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Seaview Lodge, Nuku'alofa

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Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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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
  • 5
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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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Nullagine, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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 111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Was not able to experience the breakfast but what I saw on offer was average. Unfortunately i was not able to have lunch or dinner at the lodge.

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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

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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