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Wharf Road (Drive past the cruise ship wharf and follow road up round to the left, just past the Dream Cove gates on the left) | Palm Cove/Ifira Point, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 25526
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Ranked #2 of 72 restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $34
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Pacific Rim, Organic
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Elan is a unique dining experience in Vanuatu. A restaurant purpose built by the owners to offer elegant island style dining. The restaurant is situated on the beach overlooking beautiful aqua waters and enjoys the best sunsets in Port Vila. Elans fresh and authentic menus are inspired by the classics - French, Italian, Asian, Mediterranean and the flavors' of the Pacific. We pride ourselves on sourcing as much of the freshest locally grown produce as possible, including we believe and our customers agree the best organic beef in the world. Open: 5pm Wednesday to Saturdays.
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188 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Based on Trip Adviser, we ventured out to Elan for dinner. The atmosphere is gorgeous and we were seated on the balcony with the best view. The food was quite nice, my banana leaf fish was very tasty. My husband was served fish that was tough and rubbery. The staff firstly told him that was what it was supposed to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited Élan twice on our stay, the second time on our last night because we had previously enjoyed it so much. The food was beautifully presented, excellent quality and the service was warm and welcoming. We were remembered from our first visit and treated like royalty. The Atmosphere at Élan is tranquil and romantic. I definitely rate this as... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The service was great, and the setting absolutely stunning. We arrived just before sunset, which we'd really recommend as you can see the stunning view, right on the water. We were expecting great things from this place, having heard some great reviews. However, for the price the food was really very average. Such a shame as the setting is truly... More

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I dined at elan for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. We were immediately impressed by the beautiful building and decor, comfortable and stylish. We sat and enjoyed a bottle of moet champagne whilst watching the gorgeous sunset. We shared the crab cakes and tuna entrees, which were delicious. I had the lobster stack, which I have to say... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was in Port vila for 7 days and Elan was my last night stop . I had eaten out every night at the best places in town. Definitely rate this place as the best on my trip . I had the lobster stack with a saganaki entree and local cider. I can see why it has such good ratings......I... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal at Elan restaurant last week. With a location right on the beach and outlook on the outer Harbour of Port Vila it is a fantastic setting, complemented by some really sensitive construction of the restaurant to make it feel really airy, light and atmospheric. The owners and staff were very attentive and made the night... More

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I returned with my wife to Port Vila last weekend and we once again visited elan. What a joy, the food, service and ambience were perfect as our previous visits. The Sicilian Pasta dish would be one of the best pasta dishes I have had. My wifes Beef Wellington she said was delicious. The wine list is very well put... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were in Port Vila for ten days and enjoyed our first night at Elan so much we went again a few days later! The location is amazing and on both nights we were lucky enough to be seated on the balcony edge to enjoy the most amazing views. We had over the two nights, the haloumi entree, spicy fish,... More

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Noosa, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I have dined here twice on 2 separate trips to Vanuatu. I have not been disappointed. We were advised to arrive early to enjoy the sunset. Our crew of 18 did not miss the photo opportunity. The food & wine were great. Our hosts were welcoming. We had a slow relaxing finish to our day & a memorable dining experience.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

To keep things short and sweet, this restaurant is simply excellent for its target audience. Having read several reviews on TripAdvisor it appears as though people expect this restaurant to be Michelin Star quality. Although the restaurant does not have any hats, it is still worthy of the title of number 1 restaurant in Port Vila. Our group had the... More

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