Food in Nauru
The majority of the food is imported from Australia and comes by ship or plane once every six to eight weeks. There is Western and Asian (mainly Chinese) cuisine available. Dishes may not be as substantial and hearty as the original counterparts due to the tropical environment. Because not all components are always accessible, meals are often kept basic.
Seafood is extremely popular in Nauru’s eateries since it is an island country. As beef is one of their primary meals, cooked and smoked hams are also extremely popular.
- Fast food kiosk. Capelle’s store on the island’s north. It specializes on western quick food.
- Kasuo. Near the Aiwo hotel, there is a Chinese restaurant. Mostly serves seafood, fried rice, and noodles.
In addition to this, there are a few tiny cheap “dining establishments” that serve Chinese cuisine.
- Reynaldo’s formal name is Reynaldo Reynaldo (next to the airport terminal). Reynaldo’s is a well-known name among Nauru’s restaurants and pubs. It is a neighborhood eatery that serves genuine Chinese food. It is also one of the few locations in Nauru that serves alcohol.
- The Bay Restaurant (Anibare Bay). Specialising on seafood dishes, but also serving pizza and Indian cuisine. Actually, it is in Anibare, where the local fishing boats dock. Review sites rate this as the finest restaurant on the island, and it is popular with both tourists and residents.
- Anibare (at Menen Hotel). Seafood and foreign cuisine.
- Oriental (at Menen Hotel). Various Asian cuisines (Thai, Indian, Chinese).
- Yaren district, Antinas (near the southern end of the runway). A somewhat upmarket seafood restaurant that also serves alcohol.
Drinks in Nauru
Reef Bar is a bar located on the reef (at the Menen Hotel). Nauru’s sole public bar. If you stay at the other hotel on the island, Od-N-Aiwo, it’s approximately 5.5 kilometers distant around the ring road. It offers Australian beers as well as foreign spirits. There are a couple of pool tables, satellite TV, and recorded music in the barroom. It’s busy on weekends since Nauruans get paid on Fridays, but it’s quiet on weeknights. The locals will gladly greet newcomers, and the expats will typically strike up a conversation as well. There are no flip flops or thongs allowed (enclosed sandals are OK), and males must wear a collar.
Aside from that, restaurants and stores sell soft drinks and, in certain cases, alcoholic beverages.