Most food is imported from Australia and arrives by ship or air, usually once every six to eight weeks. You can find western and Asian (primarily Chinese) food. Because of the tropical climate dishes might not be as heavy and hearty as the original versions. As not all ingredients may be available, dishes are often rather simple.
Since Nauru is an island nation, seafood is very popular in its restaurants. Cooked and smoked hams are also very popular, as meat is one of their main dishes.
- Fast food kiosk. At Capelle’s supermarket, in the north of the island. Serves western fast food.
- Kasuo. Chinese restaurant near the Aiwo hotel. Serves mostly fish and fried rice and noodles.
In addition to these, you’ll also find some small inexpensive “eating places”, selling Chinese food.
- Anibare (at Menen Hotel). Seafood and international.
- The Bay Restaurant (Anibare Bay). Specialising in fish dishes, but has pizza and Indian food. Actually located in Anibare, where the local fishing boats arrive. Popular with visitors and locals alike, review sites rank this as the best restaurant on the island.
- Oriental (at Menen Hotel). Different Asian food (Thai, Indian, Chinese).
- Reynaldo’s (next to the airport terminal). Reynaldo’s is a popular name in the list of restaurants and bars in Nauru. It is a local restaurant that offers authentic Chinese cuisines. Also one of the few places on Nauru serving alcohol.
- Antinas, Yaren district (near the southern end of the runway). Somewhat upscale seafood restaurant, also serving alcohol.
- Reef Bar (at the Menen Hotel). The only public bar in Nauru. If you’re staying at the other hotel on the island, Od-N-Aiwo, it’s about 5.5 km away along the ring road. It serves Australian beers and international spirits. The barroom has a couple of pool tables, satellite TV and recorded music. It’s lively at the weekends, as Nauruans are paid on Fridays, and quiet on weeknights. New faces will be enthusiastically welcomed by the locals and the expats will usually have a chat. No flip flops/thongs (enclosed sandals are OK) and men must wear a shirt with a collar.
Other than that, restaurants and shops offer soft drinks and some also have alcoholic beverages.