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Wharf Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
678 26687
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars

We decided to order 10 different dishes off the menu and put them in the middle of the table. the dishes were beautifully presented and tasty

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Janine L
Launceston, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We cannot fault this place. Lovely staff, the owner is very welcoming and the food is outstanding. We have pretty much eaten the entire menu and never tire of this place and its view! Set up on Wharf Road (on the road from where the cruise ships dock - if you are walking into town from a ship it will... More 

Thank vicbrett
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointing. Goyoza was OK Pork with Ginger - big pieces of pork which were really tough and ginger not fresh either, obviously from a jar and in big clumps. Teriyaki Chicken - Big lumps of chicken in a watery teriyaki sauce. What was a nice place to eat id now terrible. Give it a miss.

Thank Marg E
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went for dinner and I looked forward to going because the food in the past was great? not this time. My tempura prawns were pre cooked and warmed up and soggy and tasteless. The meat in the Sukiyaki was tough and looked like it had been boiled well in advance certainly not fresh cooked this made the meal overall... More 

Thank ksmailes
Launceston, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to order 10 different dishes off the menu and put them in the middle of the table. the dishes were beautifully presented and tasty

Thank Janine L
Blue Mountains, Australia
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163 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here and it was really very good. Very fresh ingredients and everything was delicious. I cannot recall what mine was called but it had a sushi, tempura selection, teriyaki chicken and more. My wife had a noodle dish and could not eat it all. Very friendly and attentive service as well. We definitely recommend Kanpai.

Thank TimberBlueMountains
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I was a bit surprised I must say how good Kanpai was, the Sashimi was fresh, extensive menu selection and good service. Well done.

Thank ron j
Earth, Texas
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Whoa! It's a surprising find in Port Vila. The bento sets we had for lunch was authentic enough. It starts off with miso soup and then the bento set with 4 salads, sashimi (maguro), an imitation teriyaki "eel" (which I think is of the local poulet fish) and prawn and vegetable tempura. Yummm...and filling. This place overlook Port Vila bay.

Thank HotEarth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This restaurant near the port area is a little hard to find, but the food is good and the service efficient. The sashimi is fresh and attractively presented and the menu features a range of meat options as well. The open air venue is a bonus on hot nights.

Thank Nana422
Paris, France
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

There seems to be several Japanese-inspired restaurants in PV, but this might be the only place run by a Japanese. The food is good considering the limited available Japanese ingredients in Vanuatu. I think the lunch set menu provides a good deal. The restaurant also has a nice view of the Vila bay. Sitting right across from the Handicraft Market,... More 

Thank zohei
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Great atmosphere and open air balcony ambience. Good Japanese style for quick lunch though the venue is shabby. Only went to it as friend heard about it opposite the new Vanuatu Handicrafts Market and wanted to try it. It was a pleasant surprise.

Thank Prensys T

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wharf Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: 678 26687

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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