The Top Restaurants and Cafes in Niue
Where are you going to eat in Niue? Well, after a week or two, you’ll probably eat just about everywhere on the “Rock of the Pacific”, which boasts a fabulous selection of cafes and bars. What’s more, each restaurant is extremely different from each other, whether it’s the international cuisine with a Pacific twist or something unique like an honesty bar or a Niuean buffet. Delve into the different dining experiences with this list of the best restaurants in Niue!
1. Kaiika Restaurant
You can’t miss the signs outside of the Kaiika Restaurant boasting “New York-Style Pizza, Amazing Sushi, Sashimi, Cooked Fish, Middle Eastern Plates.” Yes, Kaiika throws the “less is more” concept right out the window, and somehow, it works! The fresh sushi prepared by a Tokyo chef is a top reason to book an evening table, while their New York-style pizzas, Morrocan rotisserie chicken and premium ice creams give more reason to return for lunch, open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and for dinner Monday to Saturday. Browse more restaurants in Alofi here.
Location: South of Alofi nearby Alofi Rentals
2. Dolphin Restaurant
The restaurant of the Scenic Matavai Resort, the Dolphin Restaurant is open for guests and casual diners alike. Dine on impeccably presented plates from their a la carte menu or book in for one of their entertainment evenings. Wednesday is Island Night, Thursday is their spit roast and umu night with fire dancing, Friday is their Taste of Niue Barbecue, and Sunday is their Barbecue, Burgers & Beer Night. Learn more about their nightly entertainment in The Ultimate Guide to the Niue Nightlife.
Location: Near the village of Tamakautoga
3. Washaway Cafe
A unique restaurant and a special Sunday event, the Washaway Cafe at Avatele Beach is an honesty bar. Write down your food order and table number at the kitchen, where you can treat yourself to some of the island’s most affordable burgers and pizzas, home-baked fish focaccia, and more! Help yourself to drinks at the bar then, once you’re done, let the bar staff know what you had to pay either cash or EFTPOS (the EFTPOS system is sometimes down so have cash as backup). The Washaway Cafe is only open on Sundays from 11am until everyone goes home.
Location: Avatele Beach
4. Wok on the Rock
With an ever-changing menu, there’s always a reason to try Wok on the Rock time and time again. Enjoy Asian cuisine, with examples including beef noodles, fresh tuna poke and fish curry, all of which is served in non-plastic takeaway containers. Note that vegetarian options are not always on offer. Wok on the Rock is open Tuesday to Friday for lunch and Thursday to Saturday for dinner.
Location: Corner of the main road in Alofi and Halamahaga Road
5. Crazy Uga Cafe & Bar
The Crazy Uga Cafe offers rustic dining in Alofi with stunning views of a tranquil bay. Dine on hearty cooked breakfasts or join them for a light lunch, which is a choice of salads, pasta, paninis and fish and chips. Additionally, book a table for the Wednesday spitroast/burger nights starting from 6pm.
Location: Centre of Alofi opposite the Police Station
6. Hio Cafe & Bar
A red container overlooking Hio Beach, the Hio Cafe & Bar is a good excuse to refuel after exploring nearby attractions like the Limu Pools, Matapa Chasm and Avaiki Cave. Aside from a range of alcoholic drinks, coffee and smoothies, they have a small menu for food, such as burgers and nachos. Join them for breakfast on weekends or book in for their Thursday Niue Kai Night where you can sample local dishes.
Location: Just before the village of Tuapa
7. Vaiolama Cafe & Mini Golf
Also providing sensational views, the Vaiolama Cafe is perched atop a 30m cliff with its own mini golf course. The cafe pours a refreshing range of milkshakes and smoothies, as well as hot drinks to complement the fresh sandwiches and wraps from the cabinet. Join them for one of their Sunday specials, such as rotisserie chicken, or pop in for Thursday drinks where Happy Hour is between 4pm and 6pm. Otherwise, they are open for breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday and for lunch on a Sunday.
Location: South of Alofi opposite Alofi Rentals
8. All Relativf
While not exactly a restaurant, All Relativf is still worth mentioning for its fresh-fruit cocktails, smoothies and more! At the start or the end of the evening, head to the Swanson shopping complex for a creative range of cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks where the menus have pictures should you be seeking more Insta-worthy drink! They are open Monday to Saturday from 2pm until late. See more great bars in Niue in the 6 Best Bars in Niue.
Location: Swanson shopping complex, Tapeu-Porritt Road near the airport
[CLOSED] Gill’s Restaurant
Gill’s Restaurant adds a touch of spice, as well as a Sunday option for dining, to your Niue getaway! Choose from a range of vegetarian, chicken, beef and fish curries, where the fish is caught locally. Curries come with rice with the option to add a roti. Gill’s is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday and open for dinner on Sundays.
Location: Commercial Centre of Alofi
[CLOSED] Falala Fa Cafe & Bar
A family-friendly restaurant in the centre of Alofi, Falala Fa Cafe & Bar is most popular for its fresh fish-of-the-day dishes, brought in from the day’s tourism fishing charters. They also have an extensive burger menu for lunch and also do a range of refreshing drinks, including cocktails. However, dessert is the main event in our eyes, especially for the coconut pie! Top tip: order it early in the evening, as it sells out quickly! They are open Monday to Saturday for dinner and Tuesday to Friday for lunch.
Location: Corner of the main road in Alofi and Kalaone
More About Restaurants in Niue
That’s it for the best restaurants in Niue. Now head to the 101 Things to Do in Niue: The Ultimate List featuring more amazing experiences. Plus, check out which foods to look out for using the 8 Unique Foods in Niue You Have to Try.