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L'Houstalet Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
+678 22303
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an enjoyable experience eating at L'Houstalet Restaurant - here is where you get the BEST coconut crab in Vanuatu. Very, very popular, so be sure to book.

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Thank Jeanne S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only went here on our last night. BIG MISTAKE. Amazing food! Don't let the front of the restaurant fool you. Looks dark and dingy but once inside, its busy and the food and service is truly incredible. Try the pasta with prawns and muscles!

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Thank Renee C
Valla, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best meal and value we ate in Port Vila and over 5 nights we tried a number. The steak particularly was very good.

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Thank Susan R
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a family of four. We were delighted to find a non-smoking air-conditioned room - bliss in Port Vila. Two highlights hit us upon entering - one was reasonably priced wine. A small carafe, yes... maybe two glasses but only 500 Vatu. Tusker was only 350 vatu, the cheapest we found. The boys were excited to receive complimentary... More 

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Thank Stazza G
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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a lot of hype regarding this hotel since it has been around for so long. We found it to be just average or slightly below. The coconut crab wasn't very fresh and the prawns were a bit over cooked. But the Tuskers were only 350vuv so not all bad.

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Thank Joe D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here last night, it's not a fancy place but the food was really tasty we had French onion soup which was delicious. My son had stuffed crab claws which he loved and my husband had poulet fish which he said was nice. We had profiteroles for desert which were lovely. Recommend it for a nice easy French meal. Thanks... More 

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Thank Linda A
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opened 40 years ago, the Menu hasn't changed. It says it all! I'm french and really enjoyed the typical french cuisine and themenu. The owner came and said hello to us, staff is welcoming, good food, BYO. My only negative feedback is by 9pm all patrons had left and we felt we had to go as staff and owner wanted... More 

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Thank edouard211
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant food, lovely service, a must visit when in Vanuatu. French wine selection was brilliant too

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Thank brigham1436
Hastings, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Werent sure about visiting this place, but always had cars parked out front, so gave it a go. We were greeted and seated when we entered and ordered a pasta and steak (was tempted to give the flying fox (apparently a specialty) a try, but wasnt brave enough). Staff were very happy and helpful (as most of the locals in... More 

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Thank sandradhjj
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal at this restaurant yesterday. The beef fillet was done just right and my wife had the crayfish. Delicious and generous. Tonight we ended up at the war Horse nad Clement happened to be there for drink. We were waiting for a lift when he went to his car. I asked Clement If he would take 11... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Cuisine
French, European, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 22303
Description
The typical French Restaurant in Vila since 1973Well known for it's tender grilled steaks,it's delicacies such as fresh-water prawns flambe,coconut crab, lobsters, wild pigeon and it's famous marinated flying fox in red wine.

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