Vunibokoi Restaurant serves some of the best local Fijian dishes — together with a host of cuisines from other nations which reflect the multi-racial makeup of our beautiful islands.
Our sous chef, Mareta, handles the Tovu Tovu kitchen. She has wonderful sense of how to make traditional Fijian meals with a subtle Asian, Indian, gourmet approach. Seemingly simple but full of tasty secrets. We invite you to come by and try her latest wholesome delicacy. » View a Recent Daily Menu (PDF)
" Once again the food is #1. A hui hou, malama pono. Great to come back. " — Hawaiian
Tovu Tovu Organic Tropical Garden
We prepare our meals with only the fresh and finest Fijian ingredients. Our village garden yields plentiful crops, rows, trees, and patches. We have taro, kura (noni), coconut, papayas, mangos, oranges, lemons, cumquat, Fijian molikula limes, tomatos, shallots, parsely, basil, sage, capsicum, chinese cabbage, long beans, cucumber. We invite you to wander our lushious garden.
Mareta, along with the beautiful Fijian women from the Naselesele village, can tell you about the traditional and varied uses of the local vegitation. They have a great understanding about the (medicinal) properties and characteristics of barks, leaves, roots, flowers, and natural resources found growing around.
Fresh & Local Ingredients
Mareta chooses her produce, herbs, and spices from a heavenly tropical garden, and gets her wild seafood directly from the clean, clear ocean we see before us.
» We use the fruit, root, and leaves of produce growing organically in our local village.
» Handline fisherwomen catch all kinds of fish right on our doorstep daily.
» We select our meat from the neighboring Taveuni Wainikeli Farm with pride.
» Mareta invents sumputous creations based upon the availablility of locally grown ingredients with delightful skill.
Traditional Care in Food Preparation
» We hack what we need for the day from the garden with a cane knife. Then wrap and cook our food using jumbo banana (coconut & breadfruit) leaves, for the added solvents and mild, sweet taste.
» Garnishing meals with shells, leaves, and Fijian weaved baskets reminds us about the art of nature.
" The food is the best on the island. THEEEEEEE best cheeseburgers in the world. Vinaka vaka levu. Wonderful people, I'm going to miss you. We had the most incredible dives w. Tyrone.!!! One of the best diving operations Iíve ever seen. Vunibokoi Divers rocks. " — Canadian
It is also no problem for us to cook something up that works according to your special dietary requirements, or that you feel like eating. Vegetarians, and vegans will like our delicious options too. We will gladly take your personal order. Or let Mareta surprise you with a chef's choice of the day!
Friday Buffet Night & Live Island Tunes
Come — the party attracts a nice mix of Taveuni residents, and island visitors. Great music by the Band Boys. Kava drinking. Bar stocked with wine and local beer. And a Fijian feast that goes fast.
We host a one-of-a-kind buffet every Friday night from 7-9 pm. People enjoy themselves until the wee hours of the night.
" Very friendly warm atmosphere & great food. Lovely bloaks: Alan & Eric Petersen. Heaps of top tips, and great info on their magical island. " — Australian
We serve breakfast, lunch & 3-course dinner. Full Breakfast: eggs any style. 2-course Lunch. 3-course Dinner: appetizer, main course chicken beef or seafood, & local desert. Yummy fruit juices made with local seasonal fruits.
Daily meal package prepared $45 FD.
People of Taveuni look forward to our weekly Massive Sunday Roast with either lamb, pork or beef. If you book before 2 pm, you can place an order for chicken as your preferred meat.
On request, we can pack picnic lunches for tour groups. Fruit salads, sandwiches, rotis. Just give Vunibokoi a call: (679) 888 0560
Our restaurant comfortably hosts up to 50 people for receptions. We support Rotary International, and host their regular Meetings, and are use to accommodating for big private groups.
" Thank you for your hospitality. The food was great and enjoyed you guys company. Best wishes. "
Don't hesitate to contact us. We are happy to assist in any way we can.
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