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Emily's Cafe & Takeaway

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Rue Dartois, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 25550
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

"The kebab shop of Vanuatu"- said a young local. After an evening drinking. We were told Emily's was open 24 hours and was the best place for a feed at 3am. The food was good but obviously limited selections at that time of morning.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We visited 2 years ago and look forward to returning next week when we are back in the area. The beer is very cold and the owners Bob and Emily are fantastic, they even gave my friend and I a tour of their accommodation. Look forward to seeing them again next week and having the coldest beer in Port Vila

Thank pams951
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My family and I had the $1000vatu special $12 Aus half a chicken, rice, salad and I chose garlic sauce, was deceit size meal and soo delicious 🍽 definitely be back ther regularly for meals!

Thank Roberta L
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Very nice meals of your choice. Takeaways are accepted if you had too much to eat and have the rest to take home with you.

Thank Victor K
Bob N, Owner at Emily's Cafe & Takeaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your response Victor, it is nice to have feedback! And in your case our servings are so big you had enough to take home with you : ) Regards Bob & Emily More 

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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times and love the food and atmosphere of the place, nice and cheap, we come here 2 times a month that

Thank Jaye P
Bob N, Owner at Emily's Cafe & Takeaway, responded to this review

We appreciate you coming twice a month, hope to see you again soon! That tells us that we are doing something right ; ) Regards Bob & Emily More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Their $10 specials are Ok value though last time we went the meals were smaller than previous times. Handy to where we stayed and great that it's open 24 hours.

Thank Hussein K
Bob N, Owner at Emily's Cafe & Takeaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your response we aim for consistency and our main meals are between 250 and 300 grams. I will talk to the staff and will try and have this rectified. Regards Bob & Emily More 

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Food and service really good, just make sure your beers come from the back fridge. The aus owner and his local wife run this place and she is so good at helping out with local questions or customs, as he is, unless there is a footy game on. For backpacker travel this is an excellent place to stay, due to... More 

Thank parkvista17
Bob N, Owner at Emily's Cafe & Takeaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your encouraging response in particular your comments on Emily. We aim to have our beer cold at all times, however the local people are not used to Cold beer, internationally most people like beer between 1-2 degrees, so this is our aim! Regards Bob & Emily More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Was disappointed at the food we normally visit on several occasions through our visits of 3 times a year; The Food has always been of a good size and value for money unfortunately the last 2 visits the food has not been as good as previous visits and cold when served which is a shame as it has always been... More 

Thank Deb_n_Des
Bob N, Owner at Emily's Cafe & Takeaway, responded to this review

Sorry to hear, it is battle to get consistency and it seems to me that I have been a little laxed in the supervision of our kitchen. I will try to rectify this! Regards Bob & Emily More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

stopped by on the way back to our hotel from town, very basic place ok for a beer. prices did not reflect the place though. on the high side for a drink

Thank 579billys
Bob N, Owner at Emily's Cafe & Takeaway, responded to this review

I find this amazing as the rule of thumb is whatever you pay at a wholesale price you treble it to give you your selling price. If this was applied the price for the beer would be $550 Vatu, however our price is $400vatu. The local bars owned by the nivanuatu people sell hot beer for $250-300 Vatu, the price... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Excellent food for a very reasonable price, huge meals. Had fish and chips, didn't get abit or 2 measly bits of fish got a whole fish, chips and great salad. Recommended to everyone, open 24hrs. And will cook anything from breakfast to dinner any time of the day all day. Good people running it and serving you, very talkative and... More 

Thank sue973
Bob N, Owner at Emily's Cafe & Takeaway, responded to this review

Thank you Sue, for your excellent review we always strive to give good quality and quantity at approximately 50% less of the price of our competitors, looks like we are achieving this. Kind Regards Bob & Emily More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Dartois, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 25550
Emily's is next to the National Museum and across the road from Vanuatu parliament and operates a "No Frills" restaurant that is renowned for its "5 Star" quality food at budget rates. Emily's is the only restaurant to be licensed to operate 24x7 in Port Vila and serves a variety of cuisines with regular and daily specials also featured on the menu. We are famous for our large helpings and our Vanuatu Steak and also feature dishes such as our wood fired BBQ Chicken and chips, Poulet fish and chips and Chicken Schnitzel to name a few.Emily's, ples blo gud fala kakai! (where the food is awesome!)

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