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Tamanu on the Beach

Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coconut prawns” (13 reviews)
“cake” (4 reviews)
“curry” (6 reviews)
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International, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Found this gem on last day of holiday and both agreed it was the best meal of our holiday. Friendly service, wonderful steak dish and seafood curry in such a beautiful setting. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jo B
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Recently enjoyed a long and luxurious lunch at Tamanu, something that we dont often get to enjoy. The renovations are something else, beautiful and stylish and so great to see that the old Tamanu is back in action. The food is fantastic, great wine list...More

2  Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Girls night out at Tamanu, great place, great food, great entertainment and great company. What more could you want? Food at Tamanu is always beautifully presented and delicious and what a beautiful spot. Highly recommend you pay them a visit.

1  Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been here for 2 weeks. This is simply the best food we have had since being on the island. Worth the drive and the money. Service was also wonderful. Faultless! Thank you. A very romantic location for those couples looking for something a...More

1  Thank Tasha R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening here. Fantastic location. Pre-dinner cocktails were mixed- some wonderful , others not perfectly balanced (the Bloody Mary was undrinkable 😳). The food however was excellent- everything well balanced and the steaks just amazing. Went with 7 friends and it was a...More

1  Thank Avie67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate at the Tamanu restaurant everyday. Food was excellent everyday. Specials always available. Coconut crumbed prawns and fish are a winner.

1  Thank Martin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant, which was lucky as we stayed a week. Had some great lunches which included prawn curry/scallops cooked perfectly..dinner I had a steak(local to the island) and it was very good. Couldn’t fault the Tuna steak. They have nightly specials and you can request...More

Thank Donna A
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We stayed here with a Luxury Escape deal and it was the best holiday ever as the staff made our 7 days stay a pleasure. Thank you for your smiles and laughter every day. The food was exceptionally fantastic and we both need to go...More

Thank rhonda w
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We stayed at this fantastic resort for 5 nights & were completely blown away by the quality of the restaurant food for breakfast,lunch & dinner. The menu is quite small but good choices for most tastes. The food is fresh, healthy & beautifully presented. The...More

Thank WayneM66
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Took a drive out for lunch. Wow! Breath-taking setting (that sand! the ocean!), excellent food and friendly staff. Next time we will make sure we book a few nights! Thank you Tamanu for the perfect Sunday!

Thank Elena F
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Questions & Answers
20 March 2017|
Response from Virginia S | Property representative |
Average price for lunch is 1,500vt and dinner mains are 2,995vt. Wines are very comparatively priced to Australia and New Zealand and start at 3,000vt a bottle. If you email the resort direct, they will be more than happy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 27279
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With our truly breathtaking absolute beach front location , our fine dining, yet casually relaxed restaurant, is considered to be the best in Vanuatu and is renowned for its pavilion styled, open-air al fresco dining. We also offer our chapel for larger groups. Tamanu on the Beach's restaurant has earned a highly respected international reputation for delivering the most distinctive dining experience, featuring local organic meat, indigenous produce and the freshest of seafood. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner for guests and visitors, our restaurant offers quality dining at affordable prices. Bookings are recommended.
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