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Billfish Bar & Restaurant

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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Vuna Road | Ma'ufanga, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 24-084
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10:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 01:00
Sat 14:00 - 23:30
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last night for drinks and a dance ! Vibe was great - better than reload . Staff were friendly and a good DJ.

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Thank Candy G
Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A great bar and restaurant, the fish and chips are wonderful, the staff are friendly and the beer is cold. The cocktails are good too.

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Thank Cheryl1509
Kaitaia, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Had some pretty awesome evenings at the Billfish over the last couple of weeks while visiting friends and family. Great management and very cool staff giving great service. Buzze atmosphere and yummy food to boot. Will miss the Friday night session.

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Thank KarikariLodge
BillfishTonga, General Manager at Billfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review, Good to hear you enjoyed your time at Billfish and the yummy food. Friday night is a great night to come and enjoy Happy Hour at Billfish and our Happy Hour is from 5pm-7pm Monday to Saturday. Hope to see you at Billfish again soon, Malo, Robert More 

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

An awesome place to meet up with friends for drinks and dancing! A hot spot for tourists and locals!

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Thank keeeeeert
BillfishTonga, General Manager at Billfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review, Glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Billfish, we do try to set a great atmosphere for people to enjoy. Definetly a place for locals, expats and tourists to meet. Hope to see you at Billfish again, Malo, Robert. More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

A fun night out for cocktails and fun. We enjoyed the friendly staff who were so happy to see you and enjoying themselves as well. Lovely to see!

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Thank Croz63
BillfishTonga, General Manager at Billfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, Glad to here you enjoyed our friendly staff and cocktails. We try to have a fun relaxed atmosphere and a place that our customers can enjoy. Cocktails are at a great price during Happy Hour from 5pm-7pm. Thanks again for your review and hope to see you again soon, Malo, Robert More 

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We joined 11 teams, mostly expats, at Billfish for their monthly Quiz Night. The evening was great organised and we enjoyed the time with other quiz enthusiasts. Billfish apparently is the only place in town where you can get beer from the tap and we were looking forward to a difference in taste. I am not sure if that was... More 

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Thank Steffen G
BillfishTonga, General Manager at Billfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, We are glad you enjoyed our Monthly Quiz night of which all proceeds go to charity. With Quiz night there is always one slight issue and we have tried many ways to ease it and that is we had 16 teams with five members in it in the Quiz last week, that is 80 people, not... More 

New York City, New York
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Enjoyed local fish and Tongan rum drinks. Food was delicious and service was great. The Tongans are very hospitable and it was evident here.

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Thank kilrwat
BillfishTonga, General Manager at Billfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We have Fresh local Mahimahi and Tuna on the menu and will have local Snapper when Mahimahi is not available. The main ingredients for our cocktails are all locally sourced spirits and mixers. We are very pleased to here you enjoyed your time at Billfish with our delicious food and service. Hope to see you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This bar is equivalent to an old fashioned beer garden - cheap furniture, dilapidated flooring and wall coverings thrown together. Service was touchy - staff more interested in playing with their phones and did not want to prepare cocktails. The meals were more bar snacks. If you want to go somewhere to drink with your mates, this could be for... More 

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Thank michael n
BillfishTonga, General Manager at Billfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your Review Michael N, We are a perfect place to catch up for drinks with mates, our Menu is based on food you would enjoy while doing this with burgers, ribs, fish n chips, steaks and many other options, we are often told the portions a large but do have smaller items on offer. We have a gravel... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place but utterly clueless staff who can barely take an order. I at several times here and not once did they get the order correct. Language is a problem, as is the volume of the music. For anything other than a beer after work avoid this place as there are way better options nearby. The food isn't bad, when... More 

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Thank bad_2_the_bone
BillfishTonga, General Manager at Billfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for you review bad_2_the_bone We are a great option for after work drinks and quite often have local business people in the early evening for dinner and drinks. Language can be an issue and we will make an effort to sort this out. We have some great menu options for Burgers, Fish n Chips and Steaks and hope you... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I can imagine that this place would be rocking in the evening, but not so during the day. Our food choices probably weren't the best and we were later advised best to go for a burger...

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Thank DeeAtkinson
BillfishTonga, General Manager at Billfish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, We are a good option for a nice easy lunch, yes we are rocking in the evening. We do have great burgers but offer other great Menu items as well such as Ota Ika, Fish N Chips, Fisher-mans Basket, Steak and Chicken Nuggets made with real filleted chicken pieces. Hope you have a better experience when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 20
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
14:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vuna Road | Ma'ufanga, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island  >  Nuku'alofa
  • Phone Number: +676 24-084
Description
Billfish Bar & Restaurant.Drink, Dine, Dance, Enjoy.With live music, DJ's and events Billfish Bar & Restaurant has been the number one spot in Tonga since 1995. Open for Lunch & Dinner Monday-Friday and for Dinner on Saturday.The bar is open from 10am-Late Mon-Fri and Sat 4pm-11.30pmWe specialize in Burgers, Seafood and Steaks. They say If you havent been to Billfish, you havent been to Tonga.Dont mis out.

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