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Wharf Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 26687
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Pretty good, not exactly fast but good. I was full with the lunch box; And for a change, there is a large selection of asian beers: something you might not see everywhere.

Thank Grégoire M
Toowoomba, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

a simple lunch which was enjoyable with a great view, for $10.00 it was enjoyable and tasty, there is a bit of a choice, the service is very basic but ok

Thank chromedomegreg
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135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We have been to Kanpai many times over the years but this time it was really very disappointing. We visited for lunch last week and they didn't have half the menu available. None of their (usually very good) Kanpai special spring rolls, no tuna (only FROZEN salmon for the sashimi), the Tulip chicken (drummettes) were cooked to a hard dark... More 

Thank PeaceAndLight
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was a setting for a leisurely lunch with friends. We selected Kanpai for its range of menu choices and a lunch special (vt1,000 for a main, miso soup and one soft drink) and the view of Port Vila harbour stretching from Paray Bay, looking out to Iririki island and the seafront. The service is attentive and the plates are... More 

Thank Lovinglife83
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The food was once again great with a large variety on the menu which is always great to see, so if you're looking for meals for a fussy eater this is covered. The atmosphere was relaxed and service was attentive but not pushy. It has a great view to top off our anniversary night. Will be back again.

Thank flyingkiwi79
Port Vila
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We were one of only two tables for dinner, and so had our pick of indoor or balcony dining. The restaurant is pleasant, though not awe-inspiring in any particular way. The table set for us was fine, though plasticky menus mean it tends toward feeling more like a family adventure restaurant rather than a classy date spot. The service was... More 

Thank Jared W
Le Bons Bay, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic, the service was good, but the table cloths where ghastly . Very badly stained, should have been changed after use. The toilets needed some attention also. Pity because it was a great meal with a great view.

Thank Lyndon F
Cambridge, New Zealand
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

If your after a wonderful Japanese restaurant in Port Vila this is the one to go to. The menu was great and we had lovely fresh fish sushimi . The staff were wonderful and we had a table looking out over the port, lovely views as this is on a hill top. The short taxi ride from town was worth... More 

Thank megm956
Havelock North, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 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 

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 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 

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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, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?