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Tamanu on the Beach

Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“coconut prawns” (13 reviews)
“cake” (4 reviews)
“curry” (6 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
7:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
International, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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1 - 10 of 201 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just spend 6 days at Tamanu with my husband, was the most relaxing and romantic experience! Staff are just beautiful, food is incredible! Day spa is gorgeous! And the rooms are just breathtaking! Beachfront with a small pool, we did not need to leave the...More

Thank Kristina M
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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...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Tamanu for a week in July and ate either lunch or dinner most days and I couldn't fault any meal any of us had. From the local beef to seafood and curries it was all first class and equal to any of...More

Thank Julian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A gorgeous location and stunning all white island style venue with beautiful food and well worth the drive. We loved it.

Thank Monique456
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We looked at the positive Trip Advisor reviews and thought this would be a good place for lunch, however we had no idea of the remoteness of its location, the road to the resort is very long unmade up road. However when you finally get...More

Thank 1811027Scott
TamanuVanuatu, Guest Relations Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Scott, thanks for your review. Yes we are 15km out of the CBD or around 20-25 mins drive We have one comprehensive menu that includes lunch, dinner and desert. We do not offer a single lunch menu. Whilst we are sure you dined with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this gem on last day of holiday and both agreed it was the best meal of our holiday. Friendly service, wonderful steak dish and seafood curry in such a beautiful setting. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Girls night out at Tamanu, great place, great food, great entertainment and great company. What more could you want? Food at Tamanu is always beautifully presented and delicious and what a beautiful spot. Highly recommend you pay them a visit.

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here for 2 weeks. This is simply the best food we have had since being on the island. Worth the drive and the money. Service was also wonderful. Faultless! Thank you. A very romantic location for those couples looking for something a...More

Thank Tasha R
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely evening here. Fantastic location. Pre-dinner cocktails were mixed- some wonderful , others not perfectly balanced (the Bloody Mary was undrinkable 😳). The food however was excellent- everything well balanced and the steaks just amazing. Went with 7 friends and it was a...More

Thank Avie67
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Ate at the Tamanu restaurant everyday. Food was excellent everyday. Specials always available. Coconut crumbed prawns and fish are a winner.

Thank Martin T
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Questions & Answers
20 March 2017|
Response from Virginia S | Property representative |
Average price for lunch is 1,500vt and dinner mains are 2,995vt. Wines are very comparatively priced to Australia and New Zealand and start at 3,000vt a bottle. If you email the resort direct, they will be more than happy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 29
Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 27279
  • E-mail
With our truly breathtaking absolute beach front location , 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 our chapel for larger groups. 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 for breakfast, lunch and dinner for guests and visitors, our restaurant offers quality dining at affordable prices. Bookings are recommended.
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