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Norwegian Cruise Line Dining - The Ultimate Guide

NCL, Bayamo
Bayamo | Photo Credit: NCL

One of the things that Norwegian Cruise Line does best is the onboard dining. NCL is known for the elevated complimentary and specialty options that guests will be able to enjoy throughout their cruise.


Onboard a Norwegian ship, guests will experience captivating Italian flavors at La Cucina or Onda, dine on juicy cuts a beef at Cagney's Steakhouse, and enjoy delicious complimentary Asian cuisine at Shanghai Noodle Bar. No matter what ship you sail on, there is another incredible dining option just around the corner.


We have broken down all the food options across the NCL fleet, so you can book your next cruise confidently knowing you will be able to enjoy your favorite restaurants while onboard.



NCL, Pride of America, Aloha Cafe
Aloha Cafe | Photo Credit: NCL

Aloha Cafe

Buffet | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Pride of America


This is the main buffet onboard the ship, and is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. No one does the complimentary buffet food quite like Norwegian. Here guest can enjoy offerings inspired by cuisine from all over the globe, including made-to-order pasta, incredible Indian food, Asian stir-fries and rice bowls, grilled burgers and hot dogs, a salad bar, fresh bread, and an elevated dessert bar. There is something for everyone at Aloha, and a great place to stop at almost anytime of the day for a bite to eat.




NCL, American Diner
American Diner | Photo Credit: NCL

American Diner

A La Carte | Included

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Bliss, Escape, Encore, Getaway, Joy


Experience a slice of 1950s Americana at the delightful American Diner. Here guests can dine on tasty menu options such as Housemade Milkshakes, Cheese Nachos, Cheeseburgers, Chicken Salad, and Homemade Meatloaf.




NCL, The Bake Shop
The Bake Shop | Photo Credit: NCL

The Bake Shop

Cafe | $

Found on: Breakaway, Bliss, Encore, Getaway


Stop by the little Bake Shop throughout the day and grab a delicious pastry or baked good. Here you will find Chocolate Bonbons of varying flavors, Gourmet Cupcakes, and French Macarons.




NCL, Bali Hai Bar
Bali Hai Bar | Photo Credit: NCL

Bali Hai Bar

A La Carte | Included

Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Gem


This casual dining space is the perfect stop after a stretch on the sundeck or a relax in the pool. Grab favorites straight from the grill such as cheeseburgers and hot dogs, for lunch, dinner, and late into the evening.




NCL, Bayamo by Ocean Blue
Bayamo by Ocean Blue | Photo Credit: NCL

Bayamo by Ocean Blue

A La Carte | $$$

Found on: Escape


If you are in the mood for delicious seafood, Bayamo by Ocean Blue is the perfect restaurant. Take in the incredible ocean views as you dine indoors or al fresco on the patio for waterfront dining. Menu highlights include: Jumbo Shrimp Trio, Clam Chowder, Surf and Turf, Filet Mignon, Seafood Linguini, and Key Lime Pie for dessert.





Bimini Grill

Grill | Included

Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Dawn


Offering delicious grilled options throughout the day, Bimini is located by the pool, and is the perfect place for a mid-day meal to enjoy after a dip.




NCL, Pride of America, Cadillac Diner
Cadillac Diner | Photo Credit: NCL

Cadillac Diner

Diner | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Pride of America


Step back into an old-fashioned world at the retro Cadillac Diner. This complimentary dining venue is a 24 hour eatery, offering classic diner options from a Reuben Sandwich, to a Cheeseburger, Milkshakes, Hot Dogs, and so much more.




NCL, Prima Class, Cagney's
Cagney's Steakhouse | Photo Credit: NCL

Cagney's Steakhouse

A La Carte | $$$

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Bliss, Dawn, Encore, Epic, Escape, Gem, Getaway, Jade, Jewel, Joy, Pearl, Pride of America, Prima, Sky, Spirit, Star, Sun, Viva


This incredible steakhouse is a NCL classic that is a fan favorite time and time again. Sit down in an elegant space and begin your meal with any of the incredible starters, from Crab Cakes, to Ahi Tuna Tartar, Baked Onion Soup, and Beefsteak Tomato Salad. For the main course, choose your cut of meat; Cagney's offers a Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Petite Filet Mignon, Ribeye, and New York Strip. And you can't leave without trying the Cagney's signature Seven Layer Chocolate Cake.




NCL, Chin Chin, Jasmine Garden, Lotus Garden, Orchid Garden
Chin Chin | Photo Credit: NCL

Chin Chin, Jasmine Garden, Lotus Garden, Orchid Garden, Ginza Restaurant, Bamboo Restaurant, Silk

A La Carte | Included

Dinner

Found on: Darn, Gem, Jade, Jewel, Pearl, Spirit, Star


There are several ships across the fleet that have a complimentary Asian restaurant onboard. Jewel offers Chin Chin, Jade offer Jasmine Garden, Pearl offers Lotus Garden, Gem offers Orchid Garden, Star offers Ginzu, and Dawn offers Bamboo. All have the same exact menu of delicious Asian dishes. Begin your meal with tasty Pork Potstickers and Harvest Springs Rolls. For the main course enjoy the Orange Beef or Kung Pao Chicken. There is also a full noodle menu with Spicy Seafood Udon Noodles and Beef Chow Fun. If you are craving sushi, there are several rolls to choose from, and to finish you meal be sure to order the Five Spice Chocolate Cake with Ginger Sauce. Having this complimentary restaurant is an incredible option for guests that will make you feel as though you are dining in the specialty restaurant every day.




NCL, Coco's
Coco's | Photo Credit: NCL

Coco's

Cafe | $

Dinner

Found on: Bliss, Encore


To satisfy any sweet craving, stop by Coco's. This specialty cafe offers incredible sweet treats including crepes, over-the-top milkshakes, bonbons, and gelato!




NCL, Prima Class, The Commodore Room
The Commodore Room | Photo Credit: NCL

The Commodore Room

A La Carte | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Prima, Viva


This is one of the main dining room experiences onboard the Prima Class ships. At the Commodore, you will enjoy fine dining with your fellow passengers. Menu highlights include: Warm Spinach Salad, Create Your Own Pasta, The Fisherman's Platter, Beef Wellington, Veal Oscar, Honey-Glazed Pork Chops, and New York Style Cheesecake.




NCL, Dolce Gelato
Dolce Gelato | Photo Credit: NCL

Dolce Gelato

Cafe | $

Dinner

Found on: Bliss, Breakaway, Encore, Escape, Getaway, Pride of America


Dine on slow-churned gelato at Dolce, with flavors ranging from vanilla, chocolate-hazelnut, pistachio, tiramisu, blackberry, and pink grapefruit.




NCL, Food Republic,
Food Republic | Photo Credit: NCL

Food Republic

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Bliss, Encore, Escape, Joy, Prima, Viva


Food Republic has married Asian and Latin flavors to create delicious dishes that guests can enjoy each and every evening for dinner. There is a roll menu featuring a Crispy Salmon Roll, and Rock Shrimp Roll with spicy tuna, avocado, mango, and spicy aioli. Handhelds include Kanpachi Wonton Tacos and Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Sharable plate options include Spicy Korean Fried Chicken, Tuna Poké Nachos, and Pork Belly & Scallion Potstickers. This is the perfect restaurant to satisfy all your savory cravings while onboard.




NCL, Garden Cafe
Garden Cafe | Photo Credit: NCL

Garden Cafe

Buffet | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Bliss, Breakaway, Dawn, Epic, Encore, Escape, Gem, Getaway, Jade, Jewel, Joy, Pearl, Sky, Spirit, Sun, Spirit, Star


This is the main buffet onboard the ship, and is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. No one does the complimentary buffet food quite like Norwegian. Here guest can enjoy offerings inspired by cuisine from all over the globe, including made-to-order pasta, incredible Indian food, Asian stir-fries and rice bowls, grilled burgers and hot dogs, a salad bar, fresh bread, and an elevated dessert bar. There is something for everyone at Surfside, and a great place to stop at almost anytime of the day for a bite to eat.



NCL, The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors | Photo Credit: NCL

The Great Outdoors

Buffet | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Epic, Gem, Jade, Jewel, Pearl, Sky, Sun


Open morning-evening, the Great Outdoors is a relaxing outdoor buffet for guests to enjoy throughout the day. Grab delicious grilled favorites such as burger, hot dogs, and fries, and diner al-fresco as you look out over the beautiful ocean views.




Hasuki, Prima Class, NCL
Hasuki | Photo Credit: NCL

Hasuki

A La Carte | $$$

Dinner

Found on: Prima, Viva


Pull a chair up to the Teppenyaki grills and enjoy the show as the chef's playfully prepare delicious meats and vegetables right in front of you. You will select your entree, such as New York Strip, Shrimp, and Tofu, and all are served with delicious Garlic Fried Rice, Grilled Vegetables, Creamy Mustard and Ginger-Garlic Dipping Sauces. For dessert the Green Tea Cake or Fruit Sashimi are a delight.




The Haven Restaurant, Prima Class, NCL
The Haven Restaurant | Photo Credit: NCL

The Haven Restaurant

A La Carte | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Bliss, Breakaway, Encore, Escape, Getaway, Joy, Prima, Viva


This is the complimentary dining option for Haven Guests. All passengers staying in the Haven will have access to the Haven Restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and enjoy elevated dining option in an elegant setting. Popular menu items include the Mushroom Flatbread, Lobster Bisque, French Dip Sandwich, Steak Frites, and the Banana Banoffee Cream for dessert.




NCL, Prima Class, Hudson's
Hudson's | Photo Credit: NCL

Hudson's

A La Carte | Included

Dinner

Found on: Prima, Viva


Another Main Dining Room onboard, Hudson's is a beautiful space with 270 degree views from the floor-to-ceiling windows, and an elevated design. For starters enjoy Chili Con Carne, Mixed Garden Salads, and New England Clam Chowder. Main items include: Grilled Mahi-Mahi, Herb-Roasted Rotisserie Chicken, and Grilled New York Strip Steak. To finish enjoy any of the delicious dessert options, from Honey Crème Brulee to Warm Chocolate Lava Cake.




NCL, Prima Class, Indulge Food Hall
Indulge Food Hall | Photo Credit: NCL

Indulge Food Hall

Food Hall | Included

Dinner

Found on: Prima, Viva


Norwegian has take the Food Hall concept and made it a staple, causing more and more cruise lines to do the same because of the popularity. This incredible complimentary food space offers several restaurant options to choose from. There is bar space at each restaurant, and tables in the middle where you can order from any restaurant of your choosing from the ipad. You will be able to enjoy offerings from India, Italy, Latin America, and more here at the Indulge Food Hall.


Tapas menu highlight include: Chorizo, Datiles Con Almendras, and a Spanish omelet.


The Garden menu highlight include: French Onion Soup, Spinach Caesar Salad, and Cobb Salad.


Nudls menu highlight include: Singapore Street Noodles, Pad Thai, and Pesto Gnocchi.


The Latin Quarter menu highlights include: Guacamole and Chips, and Mushroom Tostada.


Q Texas Smokehouse menu highlights include: Lone Star Chili, Pulled Pork Sandwich, and Jalapeño Cheese Cornbread.


Seaside Rotisserie menu highlights include: Beef Shish Kabab, Chicken Legs, and Vegetable Kabab.


Tamara menu highlights include: Chicken Tikka Masala, Urad Dal, and Garlic Naan.




NCL, Pride of America, Jefferson's Bistro
Jefferson's Bistro | Photo Credit: NCL

Jefferson's Bistro

A La Carte | $$$

Dinner

Found on: Pride of America


This is Pride of American's version of the classic Le Bistro restaurant seen on other NCL ships. The dining menu includes delicious French options including steak Tartare au Couteau, Escargots A la Bourguignonne, Soupe A L'oignon Gratinee, Filet de Boeuf Rossini, and Coq au Vin.





Key West Bar & Grill

Grill | Included

Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Pride of America


This is the pool grill onboard Pride of America. In the middle of a relaxing day in the sun, stop by Key West for a tasty grilled cheeseburger, some french fries, or a delicious hot dog.




NCL, La Cucina
La Cucina | Photo Credit: NCL

La Cucina

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Bliss, Dawn, Epic, Escape, Gem, Getaway, Jade, Jewel, Joy, Pride of America, Sky, Sun Sky, Sun


Enjoy the Italian classics at La Cucina. This specialty venue offers incredible pastas and pizzas, alongside antipasti options, and several incredible desserts. Menu highlights include: Beef Lasagna Al Forno, Fettuccini Alfredo Con Funghi, Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza, and the popular Tiramisu to finish.




NCL, Le Bistro
Le Bistro | Photo Credit: NCL

Le Bistro

A La Carte | $$$

Dinner

Found on: Bliss, Breakaway, Dawn, Encore, Epic, Escape, Gem, Getaway, Jade, Jewel, Joy, Pearl, Prima, Sky, Spirit, Star, Sun, Viva


This is the quintessential French Restaurant that has been a staple in the NCL fleet for years. Enjoy a delicious dinner with friends and family as you dine on exquisite Steak Tartare au Couteau, Escargots A la Bourguignonne, Soupe A L'oignon Gratinee, Filet de Boeuf Rossini, and Coq au Vin.




NCL, Pride of America, Liberty Restaurant
Liberty Restaurant | Photo Credit: NCL

Liberty Restaurant

A La Carte | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Pride of America


One of the two main restaurants onboard, Liberty Restaurant offers a delightful menu of classics with a contemporary flare.




NCL, Local Bar and Grill, The Local
Local Bar & Grill | Photo Credit: NCL

Local Bar & Grill

A La Carte | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Bliss, Encore, Joy, Prima, Sky, Spirit, Sun, Viva


The Local offers tasty pub fare that guests can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the day. Menu highlights include: Full English Breakfast, French Toast, Beef Chili, Pretzel Bites, Tavern Battered Cod Sandwich, Carrot and Walnut Cake, and Warm Apple Pie.




NCL, Los Lobos
Los Lobos | Photo Credit: NCL

Los Lobos

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Bliss, Dawn, Encore, Prima, Sky, Sun, Viva


Grab your friends and head over for drinks and a delicious meal at Los Lobos. Los Lobos offers incredible Mexican cuisine. Appetizers of Guacamole and Queso are a must, shared around the table. Enjoy tacos with chicken, steak, or shrimp, served in a warm corn tortilla. House specialties include Fajitas, Chile Relleno, and Cochinita Pibil. For dessert be sure to order the churros that come with a dulce de leche dipping sauce!




NCL, Main Dining Room, Taste, Savor
Photo Credit: NCL

Main Dining Room

A La Carte | Included

Dinner

Found on: Bliss, Breakaway, Dawn, Epic, Encore, Escape, Gem, Jade, Jewel, Joy, Pearl, Pride of America, Sky, Spirit, Star, Sun


The Main Dining Room onboard a cruise ship is the classic dining venue for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Here you will enjoy fine dining with your fellow passengers. Menu highlights include: Warm Spinach Salad, Create Your Own Pasta, The Fisherman's Platter, Beef Wellington, Veal Oscar, Honey-Glazed Pork Chops, and New York Style Cheesecake.




NCL, Moderno Churascarria
Moderno | Photo Credit: NCL

Moderno Churascarria

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Dawn, Epic, Escape, Gem, Getaway, Epic, Escape, Jade, Jewel, Pearl, Sky, Sun


Moderno Churascarria is a fun Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant. Here a variety of slow-roasted meats are carved up table-side. Enjoy delicious Lamb Top Sirloin, Beef Tenderloin, Flank Steaks, Brazilian Pork Sausage, and many more mouth-watering meats. This is a great option for a family dinner, or an evening out with friends.




NCL, Nama Sushi & Sashimi
Nama Sushi & Sashimi | Photo Credit: NCL

Nama Sushi & Sashimi

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Prima, Viva


This is the traditional sushi restaurant onboard. Here guests can enjoy delicious rolls and sashimi at the sit-down tables, or at the beautiful sushi bar. The menu features an array of delicious options from the Spicy Tuna Roll, California Roll, Kanpachi Sashimi, and the Fried Chicken Kar-Age.




NCL, Onda by Scarpetta
Onda by Scarpetta | Photo Credit: NCL

Onda by Scarpetta

A La Carte | $$$

Dinner

Found on: Encore, Prima, Spirit, Viva


Indulge in modern Italian Cuisine at Onda by Scarpetta. This beautiful dining space has architectural elements that resemble a wave, paying nod to the name "Onda", which means "Wave". On the dining menu you will find pizzas and calzones, antipasti platters, and delicious pasta options including Pappardelle Bolognese, Short Rib Ravioli, and Tomato & Basil Spaghetti. Secondi options include Branzino, Roasted Chicken, Tuna, and Beef Filet.




NCL, O'Sheehan's Bar and Grill
O'Sheehan's Bar & Grill | Photo Credit: NCL

O'Sheehan's Bar & Grill

A La Carte | Included

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Dawn, Epic, Escape, Gem, Getaway, Pearl, Jade, Jewel, Star


This 24 hour eatery includes incredible bar food that will satisfy no matter what time of the day or night. Indulge in favorite that include Buffalo Wings, Grilled Sausage Sliders, Loaded Nachos, Beef Chili, Battered Fish Sandwich, Blue Cheese Burger, and Coney Island Hot Dog. For a sweet finisher order the apple pie a la mode, or the brownie and raspberry-swirl cheesecake.




NCL, Ocean Blue
Ocean Blue | Photo Credit: NCL

Ocean Blue

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Bliss, Encore, Getaway, Joy,


Dine on incredible seafood in an elegant setting as the sunsets over the waters. Ocean Blue offers delightful dishes from both the sea and land. Begin your meal with the Ahi Tuna and Avocado Tower, Clam Chowder, and delicious Gumbo. If you prefer a main course from the land, there are options from Roasted Brick Chicken to Filet Mignon. For ocean options, the Fisherman's Platter and Beer-Battered Fish and Chips will hit the spot.




NCL, Palomar, Prima Class
Palomar | Photo Credit: NCL

Palomar

A La Carte | $$$

Dinner

Found on: Prima, Viva


Palomar is Norwegians first ever Mediterranean restaurant. You will feel as though you have been transported to the shores of the Greek isles as you dine on Grilled Octopus, Whole Lobster, and Grilled Lamb Chops. Finish your meal with the incredible Galaktoboureko- a greek yogurt sorbet with an orange custard pie.




NCL, Pincho Tapas Bar
Pincho Tapas Bar | Photo Credit: NCL

Pincho Tapas Bar

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Escape


Enjoy the flavors of Spain at Pincho Tapas Bar. Grab a sangria at the bar and order several of the small plates on the menu. Highlights range from Fried Potatoes with Paprika Aioli, to Duck Confit, Garlic and Pork Chorizo, and Calamares.




NCL, Q Texas Smokehouse
Q | Photo Credit: NCL

Q Texas Smokehouse

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Bliss, Encore, Joy


Savor the smokey flavors of the Texas countryside at Q Texas Smokehouse. Dig into western classics such as Loaded Fried, Deviled Eggs, and Lone Star Chili to begin your meal. Menu items from the pit include Brisket, Pulled Pork, Sausage, and Salmon. To finish off your meal enjoy homestyle delights such as Peach Cobbler, Pecan Pie, and Aunt Josie's Mason Jar Banana Pudding.




NCL, The Raw Bar
The Raw Bar | Photo Credit: NCL

The Raw Bar

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway


Positioned right beside Ocean Blue, the Raw Bar is the spot for a pre-dinner snack of oysters, calamari, and salmon Tartare. You can also order wine by the glass to enjoy with any of the tempting seafood bites on the menu.




NCL, Shanghai Noodle Bar
Shanghai Noodle Bar | Photo Credit: NCL

Shanghai's Chinese Restaurant & Noodle Bar

A La Carte | Included

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Epic, Getaway


This Asian restaurant is completely complimentary, offering up tasty dishes from potstickers, to fresh made noodles, wok fried options, fried rice, soups, and more! To finish on a sweet note, dessert options include the Panda Fruit Salad, and the Five Spice Chocolate Cake with Ginger Sauce.





Sports Bar

Pub | Complimentary

Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Sky, Sun


Enjoy classic pub fare in this sports bar setting. This is the perfect place to catch the big game with friends and enjoy a few bites. Menu items include the popular Reuben sandwich, Fish-N-Chips, and all the best comfort food.




NCL, Surfside Cafe and Grill, Prima Class
Surfside Cafe & Grill | Photo Credit: NCL

Surfside Cafe & Grill

Buffet | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Prima, Viva


This is the main buffet onboard the ship, and is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. No one does the complimentary buffet food quite like Norwegian. Here guest can enjoy offerings inspired by cuisine from all over the globe, including made-to-order pasta, incredible Indian food, Asian stir-fries and rice bowls, grilled burgers and hot dogs, a salad bar, fresh bread, and an elevated dessert bar. There is something for everyone at Surfside, and a great place to stop at almost anytime of the day for a bite to eat.





Sushi

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Dawn, Gem, Jade, Jewel, Pearl, Pride of America, Sky, Spirit, Star, Sun


Begin your evening at Sushi with a Wasibi cocktail or Sake. This sushi restaurant will delight with several incredible roll options, as well as a sashimi menu. Dine on a Spicy Tuna Roll and Sake Salmon Sashimi, alongside appetizers of Chilled Edamame, Poke Bowls, and Tuna Wontons.




NCL, Teppanyaki
Teppanyaki | Photo Credit: NCL

Teppanyaki

A La Carte | $$$

Dinner

Found on: Bliss, Breakaway, Dawn, Encore, Epic, Escape, Gem, Getaway, Jade, Jewel, Joy, Pearl, Pride of America, Sky, Spirit, Star, Sun


It truly is "dinner and a show" at Teppanyaki, as the masterful chef's cook up incredible grilled asian cuisine on the grills right in front of you. Guests pull their chairs up to the Teppanyaki tables, and watch their meal being made. The menu offers your choice of steak, seafood, or tofu, to enjoy with garlic fried rice, grilled vegetables, and dipping sauces.




NCL, Topsiders Bar and Grill
Topsiders Bar & Grill | Photo Credit: NCL

Topsiders Bar & Grill

Buffet | Included

Dinner

Found on: Dawn, Gem, Jewel, Pearl, Sky, Sun


Just steps away from the pool is Topsiders Bar & Grill the pool bar and buffet where guests can grab some light bites and delicious grilled fare throughout the day. Enjoy classic burgers and hot dogs back at your lounger in-between dips.




NCL, Wasabi
Wasabi | Photo Credit: NCL

Wasabi

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Epic, Getaway


If you are in the mood for Sushi, Wasabi is the perfect stop for dinner. Dine on incredible rolls from California to Spicy Tuna, as well as Sashimi and Yakatori dishes. Pair your meal with Sake, or the signature drinks- Wasabi Cocktail and Shaku-Shaku.




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