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Seafood, International, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I give this place and 5 out of 5. The service was excellent and food delicious as well. Our kids love the lunch menu burgers and we also ordered steaks that were cook to perfection per our request.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 16 November 2022 via mobile

BEST waffles on island! I had the Chicken & Waffles last weekend and it was perfect. I started eating before I could take a photo! I think the waffles got bigger too compared to the last time I ordered it. But anyways, they were nice...and buttery, with a great crisp and fluffy texture. Also can't forget their scrumptious homemade tater tots and fresh biscuits !More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 14 November 2022 via mobile

When you pull up, it doesn't look like much but the interior is beautiful with a water view. The food is good. The mangrove clams are a must! They will shuttle to and from some restaurants. A must in Korror.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022 via mobile

A great selection of well cooked food and reasonably priced up to $20 for a main/entree. This is the best food I had in Palau.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 June 2022 via mobile

We recently enjoyed 10 days in Palau and stopped here for lunch on Day 1. The food was so good that we returned the following evening… and every night thereafter. Each dish was delectable—the fresh fish options included tuna, white snapper and parrot fish, each...deliciously prepared, both grilled and baked. The fresh local lobster was a special treat. It was meaty and succulent. We also tried 3 different fresh pasta dishes: mangrove crab spaghetti, shrimp linguini and a mushroom fettuccine. All amazing. Taco Tuesday was also a hit: I had a taco sampler with delicious fish and chicken tacos in a fresh corn soft shell, while my husband enjoyed the burrito bowl. All of the dishes were of high quality. And don’t forget to try the homemade coconut ice cream. It’s divine. Service is also tops. Kristine, one of the wait staff, so impressed us from day one with her graciousness, efficiency and friendliness. All the staff consistently extended friendly and warm hospitality. They work tirelessly , quick to refill water glasses, remove used dishes and refill the basket of freshly baked bread, as desired. Elilai also provides free hotel transport within Koror, and their drivers are punctual to the minute. It’s a terrific service, especially after a day in the sun. I wish we had Elilai in our home island but knowing that high quality cuisine thrives in Palau is an incentive for us to return.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022

We stopped by on our way to the airport for a quick lunch and the food, service and location was excellent. Their fish taco and poke were highlights.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022

The food, the people, the view! All fantastic! We ate here a few times on our last trip. Each time we tried something new off the menu, and each time the food was great. Definitely make a meal or two here a priority when in...Koror!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 June 2022

Not only will you enjoy the relaxed yet upscale atmosphere and beautiful views, but Scott and his whole team are wonderful to work with and will make your visit worth the trip. We planned a last minute C-level private event and Elilai was able to...accommodate every request. Some of those requests weren’t easy. Scott and the team helped create a bespoke experience for our guests by sourcing hand carved gifts in woven palm leaf baskets, recruiting local Palauan performers and of course their delicious and beautifully displayed food. This restaurant worked miracles for our event and we are so very appreciative. If you are on the island go visit and eat at Elilai Seaside Restaurant and Bar it will be worth it!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022

A must visit in Palau... Such a beautiful setting from which to watch the sunset, with fish swimming in the lights around the dock. A festive place, with an incredible menu, and some of the best and kindest wait staff anywhere. Highly recommended...

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 8 May 2022

I live in Germany and made a mother’s day lunch reservation for 2. Eloisa is amazing! She did everything that I asked for and made it so special for my mama. My mama couldn’t stop talking about the food lol. It was delicious. Thank you...again Elilai Seaside Palau (Eloisa) 😊More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 29 April 2022 via mobile

Elilai is one of the best spots for sunset, and one of the best menus in Palau. They usually have a tasty signature cocktail to try and a beautiful menu to select from, I ate there so many times! The fish of the day was...my usual go to order. Great for a romantic meal, or food with friends. Seaside dining atmosphere with excellent food, you definitely need to make sure Elilai is on your list of things to do in Palau, get there early for sunset...More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 26 April 2022 via mobile

The day before my boyfriend’s birthday, I called Elilai and made a Birthday dinner reservation for 2. I asked if we could reserve the private room on the second floor. Unfortunately, The room had already been reserved for a private party. I was pretty bummed...about that, however, they were nice enough to offer me a table at their VIP section on the first floor. Not what I wanted but better than the regular tables, I then made the reservation. The next day, upon our arrival the hostess greeted us, with a big smile she said follow me, she led us to the second floor. I was so confused at this point. I asked her what happened to the private party, and she said I have moved that party to the VIP section, it’s a win win because the VIP section is bigger so it was suited for a party while the private room was good for 2. I was so happy that they decided to do that switch. As we walked towards the room, I was amazed at the set up. Originally that room had two tables, they removed a table and set the other table right in the middle for us. We were greeted with a very nice server, Kristine. Let me tell you, she made our night the best. She asked us if we wanted to connect our phones to the speakers so we can choose our own music, my BF was stoked about that, he connected his phone and became our DJ throughout the night. Kristine’s customer service was exceptional! She checked on us from time to time, complimented on our looks, and made sure our water glasses were always full. She did an incredible job with communicating with me about when to bring out the birthday cake. Oh yeah, aside from their complimentary birthday cake they also let me bring my boyfriend’s favorite cake and stored it in the fridge for me. Yes we had two cakes. Kristine made really good suggestions about when to order, she suggested we order sooner because they had a party downstairs, if we ordered later we would have to wait long for our food to finish. The food was delicious! We had the shrimp scampi and the seared tuna for appetizers. For the main, my boyfriend had the chefs cut Angus steak and I had the ( I think is called the) Mangrove clam fettuccine. I was telling my BF that I haven’t had a foodgasm in so long. That’s how good the food was. Compliments to the chef ! Kristine, the hostess and the chef(s) made us both really happy, and definitely made the night a memorable night. I hope they get recognition because they went above and beyond !More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2022

This could compete with some of the finest restaurants in Hawaii. Beautiful setting right by the water (with your personal aquarium at your feet) and lovely service. Menu choices were great, but you just can't compete with the fish. Nice sauces, flavorful food. Fresh salads...too!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 29 March 2022

I was there for lunch as well dinner. (I visited 4 times in total) I think the Food, Location, Ambience and Service all together makes this restaurant very special! The food is very good and the presentation is artistic too! Lunch time is very nice...floating feel on the water and the sunset view reflecting in the water is also great in the sunset hour as it is facing the west! (Recommend to start early dinner right before sunset hour) The service is great. The waitresses wore the same colorful dress which for me the image relates to the beautiful tropical fish grouping in the water. Kristine the waitress remembers me and every time I visit she is always very polite and caring! When I was there in the night for business, musicians were playing music too!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 28 March 2022

Our server on all of our visits was Kristine. She was very attentive, friendly, helpful and advised us on things such as a frequent diner program. She answered all of our questions. We got a special desert for our anniversary diner in February. Looking forward...to our next visit before we go off-island.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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The dress code is casual but nice. It is an island so Island wear is fine but preferably no bathing suits and wear proper footwear.
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ELILAI SEASIDE RESTAURANT AND BAR, Koror - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Elilai Seaside Restaurant and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5