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“Beautiful food”
Review of Ripples

Ripples
Ranked #19 of 102 Restaurants in Port Vila
Price range: US$9 - US$22
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.)
Reviewed April 3, 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 us at the agreed time. The dishes we ordered were Beef Rendang, Bali Pork, Duck Curry and Bali chicken. All dishes were delicious and served with rice, papadums and coleslaw. The price was reasonable especially how good the Currys were. Well done and if we are in Vanuatu again I will defiantly be eating here again

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Thank Neil K
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Reviewed February 4, 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.

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Thank worldtravellerruth11
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sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 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 are so good is that we use only premium name spirits and liqueurs, and fresh ingredients (lime, coconut, mango, etc.), to make them. You'll find that prices are on a par with other restaurant/bars in Vanuatu,

All the best,

Sally

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Reviewed November 16, 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 this food everyone was raving about.

Thank Tasha R
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sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 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 on our signage, including the big roadside sign that you pass 7 kms before reaching our restaurant. Our phone number, for reservations (that's where you call a restaurant ahead of time to book a table) and enquiries, is also readily available in all of the same locations, as well as in the phone book.

Secondly, I, personally, would not travel a long distance out of my way to reach a small, out of the way restaurant, without first calling to make a reservation and enquire as to opening hours. This is simply common sense, although I know from experience that common sense is something that many people forget to pack when they are going on holidays.

Thirdly, this forum is for reviews of genuine customer experience of the quality of food, customer service and ambience of a restaurant. It is not for people who are out of sorts because they failed to demonstrate a little of the aforementioned common sense and, dare I say it, courtesy by making a simple phone call before setting out on an apparently long drive in the hope that there would be a table available for them when they arrived. Your damaging one bubble review is, therefore, in violation of Tripadvisor review guidelines, so I think that we can consider it to be null and void.

Finally, in conclusion, don't forget to call ahead, to avoid disappointment. If you fail to do so, your wasted journey is entirely down to you. Not us.

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Reviewed July 18, 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 has beautiful views!

Thank Millie_eilliM
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Reviewed July 11, 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!

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Thank OneWorld22
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