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Whether staying here as a guest or visiting for lunch or dinner, the response we generally get from customers is that we deliver some of the best food they've tasted in Papua New Guinea. It is assumed that we have an international head chef behind the scenes, however this is not the case. All food is prepared by local staff who have years of experience. We use fresh, local produce in most meals, and offer a variety of meals to suit all taste buds. Breakfast and lunch options are à la carte, offering a wide range of dishes. Dinner is a buffet, starting with soup and followed by fresh seafood, meats, poultry, salad and vegetables. And of course, yummy dessert! Nusa Island's bar provides the coldest
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$4 - $31
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, International
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations, Buffet, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed October 14, 2020 via mobile

We were blown away by the dinner buffet at the resort. Every night, it was always beyond measure. The soups are sooooo tasty. We had chili crab on our first night and that was amazing. The seafood selection is VERY fresh, including lobsters, calamari, mackerel....The dishes presented are a variety of international, western, local cuisine. An ala carte selection for breakfast and lunch and every day, we ordered the Cajun fish meal for lunch. We just couldn’t get enough of it. Every meal we had here was just Delicious.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Nusa_Island, General Manager at Nusa Island Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2020

Hello and thank you for your kind review of our restaurant here at Nusa Island Retreat. We are very fortunate to be able to source such fresh and tasty produce given our location, and aim to always provide a variety of options for our guests...More

Reviewed July 12, 2020

WOW!! These guys go above and beyond to make sure each and every meal is a delicious experience. I saw so many amazing fish / meat dishes being prepared and served while I was served 100% Vegan meals. The kitchen staff were so considerate of...my dietry requirements and went above and beyond to ensure they didnt just serve vegan meals but that they serve EPIC vegan meals full of flavour and nutrients to keep me going for the whole day diving, kiaking, or stand up paddle boarding! If you ask really nicely - you might get to try the Kulau-mari (Vegan Calamri - made with coconut!!) I felt welcome everytime I walked into the restaurant with a super friendly relaxed atmosphrere - Every meal was spot on.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 12, 2020

Hands down the best food I have ever had in PNG. Fresh, diverse, tasty and served with a smile. Breakfast and lunch were ordered off the menu which had a good range and was well priced. Dinner was buffet style - a dinner bell rings...at 7pm to announce a soup starter, followed by 6 or 7 delicious main dish options, ending with dessert. The seafood was out of this world. The kitchen team were more than happy to accommodate an earlier kids dinner at 5.30pm for my little ones too. A+++++More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Nusa_Island, General Manager at Nusa Island Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2020

Hi, Thanks for your kind review. We are always aiming to deliver quality meals, as well as variety. We are very lucky to have an abundance of fresh seafood available where we are, and make sure our guests experience this as well. It is never...More

Reviewed June 11, 2020 via mobile

Just amazing. Amazing location, views and food! Highly recommend! Many choices for breakfast and lunch. Buffet dinner every night (we were there for 6 nights) - every buffet is different and has so much variety!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Nusa_Island, General Manager at Nusa Island Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2020

Hi, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed the meals we have on offer here and always make sure what is served is fresh and tasty. We hope to have you back again soon.

Reviewed June 9, 2020

Every meal is great but the buffet each night is spectacular. Plenty of variety and always amazing quality...and not PNG quality...world class!!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Nusa_Island, General Manager at Nusa Island Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2020

Hi, thanks for your kind review of restaurant and we are glad to hear the kitchen delivered quality, world class meals. We strive to offer a fresh variety which we are pleased you were able to experience. We hope to have you back again in...More

Reviewed March 14, 2020

The buffet dinner menu got me excited every night! Great seafood and meat / poultry dishes plus also fresh tasty salads and vegetable dishes. The mud crab was so sweet and bbq crayfish skewers where my favorite! If your from the mainland, pop over and...treat yourself to a great variety of food and finish with drinks at the bar. All the staff are friendly and accommodating too.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Nusa_Island, General Manager at Nusa Island Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Hi, Thank you for your kind review of our restaurant. We are very lucky to be able to source such fresh and tasty produce, and our kitchen team are very talented with what they can produce. We hope to have you back here sometime in...More

Reviewed February 23, 2020

Amazing food - we got excited about the buffet and the soup every night! The seafood was incredible, varied and very fresh. The staff went out of their way to prepare gluten free options for me which was a great surprise. Lovely relaxed atmosphere -...highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Nusa_Island, General Manager at Nusa Island Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2020

Thank you for your kind review of the restaurant here at Nusa Island Retreat. We always aim to cater to varying tastes as well as specific dietary requirements. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here and hope to have you back...More

Reviewed February 18, 2020

If you like food go to Nusa Island Retreat. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner, fresh, well prepared and presented, huge variety. I love food but more importantly I love good food and the food here is outstanding and extremely well priced. Lunch starts at Noon, however...on my last day there, due to flight times, staff opened the kitchen at 1100 for me so that I could have one last lunch!! Thanks to all.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Nusa_Island, General Manager at Nusa Island Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2020

Hi, thank you for your kind review of Nusa Island Retreat. We are glad you enjoyed the food here as it is something we strive to ensure is always top class. We hope to have you back again in the near future.

Reviewed January 21, 2020

We have just returned from staying at the Nusa Island resort sampling their menu for breakfast lunch and dinner each day. What can I say? Not a bad meal in any of the foods that were supplied. The breakfast menu was great, pancakes, omlettes and...the best eggs just south of the equator. They even had an espresso machine to whip up a quick latte or flat white. Lunch was varied choices of fish burgers, salads and tasty sandwiches, some great quick refuel options for the surfed out individual. The highlight for me for lunch was the cajun fish, absolutley delicious. But where this restaurant excels is evening meals. Lets start with the soups. If these soups arent world famous, they soon will be. Curried vegetable, chicken sweet corn, plus many more options, not sure we had the same one over 7-8 nights. The smorgasbord of mains we had every evening were outstanding, with fresh fish, amazing curries and the salads were the best I have ever tasted, lots of local produce, simply amazing For sweets there was always a nice surprise with deep fried banana being our stand out fave If you are in the hood up Kavieng way, make sure you get over to Nusa Island Resort to hang out with Kurt and his team!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Nusa_Island, General Manager at Nusa Island Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2020

Hi, Thank you very much for your detailed review of our restaurant. I'm sure it will assist future travellers a great deal. We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed the meals here as we strive to always offer top-class food. We hope you make your...More

Reviewed January 15, 2020 via mobile

Most people wouldn’t imagine spending three weeks, breakfast, lunch and dinner at one restaurant to be enjoyable! However, from fruit salad, omelettes, poached eggs or pancakes, breakfast was delicious and plentiful variety, a la carte. Lunches from club sandwiches to Thai Green Curry among selections......Dinner buffet with soup starter and such delicacies as lobster tail, crocodile skewers or a local green herb salad... All tasty, well presented and highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Nusa_Island, General Manager at Nusa Island Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Hi Keith, Thank you for your kind review of our restaurant. We strive to deliver quality meals on a daily basis while offering a variety of dishes to suit all taste buds. We hope to have you back again sometime in the near future.

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