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“A Special Island Experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oyster Island Resort Restaurant

Oyster Island Resort Restaurant
Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
+678 36283
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Ranked #3 of 9 restaurants in Luganville
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegetarian, Australian, Oyster Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Highlights of our menu include the freshest Oysters in Santo, which we harvest daily from Oyster Island 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 and Lime Pan-Fried Scallops. Chef Tasso’s French style influence is also highlighted in his passion for luscious desserts.
Luganville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A Special Island Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Oyster Island is approximately a 20 minute drive from Luganville, up the selaed East Coast Rd.

You take a left hand turn at their easy to see sign & drive for a few minutes down a dirt raod, park up & ring the large metal gong. Within a few minutes a quaint traditional Natangora thatched roof boat will putter over & take you the 200 yards across the channel to Oyster Island.

You don't have to be staying there to get this service; all you have to do is eat there or hire their kayaks.

I usually go out there on a Sunday at midday, where they offer a excellent 2,000 VT/head buffet, which also includes free use of kayaks to paddle up to the Matavulu Blue Holes (approx. 40 minutes each way & highly recommended). Usually the kayaks are 1,200 VT each, so this is a good saving.

But as the kitchen is so busy on Sundays, you will find it difficult to order off the menu, until the buffet service is finished.

It is a magic Island to explore, nice for swimming, snorkling, playing volleyball or just kicking back on a beach chair.

It never feels crowded & during the week, there might only be one ot two people in the restaurant.

Oyster Island is one of the must see places on Santo.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 80 cities Reviews in 80 cities
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
“Great Sunday lunch buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Love this place, get the little boat over, friendly service,
Lovely view, great buffet, 2000 vatu per person, well worth it. Free use of kayaks when you come for the buffet.
Had a lovely white Sangria that went down well with the food,

A lovely, lazy Sunday lunch. Starts at 12 pm but you can get there early and just sit on the beach / relax.

Visited April 2013
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south canterbury
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“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

nice thing to do if you have been slumming it for a few days. Oysters arent always available but the food is great. Was shown around the place too..nice but I prefer something cheaper

Visited April 2013
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BRISBANE
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Lovely spot, terrific staff, food dissapointing though”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Pulling into the drive across from the island you bang the big old tank and the sound resonates over to the little island.
You hear the putt putt of the the boat and literally "Gilligan's Island" comes over to collect you!
The staff were lovely, the drinks came quickly, there were a few guests lazing around the waters edge - very nice atmosphere.
The food unfortunately let us down with gluggy stone like 'burger buns' and seafood marinara...with no seafood! Just pasta with white sauce.
No worries for us, it was fixed up ok, we enjoyed the lunch and would definitely go back just for a drink.

Visited September 2012
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Kerang, Australia
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Stayed and ate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Probably tried most of the items ont he menu over the 10 nights but Chef John made it clear we could request other items if we chose. Enjoyed the Santo beef and the Sunday Buffet.

Visited February 2013
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