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Waterfront Restaurant

Vuna Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island 1001, Tonga
+676 25-260
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (17 reviews)
“fish” (18 reviews)
“profiteroles” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vuna Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island 1001, Tonga
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1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this charming restaurant and enjoyed a delicious meal, in a delightful setting. If sitting outside, mind those pesky mosquitoes at night time !!!More

Thank Corinne T
Waterfront-Lodge, Manager at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review Corinne, glad you were able to enjoy the meal with those mosquitoes. Hoping the staff did put mosquito coils around your table as we do for guests that choose to sit outside on the porch. Malo Aupito, and...More

Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Feasting at the Waterfront after a day relaxing at Atata island. We have ordered 4 entrees as our meal, prawns, sushimi, squid and oyster! And what a fantasticly presented selction of food with each dishes flavours distintive and absoloutly delish. Service was bright cheeeful anf...More

Thank Duncan J
Waterfront-Lodge, Manager at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Duncan for such positive feedback for our staff & restaurant. We hope others enjoyed as much as you do :) Hope you will visit the Kingdom again soon! Malo Lahi & hope you had an amazing experience in the Kingdom. Thank you

Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Pleasant lunch in pleasant surroundings. I think other places might do better fish and chips for an awful lot less cash!

Thank Berrylicious12
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Hmmm, well I'll start with the positives. Lovely location, beautiful setting and fine dining. Nice selection of wines (could have more Aussie/NZL choices and less European) and the steak was perfect! Negatives are, DO NOT ORDER the octopus salad. I'm pretty sure it was octopus...More

Thank Aitchisonkc
Waterfront-Lodge, Manager at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Hi there Aitchisonkc, Thank you for your review, unfortunately i'm sure you wrote your review for the wrong restaurant. Our selection of wines are all New Zealand & Australian, mostly New Zealand. Our main source of wine is Villa Maria and we have been selling...More

Reviewed August 2, 2017

Old colonial style property with nice verandah where we had a reasonable lunch, with 3 beautiful cockerels strutting around. My wife had a Caesar salad which was more a bowl of greens than a Caesar salad (the add-ons were spares). I ordered fish and chips,...More

Thank Tykedownunder
Reviewed July 17, 2017

We decided to pop in for dinner as our restaurant of choice for that evening was closed for a function. Another restaurant across the road was open but was more expensive and the setting not so good. We were pleasantly surprised at the price for...More

Thank AucklandToni
Waterfront-Lodge, Manager at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Hi, We are very pleased and humbled for your review. We are super delighted that you had a wonderful experience in our restaurant. I guess your restaurant of choice was closed for a good reason :D hehe. Thank you & we hope you can enjoy...More

Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Great experience with friends. The rib eye steak is definitely a must. Finished it off with the profiteroles...

Thank Uliti T
Reviewed April 30, 2017

A quiet comfortable restaurant close by the hustle and bustle of the port. One of the best restaurants in Nukualofa. Lobster was on special. We ordered the lobster in garlic butter and it was superb. Great service and atmosphere. Have been back and will continue...More

Thank GrahamKenna
Waterfront-Lodge, Manager at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Hi GrahamKenna, Thank you so much for your support. We are proud of our team for giving customers their needs, wants & keeping them satisfied. Come again & we hope to have lobsters in stock for you on your next visit. Malo Aupito for your...More

Reviewed April 2, 2017

Came to dinner here with a group which ordered mostly all different things. I had the salt and pepper squid which was as good as any I have had. Others had the seafood chowder and sashimi which looked amazing and if I came again I...More

Thank Leah G
Reviewed March 13, 2017

quality accommodation and restuarant in a lovely heritage building. new zealand meats, fresh fish straight off the wharf and produce from local growers and the menu range and service is always very good

Thank NicP5960
Waterfront-Lodge, Manager at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again for another treat :) glad you enjoyed what our local people have to offer every morning! thank you again & have a wonderful week

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Antony A
July 1, 2017|
Response from Waterfront-Lodge | Property representative |
Hi Antony, No Sorry, we are not open on Sundays Regards, Waterfront Restaurant
Antony A
July 1, 2017|
Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, but I think that they are open every day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vuna Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island 1001, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island  >  Nuku'alofa
  • Phone Number: +676 25-260
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