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Lot 19 Narpow Point, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
+678 775 8080
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“curries” (31 reviews)
“duck curry” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Fusion, Indonesian
$$ - $$$
Lot 19 Narpow Point, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for just one night , wish we had more time, secluded bungalows with hammock , and just the right amount of privacy , gorgeous bathrooms that made you feel your pacific experience with open air breezes. Every detail was heaven , from the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank perkins75
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Had soft shell crab with salad it was nice, the cocktail was average, but then I can be fussy, cocktails were cheap about $10 AUDMore

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DebbieWarren6769
sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

An intriguing review, DebbieWarren6769, in light of the fact that we have never served either soft shell crab, or average cocktails here at Ripples. Wherever you did eat this meal, if they were charging only $10AUD for their cocktails, I"m not surprised that they were...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018

Peaceful, relaxing lunch. Lovely view, cool tidal pool for swimming. Food was great and the cocktails delicious

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank A69_A73
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We visit Vanuatu at least twice a year and always eat here at least once and usually more. Love the food love the atmosphere and James makes the best cocktails. Well worth the drive out of town. Or jus check in and stay there. Special.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank darlenemclean69
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We have been in Port Vila for 6 days and found Ripples for a drink. The menu looked fantastic so we tried to book a meal. Unfortunately they are closed on Tuesdays. After calling we were able to order some Currys. These were delivered to...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Neil K
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Had drinks and appetizers at sunset. The setting is great for sunset. The specialty drinks were very good but a bit pricey. The shrimp triangles were really delicious and highly recommend trying them. The other appetizers were good.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank worldtravellerruth11
sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Dear worldtravellerruth11, Thanks for taking the time to write this review of Ripples, and thanks for coming to visit us. Those prawn (shrimp) triangles are perennially popular with our guests. When you mention specialty drinks, I guess you mean cocktails, and the reason that they...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017

I got recommended this place for its great curries but when we arrived the sign on the fence said it was Closed M, T W which we assumed to be shut Mon, Tue, Wed. Very disappointed as we drove out of our way to taste...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Tasha R
sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Tasha R, Firstly, yes, our opening hours are from 12 noon until 8, Thursday to Sunday, with full menu available all day, as clearly stated in all of our advertising and promotion, including on this site, and on our Facebook page, as well as...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The food here was amazing! It took us a little bit to find the restaurant as ots down a little dirt road and we drove past it the first time but it was so worth it! The food was amazing! Also had great cocktails and...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Millie_eilliM
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Its a bit out of town and well worth the drive. Lovely relaxed ambiance, wonderful hosts and the best curries on the island. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank OneWorld22
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Hi great place , food fantastic Hosts were great just Paradise. Will be back can't praise the whole resort to highly.

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank ianandrosie1
sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thank you, IanandRosie, We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Ripples, and look forward to seeing you next time. Cheers, Damien and Sally

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 22
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 am - 8:00 pm
12:00 am - 8:00 pm
12:00 am - 8:00 pm
12:00 am - 8:00 pm
12:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 19 Narpow Point, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 775 8080
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Ripples on the Bay, Vanuatu, is a small, four room resort and restaurant, located on beautiful Teouma Bay, a twenty five minute drive out of Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila. Our restaurant has a small but varied menu. We're known for our Asian dishes, but also serve great fish and chips, burgers and chips, and steaks. Bring your swimming gear and enjoy a dip in our pool after lunch, or contact us about staying over in one of our spacious, waterfront rooms. Contact details are on our website and Facebook page. A complimentary breakfast is included in our room rate. Restaurant is open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday from 12 noon. (Open to in house guests every day.)
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