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Oyster Island Resort Restaurant

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Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Pacific Rim
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Oyster Island | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
00678 7782773
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
No Wonder this is called Oyster Island

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Owen F
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Brisbane, Australia
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  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Vladivostok, Primor'ye, Russia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It'll take you approximately 30 minutes to get there-first by car, then by boat- but at the end of the trip you'll be rewarded with the freshest oysters in Luganville. They will be served on the verandah overlooking the bay and afterwards you may swim, sunbathe or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset.

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

The best place for fresh oysters - Thank you for your review of your dining experience at Oyster Island. We do pride ourselves on fresh oysters. We only harvest the oysters to order, ensuring sustainability and that they arrive on your table is immaculate prime condition. With spectacular waterfront dining, a fantastic staff, and the freshest of produce. An afternoon... More 

Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Go on Sunday for the Buffett - Glazed Ribs are the best! if you go in the morning and take a kayak to the Blue hole you'll work up and appetite for lunch (served until about 2pm)

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

Sunday Buffet is just Awesome. Thank you for your review of our Sunday Buffet. It is great and becoming extremely popular with both travellers and locals alike. We have recently introduced live music - some Reggae Tunes with local musician Desmond. The Staff and Managemnet wish you happy travels. More 

Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Offers value for money buffets on Sunday lunch, great music, great view to come with it. Free kayaks to Matevulu Blue Hole if you go for the buffet! Excellent snorkelling around the island too.

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

Best Sunday Buffet, Thank you for your review of Oyster Island Sunday Buffet. It is getting really popular and we do ask future guests to make sure they give us a call and let us know they are coming. We are limited on space and would hate to turn guests back (We have had to do in the past). Glad... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Good to explore the island and swim at the little secluded beaches. Travelling on the barge over from the mainland was easy, we were met on arrival and briefed on what the island had to offer. We had a simple, but lovely lunch at the resort also.

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Only got to visit for a couple of hours, but what an idyllic place. Sampled some of the local seafood, and looked around the island. Got to go back for sure.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

What a feast of seafood and everything you could wish for including amazing desserts, hosts Brad and Sarah and staff put on an excellent Christmas lunch in a beautiful setting.

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

Christmas Lunch - Thank you for your review of Oyster Island Restaurant. Apologies for our delay in responding, we have had a few glitches with internet that we have now ironed out the bugs. So glad to hear you enjoyed our Christmas Lunch Buffet, held in our newly constructed Traditional Nakamal. A great setting for a special day. The staff... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

the sunday buffet lunch was awesome and the ozzy manager was very friendly and didn't mind a chat! Beautiful island with a free pick up from Turtle Bay Lodge with lunch.

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Bunbury western Australia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We wanted to do the canoe trip to the Blue Hole, and planned to have lunch at the Resort first. As our group of 9 had several different food allergies and requirements I emailed to check this would be OK and the wonderful staff offered us a special lunch which catered for everyone. The food was absolutely delicious, healthy and... More 

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

Allergy friendly and delicious, Thank you for your review of Oyster island and our activity options. Correct me if I am wrong but I believe your group were guests off a cruise ship arrival for the day. We do try to cater for everyone and anyone, and like your self with a little pre-notice we generally can arrange any meal... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Had a beautiful meal, amazing place. We were staying at Turtle Bay Lodge so were picked up in a little dinghy which was very interesting. Low tide meant we had to walk through ankle deep water when we were dropped back after dinner. It was hilarious Evidently if we had gone in a bit further down the beach it would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Oyster Island | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Espiritu Santo  >  Luganville
  • Phone Number: 00678 7782773

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?