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“A pleasant change from Le legon buffet”
Review of Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger
Ranked #25 of 89 Restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Australia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A pleasant change from Le legon buffet”
Reviewed August 22, 2009

We had the meal deal at Le Lagon and on three occasions upgraded and paid the extra to have a meal at wild Ginger. The food here was delicious and much better that the Buffet meals ..
The coconut tempura prawns and the seafood cakes for entree are delicious.
We both had steak on the first night (was a bit overcooked for my liking)
The second time we ate here Had Teppura prawns again and a salmon dish and a chicken dish both were very nice.
The last meal we had was the tepinyaki but I preferred the a la carte menu. Found the steak was a bit chewy at the tepinyaki bar.
Definately a better option than the Buffet.

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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“Delicious, World class chief”
Reviewed March 13, 2009

Well we decided to go with the reviews on Trip adviser and try the Wild Ginger for an evening. It was thoroughly enjoyable, great service, ambience everything you would expect for a 5 star restaurant. We sat on the deck and ordered from the menu, we where given a complimentry soup and had the whole works entree, main and desert with a bottle or two of Australian wine.
I honestly can't fault any of the meals we tried, it was all cooked to perfection and I'd highly recommend the local steak as the flavour is awesome rich and tender. Desert was delectable... Yummy berries and rich chocolate mouse with chantilly cream. Hubby had a citrus sorbet dribbled with midori which he really enjoyed.
The entrees were small as expected but the beer battered coconut crusted prawns tasted like they were caught that day! The salt and pepper calamari came in rings so was a little chewy but calamari is so hard to cook to perfection. The flavour was very nice though.

This restaurant is Highly recommended by us if you love good food and great service.

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Wollongong
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“Great sushi”
Reviewed February 13, 2009

If you love sushi and teppanyaki you will love Wild Ginger. Whilst sitting at the teppanyaki bar you can watch the sushi being made which seemed more like an artform than food preparation. We ordered two sushi rolls which I have to say are the best I have ever had (and I eat a lot of sushi). We tried beef, lamb and seafood teppanyaki. The beef and lamb were extremely tender and delicious. The seafood was fresh and and the prawns were fabulous. The total bill was about $A60.00 per head including champagne which for the quality of food was reasonable. The sushi was a bit pricey compared to Australia but it was well worth it. The restaurant had a great atmospher and the service was excellent. If we had more time we would have returned to Wild Ginger.

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Auckland NZ
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53 restaurant reviews
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“So it's a 5 star resort ?”
Reviewed November 21, 2008

Wild Ginger at Le Lagon Resort. Is an Asian fusion restaurant, options include sushi, teppenaki, wok dishes.

Entree: Once again we had the salt & pepper squid 950Vatu NZ$14.60 and prawn with a beer and coconut batter 1400Vatu NZ$21.50. These both were wonderful, the squid batter was light and crispy just the right amount of seasoning with a dash of lemon. The prawns were large with a sweet chilli dip.

Mains: Pad Thai Noodles with prawns and chicken 2200Vatu NZ$38.80. Poulet fish, a local fish, 2500Vatu NZ$38.45. The Pad Thai was spicy with fine chopped prawn and chicken, these could have been left in larger chunks, tasty though. The fish had the consistency of meaty fish, like groper, was served on yellow rice and wrapped in bok choy. The fish was a little overcooked, just enough to make it a touch dry.

Two tusker beers to start 1000Vatu NZ$15.40 and a bottle of NZ Church Rd Sav Blanc 3400Vatu NZ$52.30.

The prices are to be expected at a 5 star resort, the service was a little slow to start, but once we got going was fine. We had a table that looked out across the floodlit lagoon.

Total bill 11450Vatu plus 3% credit card fee 11793Vatu NZ$181.40. The evening meal was enjoyable in a nice resort restaurant you could have been anywhere in the world. Nothing to define it as being in Vanuatu.

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Australia
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55 restaurant reviews
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“Great five star dining in paradise!”
Reviewed November 10, 2008

WIld Ginger is in the exclusive and lovely Le Lagon resort 5 mins drive from Port Vila township. Arriving there we were jealous of the place and wished we'd booked to stay there instead of where we had chosen.
The restaurant is in a lovely setting, modern, bright and the staff are fabulous.
The menu is more Asian/Fusion than Japanese as we'd been led to beleive (although they did serve Sashimi and Teppanyaki) but every dish we had was fantastic and the wine list was extensive. Try the beef in Vanuatu, I have no idea what they do to it in preparation but every time we ate it no matter where, it was so tender it melted in your mouth.
As usual eating out in Vanuatu comes at an incredible price, but for a five star dining experience you really can't go wrong here.

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