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Jive Cafe & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Asian, Grill
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Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
+680 488 5483
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After being initially greeted, seated, and given an anti mosquito lamp for my table, I was left sitting with no service even after trying to wave an employee over for over 45 minutes before I gave up and left. The Asian family eating there appeared to be having great service and the food looked great. I did enjoy the music... More 

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Thank Katelyn R
Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant offers free pick up and drop off service, so you can just call them from your hotel phone. We ordered a sashimi set and some local clam dish. The food was good and the staff were friendly. It's also right by the water and there is a local artist there playing some old tunes, so you can get... More 

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Thank JenenTan
Berlin, Germany
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

the best thing about this restaurant is the location, right on the sea. You can enjoy the sight of corals, fishes and clams while eating. Beside the usual Japanese food, they have a nice selection of local food. I stongly recommend the land crab cooked in coconut milk, delicious!

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Thank LudoLudo03
Philippines
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Delicious seafood cuisine, excellent service. Great entertainment live palauan singer Mr. Johnny. One of the best sunset site for dinner.

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1 Thank Gian9728
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

After the excitement and a few squeals of having a Palauan mangrove crab try and nibble at my ankles (of the crustacean variety!) whilst climbing the stairs of my bungalow at Carolines Resort we decided to venture off down to Jive cafe.Nothing like chilling out on the waters edge eating cuisine which is delicious and affordable with nice background music.Yoko... More 

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Thank LORAINE V
adelaide
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

Tried out this new location couple times while in town The best bit is they pick you up in there private van and if you wish will take you back to your hotel on completion to your night The dining area is open on all sides except the bar area , so on those hot muggy nights if there is... More 

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Thank neville g
Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014

Nice location overlooking the water, pleasant live music and (contrary to other reviewers) good, quick service from friendly staff. They will pick you up from your (local) hotel and take you back in a comfortable mini van. The prices are a bit high for the type of restaurant, but the food is OK and the menu caters to both Western... More 

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Thank Steph G
Kandahar, Afghanistan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

This place is better than most in shabby downtown Koror...but Japanese tourists in recent years have completely distorted the market and have driven prices through the roof! Everywhere in Palau really... But is a town with few good restaurants this is one of the good ones.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Jive will pick you up at your hotel and drop you back off afterwards. It has a nice location on the water, which we thought would be good for watching the sunsets. Unfortunately we were late both times we tried, but was still a nice night. Food was good, service was great. People were very nice. Jive definitely cater's more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

We wanted to eat grilled tuna in Palau and had a very difficult time finding a restaurant that served it. Finally we went to Jive and had an excellent tuna teriyaki. We also had a grilled unicorn fish from the reef. Both were out-of-this-world delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful, and we sat in the open air right next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Grill
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Palau  >  Koror Island  >  Koror
  • Phone Number: +680 488 5483

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?