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Waterfront Restaurant

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Vuna Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island 1001, Tonga
+676 24-692
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Clarks Beach, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Took client out for dinner and had an excellent meal, better than many Auckland restaurant and considerably cheaper. I had the Sushimi followed by the Lobster, totally fresh and could barely eat it all there were 2 lobsters on the plate. We all had excellent meals, great atmosphere and great staff.

Thank KiwiJKKJ
Blenheim, New Zealand
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The Waterfront is a beautifully kept 100 year old building with lovely atmosphere. Just across the road from the town wharves. Top class service, and 4 star starters, we had a sashimi platter and Oka Ika, a lovely marinated fish dish. I was surprised the sashimi only featured one species (yellow fin Tuna). I expected a variety to be honest.... More 

Thank mary2936
Waterfront-Lodge, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Mary, sorry to hear your meal was not up to standard we purchase our meat cuts from NZ and it suppose to be export grade. Our sashimi is always the jewel of the sea yellow thin tuna. Since reading your review we have stop purchasing from this particular supplier. I am always on site for a chat as I... More 

Curlewis, New South Wales, Australia
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91 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Beer selections were really nice too. Recommend a visit, especially if you are looking for some western food whilst in Tonga

Thank AngeM2381
Kansas City, USA
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141 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Waterfront has for years been categorized as an Italian style restaurant but recently the B&B and restaurant has changed hands with local owners taking over. While the menu no longer concentrates on Italian dishes, it is still mainly Western style in content with steaks, seafood and poultry prepared in Western style (think European) and with a very nice presenatation... More 

Thank Sunnyguy61
Waterfront-Lodge, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review as the new owner it is important for me to hear what people have to say about their visited to Waterfront , as we can only but improve. I like to think our menu is a touch of European combined with the Essence of Pacific flavors. I do believe we are well priced in the... More 

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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We recently dined here. The food was great. Delicious!!!!!! Thanks for looking after our large group so professionally.

Thank MountainsHelen
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Loved the decor/ambience however we waited over an hour in a half full restaurant on a Friday night for our food. The chef was obviously overwhelmed. The seared tuna was large and beautifully cooked but it came with 1 wilted sad looking Bok choy leaf and 3 hard dry kumara circles-really disappointing as I ended up just eating a slab... More 

1 Thank Aitchisonkc
Singapore, Singapore
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106 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Visited with business colleagues, the service was prompt and friendly. The meals were excellent (roast lamb and fish in our party) and beautifully presented. Very well priced at around TOP60 for main, dessert and two beers. Definitely would return for another meal. Recommended.

Thank honie99
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I am not a fish person and I had a fantastic Mediterranean fish here that I kept coming back for! All the food was delicious, we had a large group and they accommodated us easily, everyone enjoyed their food!

Thank bvandy23
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

I had the pleasure of staying at the lodge for 10 nights for business. Most nights I would have dinner at the restaurant/room service. William the chef of the restaurant was fantastic - he is happy to cater to your needs and requirements and did so multiple times during my visits at the restaurant. I would have to stay this... More 

Thank nzdekode
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I took work colleagues here and we terrible service. We waited well over an hour for food. Food just ok and overpriced. Won't be returning.

Thank Heather B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vuna Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island 1001, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island  >  Nuku'alofa
  • Phone Number: +676 24-692

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?