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Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tamanu is beautiful, the perfect mix of beach and luxe. The menu was small but excellent, and we enjoyed raw oysters, coconut satay chicken, New Zealand lamb, a selection of deserts, and champagne. The grounds are beautiful - crisp greenery, which merge onto white/gold sands framed with a dramatic reef break. While I didn't stay in any of the bungalows... More 

1 Thank BellaBernard
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Recently enjoyed a long and luxurious lunch at Tamanu, something that we dont often get to enjoy. The renovations are something else, beautiful and stylish and so great to see that the old Tamanu is back in action. The food is fantastic, great wine list and attentive staff. A wonderful experience.

Thank Rebecca W
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97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Don't get me wrong they have done a wonderful job of putting tamanu back together after cyclone Pam but it is very white and bright and has lost some of the old relaxed feel that we loved. Some of the old staff are back which is great to see and lunch was good though the menu was quite limited. It... More 

Thank pixi46
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Exploring Efate we took a dirt road to check things out. This restaurant and resort is at the end of the road and looks like paradise in the middle of nowhere. Stopped in for lunch. The meal was delicious with a view to die for! We enjoyed our "find"!

Thank dani918848
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had one night but were so relaxed it felt like a week. Rooms were amazingly wonderful, pool was perfect, food was delectable and service was attentive but not intrusive. Wedding chapel was so pretty and beach stunning. All in all a perfect stay for us.

Thank rhondaandwayne
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Wonderful ambience with a stormy night on the beach but well protected and excellent service.food and serve were excellent and quick too. It is a long 45 minute drive from Port Vila over bad roads but worth it when you get there but is tiring to drive all that way back also so make it a special occassion trip.

1 Thank Prensys T
Virginia S, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your experience with us at Tamanu and thank you for your review! Unfortunately, due to all the rain that we have had lately the roads do get affected. Though they are working hard at it at the moment to get the roads around Vila fixed. Normally this is a 25 minute drive from town. More 

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Our family comprised of two adults and a 3 year old child stayed at Tamanu between Christmas and New Year. The accommodation was stunning, we stayed in one of the newly appointed rooms with glorious ocean views, high ceilings, lovely open air bathroom and a large comfortable king size bed. The restaurant offers some of the best food in Vanuatu,... More 

Thank Oscar N
Sydney, Australia
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311 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is one of the best restaurants I visited, and not just in Vanuatu!! In fact, for Vanuatu, it really stands out, as things are reasonably average here. Tamanu is different. Well managed, in an exceptionally beautiful location, overlooking the white sandy beach and the blue ocean with breaking waves... But the main thing is the food and the service... More 

Thank yakshaver
Noosa, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Absolutely fantastic food. Beautiful paradise with Resort Manger, Virginia and the whole Tamanu team making our stay absolutely memorable. Nothing is too much trouble. Newly refurbished private villas are terrific. Great position on the beach with beautiful sea breezes.

Thank Bindy S
Virginia S, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

Thanks Bindy & Paul! It was our pleasure having you stay and spend your Christmas with us! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Last night we visited Tamanu after is reopening. We were a group of ten who enjoyed delicious cocktails followed by an even more delicious meal. The service was terrific and the resort looks wonderful following its refurbishment.

2 Thank Rae E
Virginia S, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you Rae for visiting us at Tamanu and your review! We are all very excited about reopening and love being back "home"! We look forward to seeing you at Tamanu again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 27279
With truly breathtaking, unsurpassed ocean views, our fine dining, yet casually relaxed restaurant, is considered to be the best in Vanuatu and is renowned for its pavilion styled, open-air al fresco dining. We also offer a private dining area suitable for a group or just a romantic dinner for two. Tamanu on the Beach's restaurant has earned a highly respected international reputation for delivering the most distinctive dining experience, featuring local organic meat, indigenous produce and the freshest of seafood. Open all day for guests and visitors, our restaurant offers quality dining at affordable prices. Bookings are recommended.

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