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Kanpai

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Wharf Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 26687
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Australia
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank PeaceAndLight
Suva
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Lovinglife83
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank flyingkiwi79
Port Vila
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

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Thank Lyndon F
Cambridge, New Zealand
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank megm956
Havelock North, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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Thank Pippiwillow
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Fabulous busy view and always great service. Very easy walk to this special treat venue as you just walk down the wharf road from the Cruise ships and turn left into this large carpark behind the white wall. Look for the high Kanpai sign too. Service is quick and fast and most delightful. The owner has been there many years... More 

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Thank Dee D
Melbourne, Australia
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156 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Has a lovely deck with a view over the bay. Food for vegetarian/vegan can be freshly made and quite good. service is discreet and adequate.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?