The best places to try authentic Fijian food

The best places to try authentic Fijian food

Andhy Blake is a Tourism Fiji brand ambassador and Fijian TV personality.

Tukuni Restaurant – Tuvu, Lautoka

Tukuni serves up the tastiest of meals, made from the freshest of ingredients. Their seafood Saturday is a delight and one must try their signature kokoda, grilled octopus and ika tavu dishes (fish roasted over hot coals).

Elvis Kana Place – Nausori

This canteen-like eatery is famous for their ‘taro leaves and mutton dishes’. While you are there, also try their ‘sui’ or meaty bone dish – the best in the central division.

The Bar Belle – Suva

Famed for their use of local, organic ingredients, expect to enjoy seasonal delicacies such as The Cook’s Turban (Fijian name – sici) and octopus both cooked in rich coconut cream. Also try their signature coconut pies for dessert.

Bonefish Seafood Restaurant – Port Denarau, Nadi

Try the Ika Vaka

Miti, a seafood stack comprising deep-fried snapper, plantain, cassava and sweet potatoes, kokoda (ceviche) and palusami (baked taro leaves in coconut milk).


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