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Seafood, Contemporary
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Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
+680 488 8866
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly they picked us up and took us back at no cost and we were staying a 20min drive away. Brilliant...... The food was very good all round and service excellent. The view is of course good. We choose one of their set menus ( 6 courses i think ) and unlike almost all other restaurants in Palau we where... More 

Thank Lynda A
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great experience. The view is amazing, and they will send a car to pick you up for dinner, and drop you back off at your hotel (within a reasonable distance). The ambience is lovely, and the staff, welcoming. Of course, the main benefit of dining here is the view. We got there about 30 minutes before sunset,... More 

Thank CigarIndian
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145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was there because of reviews here and have to say that was very disappointed ! I decided for the famous crab and was informed only big size crabs available ,so i order the smallest one with 2,6 pounds ! Surprise the beautiful crab was crippled and came with only arm ! Big beautiful but just one ! When i said... More 

Thank Luis A
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from this restaurant are stunning (Rose's bar offers the same views but priced much lower). The menu offers some nice diversity. This is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in Palau and it would unkind to compare it to other restaurants. One or two other restaurants have the same view, a few other restaurants have a similar caliber of food and... More 

Thank traveller60958
Lyon, France
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is spectacular: perched on a hill with a view of the bay, delicious seafood is served by Philippina and Japanese women in island garb. If you avoid the mongrove crab and lobster ($40 a pound), prices are fair. The Tripadvisor estmate is too high. We had a $40 set menu with 5 courses that included the small crabs... More 

Thank Nicholas I
Atlanta, Georgia
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150 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on New Year's Eve for a fairly early dinner. They were able to pick us up and return us to the Palau Pacific Resort free of charge in a really nice van. The restaurant is basically set out as one large terrace facing the bay and several islands, with a beautiful view. Of course the tables "outside"... More 

Thank Richard R
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After driving by the sign to this restaurant many time on other trips, we finally made it in. We should have come sooner! The restaurant is much bigger and the view was even better than I expected. They serve a lot of local dishes using such ingredients as mangrove clam, and land crab, but also have more mainstream selections for... More 

Thank DiverKel
Hong Kong, China
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of four and went there on Christmas Eve. It's a very spacious restaurant with a good setting. We are vegetarians and they have a decent menu and accommodated any requests. Staff is very friendly plus they have a little activity book to keep the children busy. Would certainly recommend it.

Thank Anagha P
Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just spent two weeks in Palau and been to Elilai twice (as I really liked the food the first time). They have a good selection of different food - I recommend the fish dishes: I tried the raw tuna which was delicious, mangrove crab (a speciality at Palau), the Tom Yam soup which was also really good and... More 

Thank marlene_ki2701
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrific food and great view. We remembered this restaurant as being exceptional on a visit 6 years ago and it still is. Wonderful view. Get a seat outside for the best view. They will pick you up at your hotel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$40
Seafood, Contemporary
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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?