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Ocean King Cafe & Restaurant

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Main Street, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
+678 36929
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Tue 08:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 08:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

The Chinese food here is wonderful and they do some very nice and relatively cheap lunch options. I had thoughts to explore Luganville's restaurant scene while there, but in the end I was so busy with academic work that I was more than happy to enjoy most of my meals at Ocean King. The owner/manager is very sweet and made... More 

Thank Scott D
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

We found the menu and the prices at the Ocean KIng provided the best meal we had on Santo! The food was delicious and the service prompt and efficient.

Thank Jacqueline W
Port Lincoln
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

We arrived quite late but they were still happy to serve us. The dumplings were a huge serve. Friendly staff, delicious food - who would have expected chinese food in Santo? Servings are quite large and there is so much to choose from - recommend if you are tired of eating at your resort or just want some good authentic... More 

Thank frangipani69
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57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We had a good meal here last week, friendly service, average, but nice meals at a reasonable price - worth trying out as there is not a lot of choice in town.

Thank AnAussieFamily
Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

This restaurant is ok. To be honest I did not really want to eat Chinese food while in Vanuatu but I was part of a group that dined here. The food is reasonably priced though not 'cheap'. The food came out in good time and came in decent servings. I would say that the quality of the food is average... More 

Thank ChristyG01
Toowoomba, Australia
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We had lunch here - a generous serve that I couldn't finish and very tasty. I'd certainly recommend this place for lunch or dinner. The ambiance could have been enhanced with more Chinese decorations and foliage.

Thank Heather P
Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

We found Ocean King Restaurant to be the best value for money on our recent holiday in Luganville. Fresh, quality ingredients form the basis for tasty, authentic Asian dishes. The wait staff were friendly and food arrived promptly. We tried a number of restaurants and cafes for both lunch and dinner, but found ourselves returning to Ocean King based on... More 

Thank Don C
Luganville, Vanuatu
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

Excellent service and great food. You must try the salt & pepper fish, make sure to ask for the chili sauce!

Thank Jeremy B
Schererville, Indiana
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Friends of mine have lived in Luganville for 10 years. They took us to Ocean King several times during our stay. The food quality and consistency was great. They have a large variety and are owned by a friendly husband/wife team. We dined there for Breakfast, lunch and dinner by the time our stay was over. I didn't have anything... More 

Thank JackSwets
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We had several meals here as it is on the ground floor of the Espiritu Hotel where we stayed. The food was very good. The worst thing about it was that the meals were so big we had to get a doggy bag... and we did! Sharon (the owner) is such a pleasant friendly lady. Make sure you say hi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
08:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Espiritu Santo  >  Luganville
  • Phone Number: +678 36929

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