- Stinson Parade, Suva, Phone: 3313626
- Local & international cuisine.
- Fresh seafood & steaks and salad bar.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 12pm – 2.00pm & 6 – 10pm. Saturday: 6 – 10pm. Last orders: 9.45pm. Sundays & public holidays closed. Good salad bar selection of local vegetables & greens. Nightly blackboard specials recommended. Favourite choices: Lobster Mornay or Thermidore and cracked curried Qari in coconut cream (mud crab). Smoking area available. Live music by Jese Mucunabitu on guitar & vocals. Take-out service available if pre-ordered. Function rooms & catering available. Ample street parking. Main course price range: FJ$16.00 – $55.00. All major credit cards & ANZ debit card accepted.
Founded by a school chum of mine, Tiko Eastgate, Tiko’s Foating Restaurant is moored in Suva Harbour. It now has new owners and consistently provides good local and international cuisine. Music is often provided by Jese Mucunabitu. Locals like to take out-of-town guests to this floating restaurant, which years ago served as a cruise ship with Blue Lagoon Cruises. One hopes they don’t lean to seasickness, for the old craft does tend to roll a bit when freighters kick up a wake going in and out of the harbor. Your best bets are the nightly seafood specials, such as walu (Spanish mackerel) and pakapaka(snapper). The fish is fresh, the service is attentive, and Jesse Mucunabitu, a terrific musician-singer, usually performs at dinner — all of which makes for a pleasant night out.