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Vanda Restaurant

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Lae International Hotel, 4th St, Lae 411, Papua New Guinea
472 2000
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Lae, Papua New Guinea
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Vanda Restaurant located at 1st floor of Lae International Hotel is one of the best restaurants you'll find in Lae. Especially the friday night seafood buffet is outstanding. A huge variety of oyster, mussels, shrimps, fresh local fish, salads, and much much more will fill your stomach. It is indeed the most expensive dinner you can have in Lae, but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This review is not for Vanda but same hotel. Not sure how to add a new restaurant and couldn't find this one. So here goes. Kokomo is the cheaper and more vcasual dining within the hotel. Vanda is upstairs and Kokomo is downstairs. Prices are reasonable. 55Kina full buffet breakfast. But their are other options of buffet excluding certain items... More 

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Thank Natalie P
Wellington, New Zealand
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Great meal in a lovely setting. Food and wine service good. Wide menu choice for both food, wines and port. Good comfortable seating. Strange cutlery that is not easy to use (particularly the knives) however it looks the part. Meal relatively well priced for fine dining.

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Thank Tyretalk
Hong Kong, China
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691 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Had dinner recently and they gave us a jumbo prawn which was not fresh and was immediately replaced ( good service ). Ordered the recommended T bone: tasty but over cooked ( should have returned it but didn't ). The lobster was good and washed down with an old bottle of Aussie Pinot Noir ( 2005 which was quite good... More 

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Thank Ianfung
Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Fine dining and great service. I needed to work thru dinner recently, so the staff set up a table near a power point in the upstairs restaurant under one of the stronger lights and made sure I was comfortable… Great service – the food was brilliant and reasonably priced, even for PNG as was the margin on the wine –... More 

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Thank Designmatters
Adelaide, Australia
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153 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2013

This restaurant does a pretty impressive seafood buffet every Friday night. Cost is 85 Kina (about $40 AUD) which is a top price. I started with a whole lobster tail and went from there! There was also eye fillet steak and the deserts were outstanding too. Service was good, which is not always the case in PNG. Entry is via... More 

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Thank HaydnAustralia
Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2013

I don’t have much to add to my banner headline: the service was good but the food simply didn't match the prices being charged. I know it’s in Lae but they can serve good value, nice food in the bar downstairs (well...I had great pizza at any rate). If you are after a nice meal in Lae, I'm not sure... More 

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Thank WeekendHussler
Rye, Australia
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2013

The service here is probably the best in town but the food doesn't quite meet the formal dining arrangement this restaurant promises. I had the scollop entree that was tasty and showed promise but what appeared to be melted cheese over the top detracted from what could have been an excellent dish. The seafood taste was good though. The Barramundi... More 

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Thank l1ves2travel
Battle, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2011

The new menus are excellent. Now offer a better range and choice. Service impeccable. The Friday night seafood buffet is not to be missed. Would like to see silver service used and at least a couple of local items on the menu though.

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  • Address: Lae International Hotel, 4th St, Lae 411, Papua New Guinea
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Papua New Guinea  >  Momase Region  >  Lae
  • Phone Number: 472 2000

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