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Food Republic: The Hidden Gem of Norwegian Cruise Line

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What is Food Republic?

Food Republic is an added-fee restaurant found on several of Norwegian Cruise Line's vessels. It offers a unique dining experience with international street food as its theme. While the name may not give away much, it's definitely a restaurant you don't want to miss.

What's on the Menu?

Food Republic offers a diverse menu with dishes from various countries, including Mexico, Germany, and Peru. However, the options lean heavily Asian, with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai selections available. The restaurant also features a sushi bar for all you sushi lovers out there.

A Modern Dining Experience

When you arrive at Food Republic, you'll be seated in a spacious dining room with a mix of high-top and standard tables. The decor is modern and minimalist. Instead of traditional menus, guests can order their food from a touchscreen tablet. And the best part? You don't have to order your entire meal at once.

Don't Confuse It with Indulge Food Hall

While Food Republic shares a similar concept with Indulge Food Hall, a complimentary restaurant found on Prima Class vessels, there are some key differences. At Food Republic, you have a waiter, while at Indulge Food Hall, you seat yourself. So, keep that in mind when deciding where to dine.

What's on the Menu?

The menu at Food Republic is divided into five sections: Sushi Bar, Sharing Is Caring, Handhelds, Noodles, Rice and Soups, and Sugar Pump. From sushi rolls and sharing plates to sandwiches and desserts, there's something for everyone.

Good News for Vegetarians and Vegans

While most options at Food Republic are meat or fish-based, there are a couple of selections for those who don't eat meat. However, if you're vegetarian or vegan, your options may be limited.

The Cost

Food Republic is included in Norwegian's dining packages, making it a great value for those who have one. Without a package, a la carte pricing ranges from $15 to $19 for sushi rolls, $8 to $19 for sharing plates, $13 to $16 for handhelds, and $16 to $21 for noodles, rice, and soup. Desserts are priced at $9 each. So, depending on what you order, you can expect to pay between $40 and $85 for a meal.

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Don't Forget the Drinks

Most drinks at Food Republic cost extra, unless you have a qualifying beverage package. So, be prepared to pay a little extra for your beverage of choice. And don't forget, a 20% gratuity will be added to all food and drink bills.

Where to Find It

Food Republic can be found on six ships in the Norwegian fleet. So, if you're planning a cruise with Norwegian, make sure to check out this hidden gem of a restaurant.

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