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Oyster Island Resort Restaurant

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Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Pacific Rim
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Malwepe | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
+678 778 2773
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Built in true Vanuatu style, with a cone Natangora roof and an open air...
Built in true Vanuatu style, with a cone Natangora roof and an open air deck for fresh dining, Oyster Island Restaurant is renowned for serving some of the best food that Santo has to offer. Light and modern dishes with a South-Pacific influence are offered, using the freshest organic ingredients sourced from local markets and farms. Highlights of our menu include the freshest Oysters in Santo, which during harvest season are collected daily of course! Our lobster, crab, and poulet fish dishes are second to none in the region. We serve only 100% Organic Santo beef, which is world renowned for its tenderness and succulent flavour. Other favourite dishes include Spiced Coconut Prawns, Lobster, and Lime Pan-Fried Scallops. Our delectable dessert menu is the final temptation of the evening. As with everything on Oyster Island, our dining times are relaxed therefore we do not have a set time for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Your meal will be prepared for you when you require it, and a cooked breakfast menu is available throughout the day. Our staff would be pleased to offer you room service if you wish to have your meal served on your private waterfront balcony.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice setting, nice staff, big servings, quite affordable

The Oyster Island staff are all so nice and were able to modify the menu to fit with out special diets - but also our whims. It is a great setting with nice views to the water and the main island. I wish we could have spent more time there!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Oyster Island staff are all so nice and were able to modify the menu to fit with out special diets - but also our whims. It is a great setting with nice views to the water and the main island. I wish we could have spent more time there!

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OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this review

Nice setting, nice staff, big servings, quite affordable.... Thank your for your review of the Oyster Island Bar and Restaurant. Pretty much your heading says it all, and again we thank you for your kind words. You say you wish to have stayed longer, well, Vanuatu is open for business and looking forward to your next visit :-) Happy Travels. More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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118 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Once your ring the gong the ferry travels across the short expanse of water to collect you and transfer you to the island. Once on the island we were warmly welcomed into the restaurant and provided with our 'Cruise Specials Menu' which offered approximately six choices. My family all chose the Blue Hole Hamburger which had a very thick patty... More 

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OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this review

Beautiful surroundings, good food, friendly people. Thank you for choosing Oyster Island for your day visit from a cruise ship arrivals. Cruise Ship days can be a little hectic (In a good way) so we do limit the menu somewhat to ensure speedy delivery of our amazing food. This way it allows cruise ship guests to spend more time enjoying... More 

Albury, Australia
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114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited Oyster Island for a day of snorkelling and enjoyed a pleasant lunch at their restaurant. The staff were very friendly and helpful and when my grandson asked how to open a coconut a friendly staff member took the time to fetch a coconut from a nearby tree and demonstrated how to open it to drink the milk and... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were lucky enough to discover the "island night" through our guides to Mt Hope. The two "Johns" made it sound so good we had to visit. We were able to arrange a visit to Oyster Island via our hotel, which included our pickup and return and the buffet dinner. Apart from the musical talent were were also lucky enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We went there for their fantastic Sunday buffet. The buffet lived up to the hype we had heard. Prior to lunch we kayaked to the blue holes from the resort, which in itself was an experience. Although we were only there for the day the staff and managers could not have been more helpful. My friend managed to dislocate a... More 

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OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this review

A Sunday buffet not to be missed. Good morning, How is the finger?? Did not mention how we dislocated the finger. (Classic). Thank you for your review of our Sunday Buffet. It is always a great time, and Chef Marcel is excelling with his variety of local and western dishes. Sunday's are always a mix of in-house guests, Santo; Vanuatu... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

On a recent stay in Santo we were lucky enough to discover that the Oyster bay resort and restaurant held a Sunday Buffet lunch all guests are welcome ... It does pay to book if you are staying elsewhere our resort manager called them for us and made the reservation ...too easy . There is a boat provided to cross... More 

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OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this review

Sunday buffet and jam session. Thank you for your review of your day on Oyster Island. Our Sunday Buffet's are a credit to all our staff. Whilst Vanuatu has had a downturn in tourism post Cyclone Pam, The Oyster Island Sunday BBQ Lunch Buffet is smooth sailing, with many guests joining us for this legendary Sunday. We will pass on... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

After an amazing snorkel we headed to the restaurant for lunch. I had the fish while my partner enjoyed a beef curry. Both meals were really nice and staff were lovely and friendly. Definitely a place worth a visit for a day or overnight !

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OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this review

Great snorkel and lunch! Thank you for your visit to Oyster Island, we are thrilled that you took the time to enjoy some of the fabulous snorkelling opportunities that Oyster Island and the surrounding area has to offer. Beef Curry..Yum! Chef Marcel excels with his curries, ask for the secret Fish Curry that is not on the menu, its for... More 

Sussex Inlet, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had a 4 person banquet of fresh whole fish, salad , hot chips & rice. The best meal we had while staying on Santo Island.

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OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this review

Unbelievable Poulet - Thank you for your review of your Day experience on Oyster Island - You were lucky enough to be sitting waterside when our fisherman delivered his fresh catch. We do pride ourselves in local, sustainable produce and seafood's, and Chef Marcels Famous Fish Curry Sauce I guess was a git with your group. All the staff would... More 

Mullumbimby, Australia
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We stopped in here for a lovely lunch on a day out on Santo. The little boat that took us over to Oyster Island was great, loved it. The food & drinks were great & staff friendly. This place is gorgeous & has a lovely atmosphere. The only criticism would be that Aussie rock was absolutely blaring near reception the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stayed our final night at Oyster Island. Am I glad we did. My partner had promised me a lobster to end our trip, unfortunately the divers hadn't been out as this time of year most resorts are closed for a few weeks maintenance. Due to it being so hot and the low season. AM I GLAD that this was... More 

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Additional Information about Oyster Island Resort Restaurant

Address: Malwepe | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
Phone Number: +678 778 2773
Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Espiritu Santo  >  Luganville
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Pacific Rim

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Malwepe | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Espiritu Santo  >  Luganville
  • Phone Number: +678 778 2773

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Pacific Rim

Description

Built in true Vanuatu style, with a cone Natangora roof and an open air deck for fresh dining, Oyster Island Restaurant is renowned for serving some of the best food that Santo has to offer. Light and modern dishes with a South-Pacific influence are offered, using the freshest organic ingredients sourced from local markets and farms. Highlights of our menu include the freshest Oysters in Santo, which during harvest season are collected daily of course! Our lobster, crab, and poulet fish dishes are second to none in the region. We serve only 100% Organic Santo beef, which is world renowned for its tenderness and succulent flavour. Other favourite dishes include Spiced Coconut Prawns, Lobster, and Lime Pan-Fried Scallops. Our delectable dessert menu is the final temptation of the evening. As with everything on Oyster Island, our dining times are relaxed therefore we do not have a set time for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Your meal will be prepared for you when you require it, and a cooked breakfast menu is available throughout the day. Our staff would be pleased to offer you room service if you wish to have your meal served on your private waterfront balcony.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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