Where To Eat


Traditional food consists largely of root vegetables, including taro (talo) and breadfruit (ulu), along with coconut cream, pork, chicken (moa), and fish (i’a) dishes. The local staple of oka (raw fish marinated in coconut cream, lemon juice, chilli and onions) is delicious. A favourite of many visitors to Samoa is the tasty palusami (baked coconut cream in taro leaves) cooked in the umu.

Hotels and resorts can give you a taste of umu (earth-cooked) meals and also stage regular fiafia nights, with a chance to see traditional Samoan dance accompanied by a buffet dinner.

Samoa is a veritable fruit basket with locally grown tropical fruits including papayas, star fruit and bananas, and mangos and pineapples in season.

Seafood lovers will delight in freshly caught crayfish, snapper, octopus, tuna and more. Look for the Samoan delicacy of palolo (similar to whitebait or caviar), ask the locals if this is available. It may surprise many visitors to Samoa to see how popular Asian flavours are here, be sure to try the Samoan version of chop suey.

The local Samoan beer is very refreshing, while a cocktail in a coconut is the ultimate  island-holiday accessory. Remember that the sale of alcoholic beverages outside hotels or licensed restaurants is prohibited on Sundays.

Upolu has a wide selection of snack bars, cafés and restaurants, especially in Apia.  Apia is ideal for a lively night out, with plenty of bars and nightclubs to choose from. There may be a small cover charge for nightclubs but entry to bars is free.

Taumeasina Island Resort
Island: APIA
Taumeasina Island Resort is located just 45 minutes from the Faleolo International Airport, and 5 minutes from the capital city of Samoa, Apia. Enjoy breathtaki ..
Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Hotel & Bungalows
Island: UPOLU
Situated on Main Beach Road in one of Samoa’s most iconic historical buildings, the hotel is located in Apia, Samoa’s capital. Enjoy a stunning harbor front loc ..
Royalty Lodge
Island: UPOLU
Royalty Lodge and Restaurant would like to Welcome you to the Heart of the Pacific.
Tifaimoana Indian Restaurant
Island: UPOLU

Scalini's Restaurant
Island: UPOLU
Enjoy marvelous cuisine at one of Samoa's finest restaurants...

Bistro Tatau
Island: UPOLU
Bistro Tatau Restaurant provides an eclectic “global roaming” menu.

Giordano's Pizzeria & Garden Restaurant
Island: UPOLU
Alfresco dining in a lush tropical garden where wood fire pizza and pasta bring the taste of Italy to the heart of Polynesia

Paddles Restaurant
Island: UPOLU
Cibo, servizio, atmosfera, divino!....... Food, service & atmosphere, divine!

Roko's Restaurant
Island: APIA
Roko's Restaurant offers a delicious variety of international cuisine with distinct Polynesian influences.

Island: UPOLU
American (New), American (Traditional), Breakfast, Brunch, Buffets, Burgers, Diners, Seafood and Soul Food.

Island: UPOLU
Amanaki Hotel provides guests and visiting diners with great meals at reasonable prices that don't compromise on flavor.

Fugalei Fresh Produce Market
Island: APIA
The produce market in Apia, is open every day of the week.

Apia Fish Market
Island: APIA
There is an amazing variety of the fish available, ranging from huge cross sections of freshly caught yellow-fin tuna to octopus and eels all at unbelievably lo ..

Milani Caffe Samoa
Island: UPOLU
Located in the Gold Star Building in the middle of Apia town. Milani serves delicious breakfast and lunch with a touch of Italian love in a comfortable modern a ..

Home Cafe
Island: UPOLU
Home Cafe is the most eclectic café Samoa has ever seen.

Pacific Jewell Garden Cafe
Island: APIA
Our garden cafe, gift shop and gallery showcase a range of high quality gifts for any occasion.

Island: APIA
Open for breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4pm and Saturday 7.30am to 2.00pm, Take out or eat in.

Kokobanana Bar & Grill
Island: UPOLU
Enjoy the best steaks on island or a mouth watering Lobster Mornay while sipping on one of our many exotic cocktails. For reservations call 26880.

The Edge Cocktail Lounge
Island: APIA
The EDGE Cocktail Lounge, mixology bar has beautiful deckside views of the mountains, city and it over the ocean.

Coffee Bean Cafe
Island: APIA
Quiet, intimate and air-conditioned, The Coffee Bean is the perfect place for meetings and catch ups. We do a pretty good cup of coffee, too.

Island: UPOLU
Enjoy delicious local produce and Samoa-made products in our food. All meat, fish and vegetables are organic, prepared in world flavours.

EnT's Surf Sip Cafe
Island: APIA
Delicious salads, meals and desserts are our specialty.

Nourish Cafe
Island: APIA
Located at the Ace of Clubs compound next to the Mulivai Cathedral, Nourish Café promotes “local cuisine” and “organic farming.”.

Island: APIA
We believe in the value of a Smile.

Mama Jane's
Island: APIA
Mama Jane's is Samoa's newest cafe serving up breakfast and lunch Monday - Saturday 7am-2pm!

Legends Cafe
Island: APIA
Find us at Taumeasina opposite the Taumeasina Resort.

Tui's Cafe
Island: APIA
All Day breakfast, tasty salads, open sandwiches and a variety of delicious sweets and savouries for people on the go.

Le Petit Café
Island: UPOLU
French-style breakfast & around the world lunch located off the Cross Island Road.

Island: APIA
Serving delicious authentic Filipino cuisine located at the Macdonald building, Savalalo on Fugalei Street.

Forest Cafe
Island: UPOLU
Forest Cafe,only 10 mins from town, nested on the edge of Vaisigano Ravine, offering amazing views of the forest and river...abundant birdlife...and while enjoy ..

Sails Bar and Restaurant
Island: APIA
Sails Bar and Restaurant opened its doors in 1996, and is located at Mulinu’u Point Beach, Apia.

The Curry House
Island: UPOLU
The Curry House “Where Food and People Matter”

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