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Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
+680 488 8866
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best food we had over the 2 weeks we were there was at Elilai. had a table right next to the overlook dining area and was able to watch the sunset, a must do if you're eating there. The cost was expensive, the dress business...More

Thank Zigmom04
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Elilai is the restaurant where we had the best dinner during our two-week stay in Palau. It's best to reserve in advance and you can arrange for them to pick you up from your hotel and they will drop you off when you're done, free...More

Thank JBlaze2
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A must! The restaurant will pick you up and return you to your hotel at no cost! This is good because the restaurant is out of town and at the top of a hill, providing a beautiful view. Perhaps the only restaurant with an elevated...More

Thank Taweela
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must on Palau. They offer free pick up/drop off from the hotel. Food is great! Staff is great I will definitely come back. Make sure to make a reservation and they will pick you up. Even live music during dinner

Thank Nicosweden
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is a nice restaurant with very good seafood. The service is excellent and they will even send a shuttle to pick you up and take you back to your hotel. The open air view is amazing and a great place to have a drink....More

Thank islandAndy
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner, then back for Sunday brunch. The chef is fantastic. Simply delicious. Live music for dinner on Saturday. One man band who did a great job. Sunday brunch was delicious. I had the fish sandwich with potato wedges that was perfect. The view...More

Thank Letitia L
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Very reasonable prices. Very good food. Great music in evening. Spectacular view. Shuttle service for free.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Though the ambiance and style of Ellilai is beyond doubt one of the best dining options in Koror, much of the cooking does leave something to be desired and some of the mark ups are quite honestly a bit above and beyond. Though we loved...More

Thank Confused_ExpatHanoi
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We decided to venture out from our hotel - PPR - and this was highly recommended as another fine dining option and beautiful setting! It was. Delta crews favorite! Food was great fresh from the tuna poke, lamb, soup and salad!! Good wine list -...More

Thank 621kct
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This place is #1 on my list of Restaurants in Palau. Always reliable for a fabulous meal. Finally met the "Head Chef" Roy and got to relay my compliments. The view is spectacular and the prices are very reasonable ! It is a MUST for...More

Thank agf10060
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Palau  >  Koror Island  >  Koror
  • Phone Number: +680 488 8866
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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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