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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Oyster Island Resort Restaurant - 100% waterfront, set overlooking the...
Oyster Island Resort Restaurant - 100% waterfront, set overlooking the tranquil waters of Peterson Bay, Oyster Island is elegant yet casual, serving only 100% Organic Fresh Island Grown and Market Fresh Produce, Sustainable locally caught seafood, and the famous Organic Santo Beef. Weather its a romantic 3 course wine matched special occasion, or a sand between your toes casual lunch, Oyster Island caters to all. Our Sunday BBQ Lunch Buffet is legendary - featuring local live music, and too many dishes to mention. Reservations essential. Drive north on the east coast road until you come to the sign, drive through the village to the 'landing'. Bang the tank to let our boat crew know you need a pick up, and sit back, enjoy the waterfront view, sip a cocktail and let the Oyster Island staff pamper you with the Ni-Vanuatu smiles and hospitality that this country is renown for.
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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Holiday

This is a great restaurant on the beach with friendly service and great food. Great seafood and Vanuatu steak! You can swim and then have lunch on the beach. Wonderful Sunday lunch buffet!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Brisbane
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Brisbane
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant on the beach with friendly service and great food. Great seafood and Vanuatu steak! You can swim and then have lunch on the beach. Wonderful Sunday lunch buffet!

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Thank carrings
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a little ferry which picks you up from the mainland when you bang on the metal tank at the other side! It's only a stone's throw away and a nice little trip. The resort itself is pretty, and well maintained by the look of it. We had a lovely lunch and had a quick look around. There isn't much... More 

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Thank Dawn K
Gosford, Australia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for lunch while exploring the coast road and while we were disappointed to find that the oysters needed to be pre-ordered (although we understood, as they are harvested fresh daily) we still enjoyed a delicious lunch of lobster salad and mud crab in a delicious lightly spiced curry sauce. The Oyster Gudfala cocktail was tasty and refreshing.... More 

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Thank MadameBossy
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff and transport across are fabulous , however we were disappointed after making a reservation many days before hand to find we did not have a table for the three of us , shown a table and upon return from snorkelling found we again had no table and were relegated to sitting inside with no view. The only view... More 

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Thank Yasmine P
Hobart, Australia
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was fun to bang the big old cylinder to call the boat to come and pick us up. Very friendly people and yummy food and drinks.

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Thank TasApril
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Come here for the Sunday buffet. Definitely make sure you book as its really popular but it's amazing. Great variety of food and a lovely atmosphere.

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Thank Michael H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed at the Oyster Is resort for a week over Christmas and loved the experience of enjoying the delicious fresh food, great service and fabulous atmosphere of the restaurant as we recalled the adventures of the day. The Christmas Buffet was an absolute treat (the chilli crab was to die for) & such a wonderful atmosphere... More 

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Thank Maria F
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful imaginative menu show casing local produce. Tasty ceviche and amazing sweet potato croquettes. The chocolate ribs and lobster are to die for! The Sunday buffet is outstanding. Staff are friendly, super helpful and very attentive. Do yourself a favour and dine here!

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Thank AlicettaSJ
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Great speedy service but the food was Quite expensive. Ceviche was great, but perhaps stay away from anything not seafood based as it was pretty average for the resort type prices. Yobbo loud mouth guests interrupting mid-dinner didn't help with the quiet restful ambience. #KutaInThePacific

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

Thank you for sharing your experience of our restaurant on Oyster Island - with this we are disappointed that you never mentioned any of the 'negatives' whilst you were with us. It makes it a little difficult to assist and amend issues when neither staff, or management are informed. We do apologise about the 'Yobbo Loud mouth guests interrupting mid-dinner',... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

To start the positives... a couple of of the starters were good and the fish main very good. The service was great both at arrival when we were met by the manager and the wait staff. Very very good. Unfortunately that's where it ends. The place is decked out like a Kuta beach bar gone wrong. That might have been... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience of our restaurant at Oyster Island Resort. We do listen to both positive and negative comments regarding all aspects of the island, however we find it extremely disappointing that you failed to mention any of your negatives to either staff or management whilst you were with us, yet waiting until you could vent on... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 7 - 28
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Oyster Island Resort Restaurant - 100% waterfront, set overlooking the tranquil waters of Peterson Bay, Oyster Island is elegant yet casual, serving only 100% Organic Fresh Island Grown and Market Fresh Produce, Sustainable locally caught seafood, and the famous Organic Santo Beef. Weather its a romantic 3 course wine matched special occasion, or a sand between your toes casual lunch, Oyster Island caters to all. Our Sunday BBQ Lunch Buffet is legendary - featuring local live music, and too many dishes to mention. Reservations essential. Drive north on the east coast road until you come to the sign, drive through the village to the 'landing'. Bang the tank to let our boat crew know you need a pick up, and sit back, enjoy the waterfront view, sip a cocktail and let the Oyster Island staff pamper you with the Ni-Vanuatu smiles and hospitality that this country is renown for.
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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