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Elilai

Belvedere East 2F | Ngerkebesang, Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
+680 488 8866
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lemon tart” (6 reviews)
“clams” (9 reviews)
“fish” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Italian, Japanese, Thai, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Belvedere East 2F | Ngerkebesang, Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and attentive service. While you cannot see the sun set, you can see it colors reflected over the bay. They offer a shuttle service and will pick you up and take you back to your hotel.More

Thank Kirk J
Elilai P, Manager at Elilai, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kirk J, Thank you very much for your review of Elilai restaurant. The whole staff would like to extend our gratitude to you and your family for appreciating what Elilai restaurant represents. Palau and all of its people who live and work here want only...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 5 star restaurant set on a hill overlooking the bay and it's perfect to watch the sun go down over the water. The service is excellent and all couples are seated if possible on the balcony where there are smaller tables to...More

Thank HALnDAVE
Elilai P, Manager at Elilai, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

HalnDave, Thank you very much for the sensational review of Elilai restaurant. Our staff will always put you, the customer first and will continue to serve you and make your stay here in Palau as smooth and pleasurable as possible. Elilai creates all of their...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tasty lunch specials with Gorgeous Views! The grilled fish was fresh with incredible glaze/sauce, fresh salad, homemade soup, and freshly baked bread served with balsamic vinegar and oil. Enjoy the attentive service and amazing views over the countryside and the ocean views! Some lunch...More

Thank psalmist3
Elilai P, Manager at Elilai, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Psalmist3, Elilai staff thanks you for your review and your ability to cover all aspects of the restaurant. You are one of the few people who have commented on our fresh fennel and whole wheat bread. It gives me great pleasure to be able to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is an absolute MUST for visitors to Palau. Food is top-rated, ambience is perfect, especially with the million dollar view of the rock islands; and service is remarkable.More

Thank Jona090706
Elilai P, Manager at Elilai, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Jona090706, Elilai and its staff would like to thank you for your positive review. We are everything you say and more. We want you to experience Palau and its abundant natural resources, creative local culinary treats and the people that make it all happen. It...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with great staff and the best views on Palau. Fun and romantic. Good for lunch and dinner. We are there twice during our visit and everything we ordered was fresh and deliciousMore

Thank Onefiftyone H
Elilai P, Manager at Elilai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Onefiftyone H, Elilai and our entire staff would like to thank you for your very positive review of our restaurant. We work diligently to make your experience at Elilai a memorable one. The food, the service and the view are all on the same level....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bay view was beautiful and gave good atmosphere to have a candle-light dinner with loved one. The staff was friendly and patient. Recommend for couples.More

Thank Dolphinlover2018
Elilai P, Manager at Elilai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dolphinlover2018, Thank you for visiting Palau and dining at Elilai. Our whole staff takes great pleasure in offering you the best possible service and freshest food on the island. Your review is very short and sweet. You hit all the right notes and we appreciate...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't know there were restaurants like this in Palau. If you want a more special meal, this is the place. Stunning view, nicely done interiors, higher level of service. The food is pretty good---there are seafood specials every day.More

Thank RockyManila
Elilai P, Manager at Elilai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

RockyManila, Thank you very much for your kind review, Elilai is proud to offer its customers the freshest local fare on the island while also creating new flavors that continue to drive our culinary staff. The moment you step into Elilai, we want to take...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am not sure if this is Palau’s #1 restaurant as it claims to be but we had a wonderful evening meal, with good food, beautiful views and live music. They offer pick up and drop off.More

Thank mmcardona
Elilai P, Manager at Elilai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your positive review. Elilai would like to thank you for visiting Palau and sharing your thoughts. Elilai would encourage you to come back and visit us again soon. We are a restaurant with a purpose and our staff proudly displays...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Delicious food with a beautiful view. If you can, be there at sunset, so that you actually see the view before it gets dark. Not a cheap place, but worth it.

Thank isabel_traveller
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place when I visited there 6 years ago. This time a little bit disappointed. Something has been changed I can tell though not so obvious. But it is still the best restaurant in Palau, 100% sure.

2  Thank soral61
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12 - $40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Belvedere East 2F | Ngerkebesang, Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Palau  >  Koror Island  >  Koror
  • Phone Number: +680 488 8866
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Description
Elilai Restaurant & Bar is Palau's premiere dining experience with a spectacular view. Overlooking Koror and the Rock Islands Elilai serves the very best in Pacific Rim cuisine using local ingredients. Our menu includes Fresh local seafood and salads, grilled steaks, perfect pastas and a variety of tempting deserts. Also enjoy our lounge and extensive wine menu. Come join us Elilai for romantic evening, a successful business meeting or just a relaxing experience.
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