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Navara Restaurant

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Cornwall Street, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 23696
07:00 - 21:30
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East Albury
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We made the journey up the hill from our resort specifically because all the local advertising claimed that this restaurant was totally gluten free. After walking there from the main town (past the islands prison), we weren't greeted by any staff and sat ourselves down. After going hunting for someone to help us we made our drink order and tried... More 

Thank Ninacm1
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Whether it was eating in their dining table or drinking cocktails by the pool, the staff were very attentive and I was never left hungry nor thirsty. Great place, delicious food, phenomenal cocktails and the best service. Would recommend and return!

Thank Luana S
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Ugly lunch at its worst. No table mat, no plate, no fork, no knife. We ordered 3 different pizza and fish and ships. Four of us tried hard to cut the pizza with pizza cutter, but no way. We ask for a knife, no way. We broke these things with hands and tried to eat. Ugly taste for all of... More 

Thank Christian7773
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I ate dinner here twice and both times was dissatisfied. There was a board saying fish and chips but when I ordered I was told sorry we don't have. I then ordered some soup which was bland and lacking seasoning. There was no salt and pepper on the table and I could not attract the waiter. The next time I... More 

Thank kiwikev45
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner because we got a voucher for a free bottle of champagne if you ordered 2 mains (yes, voucher hunters I know). The place is not on the ocean front and didn't look like much out the front. Service was very very slow but starters definitely made up for the wait. Garlic bread, bruschetta and tomato... More 

Thank Agathe M
Townsville, Australia
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for the most tender and delicious steak you would be hard pushed to find better.Large, juicy and tender with a choice of sauces.Avoid the vegetables(frozen) but salad and Kumara chips are nice!Tapas was also good. Really good service,nothing too much trouble!

1 Thank zahnleitercollins
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Very aussie, hamburgers, pizzas, chiken and chips, fish and chips, .... For the one who like this food, it's perfect. Been there at lunch time with 12 people. Impossible to order a bottle of wine as the manager went out with the key of the storage room.

Thank Christian7773
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

We just had dinner there, it was my bday and we wanted to have a nice meal and were very disappointed. The poulet fish was not fresh, and serves with uncooked potatoes! The pizza was Ok, but nothing special. Service is slow. We came here partially because of the fire show which was supposed to take place at 8 pm,... More 

Thank Agata C
CoconutPalmsVanuatu, General Manager at Navara Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Agata for your candid review. I am very disappointed to hear that you found our service to be below your standards. I would like to know more. Please email us on gm@coconutpalms.vu with a phone number or email address so I can discuss your issues personally and then invite you back for our proper service and product. Warm... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014

It was an unexpected surprise when we were meeting friends there for dinner and drinks. I have stayed in the resort before but they have lifted their game immensely! The new General Manager knows service and has an eye for detail, he has completely changed the way their staff think. It was really good service with great, simple, clean, fresh... More 

Thank fevy
CoconutPalmsVanuatu, General Manager at Navara Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the taking the time to write a review for the Navara Restaurant, at Coconut Palms Resort. I am glad we have improved and will pass on the message to all the staff that their recent hard work is paying off. It is gratifying to get a return guests compliments, it shows we care and are trying to... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We stayed at Angelfish Cove Villas which was just down the road and we wandered down and had lunch which was well priced and so relaxing sitting by the water with a nice cold beer. We also took our own lobster down for dinner one night and had it cooked up for around $18aud which gave you a large plate... More 

Thank Leanne K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
Italian, Seafood, Fusion
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cornwall Street, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 23696
Our Guarantee is that "Everyone who leaves our establishment, does so with a new happy Coconut Palms memory".Since opening in 2005, Multi Award winning Coconut Palms Resort’s Head Chefs have been lucky to work with a variety of Chefs from around the world. Each have offered exciting contributions to our Menu utilising local wholesome ingredients. The result, is a wide array of culinary flavours and dish types from Vanuatu Steak, Fish & Lobster through to classical Italian gourmet. The Italian traditional selections include both pasta and pizza recipes that have been passed down for many generations. Also traditional, is our unique range of Vanuatu Tappa’s which is a world first for Vanuatu Dining. Already the subject of glossy international Magazine feature articles, the Menu glorifies traditional Melanesian recipes from around the island nation. All dishes use a base of Coconut milk and Navara, baby coconut. The dishes are purely traditional or completely new creations developed over a six month project that included outstanding local Vanuatu Chefs that concluded with the Tappa’s Blong Vanuatu launch on Jamie Oliver’s World Food Day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?