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Wharf Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 26687
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (17 reviews)
“dumplings” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Wharf Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kanpai has a beautiful position overlooking the Port Vila Harbour. Don't be put off by the generic restaurant decor - just go for the food and the view. Both shine! The menu offers plenty of choices and the staff are quietly efficient. Well worth a...More

Thank herbertandwilks
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here three times in a one week now since returning to live in Port Vila, Vanuatu and have agreed that they serve the best Japanese food we have ever tried. Given that an enjoyable dining experience depends very much on a number...More

Thank Mitch1946
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

The service is fair, staffs are friendly. Somehow, missing the Japanese touch on food and decoration. I can only call it a Japanese and Thai style of restaurant. The restaurant provide a good outlook of the habour, but lack of taste. Maki is not in...More

Thank NickC4776
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We loved Kanpai, had lunch three times during our holiday. Today we were lucky enough to eat last nights caught yellow fin tuna. Delicious!!!

Thank chrisje3
Reviewed 11 February 2018

I have visited this place for years and even taken my Japaneses Agents there and they too say it is very good, It is especially good in the evening s the sun is setting as it over looks the Port Vila harbor and the setting...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

When we walked in we were instantly captivated by the stunning view, which was unexpected from the entrance. My 15 year old selected Kanpai to celebrate his birthday as we all love Asian cuisines and fresh food - boy did this place tick both boxes....More

Thank JennC03
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We visited with a large group of friends including children, and had a fantastic night. Food was absolutely delicious and the view of the harbour at night is just lovely. Really great experience.

Thank David B
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Christmas 2017, busiest tourist season of the year. Advised hurriedly while being seated, ‘no fresh Tuna’, We placed our order in 2 parts - as we ordered the Entrees, we were then informed by the same waiter that sat us down that one of the...More

Thank macambri
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Habour views. Huge menu. Clean fresh flavours. Sushi box, soft shell crab sushi, tempura prawns and dumplings all fabulous. Fast service. Best meal so far in Port Vila.

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Good selection of sushi dishes, average quality though.Very nice views over the harbor. Good for lunch. Slow service.

Thank OneWorld22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 26687
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