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Wharf Road | Palm Cove/Ifira Point, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 25526
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
13 Dec 2015
“Closed for good ”
9 Sep 2015
“Great Views”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, International
€€ - €€€
Wharf Road | Palm Cove/Ifira Point, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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1 - 10 of 266 reviews

Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

I emailed this restaurant while staying in port Vila. They are closed for food. I was thankful to get a reply from the past owner letting me know before wasting money on a taxi.

Thank emma s
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Elan is a must visit on your visit to Port Vila. Food is not very cheap in Port Vila, but the food, views and airconditioning were really good for probably the cheapest price we had in Port Vila.

2  Thank Rob B
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Fantastic location right on the water, even better service! Get there before sunset for beautiful photos. The food is amazing!!!

4  Thank Outback_traveller86
Reviewed 1 April 2015

You will need to get a taxi to get there. Great restaurant. Book ahead and ask to sit on the verandah. Service was fantastic as was the food. Definitely the best restaurant in Port Vila

Thank Nic N
Reviewed 15 March 2015

I found restaurants in Vanuatu overall to be pricey. Elan was actually a bit cheaper than the waterfront Grill in port villa for example AND it had a way better view and the food was better. I had a lovely fish dish cooked in a...More

1  Thank jeanne1307
Reviewed 10 March 2015

After reading reviews on Trip Advisor went to this restaurant expecting great things. Lovely staff and view. Overpriced (as everything in Vanuatu is) and food was very ordinary, my local prawns I could not even eat. I suspect they were frozen. Ate several times at...More

3  Thank 65Greaves
Elan R, Owner at Elan, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2015

In response to your review: Your review is very suspicious!! Firstly our prices are very average for Vanuatu. Produce is expensive here and we know we offer good value for money. We only serve the best local Teoma Prawns which are delivered each week and...More

Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful spots I have eaten, literally right on the water. The restaurant is modern with a stunning menu and wine list to match. I loved the paella it was beautiful and I highly recommend it. A must visit when...More

1  Thank atiecon89
Reviewed 3 March 2015

The Elan is a short ride (about 8 minutes) out of town and set on the water's edge. Gorgeous views and lovely, peaceful environment. Joined a group for dinner, the appetisers and dessert were lovely. We missed out on the lobster, but I had the...More

1  Thank WanderingTraveller79
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We found this restaurant to be one of our favourites in Port Vila. We live in Noosa and eat out regularly so are quite fussy and have high expectations. The food was exceptional, location beautiful and both staff and managers so friendly and welcoming. We...More

1  Thank Wen2go
Reviewed 27 February 2015

We went here for dinner one night with high expectations, fantastic spot with beautiful views, fantastic local staff who were well presented, friendly, polite, helpful and very efficient. Our entrees were fabulous as with all restaurants but our mains just lacked wow factor. I was...More

Thank pammy s
Elan R, Owner at Elan, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2015

In response to your review: I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your main meals. The Seafood Paella is EXACTLY how it is described on the menu. It is made with as much local seafood as we can source, cooked with fresh cherry...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Good for
View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf Road | Palm Cove/Ifira Point, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 25526
  • E-mail
Elan is a unique dining experience in Vanuatu. A restaurant purpose built by the owners to offer elegant island style dining. The restaurant is situated on the beach overlooking beautiful aqua waters and enjoys the best sunsets in Port Vila. Elans fresh and authentic menus are inspired by the classics - French, Italian, Asian, Mediterranean and the flavors' of the Pacific. We pride ourselves on sourcing as much of the freshest locally grown produce as possible, including we believe and our customers agree the best free range grass fed beef in the world. Elan was chosen to host the only Royal Dinner for HRH Princess Anne's visit to Vanuatu in October 2014. Open: 5pm Wednesday to Saturdays.
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