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Eating Out Guide

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An Enra Restaurant chef cooks custom omelets at a Sunday brunch. Photo: Karen Earnshaw

An Enra Restaurant chef cooks custom omelets at a Sunday brunch. Photo: Karen Earnshaw

For a relatively small city, Majuro has a tremendous range of restaurants and cafes to suit all budgets and tastes. All the main hotels sport up-scale eateries, while smaller eateries and Asian restaurants can be found almost every few hundred yards in the downtown area. As well, you will find sidewalk barbecues with local women cooking simple fare such as chicken and rice.

TIPPING

You don’t have to tip in RMI, however it’s worth noting that wages are low and the servers will be very happy if you leave a couple of dollars on the table. We generally increase this amount if we’re particularly happy with the service.

SMOKING

Restaurants are non-smoking with patrons taking their puffs outside. You will find that many ladies toilets in Majuro are obnoxiously used as smoking places because it’s taboo for women to smoke, so they do it in secret.

HEALTH ISSUES

Is it safe to eat in Majuro’s restaurants? While there are reports of people occasionally having tummy troubles after eating out,this is generally not a problem. That said, if ordering fish, it’s useful to ask the server to find out when the fish was caught, especially if you’re choosing a raw fish dish. If you have a sensitive stomach, stick to eating out at the larger restaurants, such as Enra or Tide Table.

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