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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Magnificent!

Rarely, if ever, have I eaten as good food as on Oyster Island. The Santo beef was wonderfully prepared, the kumala fries and mash were great as well. Even the pizza was perfect. I also liked the curry with all the local vegetables. We stayed here for about a week and have since been to Tanna and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Rarely, if ever, have I eaten as good food as on Oyster Island. The Santo beef was wonderfully prepared, the kumala fries and mash were great as well. Even the pizza was perfect. I also liked the curry with all the local vegetables. We stayed here for about a week and have since been to Tanna and Efate. So far... More 

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Bulli, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's nice to across the river by a cute boat to the Oyster Island. We stayed 3 nights at Oyster island. They offer lot of activities. We ate best mad crab dish at their restaurant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Chef Marcel cooks the food to perfection, no special order is too hard and the portions are generous. Beautiful surroundings right on the beach and the staff will go out of their way to make sure you have a good night. Definitely a place to visit whilst on Santo!

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Roxby Downs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Took the small boat over to Oyster Island (organised by the Manager of the Espiritu). Anyway we were there for the day so basically all we were there for was lunch and do the canyon river swim. Even so the manager gave us free use of the kayaks and then because we had an infant assigned a rubber boat (ducky)... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 

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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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116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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 

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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 7 - 29
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Pacific Rim

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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 - 29
  • 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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