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“Best steaks ever, and the fish is pretty awesome too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Seaview Lodge

Seaview Lodge
Ranked #12 of 34 Restaurants in Nuku'alofa
Cuisines: European, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Hi there, I would love to review this restaurant, however its only listed on your site as a hotel and not restaurant, and as we didn't stay there didn't feel right in reviewing it as such. Hope you can help, cheers.
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Best steaks ever, and the fish is pretty awesome too!”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

A truly excellent restaurant just minutes from the centre of Nuk'alofa. A great range of steaks, which are prepared and presented beautifully and totally delicious. I'm not a great fan of fish or crustaceans, but here it was fresh and mouthwateringly tasty. A good wine list with the house wines more than acceptable, portion sizes were so generous that I never got around to having a dessert.

The staff were really friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable about what they were serving, the restaurant was clean and well spaced out, so you don't feel crowded in whilst eating and you don't bash elbows with other diners.

A great place to eat and be entertained

Visited August 2012
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Motueka
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Our dinner at the Seaview was way overpriced and the worst we had in 10 days in Tonga. The fish was not fresh and the wine was really expensive.

Visited August 2012
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Zollikon
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5 reviews
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“perfect place on tonga”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

if you looking for something special on tonga, the restaurant in the seaview lodge is "the place to be"! Gudrun and Franz, the german-austrian couple, created a lovely place where you can enjoy nice wines and very good food with a touch of europe. Franz prepared the red snapper with roasted potatoes (bratkartoffeln) - you can't get them better in Germany- and Gudrun is a lovely host who can tell you a lot of stories.
The restaurant is nicely decorated, white table clothes and "real" napkins and the service is very good. And there is also a bar where you can have o coffie or schnaps afterwards.
the prices are a little bit on the expensive side (main dish about 60 Tongan Pa' anga) but it is definetly worth it!!!
Unfortunately we didn't have the chance to book one of the rooms but definetly next time!
Thanks to Gudrun and Franz for this wonderful evening.

  • Visited July 2012
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“120 % Excellent and not expensive”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Me and my wife are coming on a regular basis to this restaurant and work ourselves through the menue card and the wine card as well.
Sometimes we want a nice evening and great food, where else can we go to on the main island in Tongatapu ??? If we go anywhere else there is the risk of not having enough food or having bad quality. Here, yes we pay more than for fast food, but it is worth, because we never get disappointed.
Gudrun and Franz, will do their utmost, to make you feel happy. They are providing a personal service making sure that their guests have a nice evening. Everything is perfect, the decoration inside, the cleanliness, the view, the service, the lights, the music, food and wine.
I can not understand why many people comment it is expensive. Expensive needs comparison. So is it expensive compared to overseas western fine dining ? NO. Expensive compared to other local restaurants ? I would say it costs more, yes. But not expensive, cause noone else can provide this dining experience. And there is a menue card right at the entrance outside on the street. If it is expensive, why even go inside and then complain it is expensive ?
Yesterday I had Filetsteak a la Mozart with Potatoe Gratin, extra Sauerkraut; and my wife had a peppersteak. It was fabulous ! As usual !!

Visited June 2012
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“wow Best swordfish I have ever tasted”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Absolutely beautiful;y presented food. Good staff and the food exquisite, Enjoyed the hosts and the serving staff were excellent.

Menu is of of a high standard, fish, lobster and steak prepared brilliantly, You will not get another steak like it in Tonga. I had the Sword Fish and it was beautifully done. Desserts....yumm.

Just go for the ambience and have an experience not found in all of Tonga!

  • Visited June 2012
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