Ever wonder what you can eat in Papua New Guinea? You will have a hard time choosing, as there is various local and international cuisine for you to satisfy your thirst and hunger, while you are on holiday in the country. The good thing is, the eateries cater to all age groups, so don’t worry if your kids are picky eaters. You can opt for kids friendly menu at some of the restaurants, too. Whether it is western, Korean, Japanese or Chinese cuisine, you will get to try and eat it all. Let’s take a look at the best restaurants and cafes in Papua New Guinea.
1. Asia Aromas Harbour Side West
Posted by Ruth Dia Sinaka on Wednesday, 23 August 2017
If you are looking for fusion-style food, then Asia Aromas Harbour Side West is the place to go. In terms of location, it is a perfectly romantic dining spot. You will get to see the magnificent harbour views while enjoying Thai and Chinese food at this restaurant. Among the dishes that are popular are the Lemongrass Crispy Prawns and the Salt and Pepper Squid.
If you’re planning a party with your friends or colleagues, this is a good location. Asia Aromas Harbour Side West also caters to the business traveller and the corporate diner, so don’t trouble yourself trying to cook your own meals at your hotel, bring your family out for a great lunch or dinner.
Asia Aromas Harbour Side West
Address: Douglas Street | Ground floor in Steamships plaza, Port Moresby 121, Papua New Guinea
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday, 5 pm-10 am, 11 am-2 am; Sunday, 11 am-2 am
2. Mojo Social
There is one bar and restaurant in Papua New Guinea that you should also check out. Mojo Social is not your usual bar - it is more than that. Whether you are having a cup of coffee or a plate of steak, this place has a unique dining atmosphere, quality service and it won’t burn a hole in your pocket. If you are a backpacker and travelling on a budget, you don’t need to worry.
While dining at Mojo Social, you need to order the pizzas and tapas. They are indeed delicious and this is the ideal place for kids and families looking for a place to spend time together and enjoy some good food.
Address: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7 am-9 pm; closed on Sunday
Facebook: Mojo Social
3. Daikoku Japanese Steak House
Posted by Daikoku PNG on Thursday, 29 December 2016
Daikoku Japanese Steak House is also one of the favourite restaurants among tourists and locals in Papua New Guinea. You can opt for private rooms for your group or normal tables for your family. Just remember to book in advance, as this is the only Japanese restaurant in Port Moresby and it is usually packed. Watch the chef grill your teppanyaki to perfection while having your sushi, tempura, sashimi and refreshing soup.
Daikoku Japanese Steak House
Address: Spring Garden Rd, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11.30 am-2 pm, 6 pm-10 pm; Sunday, 6 pm-10 pm
Website: Daikoku Japanese Steak House
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4. Tandoor on the Harbour
Can’t get enough of food or craving something tempting? Then go try some Indian food at Tandoor on the Harbour. Imagine curries, vegetables and Tandoori chicken. Their chicken curry and chilli fish are also some of their signature dishes. For spicy food lovers, this is the place to go. Have your dinner and watch the sunset at the same time. Take your camera along, too.
Tandoor on the Harbour
Address: Harbour Side, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30 am-3.30 pm & 5.30 pm-10.30 pm
Facebook: Tandoor on the Harbour
5. Fusion Bistro
Fusion Bistro is another eatery to consider while you are on vacation in Papua New Guinea. You can come and enjoy your meal any time of the day, as the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose a few things from their menu and you will get to try various Asian dishes. The salt-and-pepper crab is Fusion Bistro’s signature dish and you don’t want to miss it. The tofu, clay pot chicken and vegetables are just the ideal dishes for lunch and dinner with your family. Even kids will love this place.
Address: Poreporena Fwy, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday, 12 pm-3 pm & 5.30 pm-10 pm; closed on Sunday
6. Ang’s Restaurant
Looking for an old-school Chinese restaurant? Then you’ve come to the right place. Ang’s Restaurant is a top place to try a wide variety of Chinese food. While you are here, order the Wonton Pork Noodle and Nasi Lemak, as well as a pot of Chinese tea.
Eat the Chinese way and really enjoy your meal to the fullest. Ang’s Restaurant is an ideal place for kids and families. Don’t wait until your next trip to Papua New Guinea, it’s time to go to Ang’s now and enjoy the food and visit the attractions around the city.
Address: Munahu St, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 7 am-2 pm & 6 pm-9 pm; Sunday-Monday, 7 am-2 pm
7. Seoul House Restaurant
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Nothing beats kimchi when it comes to Korean food. For Korean food fans and avid food lovers, drop by the Seoul House Restaurant for your lunch or dinner. You will be surprised to see some Thai dishes on the menu, as this restaurant doesn’t only serve Korean food. Since there are two different menus, Korean and Thai, you will have lots to choose from.
You can opt for seafood, meat and vegetables and, for a large group, a steamboat meal. If you opt for the Thai food, the Chicken Massaman Curry and the Pad Chicken are some of the dishes to try.
Seoul House Restaurant
Address: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am-2 pm & 5.30 pm-10 pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-2 pm & 5 pm-9 pm
8. The Point Restaurant
Posted by The Point Restaurant on Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Time for a change. Instead of having a heavy meal, go for something lighter. There are various simple dishes to choose from the menu at the Point Restaurant and the best time to come here is lunchtime. You will get value for money here and some of the best dishes include their chicken, fried crab with chilli sauce and fish, poached in chilli broth. You can order the dishes minus the white rice or eat them with rice if you want. Kindly refer to the menu for set meals.
The Point Restaurant
Address: Okari St, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 am-2 pm & 5 pm-9 pm
Facebook: The Point Restaurant
9. Poolside at Airways
Posted by Airways Hotel, Port Moresby on Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Looking for vegetarian and European dishes? It’s time to head over to Poolside at Airways. As it is located inside of the Airways Hotel, you will not have a hard time finding the restaurant. What could be better than dining next to a pool and enjoying a fine dining experience? But before you come to Poolside at Airways, make sure you have enough money with you, as this place is not for budget travellers.
The battered fish and chips are definitely something you should opt for and kids will enjoy it, too. You can either visit the website or inquire about the menu through the reception counter at the hotel. It would also be nice to book your accommodation at this hotel and then you can eat here all you want.
Poolside at Airways
Address: Jacksons Parade, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Facebook: Poolside at Airways
A worthy foodie paradise
Papua New Guinea is not a backward country, as some tourists might think. In fact, it has plenty to see, do, experience and eat. You really need to be open-minded and explore the country to see it for yourself. There are various markets, restaurants and cafes for you to check out and you will be surprised to see the various local delicacies of the country. One such delicacy is the sago pancake, which is a traditional food in Papua New Guinea. On your next visit to the country, you should try it.
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