restaurant
Tongatapu – Road House

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 to 12:00
  • Address: Vuna Road, Ma’ufanga, Tongatapu, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +(676) 28701
  • Email:

Boasting one of the newest and finest big screen TVs for sporting events, as well as a dance floor and pool tables! It is an ideal spot to have lunch or dinner, whilst enjoying some sports action. They are open every day.

Wine and Dine
Tongatapu – Cottage Breeze Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 to 22:00
  • Address: Vuna Road, Kolomotu’a, Tongatapu, Tonga.
  • Phone number: +(676) 28940 or 16338
  • Email:

This is a fine dining and wining A La Carte menu restaurant with a breezy sea view owned by the lovely local couple, Mrs. Vaha and Viliami Tovehi. It is located in Kolomotu’a on Vuna Road, a 3-minute drive from downtown Nuku’alofa. Cottage Breeze also caters for up to 1000 guests for any occasions, weddings, birthdays etc… with Viliami as the chef.