Marshall Islands — Food and Restaurants
Majuro contains the vast majority of Marshall Islands restaurants and bars. American fast food, Asian and Indian are the most commonly found international cuisines. Different seasons grow different fruits on this tropical land, whose most unusual locally grown items include noni, lime, pandanus, breadfruit, and cassava. Most farms either raise pigs or grow produce. The road between Laura and Ajeltake contains the greatest number of traditional food and fruit stands. Home-cooked chicken and rice is sold at several Majuro sidewalk barbecues.
Bars and Pubbing in Marshall Islands
Traditional dancing, both in hotels and in Majuro’s half a dozen nightclubs, provides most of the limited nightlife on the Marshall Islands. Drunken behavior and public consumption are strictly prohibited with their high alcoholism rates, and many of the smaller islands and atolls ban alcohol altogether.
One of Majuro’s liveliest hangouts is the Flame Tree Backpacker’s Hostel (Delap, Majuro), whose karaoke nights are especially raucous and which host live music on Thursday and Friday nights. Happy hours, pool tables and Hawaiian-style appetizers called pupus are mainstays at most Delap hotspots like the Islands Disco Club (Delap, Majuro).
Majuro’s Robert Reimers Hotel offers more relaxed nightspots such as the Tide Table Restaurant and Lounge (RRE Hotel, Uliga), where visitors can enjoy cocktails while watching satellite television or spectacular sunsets. Won Hai Shein (Uliga, Marshall Islands) allows visitors to bring their own wine if they do not wish to sample any of this Asian restaurant’s own cocktail selections.
Dining and Cuisine in Marshall Islands
There are a total of 26 restaurants in Majuro. The air-conditioned and clean Andy’s Restaurant (128 Montague Street, Majuro), serves up some of the Marshall Islands most offbeat Chinese cuisine, including seaweed soup and an unusual chicken stir-fry. Pizzas are the recommended item on the eccentric Chit Chat Restaurant (2920 Ember Drive, Majuro) menu. This budget spot offers pool tables, shuffleboard and a beautiful Pacific Ocean view at the Hotel Marshall Islands.
Frank K’s Restaurant (Uliga, Marshall Islands) may be among the best place to sample traditional island favorites like sliced cooked breadfruit called mã, a pumpkin dish named bañke kalel and a crushed banana dessert known as jukjuk. Coconut is an important ingredient in all three staples. The waitresses at DAR Coffee Corner (Uliga, Marshall Islands), a popular local lunchtime spot, sit at customers’ tables to discuss their menus in detail before serving up generous portions.
One of Kwajalein’s two main restaurants is Café Pacific (8th Street, Kwajalein), a casual all-you-can-eat cafeteria known for their buffalo burgers. The other is Three Palms (Kwajalein, Marshall Islands), a snack bar where three rotating hot food entrées are served every day for lunch and dinner. The fried and roasted chicken are especially delicious and prime rib is available on Saturdays. Ebeye’s only restaurant is Litaki (Ebeye, Marshall Islands), whose specialty is freshly prepared Filipino food.