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Wharf Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 26687
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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

View over Port Vila is spectacular, food we could not fault, staff very friendly and price very reasonable.

Thank C_G_Crowley
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Are a large group we descended upon Kanpai after the renovations and were very pleased with the food, the service and the atmoshere. The owners and staff were very attentive to our group as well as the full house and brought us a lovely complimentary wine. I would highly recommend Kanpai!

Thank KimJolley
Hong Kong
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

My girlfriend was craving sushis, so we got there hoping to have good food, but we got disappointed. The food is average, and the place is quite dull.

Thank GauthierHK
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We booked for 30 guests and were well catered for. Food was tasty and reasonably priced. Will definitely be back next time in Port Vila!

Thank susiemsmac
Suva, Fiji
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Kanpai restaurant is a bit out of the way, but I'm glad I went. It's in an industrial looking area. Once inside, the restaurant is nice with a beautiful deck overlooking the harbor. I had the lunchbox bento. At 1,300 Vuv, it's a great deal. The portion is large and offers a typical mix of Japanese favorites. Mine had miso... More 

Thank Colleen324
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

But of a hard place to get to but the food is good ... but I mainly go for the wonderful friendly staff, Nina in particular heheh. She is wonderful. The keep putting the prices up though, I hope that will stop. I drive alway from Devils point to go here.

Thank Paul W
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Ordered a Sushi and Sashimi dishes. Really authentic Japanese taste and nice staff. It is not a cheap restaurant but definitely worth the price! You can seat outside and have a view of the bay, wonderful during the sunset. Recommended!

Thank b1on4i
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Fantastic prices and excellent quality food, make sure you have the Sake as well. We have occasionally had the wrong meals brought out but this is always promptly fixed which is the main thing!

Thank Ixixly
Wollongong, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

My two daughters and I visited Kanpai on recommendation from a friend. The food is very good and great value we felt, as we found ourselves surprised by the prices of food throughout Port Vila during our first visit to Vanuatu. The carafe of white wine was OK but not great. Having had a nice meal we came to pay... More 

Thank JoAlCh
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

The lunch box special here is fantastic and very good value. My husband had some stir fried noodles which were a bit average. Overall a good choice if you chose carefully

1 Thank Albiville4

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Restaurant Details

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