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Oyster Island Resort Restaurant

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Malwepe | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
+678 7711707
07:00 - 21:00
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

The staff and transport across are fabulous , however we were disappointed after making a reservation many days before hand to find we did not have a table for the three of us , shown a table and upon return from snorkelling found we again had no table and were relegated to sitting inside with no view. The only view... More 

Thank Yasmine P
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this review

Not quite what we expected - We thank you for your review and are slightly disappointed that we did not exceed your expectations. The ribs - they are slow cooked for 12 hrs, no need to worry about a knife at all, they are fall off the bone delicious. Seafood - we do not promote the Sunday Buffet as a... More 

Hobart, Australia
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135 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

It was fun to bang the big old cylinder to call the boat to come and pick us up. Very friendly people and yummy food and drinks.

Thank TasApril
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this review

Great food and atmosphere - Great short and sweet review of your experience. Thank you for visiting we will be awaiting the sound of the 'Old Tank' ringing on your next visit. happy Travels. More 

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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Come here for the Sunday buffet. Definitely make sure you book as its really popular but it's amazing. Great variety of food and a lovely atmosphere.

Thank Michael H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed at the Oyster Is resort for a week over Christmas and loved the experience of enjoying the delicious fresh food, great service and fabulous atmosphere of the restaurant as we recalled the adventures of the day. The Christmas Buffet was an absolute treat (the chilli crab was to die for) & such a wonderful atmosphere... More 

Thank Maria F
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this review

Dining Delight - Thank you for your visit and stay with us at Oyster Island Resort. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and the world. (Great fish by the way). I will not comment on the previous reviews as stated in yours, other than some people just hate it when others are having a great time. (You load... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Wonderful imaginative menu show casing local produce. Tasty ceviche and amazing sweet potato croquettes. The chocolate ribs and lobster are to die for! The Sunday buffet is outstanding. Staff are friendly, super helpful and very attentive. Do yourself a favour and dine here!

Thank AlicettaSJ
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Great speedy service but the food was Quite expensive. Ceviche was great, but perhaps stay away from anything not seafood based as it was pretty average for the resort type prices. Yobbo loud mouth guests interrupting mid-dinner didn't help with the quiet restful ambience. #KutaInThePacific

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OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience of our restaurant on Oyster Island - with this we are disappointed that you never mentioned any of the 'negatives' whilst you were with us. It makes it a little difficult to assist and amend issues when neither staff, or management are informed. We do apologise about the 'Yobbo Loud mouth guests interrupting mid-dinner',... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

To start the positives... a couple of of the starters were good and the fish main very good. The service was great both at arrival when we were met by the manager and the wait staff. Very very good. Unfortunately that's where it ends. The place is decked out like a Kuta beach bar gone wrong. That might have been... More 

Thank wandering_earth
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear wandering_earth, Thank you for your review and feeback of you experience at the Oyster Island Resort Restaurant. We do appreciate both positive and negative feeback as it assists us in the on-going development of the Oyster Island Experience. We are delighted that some of the offerings exceeded expectations, as well as the fact you noted on the great service... More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Sunday buffet lunch is a great experience. Great selection of mains. Deserts a bit disappointing, but minor issue. Talented live band accompanies lunch. Must book ahead.

Thank A L
Dragoer, Denmark
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 December 2015

We only visit the island on Sunday and got a great buffet. We went around the island. Very very beautiful and snorkeled a few places. recommendable. Beating a gong gong and a small boat coming over

Thank Lone P
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this review

Great Buffet on Sundays - Thank you for visiting Oyster Island Resort for our famous Sunday Lunch Buffet, we are delighted you enjoyed your day. Great tip - bang the gong and make sure you make reservations (we do not accept walk-ins on Sunday's). Thank you again and we all hope to see you soon in Vanuatu. More 

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135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

We visited to Oyster Island twice on our recent trip. Both visits were for the Sunday buffet. The variety of food was sensational and the chocolate beef ribs were to die for. They had a great two piece band playing and they are world class. The buffet starts at 1pm but get there early and go for a kayak around... More 

Thank 2crownies
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this review

Sunday Buffet Is Great - Thank you for offering your experience of your time on Oyster Island, and also a special thank you for choosing Espiritu Santo as your holiday destination. Santo is filled with fantastic natural attractions, island, resorts, restaurants and places to enjoy an amazing meal, and we thank you for visiting us, not once but twice. Yes,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malwepe | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Espiritu Santo  >  Luganville
  • Phone Number: +678 7711707
Oyster Island Resort Restaurant - 100% waterfront, set overlooking the tranquil waters of Peterson Bay, Oyster Island is elegant yet casual, serving only 100% Organic Fresh Island Grown and Market Fresh Produce, Sustainable locally caught seafood, and the famous Organic Santo Beef. Weather its a romantic 3 course wine matched special occasion, or a sand between your toes casual lunch, Oyster Island caters to all. Our Sunday BBQ Lunch Buffet is legendary - featuring local live music, and too many dishes to mention. Reservations essential. Drive north on the east coast road until you come to the sign, drive through the village to the 'landing'. Bang the tank to let our boat crew know you need a pick up, and sit back, enjoy the waterfront view, sip a cocktail and let the Oyster Island staff pamper you with the Ni-Vanuatu smiles and hospitality that this country is renown for.

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