Vanuatu Restaurants

  • Restaurants
    by globetrott
  • Restaurants
    by globetrott
  • Restaurants
    by globetrott

Vanuatu Restaurants

  • Good food for right price

    Ok it is true: Port Vila counts some good (and quite expensive) restaurants; there are also quite a few places that pretend to be classy and are indeed average, except for the bill. In almost none of these will you be able to taste local food: never mind traditional kaekae!To me, eating where the locals eat is often the best choice. It must be sad...

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  • Meeting point in Port Vila sunset

    Nambawan Cafe is the hot spot to meet people in Port Vila. Go there for Breakfast, buy your copy of the 'Vanuatu Post' and just sit there watching the movement goin' on.Pop there again for a Tusker beer or a fresh fruit juice, or a cocktail, at 5 pm and enjoy the sunset.This is the time for yacht people to get off for a beer.Wi-fi available Fresh...

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  • If you are looking for Lobster...

    Tara Beach is about a half hour drive from Port Vila and is located on Devils Point Rd. The laid back resort and outdoor restaurant is right on the beach which adds to its dining experience. The local owners Sala and Lei Vatoko are both wonderfully hospitable and have a wealth of knowledge about thier island home. Carl will greet you with a beaming...

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  • More Good Pizza!

    Chill Restaurant was another place I would have liked to have tried again. We went there after the Kava tour and we were pretty tired and about ready to hit the sack. We hadn't had dinner though, and wanted something light after the snacks we'd had on the cruise.We decided to share a pizza and salad and have a dessert each. The pizza was great!...

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  • French Patisserie in Paradise

    The Cafe Au Peche Mignon regularly receives rave reviews, and it's well-deserved. The place is always packed and popular with locals and tourists. The display cabinets show off the chef's gorgeous-looking pastries and desserts. Unfortunately, we never got around to trying any of them, but we did pop in for lunch one day and had pizza and beer. The...

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  • Best Food in Town!

    The best food in town by far was to be had at Tropik Bistrot. It's a very unassuming place, a little bit on the cheaply decorated side. The place was empty that night, we were the only customers, so we took a seat outside where it was a bit cooler. (Even though the sign claimed it was fully airconditioned, it was cooler outside).The menu was full...

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  • Private Dinner

    We didn't eat from Michener's a la carte menu, but as part of our package, we received a complimentary candlelight dinner on our balcony. (Seems practically all guests get this inclusion.) This was arranged through Michener's Resaurant - we had a set menu to choose from, so we arranged the date and time and pre-ordered our 3-course dinner. They...

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  • They Ran Out of Coconut Shells!

    We'd read a lot of good reviews about the Flaming Bull Steakhouse, but it didn't really make our list of "must do's". Nevertheless, we found ourselves there after our trip to Hideaway Island. I especially wanted to go because of the rumoured cocktail in a coconut shell, I really wanted one! Alas, they'd run out of shells :( Very...

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  • Tapas with a View!

    Tilly's is one of the top places in Port Vila. We decided to have a tapas lunch there one day before our tour, so the experience was brief. But oh was it good! The service was fantastic - attentive, but not pesteringly so. The feshly squeezed lime juice was light and sweet. We ordered 3 tapas dishes (calamari, koftu, and pork dumplings), each of...

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  • It's Like Waiting For Godot

    We went on a half day excursion to Hideaway Island. We had about an hour to kill before the ferry was due to take us back, so we decided to order some chips. The chips arrived, steaming hot, just as we had to leave, so we had to gulp them down in about a minute before we had to rush off. Coupled with the hideous price tag, I'd suggest avoiding this...

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  • Quaint Provincial Ambience

    We spotted Cafe du Village during the sunset cruise, and decided it was so cute we had to have dinner there. We took a seat outside beneath the lush flowering vines that trailed over the pergola. We took in the gorgeous evening view over the harbour towards Iririki Island.Unfortunately, things went downhill from there. The food was average and the...

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  • You Eat What You're Given!

    Sara Beach is run by a local man called Roy. He (or his wife, though we never saw her) does all the cooking and there is only one dish to choose from - lunch. It's basically a combination dish of various local produce. There was some meat, some root vegetables, and some rice. It was reasonably tasty and I think each plate cost in the region of...

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  • Chilling out Poolside

    Bali Hai Cafe was a good place to grab a bite to eat without having to think too hard about it. We had a couple of meals here. On our first night we couldn't be bothered going into town, so we found a table by the pool and had some cocktails and browsed the menu. They did have a nice range to choose from. We settled on the Tahitian Fish Salad,...

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  • A Strange Pub

    Shooters is a strange pub that appears to have taken the Playboy Bunny symbol and run with it. There is the seedy pub section, and then there's the elegant dining section, a strange mix. We went for dinner, and had garlic bread (which was huge!), coconut prawns (delicious!), lobster (also yummy but not very filling), and steak (apparently not so...

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  • Where Tipping is Welcomed

    Jill's cafe is one of the few places we went that was obviously frequented by many locals. It's easy to see why. Serving sizes are generous and the prices as below average. We went for breakfast on our last day, just to try something different.I had the 3-egg mushroom and herb omelette with fruit on the side, and my partner had an all-american...

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  • It's All About the View

    I was rather unimpressed with the food from Watermark Restaurant. We decided to have a light lunch there, and shared the meat and seafood platter. The seafood was OK, but much of the meat was dry and slightly overcooked. Still edible, but nothing special. The best thing about this place was the view - we got a prime table on the balcony overlooking...

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  • Breakfast at Michener's

    During our stay at Iririki Resort, a breakfast buffet was provided at either Watermark or Michener's restaurant. We ate at Micheners. The view, incidentally, was spectacular when we managed to get a window table. Included in the buffet was toast, cereal, milk, pineapple juice, apple juice, muffins, croissants, chocolate croissants, snail rolls,...

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  • Melanesian Feast

    We didn't eat from Michener's a la carte menu, but we did have the Melanesian feast at Michener's.It started off with the with kava tasting, which we were going to skip since we'd already tried it the night before at a kava bar, but decided to have some again to compare. This was definitely weaker than the previous kava we'd tasted, but at least...

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  • Steak!

    If you want the best steak in Vanuatu, go to the Flaming Bull! The prices are about what you would expect in "western" countries for steak, but it's definitely worth it! The beef is cooked to perfection, and the sides are divine! Just talking about it is making me hungry! Sirloin with Pepper Gravy. YUM!

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  • Best in Port Villa

    The waterfront restaurant is the best in Port villa. It sits right on the water with a beautiful view and the food is cooked to perfection. Sometimes it is wise to book as it can get very busy.

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  • Beware the LapLap

    Just a heads up to anyone travelling to Vanuatu, a local dish that everyone eats called LapLap may be the worst tasting thing you ever put in your mouth. I'd definately try it at least once just to say you've tried it, but the first time I had it, the way it was prepared, it looked like Brownie.It's made from a local root called Laplap (of course),...

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  • Resturants

    Dining is very much a part of the Vanuatu experience. With most resorts so close to Port Vila it would be a shame not to venture outside your resort. Sure, the resorts have good restaurants but there?s so much excellent cuisine nearby. If you want to sample a Melanesian feast, most resorts have them or you can book a tour to a traditional village....

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  • Cheap lunch @ Mamu Bar!

    This is a bar/pub in the heart of Port Vila. It's got a sign out the front and it advertises steak and chips , fish and chips , chicken and chips for 5000 Vatu! Bargain! We got a free voucher with our package for it, but it is by far the best and cheapest food I saw in Port Vila.It is an old place and kind of dark, but its quiet and nice to sit...

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  • Chinese food in Vanuatu

    This is a restaurant on the main street in Port Vila. It's quite deceptive as the entrance is small but the place is huge inside and really nicely decorated. The food is pretty good and so is the service. The prices are great, cheaper than Australian Chinese restaurants and the servings are bigger. The Lychee Ice cream for dessert was...

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  • Taste exquisite french food!

    Michener's is the restaurant at Iririki. It is beautifully presented and has a famous chef. The seafood platter there is a must for visitors and it is all exquisite, full of flavour and the service is great. I highly recommend the creme brulee, which was such a large serving I could not finish it. A must to enjoy fine dining in Vanuatu! Seafood...

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  • MMMmmmmm.....Crab!

    Well, when close to paradise eat close to the water. Your experience will be woth it!Situated on the bay you can enjoy fish, crab or steak while watching the fish dart below you! Most diners attempt to feed the fish by throwing pieces of their breadrolls into the water. I enjoyed the coconut crab on our visit here in 2002 before I realised what I...

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  • Cheap Eats - BE VERY CAREFUL!

    I took this photo of a stack of lobster/crayfish while on Mystery Island. This scene is typical of many that you will find all around the islands of Vanuatu. The local villagers will ply their treasures from the deep for a very cheap price, (this stack of 6 was AUS$20 for the lot!) as it is their only real means of obtaining an income. I would...

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  • Steak and seafood.

    Ma Barker’s Restaurant is Port Vila’s most affordable Steak and Seafood restaurant in Town. Ma’s Air-conditioned restaurant is set in 1920’s American style decorations.Port Vila can be very expensive for food so for the budget conscious (aren't we all?) they also serve Counter Lunch and Bistro Dinners at the adjoining Mamu Bar. You can try some...

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  • Pizza with a View

    A great place for great pizza! Overlooking the sea, at night the water is lit by floodlights so you can watch the fish swimming below. Well priced and delicious! Also good for a snack during the day to look out over the water and watch the cruise ships sail away. The Goa (tandoori chicken) and Tassie (smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers) pizzas...

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  • Crepes at Au Peche Mignon

    A fabulous french cafe, great for lunch and desserts and conveniently located on the main street of Vila Wednesday is Crepe Day at Au Peche Mignon - a variety of delicious crepes are available at very reasonable prices. The chocolate crepes are excellent! There is also a variety of pastries and cakes available. I highly recommend the vegetarian...

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  • Steak to die for

    Steak House and Seafood Specialities. The famous Vanuatu steak, either very rare, rare or medium rare, but in any event consistently tender! Coconut crab, lobster, oysters, fresh fish and also selected Asian specialities including Soup Pho, generous serves and delicious deserts. Wide range of French & Australian wines and budget priced Counter...

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  • Steakhouse

    The Waterfront Bar & Grill is a nice open air restaurant with a great atmosphere... We went there to try the coconut crab but they don't serve coconut crab any more since it has become an endangered species so we had something else instead... The food was good and the location was great...

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  • Resort food...

    The restaurant at Iririki is fairly expensive but if you eat outside by the pool it is cheaper. The food is good and the view is amazing. :)

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  • Cafe/Restaurant

    We had lunch at both the restaurant section and cafe section of this place. The restaurant was definitely better food but the prices were higher.

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  • Yum!

    Mangoes Restaurant is part of the resort... They have great food at reasonable prices. We had a free light breakfast every morning (pancakes, toast, french toast or honey & banana on toast). We also had 3 other meals there and each was very good. Probably the most fun was the seafood platter which costed 3500 vatu (about A$40) for the two of us...

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  • Pub Meal

    We had dinner at the Flaming Bull Steakhouse on our first night... The meals were good and the service was great.

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  • Island Cafe

    The cafe is part of the resort but can be used by anyone. The prices are fairly similar to those on the main island but I wouldn't want to eat there every day... I had a beef burger and it was fine...

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  • Mmmmm........seafood! :-)

    Waterfront Bar & Grill is situated on the main street of Port Vila on (surprise, surprise), the waterfront! Dining is in the open but still undercover should one of those sudden rain storms decide to hit.The staff are great, the food is yum, and the challenge of this restaurant is trying to roll up the steep hill when you leave after eating way too...

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  • Cheap dining

    The club is only for members and overseas tourists are welcome. The food and drinks are a lot cheaper than any other restaruants in Port Vila. My favourite dish was taro with fish in coconut sauce and cabbage which is very much like our silverbeet.

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  • Melanesian Feast

    It doesnt matter where you go for this meal, but make sure while you are over there that you try a typical Melanesian Feast. You arent really going to experience the culture if you dont try their food. Its what they eat at special occasions, like New Years Day. And try the Kava! Its a special experience at the least! I probably enjoyed the Kava...

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  • While in Port Vila

    El Gecko Restaurant - Port Vila Harbourside Restaurant - Port Vila Le Cafe du Village Restaurant - Port vila The Rossi Restaurant - Port Vila Bistro Tropikal - Port VilaYacht Club - Port VilaIririki Resort - Port Vilaand, of course, there are fine restaurants at most hotels.

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  • I was impressed with the...

    I was impressed with the Waterfront bar and grill, Erakor Island resort's restaurant and L'Houstalet.Waterfront bar & grill in Vila is very reasonably priced and the atmosphere and service are great. Also the restuarant on Erakor Island is worth visiting as you can eat your meal on a deck overlooking Erakor Lagoon. The calamari from the Waterfront...

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  • Waterfront and Cafe de...

    Waterfront and Cafe de Village.For a cheap eat Club Vanuatu is probably the best. Not counting the market, then. It's famous for its coconut crab and lobster.

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  • About restaurant, as far as I...

    About restaurant, as far as I remember there was one pretty good looking restaurant in the city center. And surprisingly the quality of the food was good! So try that place. You can get the name of the restaurant from locals for sure.

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