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“Nice resort” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Starfish Cove Restaurant & Bar

Starfish Cove Restaurant & Bar
2nd Lagoon | Emten Lagoon, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
+678 25806
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Ranked #43 of 73 Restaurants in Port Vila
Price range: $10 - $97
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Dinner with commanding 180° lagoon front views. The Teppanyaki Grill & Sushi cuisine compliments this truly unique dining experience. No BYO. The Terrace & Bar opens 9am till late with Happy Hour from 5pm to 7pm daily. Just a 5 minute drive from the centre of Port Vila.
Safety Beach, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice resort”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Little too far out of town, had to get buses to go anywhere. Front office staff Cyclops was amazing, very friendly and helpful. Restaurant reopened Japanese Quite expensive opens for lunch and dinner.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Patchy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Made a few visits over the years. Inconsistent and a bit pricey (in common with many other places in Vila!). Lovely location though and when it's good, it's excellent.

Visited September 2012
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melbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“40th Anniversary Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My wife and I were looking for somewhere special to celebrate our 40th Wedding anniversary while we were in Vanuatu and were recommended to go to the Starfish Cove restaurant for a meal.
Upon arriving we were extremely surprised by the appearance of the restaurant.
The staff were very attentive without being overpowering.
To say the meals was delicious would be an understatement. I would put it as 5 star dining, without the 5 star prices.
We recommended the restaurant to another couple we had meet on our travels and they came with us on our 2nd occassion and were also very impressed that we were informed that they went back again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best steaks in Port Vila”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Dining here was an absolute pleasure. Our steaks were absolutely unbelievable, and the sauces to accompany the steaks were divine. A little on the pricey side, and located a few kms out of town, but very worth the bus ride there. Delicious! Delicious! Delicious!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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tmsPortVila, Manager at Starfish Cove Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you so much for your review.
We only took over the managhement of Starfish Cove Restaurant & Bar in August and commenced major refurbishment of equipment and the facility. It is a beautuful spot and we have a great team deliveringf excellent food and service at very affordable prices
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canberra
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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“So disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

On a previous visit to Vanuatu, we had a great meal here. This time unfortunately, not so good. The staff tried very hard, but the food was just not good. Firstly, the cocktails are not well made and we left them. But the disappointment was the wine list. Nothing we ordered was available and it took 3 to 4 orders before we found wines that were still in the cellar. Frustrating. The food was average and expensive for what was delivered. Such a shame, it's needs better management.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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