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Wharf Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
678 26687
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family, two adults and two children ate at Kanpai. It was hard to find as there was no road signage that we could see but our bus load of locals found it for us on the right side of Wharf Road. It was Saturday night and we hadn't booked and arrived there about 6pm. We walked in and there... More 

Thank danafamily
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took 3 kids here for a meal out. No booking ( it was a Tuesday and early) & were shown to a table with lovely view across the bay. The staff were great, very patient with the kids and the meals came quickly. California rolls, Goyoza & edamame beans and a shared platter was so delicious & the kids... More 

Thank Pippiwillow
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous busy view and always great service. Very easy walk to this special treat venue as you just walk down the wharf road from the Cruise ships and turn left into this large carpark behind the white wall. Look for the high Kanpai sign too. Service is quick and fast and most delightful. The owner has been there many years... More 

Thank Dee D
Melbourne, Australia
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146 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has a lovely deck with a view over the bay. Food for vegetarian/vegan can be freshly made and quite good. service is discreet and adequate.

Thank CilliA
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

My wife and I attended twice in August 2016. We found the food first class, good service, nice atmosphere and friendly Ni-Van staff. The lunchbox is great, is licenced and the majority of meals reasonably priced . Situated in Wharf Road at Nambatri , just a 150 vatu bus ride from town.

Thank basil31532
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135 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

I visited solo when I had a sashimi craving. Staff seemed a bit curious as to why I was by myself and had a large table of expat ladies to serve so my meal was good while a little small.

Thank GypsyGal_11
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 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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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, 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?