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Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
+680 488 8866
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Palau, Italy
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to this place several times. I admire their costumer service. All waitresses greeted us with a smile and assisted us with our seating. Food is Excellent. I love their Burger steak! :)

Thank etteireh14
New Jersey
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elilai is near the Palau Pacific Resort overlooking a bay. The setting is lovely. The restaurant will send a car to pick up dinners at their hotel. Our fish dishes were good ... although a little bland for me. The decor of the restaurant is pleasing and the drinks are good. Our second choice after Taj.

Thank 503travelincouple
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a outstanding restaurant with very good food and outstanding friendly staff from the philippines. The location is superb overlooking a bay and the restaurant offers a free pick up service from the hotels. We would definitely go back there.

Thank fotodive
Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely lunch at this restaurant. It was the ONLY place on Palau where we had good wifi, so that was a nice bonus. The food was good. She service was good. The view is excellent. Great place!

Thank flyerATL
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice - lunch and dinner. We would go back again. It seemed their appetizers are more impressive than their entrees.

Thank SeaDrag
Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a diving vacation with my wife, son and his partner, and niece, we are often challenged to find restaurants that can respond to our diverse dietary requirements with an engaging variety of excellent food and drink. Elilai was outstanding in these regards, provided us convenient shuttle service from our hotel, and an outstanding setting on a terrace overlooking a... More 

Thank kmillett2016
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I took my family here for a sunset dinner Easter night. Right off I was impressed with the setting overlooking the water and the food was even more impressive. The service was flawless and the window to the kitchen was almost as impressive as the sunset. The head chef, who I had met the prior evening at the local night... More 

Thank PiccadilyHigginbtham
Mehrstetten, Germany
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

beautiful view and amazing food served by very nice waitress :-) reliable pick-up service, reasonable prices

Thank sharkdiverjoe
Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

An elegant, world-class restaurant with a spectacular view. Wonderful choice of local fish - and the service was exceptional. A highlight of our trip!

Thank TLK104
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Portions are quite big, and a lot cheaper than in the hotels. Free shuttle to bring you from the hotel to the restaurant and back! People serving are very friendly and take their time to talk to you. Will be back for sure! Recommending this place to everyone!!

Thank 498pieterd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Palau  >  Koror Island  >  Koror
  • Phone Number: +680 488 8866
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?