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Lae International Hotel, 4th St, Lae 411, Papua New Guinea
472 2000
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

This review is not for Vanda but same hotel. Not sure how to add a new restaurant and couldn't find this one. So here goes. Kokomo is the cheaper and more vcasual dining within the hotel. Vanda is upstairs and Kokomo is downstairs. Prices are reasonable. 55Kina full buffet breakfast. But their are other options of buffet excluding certain items... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Great meal in a lovely setting. Food and wine service good. Wide menu choice for both food, wines and port. Good comfortable seating. Strange cutlery that is not easy to use (particularly the knives) however it looks the part. Meal relatively well priced for fine dining.

Thank Tyretalk
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

Had dinner recently and they gave us a jumbo prawn which was not fresh and was immediately replaced ( good service ). Ordered the recommended T bone: tasty but over cooked ( should have returned it but didn't ). The lobster was good and washed down with an old bottle of Aussie Pinot Noir ( 2005 which was quite good... More 

Thank Ianfung
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2014

Fine dining and great service. I needed to work thru dinner recently, so the staff set up a table near a power point in the upstairs restaurant under one of the stronger lights and made sure I was comfortable… Great service – the food was brilliant and reasonably priced, even for PNG as was the margin on the wine –... More 

Thank Designmatters
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

This restaurant does a pretty impressive seafood buffet every Friday night. Cost is 85 Kina (about $40 AUD) which is a top price. I started with a whole lobster tail and went from there! There was also eye fillet steak and the deserts were outstanding too. Service was good, which is not always the case in PNG. Entry is via... More 

Thank HaydnAustralia
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

I don’t have much to add to my banner headline: the service was good but the food simply didn't match the prices being charged. I know it’s in Lae but they can serve good value, nice food in the bar downstairs (well...I had great pizza at any rate). If you are after a nice meal in Lae, I'm not sure... More 

Thank WeekendHussler
Rye, Australia
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

The service here is probably the best in town but the food doesn't quite meet the formal dining arrangement this restaurant promises. I had the scollop entree that was tasty and showed promise but what appeared to be melted cheese over the top detracted from what could have been an excellent dish. The seafood taste was good though. The Barramundi... More 

Thank l1ves2travel
Battle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

The new menus are excellent. Now offer a better range and choice. Service impeccable. The Friday night seafood buffet is not to be missed. Would like to see silver service used and at least a couple of local items on the menu though.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: Lae International Hotel, 4th St, Lae 411, Papua New Guinea
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Papua New Guinea  >  Momase Region  >  Lae
  • Phone Number: 472 2000

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