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Chef Zero Restaurant

Restaurant

One of the Best Places To Visits in Tukutonga


Address

VR4Q+J33, Tamakautonga Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Contact

+676 771 3380 ext. 21178

Rating on Google Maps

4.70 (49 reviews)

Open on Google Maps

Working Hours

  • Monday: 10 am to 10 pm
  • Tuesday: 10 am to 10 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 am to 10 pm
  • Thursday: 10 am to 10 pm
  • Friday: 10 am to 10 pm
  • Saturday: 5 to 10 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Featured Reviews


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  • 5/5 V.P. B. 6 years ago on Google
    This was by far the best food I had on this trip of four Islands in the Pacific. The catch of the day, Mahi mahi, was so fresh. This was some of the best seafood I've had in a long time. The tuna sashimi was delicious! Please check this place out when in Tonga.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Jonathan K. 3 years ago on Google • 35 reviews
    Scotch fillet, T-bone steak, Grilled fish were soft, juicy and mouth watering with every bite. Highly recommended at a place on its own. Road is rough getting there tho but all worth it in the end.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Nia T. 1 year ago on Google • 26 reviews
    I wanted seafood but they had run out of lobster and hakula puaka so had tuna instead and sashimi platters and carpacio and raw fish 'ota ika as starters with garlic bread. I would've loved to have more local food as an option like fried mei breadfruit to accompany 'ota ika etc. Would go back again to try the seafood I wanted. The others enjoyed their Pork the sauce was creamy and delicious and the carbonara. Staff were lovely and chef was friendly
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Alaina W. 7 years ago on Google
    My favorite place to dine in Tonga. Great fish dishes, reasonably priced, byo and great service.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Mel L. 7 years ago on Google
    Where to start... Greeted at the door by beautiful smiling staff...and then the food! So delicious! I recommend the Tuna Capaccio. This unassuming and out of the way resturant is well worth the trip.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 H & V. 5 years ago on Google
    I had the mahi mahi in garlic butter which was succulent. The lobster wasn’t available (being the King’s birthday week). My seven dining companions ordered most fish dishes on the menu & the seared tuna steaks were a standout! BYO. Located a $7 taxi ride from the CBD. Don’t be fooled by the humble building - this is likely the best seafood destination on the island. Friendly staff and most dishes around the $30 mark - excellent value.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Roger Ming Chau C. 5 years ago on Google
    Very nice chinese food in tonga, good.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Jacqui D. 6 years ago on Google • 6 reviews
    A great variety of delicious food. Friendly, attentive staff - I would recommend everyone sample the food!
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 naomi r. 4 years ago on Google • 88 reviews
    Such a lovely authentic place. Whoever owns it really cares and it shows :) Super clean humble restaurant with a chef who cooks beautifully. The tuna carpaccio was so fresh and flavoured with capers and olive oil. Our T Bone steaks were Tongan size 😍 and super tasty, cooked perfectly to medium as requested. Profiteroles were pretty good too! And BYO which was great, with lovely wine glasses to use. Waitress was also very sweet :) Will definitely be back!

  • 5/5 Geoff C. 1 year ago on Google • 87 reviews
    Beautiful flavors here. Enjoyed the seafood. This chef cooks for the King, so restaurant is not always open.

  • 5/5 Sebastian R. 11 months ago on Google • 76 reviews
    I ordered the mushroom sirloin steak with rice and it was delicious. The meat was cooked to perfection and the staff was very friendly. It’s a bit out of the way of town but it’s worth checking out!

  • 5/5 Liana F. 6 years ago on Google • 14 reviews
    Visited in November, my brother suggested their steak 🥩 so I brought my family over — Party of 10 last minute, no booking & they literally welcomed us with open arms, we had the best hospitality, customer service. My family was well taken cared off & I was sooo happy & satisfied with their food. They are literally thee best so far in the Kingdom.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Włod Z. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Super service great restaurant. Delicious food one of the best meals I've had on the Pacific Islands. The tuna carpaccio tasted the most (Original) Super obsługa super restauracja. Jedzenie przepyszne jedne z najlepszych posiłków jaki jadłem na wyspach Oceanu spokojnego. Najbardziej smakowało mi carpaccio z tuńczyka
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Scott F. 7 years ago on Google
    You get the best quality for the lowest price...
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 sky V. 6 years ago on Google
    best seafood so far ....thumbs up :)
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Kaho O. 5 years ago on Google
    Food and dessert was A+... Loved it... Thank you
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 sopu s. 6 years ago on Google
    I came here last year food was on 👌 I came here just tonight 3rd of may 2018 place had being upgrade , and food is still on point i would recommend this place to everyone
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Sione T. 6 years ago on Google
    Beautiful
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 tadao w. 6 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) It's cheap and delicious. I recommend pasta and fish dishes. (Original) 安くて美味しいです。 パスタ、魚料理オススメです。
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 K D B. 6 years ago on Google
    Fish dishes Gr8
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Jing Shen O. 6 years ago on Google
    Excellent seafoos ! And beautiful ambience, a little remote by Tongan standards
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Malakai K. 6 years ago on Google
    Best place for Lamb Shank and steamed veggies
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Tele F. 6 years ago on Google
    Good food, good service and great value
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 Sheraly M. 7 years ago on Google
    Ordred Mashroom Steak. Not happy
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Mark L. 5 years ago on Google
    What a great find - almost want to keep it a secret!! My wife and I just had a fantastic meal - fresh coconut drink, fish of the day (Mahi Mahi) dishes and desert. BYO with no corkage. Excellent service and fantastic food. We will be back before we leave Tonga
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 jamie w. 7 years ago on Google
    Great service warm welcome some of the best food in Tonga at a very reasonable price
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Debbie W. 5 years ago on Google
    This is a MUST visit, lovely menu, ,Hot and fresh, flavours, prices and staff all great. Not open Sundays. Good size portions ....Our favourite
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 1/5 Global T. 5 years ago on Google
    Garbage food.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 C Y. 6 years ago on Google
    Been to this Authentic Chinese seafood restaurant in Tonga twice in two days...steamed, wok-fried, deep-fried are all full of wok engergy. Skillful chefs (speaking Chinese + Teochew + Hokkien + Cantonese) and friendly Tongan ladies (English + Tongan).
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 terence t.w. b. 5 years ago on Google
    Food is good, fresh and price is reasonable, will come again
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Vincent L. 5 years ago on Google
    excellent food quality, good price, must try!!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Tsung Ming C. 5 years ago on Google
    An ok Chinese restaurant. Their main customers seems to be the local Chinese community and they all seem to when at the restaurant congregate in one of the private dining rooms making the atmosphere in the main dining room look empty and not so cosy. Food quality is good with reasonable prices. The reef lobster dish seems to be their trademark dish with very fresh and sweet lobster. Also seems to be the only place where you can get Tonga Lager beer which is much better than the other local beers.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 joseph f. 5 years ago on Google
    flood & hallway towards the toilets that night
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Lisiate I. 5 years ago on Google
    Good food there and fast worker when you need anything from them
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Lulu 5 years ago on Google
    Cantonese style. Excellent food and quality fresh fried fish. May look pricey but there's a lot of meat. More ideal for over 3-4 people.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Bruce M. 5 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Really good taste! (Original) 真的好味道!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 carlos andres vizcaya s. 6 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) I like how the man smells the leaf (Original) me gusta como huele la hoja el hombre ese
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 kwok siu k. 5 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Good taste and many dishes (Original) 好味道😋又多菜式👍
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 Suliana A. 5 years ago on Google
    service need to improve
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Samantha L. 10 months ago on Google • 30 reviews
    Delicious food at very reasonable prices, service is on island time but it’s worth the wait. We stayed on the mainland and ate here twice, also BYO. Highly recommended.

  • 5/5 Daniel R. 3 years ago on Google • 15 reviews
    Just had dinner at Chef Zero with 2 friends. They have a Facebook special. Wow the food was simply amazing. T bone steak cooked to perfection. The best meal we have had in Tonga so far. We will be back.

  • 5/5 Rosie 7 months ago on Google • 9 reviews
    We had the pleasure to dine at Chief Zero’s restaurant on 06-12-23. Although located on the eastern end of town and modestly appointed, our meals were exceptionally good and Chef Zero was very attentive to all our needs. We had the fish of ‘the day’ with some salad and veggies. In addition to being fresh, the quality exceeded our wildest expectations. As seasoned travellers, and my partner being an exceptional cook herself,….we were thrilled to find this ‘hidden gem’. The price was very reasonable, especially given the quality of the meals. If you want any alcoholic beverages, bring your own. We will visit it again before we leave. Five star across the board. Satisfied customers from Canada.

  • 5/5 Marie C. 4 years ago on Google
    Great service, delicious food. The best restaurant I've been in Tonga. Don't be afraid of the building's humble look from the outside, the place is actually really lovely and spotless clean.

  • 5/5 Chris G. 4 years ago on Google
    Very good food as all the others have said. The fish is excellent and the lobster good value. Definitely worth the trip. Its BYO

  • 5/5 kosita b. 4 years ago on Google
    Lovely place and tasty food in Nuku'alofa.

  • 5/5 Mia F. 3 years ago on Google
    very friendly customer service from management and staffs, food on point

  • 5/5 Colin L. 4 years ago on Google
    Great service and great food.


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Amenities


  • Payments
    • ✓️ Credit cards
  • Offerings
    • ✓️ Beer
    • ✓️ Wine
    • ✓️ Alcohol
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible toilet
  • Dining options
    • ✓️ Lunch
    • ✓️ Dinner
    • ✓️ Dessert
    • ✓️ Seating
  • Service options
    • ✓️ Dine-in
    • ✓️ Takeaway
    • ✓️ Outdoor seating


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