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Reef Cafe

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Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
26-777
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Fish and Fries in town! Try some :)

Had one of the best Fish and Fries in town. It was on a weekday lunch - so it was quiet and peaceful. Located right beside the jetty with an amazing view of the sea. Neat and clean environment and a lovely place to dine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
shaminahussein
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Suva, Fiji
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
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Suva, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had one of the best Fish and Fries in town. It was on a weekday lunch - so it was quiet and peaceful. Located right beside the jetty with an amazing view of the sea. Neat and clean environment and a lovely place to dine.

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Kansas City, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The Cafe Reef is at the Tongatapu wharf and is a good place to eat on Saturday when the morning market is running since it is very close by. The food is fairly basic New Zealand style mostly but well prepared and cost is moderate. Their coffee is very good and if you want to purchase the Tongan grown coffee... More 

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

we stopped in twice while trying to catch the ferries. The couple running it are lovely.. Food is cheap and tasty and a nice place to chill and have a coffee

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Auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

use to be very good. interesting menu and great service but the last few times everything has dropped in my opinion

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2010

Located near Favu wharf, this little cafe has great food and great service & excellent coffee. The staff are super friendly, they have awesome tunes playing in the background and make great pancakes. Good to sit and ponder before or after your ferry ride to the islands, or come for a light dinner.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

Friendly people. Ate here lots, and meet numerous staff, all of which were excellent. Food is great value, good quality. The staff helped us out quite a bit with local advice.

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New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

Cafe Reef was fantastic. We went there several times, perfect location excellent service great food, and extremly friendly staff. Thanks for the great service! Hannah, Sione, Christie & Glenn (kiwis!)

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

We only managed one meal at Cafe Reef but thoroughly enjoyed it and would go back. The service was fantastic as was the food. Great location right near the fish market. And the ex-pat Kiwis who run the place were great to chat with and very friendly.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

I stayed in Nuku'alofa for a week in April 2009 and ate at Reef Cafe just about every day. Run by expat Kiwi Trevor, the service is excellent and the food is delicious. I spent six months living in India and the butter chicken served at Reef Cafe is among the best I've had. Trevor has a good memory for... More 

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2009

The Reef Cafe, on the wharf next to the fish market, is not to be missed. Run by one of Tonga's colourful characters, ex-pat New Zealander Trevor who has been there for years, the food is simply excellent and reasonably priced. Nice New Zealand wines, too, and a decent coffee. We stayed in Nuku'alofa for two full weeks in February,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island  >  Nuku'alofa
  • Phone Number: 26-777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?