Dine

The Market Gardens of Eden

One thing Suva has had for many years now, is some of the best restaurants in the Pacific. Eden, owned and operated by the formidable Sangeeta Maharaj is in a class of its own.

January 30, 2019
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Rebecca Murphy

Rebecca Murphy

January 30, 2019

The capital of Fiji, up until recently had not been known as a tourist town. Home to embassies and NGOs, regional headquarters and Fiji’s biggest population, Suva was all about business travel.

The re-opening of the Grand Pacific Hotel and Fiji Airways’ direct flights from Sydney and Auckland have seen more visitors arrive in recent years to check out the capital.

One thing Suva has had for many years now, is some of the best restaurants in the Pacific. Eden, owned and operated by the formidable Sangeeta Maharaj is in a class of its own.

Sangeeta visits the Suva markets early every Saturday to get the freshest catch, most aromatic spices and crunchy vegetables to ensure her restaurant guests enjoy a fabulous meal. A walk through the Suva markets with Sangeeta is a true Fijian experience – her favourite farmers all greet her with huge smiles and save their best catch for her.

Eden’s menu is extensive – from Pacific flavours to Indian favourites, Thai curries to New Zealand Lamb. The seafood is the best available in Fiji and Sangeeta’s curry pastes are all homemade.

Sangeeta loves to travel and when she does she takes cooking classes along the way, bringing home new recipes to extend her menu.

Eden is located near the American embassy, on the corner of Bureta and Maharaj Streets. Bookings are required for most nights due to its popularity.

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