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Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
+680 488 8866
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Seventeen Seventy, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We dined here one night and looked forward to some fresh seafood, which had, oddly enough, been missing on our Palau trip. We were not disappointed at Elilai. Had the seared tuna, fish of the day, clam linguini and Arancini balls. All was very good and fresh and beautifully presented. A big bonus is the free transports from and to... More 

Thank Ninasox
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

During my vacation in February 2017 I was every evening in the Elilai restaurant. Verz satisfied I was with the service by the Philippine personal. Specially at my last evening I had a nice stay after the afterhour with Tin and Janine. The guest contact is very good. The meals was very good for a good price here in Palau.... More 

Thank Mathis K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is fantastic. Great service and great views over the bay. Everyone in Palau seemed to recommend it.

Thank Ed B
Galle, Sri Lanka
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food, lovely staff and great setting. Keep space for the lemon tart - delicious! I went 3 times!

Thank youngja2
Annapolis, Maryland
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, had a great meal here. Really delicious food and great ambiance. They offer a free shuttle from Koror to the restaurant and back during dinner hours. We found a brochure with a coupon for free dessert - lemon sorbet, yum. Highly recommend!

Thank Whitney H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Firstly they picked us up and took us back at no cost and we were staying a 20min drive away. Brilliant...... The food was very good all round and service excellent. The view is of course good. We choose one of their set menus ( 6 courses i think ) and unlike almost all other restaurants in Palau we where... More 

Thank Lynda A
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was a great experience. The view is amazing, and they will send a car to pick you up for dinner, and drop you back off at your hotel (within a reasonable distance). The ambience is lovely, and the staff, welcoming. Of course, the main benefit of dining here is the view. We got there about 30 minutes before sunset,... More 

Thank CigarIndian
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Was there because of reviews here and have to say that was very disappointed ! I decided for the famous crab and was informed only big size crabs available ,so i order the smallest one with 2,6 pounds ! Surprise the beautiful crab was crippled and came with only arm ! Big beautiful but just one ! When i said... More 

Thank Luis A
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The views from this restaurant are stunning (Rose's bar offers the same views but priced much lower). The menu offers some nice diversity. This is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in Palau and it would unkind to compare it to other restaurants. One or two other restaurants have the same view, a few other restaurants have a similar caliber of food and... More 

Thank Carmen L
Lyon, France
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place is spectacular: perched on a hill with a view of the bay, delicious seafood is served by Philippina and Japanese women in island garb. If you avoid the mongrove crab and lobster ($40 a pound), prices are fair. The Tripadvisor estmate is too high. We had a $40 set menu with 5 courses that included the small crabs... More 

Thank Nicholas I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$40
Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Palau  >  Koror Island  >  Koror
  • Phone Number: +680 488 8866
Elilai is Palau's premiere dining experience with a spectacular view. Overlooking Koror and the Rock Islands Elilai serves the very best in Pacific Rim cuisine using local ingredients. Our menu includes Fresh local seafood and salads, grilled steaks, perfect pastas and a variety of tempting deserts. Also enjoy our lounge and extensive wine menu. Come join us Elilai for romantic evening, a successful business meeting or just a relaxing experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?