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Mariner's Cafe

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Below Fifita Guesthouse | Center of Pangai, Tonga
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We were here for about a week and we had most of our meals at Mariners and we were never disappointed, actually quite impressed with the quality but not the appearance! Internet was a plus!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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English first
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Yummy fish soup with noodle! Consider its 10 pa'anga it's a light meal. But it's totally worth it. Love the soup! I believed it's kind of soup you cooked with your heart and effort. I wish to try the other dishes next time (great aroma when other dishes are served to other customers). They even had plunger coffee, here.

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Hemsedal, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I spent many evenings here during my stay in Haapai. The food is great with local traditional food mixed with some classic dishes. We got invited to a BBQ night here which was awesome, we all sat down together drinking local beer and ate the yummiest food! Big thanks to the friendliest staff, I will be back for sure :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were here for about a week and we had most of our meals at Mariners and we were never disappointed, actually quite impressed with the quality but not the appearance! Internet was a plus!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place has the best brownie I have ever eaten in my entire life!!!! Yum!! The atmosphere and staff were all friendly and accommodating, lots of dogs but they were friendly too

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A year ago this sland was ravished by a cyclone and unfortunately it looks like it happened more like a month or maybe two ago. As a visitor there are only two places to eat in town; a locally run chicken and rice place (delicious) and Mariner's cafe with its intersting menu. We ate two meals here and both were... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were staying about 20km away and cycled down to Pangai from Foa Is. We almost missed this place as it is on a side road with a sign behind growing foliage! We were in Pangai during the rebuild post cyclone Ian so it looked like this cafe had a bit of a monopoly. The menu is surprisingly extensive, even... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Ha'apai is thankfully of the tourist trail and has limited services, part of its charm I believe. Magda runs Mariner's cafe, which is full of excellent cuisine, friendly people and lashings of island charm. The menu offers a great variety of food, from great breakfast dishes, to light lunches and mouth watering dinner choices. All can be washed down with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The food is beautiful and very varied. I went there several times with a group and we all enjoyed it. The ambiance is very nice and relaxed. Make sure you try the Chocolate brownie.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A pretty average 3rd world cafe. However, it has little opposition. The staff were not friendly at all.

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Suva, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Want to learn how to prepare fish in a most simple and delicious way? At Mariner's you get great food, good company and lessons on how to use local ingredients to make yummy dinners!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Below Fifita Guesthouse | Center of Pangai, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Ha'apai Islands

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

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