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Santo Chinese Restaurant

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Street off Town Centre, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Don't judge a book by the cover they say! This can also be said for this for place as well. The service was quick, efficient and the food very tasty. Good serving sizes. Staff very friendly.

Thank fiona9596
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Lovely food - quirky but astounding decor - lovely service Definitely recommended - go at night to appreciate it's

Thank Mal S
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

They catered for a large group, 20 of us, and we were all well fed at the same time, which is not often achieved anywhere else.

Thank Colin P
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

We've been her twice and each time the meals are MASSIVE. Next time we'll order one to share :) The prices a re reasonable and service can sometimes seem a little slow, but hey it;s and Island and you supposed to be relaxing.

Thank Roam4Ever
Joondalup, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

We eat here frequently every time we visit Santo. The food is always good, fresh and plentiful and the value is second to none in Luganville (especially if you have a large family). Kelvin is always on hand to advise of what to order if help is needed and will recommend dishes that compliment each other. If you like an... More 

Thank cathie06
Perth W.A
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

Opposite The Espirito Hotel we popped in to have a meal....and what a surprize. The Restaurant thou small has staff that are very welcoming. The Menu has lots of variety, and after ordering a half serving of combination rice and a serve of the highly sort after Coconut Crab, with garlic butter we were delighted at being served a complimentary... More 

Thank Fishforeva
Skien Norway
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146 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

A very big a la carte menu and som hits of the day. We were well attended and the food was excellent. This restaurant has agood reputation and we can just add on to that and recommend it.

Thank PerUrdahl
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57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Some reviews suggested the food has gone down, but we were there last week and had an excellent feed and at a very reasonable price. Lobster at around $20 was excellent. Don't expect to be impressed by the decor, but the food was good and service friendly.

Thank AnAussieFamily
San Diego, California
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Having been here on numerous occasions in the past, we relished the opportunity to indulge in more coconut crab, spicy, Chinese style. Regrettably, the original owner had passed on, and the new daughter-in-law chef does not make the food as flavorful as remembered, or as could be. On a positive note, the prices were fair.

1 Thank Lawrence C
San Diego, California
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

My husband and I were here recently during our visit to Santo. We had been here years before when the father was cooking. We were received nicely and we ordered two dishes. Both of them were uninteresting. Not as good as it used to be.

1 Thank PickyDianne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Street off Town Centre, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Espiritu Santo  >  Luganville
Located in the same street as Aquamarine Dive centre

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?