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Tamanu on the Beach

Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster mornay” (17 reviews)
“coconut prawns” (15 reviews)
“beef” (13 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food is amazing as well as the view ! Best restaurant we tried in Efate ! I recommend to come for lunch so that you can enjoy the view.

Thank Christoph B
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed December 24, 2017

Tamanu Beach Club has been a long favourite of ours and when we heard about the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam - we were so worried for the owners and the wonderful staff. A new owner took the challenge when the original owners could no...More

3  Thank 512carynm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dined at the restaurant. My husband ordered the surf and turf which was 3400 vatu. The size of his steak was very small with only 3 prawns. I ordered the fettuccine marinara which was 3000 vatu..I had plenty of fettuccine, 4...More

Thank Mary K
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mary, Firstly, thank you for your review, secondly my apologies for feeling disappointed. Its an interesting perception we all have of the Pacific Islands and seafood. I too was under the impression that the abundance of heavenly seafood would just appear on my plate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During our stay at Ripples on the Bay we walked the to Tamanu on the Beach for lunch. What a treat, each of us had something different; beef, fish, prawns and calamari and each of us enjoyed every morsel. The food was delicious and well...More

Thank Lindyblu
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Lindy, appreciate your honesty as we use our customer feedback as a tool to guide us. We are on the up sell! I do hope your desert was amazing! There aren't too many resorts in Vanuatu with a ridiculously huge...More

Reviewed May 26, 2018

My wife and I stayed at Tamanu on the Beach resort for 5 days. Because the resort is a little out of the way, we dined at the restaurant here for all meals each day and WOW! the menu was outstanding as was the food,...More

1  Thank Paul S
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI Paul, You are welcome back anytime! 100% Vanuatu has without a doubt the best beef in the world, we are very lucky indeed. We are very fortunate to have an amazing team in our kitchen who love what they do. So glad we could...More

Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Don’t go there if you are Asian..... that is all I want to say. No offence to the chief, but the waitress with very short hair was very racist.More

Thank SWang09
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, my apologies if you thought there was any level of racism. We are an extremely well rounded multi National team who cater to all walks of life here at Tamanu. I can assure you no staff member at Tamanu is...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018

Beautiful location, fantastic service (which is quite rare in Vanuatu) and the best food we had during our week in Vanuatu. Highly recommend a long leisurely lunch here.

Thank blm13NZ
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thank you for taking time to review us, It's great to hold such a special place in the hearts of our guests, they say to way to a mans heart is through his stomach! Me too!

Reviewed April 12, 2018

Fresh food. Tender steak. Great service. Good wine list and gorgeous views out to sea. Prices are reasonable.

Thank 332VickiS
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thanks you for your review, short and sweet and full of goodness. Much appreciated Vicki.

Reviewed February 20, 2018

I was a little concerned; 20 km out of Port Vila? Yet the resort has a vehicle which goes into town daily for drop of and pick up; exception service. The manager, staff, room service, was very friendly and helpful, never a boring time to...More

Thank Dave R
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Hi David, You have done well! Thanks for posting on both our pages, will be a great day when you return that's for sure! Cocktails on me! I am going to love sharing this one with our staff, they soak up the praise well, so...More

Reviewed February 4, 2018

We went to dinner at the restaurant 3 times during our 9 days at a nearby house (there were 8 adults and 1 child). The food was excellent. Everything was very fresh, well cooked and delicious! We ate the local poulet fish and would highly...More

Thank worldtravellerruth11
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Thank you for you review, we are so glad we had you return so many times during your stay! We pride ourselves on our produce being top notch, sometimes is unfortunately has the price to match. All in all your experience with us was great...More

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March 20, 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
US$10 - US$28
Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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