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“Great burgers and beer on tap”

Billfish Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 35 Restaurants in Nuku'alofa
Price range: $2 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch
Description: Billfish Bar & Restaurant.Drink, Dine, Dance, Enjoy.With live music, DJ's and events Billfish Bar & Restaurant has been the number one spot in Tonga since 1995. Open for Lunch & Dinner Monday-Friday and for Dinner on Saturday.The bar is open from 10am-Late Mon-Fri and Sat 4pm-11.30pmWe specialize in Burgers, Seafood and Steaks. They say If you havent been to Billfish, you havent been to Tonga.Dont mis out.
Mallow, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great burgers and beer on tap”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stopped by here for dinner and beer on a pretty quiet night (although I imagine it could get quite lively). This bar looks like an expat bar popular with yauchties and fisherman. We were delighted to see Macs hoprocker on tap but sadly no one must be drinking it as the beer was definatley off (although the bar staff swapped our pints for bottled hoprocker which was great). The other beer on tap was Stinelager I think. We both got burgers which were delicious and good value. If you want good pub food in Tonga then this is the place.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank JB999_13
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BillfishTonga, General Manager at Billfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Thank you for your review,

We are definitely popular with the expats, yachties, fisherman, tourists, businessmen, locals (everyone). Glad you enjoyed the burgers and yes it can get quite lively.
Billfish has always been a leader and one of the things we have done is being the only Tap Beer bar in Tonga, we are now bringing in different Beers, Ciders and Wines (Pinot Gris etc) to challenge the taste buds.

Thanks again for your review and hope to see you at Billfish again,
Malo,
Robert.
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Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beer on tap”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

After travelling around tonga we presto much enjoyed a beer from the tap. The Service is very friendly and the atmosphere is Perfect for a nice drink at the bar.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Mandy B
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BillfishTonga, General Manager at Billfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for your review,
We are the only Bar which serves Tap Beer in Tongatapu and also have the best range of tap beer in the whole of Tonga.

We look forward to seeing you again,
Malo,
Robert.
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Gotta love the burgers here!!!”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

I love love loved the burgers here at Billfish. Especially the Juicy Lucy and the Billfish burger. It was reasonably priced. Although the wait for our meal took quite a while, but the wait was definitely worth the wait.
Everyone must try the burgers here. Service is also very good.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Bek T
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BillfishTonga, General Manager at Billfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for your review,
We are very happy you enjoyed the Jucy Lucy Burger and hope you have a chance to try the Billfish Burger.
We hope to see you at Billfish again,
Malo,
Robert.
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Melbourne, Australia
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379 reviews
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“Ota Ika...Yummmm”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We shared an entree of Ota Ika (raw fish in lime juice and coconut milk) with garlic bread to tie us over till dinner and it was up with the best I have had, I just cant get enough of this dish, and the cocktails were well priced and also yummy, oh and the atmosphere and people were nice too.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank mushyAustralia
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BillfishTonga, General Manager at Billfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Thank you for your reveiw,

We are glad you enjoyed the Ota Ika, Billfish makes sure we get the freshiest Tuna & Mahimahi for our Ota Ika. The coconut milk is also made nightly in the kitchen so we can ensure it is fresh.

Hope to see you at Billfish again,
Malo,
Robert.
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“friendly bar, variable service”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

nice setting, rustic, well used bar - service not consistently good and manager not actively hosting customers. some food (samosa etc.) excellent - fish n chips average. This bar has been around a long time and should be the market leader.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank Learnfast
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BillfishTonga, General Manager at Billfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Thank you for your review.
We have worked very hard at our service in Billfish Bar & Restaurant and have also sent our senior staff to several training courses with regards to this. We will need to redirect these efforts as they seem to have not paid off.
I will ask our Night Manager to make sure guests are greeted.
Thanks again for your review and we look forward to having you at Billfish again,

Malo,
Robert.
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