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

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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
Pretty authentic Japanese food for P. Vila

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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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 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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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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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.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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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.

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Vanuatu
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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.

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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 

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Perth, Australia
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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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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Are a large group we descended upon Kanpai after the renovations and were very pleased with the food, the service and the atmoshere. The owners and staff were very attentive to our group as well as the full house and brought us a lovely complimentary wine. I would highly recommend Kanpai!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My girlfriend was craving sushis, so we got there hoping to have good food, but we got disappointed. The food is average, and the place is quite dull.

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

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

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  • Cuisine: Japanese

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