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L'Houstalet Restaurant

Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
+678 22303
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our resort (Poppy's) phoned around to see who had coconut crab and L'Houstalet delivered. Delicious food, well priced and great to escape the tourist scene and dine with the locals for a night.

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 5 days ago

The number one restaurant that everyone recommended we try and it didn't disappoint. We were told that the restaurant is an institution in Port Vila and its quirky and eclectic decor made it an interesting visit. The service was fantastic and the food, while not...More

Thank AllyJLB
Reviewed 6 days ago

beautiful bread and steak was tender and cooked to perfection. Unfortunately veal was a little tough.

Thank 481tonyc
Reviewed 1 week ago

not only do we love good french food, we also had the opportunity to try coconut crab, which if you enjoy crab you will love it.

Thank mikeydaveyoz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us went to the restaurant for a Saturday evening. I had the pizza, and it was NOT delicious to me. I didn't like the sauce, I am not sure if there was cheese on it at all. I am an American so...More

Thank Droundy
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We read about this famous French restaurant, and decided that, just once in my life, I had to try the "flying fox" fruit bat. After 40 years in business, they should know what they are doing. We were fortunate that the local Rotary Club was...More

Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

One of our group tried the flying fox. I tasted it and it was good. However, the other meals were ordinary, and my veal was tasteless. As a basic pub meal - maybe. As an up-market restaurant - Non!

Thank Lcdr47
Reviewed 25 March 2018

My Wife and I really enjoyed our dinner and the service we received at L'Houstalet on our recent trip to Vanuatu. The food was great and incredibly fresh and the service was also very good, and as we were the last to leave the Owner,...More

Thank Darren M
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Disappointed... warm welcome by the owner, the team try to do the best.... nice but not wow... simple food I choose pizza but cheese was really so outdate terrible and I love cheese ....sorry but there is better place to enjoy your dinner and moment...

Thank Worldtraveler98fj
Reviewed 13 March 2018

From outside this restaurant does not inspire the patron a great deal, but upon entering, it is a different story. The decor is not what you expect, but the overall vibe is very relaxed. The service is great, with the Owner and staff on hand...More

Thank Geoff G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 22303
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The typical French Restaurant in Vila since 1973Well known for it's tender grilled steaks,it's delicacies such as fresh-water prawns flambe,coconut crab, lobsters, wild pigeon and it's famous marinated flying fox in red wine.
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