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Emerald

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Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 24-619
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Nukalofa, Tongatapu, Tonga
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not easy getting all the ingredients you might want in Tonga - I love Chinese food and was spoiled for choice growing up in London and whilst Chinese food in Tonga does not compare, I have been to all the Chinese restaurants in Tonga and the Emerald is in my opinion (and that of most of the local diners),... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a choice for us when we come to tonga ! The food is authentic and service is fantastic ! Big thanks to all the staff ! Always producing the best meals !!!

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Thank Candy G
pukapuka
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are reading this and are on the island, you will know everything is closed on sunday. Well thank god for the chinese restaurant cause it is open! its in the emerald hotel, its inexpensive and decent food.

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Thank mamboveepee
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Wow! The serving sizes here were a little ridiculous for how cheap it was. My friend and I ordered 4 dishes to share between the two of us because we assumed the portions would be small as they were so cheap (6-12 pa'anga per dish). We had so much left overs we both had breakfast the next day. The servers... More 

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Thank Oona O
France
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Well worth a visit, Iv eaten Chinese food globally and I must say here they have hit the nail on the head, would recommend the spicy tofu and spring rolls

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Thank OctopusBen
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A group of 20 of us booked in here for dinner. What great food. We were put in our own room and despite the large number all were served within a reasonable amount of time. Great service by the lady who took our orders.

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Thank Ian T
Canberra, Australia
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112 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

On Sunday's there are literally no options than the Emerald. It's fine but a bit hit and miss. I had salt and pepper squid, which disappointed. On the other hand my partner had an amazing simple dish of stir fried veggies.with rice for 2 and drinks it was a passable meal. The menu was long, perhaps too long. Hard to... More 

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Thank cristinahSydney
Queensland, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

As we stayed at the Emerald, it seemed intuitive to eat breakfast here. We weren't disappointed. Went for a cooked breakfast most days - eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, tomato, mushrooms et al. Included juice and filtered coffee, fruit. Give the cereal a miss unless your taste buds are used to the long-life milk used on islands...

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Thank Mark G
Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

There are lots of people dining in here and the hotel was booked out. They have good food here and expect this place to be super packed with people on sunday since it's one of the only places that serve meals on sunday.

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Thank EvaLady
Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

That restaurant is really good. It have "premium"-level look and food and service but prices are really inexpensive. You can choose a dish which can "make you full" for lunch for only 5 Pa'anga which is less than $2.5USD. Other similar looking restaurants in Nuku'alofa are far more expensive. And all their food is really tasty, good quality, nice looking,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island  >  Nuku'alofa
  • Phone Number: +676 24-619

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?