... cooking varying somewhat from food in India.
For local North Indian cuisine try Curry House on Cumming St or Singh’s Curry House on Gordon Street for spicy South Indian dishes.
For authentic cuisine from the Indian sub-continent (think Tandoori and Naan) Ashiyana in the Old Town Hall building on Victoria Parade is the place to head to.
Curry King restaurant on Waimanu Road near the CWM Hospital serves good Indian food at reasonable prices and is open seven days a week.
Vegetarians have a choice of two restaurants, Hare Krishna on Pratt Street (which does great home-made ice-cream and sweets) and Govinda on Cumming Street.
Japanese: Japan is Fiji’s third largest tourism market and perhaps as an indicator of this, there are now three Japanese restaurants in Suva alone.
Daikoku on Victoria Parade specialises in Teppan-Yaki – individually prepared at your Teppan table. Zen, located on Butt Street does Japanese favourites such as sushi and tempura as does Ikkyu, a new Japanese eatery on Stewart Street.
Korean: A few Korean restaurants have sprung up in recent years, perhaps to cater to the growing Korean population in Fiji. However, Korea House, on Waimanu Road, is the pioneer. It specialises in traditional Korean delicacies such as Bul Go Gy, Dak Do Ri Tang and Bi Bim Ba.
Continental: A number of high-end eateries serving continental cuisine are to be found in Suva. JJ’s On The Park is on the waterfront in the heart of Suva and is a casual restaurant that’s popular among movers and shakers.
Metal Ox is located in the back of the old Regal building and specialises in grilled cuisine - steaks and seafood.
Tiko’s is one of the more romantic places around, it is floating restaurant set on a boat that specialises in local and international seafood dishes. Zest, a new addition to Suva’s dining scene, is located at the Tanoa Plaza at the corner of Gordon and Malcolm St and creatively combines fresh local ingredients in its original menu.
Combination: The Old Mill Cottage Cafe on Carnarvon St, a Suva establishment, is housed in an old, wooden colonial building.
It serves up some of the best Fijian and Indian food around. Vikatoria at the Holiday Inn in Suva opens daily from 6am to 10.30pm and serves a combination of Indian, Fijian and Continental cuisine.
The Raintree Lodge at Colo-i-Suva is set in natural surroundings amidst a rainforest with a lake. It also serves up a combination of different cuisines with an emphasis on Continental food.