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“Nicest food we had!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Liku'alofa Beach Resort Restaurant

Liku'alofa Beach Resort Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Kanokupolu
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, European, Pub, Polynesian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nicest food we had!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

I reccomend the whole fish! the food and staff were amazing! we were looked after so well and they were so friendly and fun!

Visited August 2014
Thank Nina R
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pretty shabby and service rather poor”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We visited on a couple of occasions while staying at accommodation on the same beach (Heilala Lodge, wonderful experience). The location is absolutely stunning and the place has been built to maximise the beauty. The sea pool doesn't seem to be cleaned however, and there is a lot of rubbish scattered around the beachfront and restaurant.

During our first visit we followed the sign from the beach. This lead us down a muddy path to nowhere. We did eventually find the overgrown path to the place and literally bushwhacked and walked through large established spider webs to arrive. When we raised this with the staff, they laughed this off saying that "the boys had taken the truck along there today". This *may* be true, but only if Tonga has extraordinarily rapidly growing grass and very prolific spiders (maybe it does).

The menu is extensive, a large clearfile. Many of our requests were met with the response "not available". This became quite frustrating, and a bit of a running joke amongst our group. I would prefer that the staff opened with stating what was not available before we made our decisions. They didn't really seem to enjoy engaging in any sort of conversation.

There were six in our party and the restaurant never had more than 2 other tables occupied, yet the last member of our group was served LONG after the first was done eating.

We returned for the feast night and show, mostly for the kava ceremony, but this never happened! The food was far better than our other experiences and as (it seemed) fewer than half the expected people showed up, there was plenty. The show was lovely and seemed authentic and the participants seemed to be enjoying themselves.

All in all I would recommend the other restaurants nearby over this one. Had far better dining experiences in Tonga.

1 Thank Kirsten M
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