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Wharf Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
678 26687
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we were the only ones in the restaurant but the food was good and my 13yr old son announced the fruit mocktail was the best in the whole wide world. The tuna sashimi was the highlight

Thank fabwestpoint
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend who knows Vila well and we were not disappointed. Great sashimi and sushi. Lunch box was incredible value. Kids loved tender teriyaki beef and best of all not a chip in sight. Wish we'd gone there at the start of the holiday - it would have been a regular.

Thank Kate D
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I took my parents here for their 52nd wedding anniversary dinner. The food was beautiful in presentation and taste. Value for money was good for Vanuatu. I will definitely go back.

Thank Patria H
Port Vila, Vanuatu
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

the best foods and affordable prices, everytime i feel like eating japanese food, i always go to this place.

Thank Dokie T
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Very tasty food - perfect for a big group with sushi fanatics (the tuna had apparently been caught an hour ago) and me as a vegan - fab tofu and noodles. The service was great - not rushed but not slow and staff very helpful with changes to menu.

Thank TravelingP0m
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This place, although a little exy, has great food, great service and a fantastic view! A favourite with ex-pats. Love the crab!!

Thank Dweezel
Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I went to this restaurant for the 1st time. We both had the lunchbox. Mine was VUV1300 , the other one VUV 1600. Very nice food, different flavours and textures. Definitely value for money. Went back this week, same great expercience. We also had dinner once and I can give them thumbs... More 

Thank 388paulien
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Kanpai is a great place to get food, and the view is amazing. The price is a little expensive, however the food is really good quality.

Thank Steve_The_Tripper
Port-Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

We have recently changed our favourite restaurant to this cos...it way better..nice food...great service and value for money. Its our mine and my partners new favourite place to eat every weekend..keep up the great work!

Thank NikkieFernandoz
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

Twice I have eaten here and twice I have been sick. The first time was in October. I ordered teriyaki chicken and was given fish. The next day I was sick. 2 months later I decided I'd try one more time because I love Japanese food and people always tell me this place is great. Ordered teriyaki chicken and for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: 678 26687

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?