A variety of Polynesian and European food is available in Niue.

Naturally, many tropical fruits grow and depending upon the season most can be bought at the local market or ‘makete’ which runs every Tuesday and Friday morning in central Alofi, right next door to the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre. Traditional local foods such as coconut crab ‘uga’, taro ‘talo’, breadfruit, cassava, shellfish are also for sale – but be early!

Niueans have high standards of quality and preparation of food is traditionally very high, and they are extremely proud of this; using it as yet another way to distinguish themselves from neighbouring countries.

The very best range of traditional local food is found at the annual village showdays – each of Niue’s fourteen villages hosts a show-day every year to showcase local cooking, craft, sporting, cultural skills and performances. A large earth oven, or ‘umu’, is prepared, and visitors can sample some rarely found and delicious treats. Try to co-ordinate your visit with one of these show-days, for it will expose you to the full fabric of Niuean life. Our events page will keep you up to date with these.


Eating In

A couple of villages have a small shop selling simple necessities. Alofi has several grocers and supermarkets but their hours vary.

The largest supermarket, Swanson, is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6.00pm and Saturdays, 1pm - 6pm.

We strongly recommend that if staying in a motel or you plan to cook your own food, that you do your grocery shopping as soon as you can after arrival to avoid any problems.


Eating Out

Niue is not a bustling metropolis, so not all restaurants can afford to open all the time. Bookings are encouraged for all eating establishments to avoid disappointment. For the most up-to-date list of opening hours, check with the Visitor Information Centre.

You can choose from...


Scenic Matavai Resort


Address: Between Tamakautoga and Avatele
Ph: (+683) 4360

Open daily:
Breakfast: 7am - 10am
Lunch: 11am - 5pm
Dinner: 6pm - 9pm
Bookings essential

Happy Hour 5pm - 6pm daily - beer and wine from $6.50
Monday Night 6pm - Live Uga Show with Tony Aholima from A5 Tours
Wednesday Night 6pm - Coconut Show with Monu Richards
Thursday Night 7pm - Spit Roast Buffet and Fire Dance - $50 per person
Friday Night 6pm - Semi A'la Carte Buffet. Choose a selection of steaks available & Chef of the night will cook it to your liking - $50 per person
Sunday 6pm - Live Band featuring Glen Jackson

Fully licensed bar



Falala Fa Café & Bar - Fully Licensed Bar


Address: Corner of Kalaone and Main Street, Alofi
Ph: (+683) 4697
Email: falalafa@niue.nu

Open: Monday - Friday: 11am - 2pm for Lunch and 6:30pm - 9pm for dinner
Saturday: 6:30pm - 9pm for dinner

Pay by cash or Eftpos (NZ cards only)                          



Wash Away Café


Address: Avatele Beach
Ph: (+683) 4822

Open: Sunday only, 11am till late

Fully licensed bar



Jenna's Restaurant


Serves local and international dishes.

Address: Alofi
Ph: (+683) 4316

Open: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri - breakfast & lunch 9am - 2pm
Tuesday Pasifika Buffet & Show 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Thu, Fri, Sat dinner 7pm - 10pm

Bookings essential




Gill's Indian Restaurant & Takeaway

Beef, lamb or chicken curry with rice and roti vegetarian and fish options on request.

Address: Alofi South
Ph: (+683) 4180

Open: Monday - Friday 10:30am - 9pm, Saturday 12pm - 9pm, Sunday 4pm - 9pm

Fully licensed bar



Tavana's Café

Address: Alofi Commercial Centre
Ph: (683) 4334

Open: Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm
Saturday Night - "Burger Night" - 6pm - 8pm



The Crazy Uga


Address: Main Street, Alofi
Ph: (+683) 1277

Open: Monday - Saturday - light lunches
Wednesday Night - Burger Night 6pm - 9pm

Real espresso available.

Fully licensed bar



Kaiika Sushi & Gourmet Cuisine and Avi's Ark


Offering authentic Japanese cuisine - sushi, sashimi and tempura. Kaiika also offers homemade pizza.
Avi's Ark serves lunch and great premium ice cream in many flavours with fantastic sea views.

Address: Alofi
Ph: (+683) 4628
Email: sushi@kaiika.com

Lunch: Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Friday 11am - 1pm with a ready made selection of lunch sushi boxes
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 6pm - 8pm

Please email or phone to book.

Fully licensed bar



Katuali Coffee House

Address: Peta Hill, Alofi South
Ph: (+683) 4012

Open: Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm



Talo's Restaurant & Buffet

Address: Alofi South
Ph: (+683) 4067 or (+683) 4077 for bookings by 10am

Open: Thursday 6pm - 12am Buffet & Entertainment
Friday 5pm - 12am Takeaways & Dine-in
Saturday 12pm - 12am

Fully licensed bar

R'lina's Restaurant & Bar

Address: Fonuakula, Alofi South
Ph: (+683) 4115

Open: Monday - Saturday, lunch 11am - 2pm, Dinner 6pm - 9pm

Wednesday Local Cuisine Buffet Night - $35pp, bookings essential

Venue hire, karoke.

Fully licensed bar



Vaiolama Café and Bar


Address: Tufukia, Alofi South
Ph: (+683) 4336

Open: Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 7pm

Fully licensed bar


Okioki Mai Café 



Address: Tamakautoga Beach, Tamakautoga

Ph: (+683) 4944

Open: Monday - Saturday 9am - 7pm

Sunday - 1pm till late

NOTE: Food will only be served between 9am - 6pm

Fully Licensed bar