Eating out in Port Moresby


The restaurant scene in Port Moresby certainly isn’t thriving, but it is getting better. Papua New Guinea isn’t known as a foodie’s destination, but you can get a good meal, whether it be Western cuisine, Chinese or Japanese. Expat blogger Rebecca gives her picks.

Click here to read reader’s suggestions.

Royal Papua Yacht Club

The Yacht Club is the place for an evening drink as the sun goes down. The sunset views here are incredible. The Yachtie, as the locals call it, has a Western menu with chicken parmas, steak, soups and salads on offer. Some nights of the week they have a buffet (including Noodle Night on Tuesdays where you can make your own noodle combinations) and a breakfast buffet on Sunday mornings. They’ve just released a new lunch menu that has a delicious fish with couscous dish.

Note that you have to be a member of the Yacht Club to gain access. Or just find a friend who is.

Where: Konedobu
Contact: +675 321 1700 or

Airways Hotel

Where should you eat in Port Moresby?

Poolside at Airways

There are several eating options at Airways, Port Moresby’s ritziest hotel (the hotel has been voted the World Best Airport Hotel a few times). If you’re after fine dining, Bacchus is the place to go – but be warned, it’s not cheap. Start the evening with an aperitif in the Havanaba before heading over to dinner.

For something a little more casual, head to the poolside where you can eat at Deli KC’s (salads, sandwiches, milkshakes, coffee), the Poolside Bar (the garlic prawns are delicious) or Vue Restaurant, which has a buffet each morning and evening, as well as an a la carte menu. Views from Vue are stunning.

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Where: Airways Hotel, 7 Mile
Contact: +675 324 5200 or


Daikoku has an extensive Japanese menu offering teppanyaki or a large range of sushi and sashimi dishes and donburi bowls. Tucked away above the SVS shopping centre in Harbour City, chefs will whip up your meal right at your table. The teppanyaki menu includes several courses, so come with an empty stomach. Note that smoking is allowed in this restaurant but if you can ignore that, it offers delicious Japanese meals – one of my favourites in Port Moresby.

Where: Harbour City
Contact: +675 321 0255 or


Fusion is one of the newer restaurants in the city and always seems to be doing great business. It’s Asian with a fusion (get it? Well, actually I have no idea why the owners called it Fusion but this is my take on the name!) of flavours from China, Thailand and Vietnam. You must try the Szechuan Beef, which is absolutely delicious. Matt loves the lunchtime claypot chicken and rice. The dinner menu is more extensive than the lunch offerings, but whatever time of day you go, you won’t be disappointed. Takeaway available.

Where: Harbour City
Contact: +675 7196 6666 or


Dynasty at Vision City

Dynasty has got to be the biggest restaurant in Port Moresby. Its chandeliers, gold décor and enormous size make it a favourite location for balls, dinners and parties of all kinds. The menu is pages and pages of all kinds of Asian meals covering seafood, chicken and meat as well as vegetarian options. Don’t miss yum cha on Sunday mornings (get there around 10 or 11am to ensure you get to try one of everything).

Where: Second floor, Vision City Mall
Contact: +675 302 8538 or

Aviat Club

Like the Yacht Club, the Aviat Club serves up home-style meals such as stir-fries, toasted sandwiches, and salt and pepper prawns with chips. This is a great spot to sit at lunchtime and escape from work. They have lunch specials every day, with usually three options available for around K30 each which is good value. Try the lobster, which comes in a variety of options including mornay and sambal … delicious and not too badly priced at K60!

Where: Konedobu
Contact: +675 321 4261 or (website under construction)

Grand Papuan Brasserie

The Grand Papuan Hotel opened in late 2011 and it’s a very funky place. Its bar serves up cocktails and a decent wine list, along with some pretty tasty tapas-style bar food. Grab a seat in one of the huge, black leather chairs and munch away on a few different options, or head to the Brasserie, which has a nightly buffet. The a la carte menu is good and the steaks are delicious.

Where: Grand Papuan Hotel, Town
Contact: +675 304 0000 or


Duffy is the creation of a couple of local lads who realised there were no clothes stores in Port Moresby. So they decided to set up one themselves. The boys design the clothes and stock all sorts of shirts, dresses, shoes and accessories. Very cool. Why is this store featured in a post about restaurants? Well, downstairs, their café serves homemade pies, cakes and sandwiches, and does a mean business selling coffee in a city where cafés are few and far between. They’ve just started Saturday brunch which I haven’t tried yet but it looks pretty damn delicious in the Instagram photos I’ve seen.

Where: Gordons

These are just a few of the restaurants in town. POM residents, any other recommendations?

Rebecca is an expat blogger based in Port Moresby


  1. Went to the brasserie at Grand Papua the other week. Not impressed. I ordered a tuna steak which was extremely overdone and dry and my friend ordered a chicken that had received the same treatment. Neither of us were able to finish. Salt and pepper squid was fine, but nothing more. I don’t know if we caught the chef at an off-day, but for the prices they have you would expect something edible. Saying that the á la carte menu is good is a bit of an overstatement.
    I also missed Seoul House from the list, great Korean and Thai food. The restaurant at Ela Beach Hotel which makes really good pizzas was also notably absent, and don’t forget the sushi restaurant on the bottom floor of vision city mall. Possibly the best Japanese in the city and a far stretch above the disappointing fare that Daikoku manages to produce these days. That place has been on a downward spiral since they lost their head chef a few years back (the only thing spiraling upwards are the prices, most expensive beer in Port Moresby last I checked)

  2. A couple of eating recommendations from Business Advantage PNG readers on LinkedIn:

    1. Grand Papua’s seafood buffet
    2. Seoul House-Korean Restaurant, Hubert Murray Hwy, 5-Mile. Ph +675 325-2231

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