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

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  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Kanpai, kanpai!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Earth, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Paris, France
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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 

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I love the octopus balls and the wontons. The service what poor ( it took around 20 minutes toget a fanta.

Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The food here would barely be acceptable in any other country but hey it's Vanuatu. I do appreciate the quaint charm and while the food is only average at best, you can't get 'real' Japanese food anywhere else in the city. After 3 days of nothing but steak and chips in other restaurants I put up with it. The view... More 

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a great place to go for lunch, either during a vacation, or for business. The menu has lots to offer but it's the lunch specials that are really outstanding. They are good value considering the variety and quality of what they serve. And the view from the restaurant is beautiful. Highly recommended.

Vanuatu
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Best choice for Japanese dishes in Port Vila. Great food and staff are very prompt. spectacular views overlooking Irirki and Fila Islands. Lunch boxes are great.

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We couldn't believe the price on the menu as compared to what we normally pay in OZ. The chef is actually a real japanese man versus some asian of some sort. Everything we had was superb. I wish i could such a non expensive and authentic Japanese restaurant in my area. We went back for lunch and really enjoyed our... More 

Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

View over Port Vila is spectacular, food we could not fault, staff very friendly and price very reasonable.

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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

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