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Let’s Go Local: Tavua’s Vatia Wharf, Tanoa Plaza For Chef Sahil Shifaan Ali

“If you want to chill on Friday after work you can come to Tanoa Plaza and enjoy the Fisherman’s Basket specials worth $30. One Fisherman’s Basket is big enough for two people.”
05 Nov 2021 10:00
Let’s Go Local: Tavua’s Vatia Wharf, Tanoa Plaza For Chef Sahil Shifaan Ali
Chef Sahil Shifaan Ali and Vatia Wharf in Tavua.

Sahil Shifaan Ali can cook up a meal in a swift.

The Tanoa Plaza Hotel in Suva head chef is originally from Tavua.

“I was born and raised by my very hardworking parents, my dad Yunus Ali and my mom Rukshana Shabnam in Tavua.”

“I have two beautiful sisters.”

“I have been the head chef at Tanoa Plaza for the last two years and I love working here.”

 

Tanoa Hotel Group has been popular with their food offers.

Under the guidance of Sarjheel Singh, Executive Chef at Tanoa International Hotel, the group’s Culinary Team are working on enhancing their top five most selling dishes.

This is so that the look, feel, and taste remains consistent for all its guests across all Tanoa Hotels in Fiji.

 

At Tanoa Plaza, Fisherman’s Basket is a hit on Friday nights from 5pm-9pm.

“If you want to chill on Friday after work you can come to Tanoa Plaza and enjoy the Fisherman’s Basket specials worth $30.

“One Fisherman’s Basket is big enough for two people.”

 

Tanoa Plaza Hotel restaurant and bar, Suva.

Tanoa Plaza Hotel restaurant and bar, Suva.

 

5 Things People Don’t Know About You?
1. My first name is Sahil but everyone call and knows me as Ali which is my surname.
2. I have a cute and very energetic son.
3. I love fishing and just being out in the sea however I don’t know how to swim.
4. I love travelling and exploring new places.
5. I love to train and keep physically fit.

 

How Many Places Have You Visited Around Fiji?
I have been to all parts of Viti Levu.

In Vanua Levu, I have been to Savusavu, Taveuni, and Labasa.

 

Vatia Wharf, Tavua.

Vatia Wharf, Tavua.

What Is The One Place In Fiji You Would Take Visitors To, And Why?
Vatia Wharf in Tavua, very good fishing spot with a relaxing, mind easing view.

 

Pastries and cakes available at Tanoa Plaza Hotel Suva.

Pastries and cakes available at Tanoa Plaza Hotel Suva.

What Is Your Favourite Place For Coffee/Pie, And Why?
Tanoa Plaza because I get to make my own coffee and pies with customised flavors.

 

Albert Park in Suva. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Albert Park in Suva. Photo: Ronald Kumar

What Is Your Favourite Backyard Spot?
Albert Park in Suva.

 

A local passenger vessel is birthed at a jetty on Koro Island.

A local passenger vessel is birthed at a jetty on Koro Island.

What Is One Place In Fiji That Remains On Your Bucket List, And Why?
Koro Island.

I would like to go fishing in the Koro Sea.

 

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