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Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
This restaurant is at Seaview Lodge
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Hi there, I would love to review this restaurant, however its only listed...
Hi there, I would love to review this restaurant, however its only listed on your site as a hotel and not restaurant, and as we didn't stay there didn't feel right in reviewing it as such. Hope you can help, cheers.
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  • 28
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tino pai

I liked the hotel and the view overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I enjoyed the friendly Tongan staff always asking how I was, and there wasn't much to dislike thanks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Terehia W
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Nullagine, Australia
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We arrived dinner for 4, first impression, very nice spot, everything was modern and clean, staff were really nice and attentive during the most part....received the menu, disappointed to say the least, everything was expensive with the average meal costing around $40, it makes itself out to be a fine dining restaurant with less than perfect results, the starters were... More 

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Nullagine, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I liked the hotel and the view overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I enjoyed the friendly Tongan staff always asking how I was, and there wasn't much to dislike thanks.

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Suva, Fiji
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a top class restaurant with an excellent and innovative menu, prepared by chefs that I feel would be at home in a one star Michelin environment.

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Zurich
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

One important factor. A warm and friendly welcome or some sort of recognition of our presence. The presentation was very nice and my mains - fish with a subtle Indian flavor was tasty. The young waiter was excellent - especially by Tongan standards. Except for one other guest we were the only customers there. That's all we saw. Who was... More 

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sydney
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We loved this restaurant. The chef is a local who has trained overseas and can do standard good cuisine but he adds a special touch of Tongan traditional flavours (e..g lime and paw paw on fresh grilled fish-yum!) so we felt good supporting them.

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We went for a business dinner and the steak was great. Shame they have such a limited dessert menu - they only had yoghurt parfait the evening we went. The wine was fab and the service very attentive. I would recommend as a nice place to go for dinner whilst in Nuku'alofa

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went there just for dinner, as we were looking to eat lobster. We rang up to different places and this restaurant was the only one that said they had lobster available. From the start the service was kind of patchy, people who arrived and order after us will get served before us, they will forget to bring glasses or... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We heard lobster was on and we weren't disappointed - it was fantastic! So too was the Octopus entree which came with delicious bread. Everything was beautifully presented, delicious and all in a very elegant setting, the staff were delightful and friendly - what more could you wish for?

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Kansas City, USA
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The first thing that we noticed was a surprising number of tiny ants running around on the table after we were seated. As soon as the server would brush them away with a napkin they would magically appear again, seemingly from nowhere. Actually they were falling from the ceiling where an electrical conduit opening was not sealed off, it turns... More 

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Buchs Aargau, Switzerland
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were twice for dinner because it was so overwhelmingly good the first evening we couldn't bring ourselves to check out any other place. We just had to dine here again and it was for sure the right decision! It is unbelievable, but one single chef copes with a whole restaurant custom and brings it to perfection. We had steak... More 

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Address: Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island  >  Nuku'alofa
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island  >  Nuku'alofa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Hi there, I would love to review this restaurant, however its only listed on your site as a hotel and not restaurant, and as we didn't stay there didn't feel right in reviewing it as such. Hope you can help, cheers.

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