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The Tu Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #2 of 20 Restaurants in Luganville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$25
Description: Wilson, our Head Chef and his team have created a menu full of flavour that utilises the locally grown, fresh and organic produce Vanuatu is famous for. The popular favourites are always on the menu - Santo beef, seasonal local lobster, and big game fish like mahi mahi and tuna, however the specials board changes daily so variety is never a problem at the Tú
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Description: Wilson, our Head Chef and his team have created a menu full of flavour that utilises the locally grown, fresh and organic produce Vanuatu is famous for. The popular favourites are always on the menu - Santo beef, seasonal local lobster, and big game fish like mahi mahi and tuna, however the specials board changes daily so variety is never a problem at the Tú
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Really authentic Thai and traditional offerings for those wanting something closer to Aussie cuisine. Just delicious and wonderful friendly staff in a lovely set out space. Well done all round, we'll be back :)

Thank anastasia w
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We ate here but the food and service was lack lustre and the chef unwilling to alter a meal to accomodate gluten free.

Thank Jeanette J
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Simon L, Owner at The Tu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Hi Jeanette,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. My apologies that you did not find our food and service to be satisfactory. It would be very helpful if you could have been a little more specific and detailed in regards to your review. We appreciate constructive criticism which helps identify areas where we can improve and also to help fellow TripAdvisor viewers make a more complete opinion of our restaurant, but unfortunately your review lacks any information and substance.

I would just like to make statement in regards to your comment about the chefs that were unwilling to alter a meal to accommodate gluten free. We accommodate two cuisines in our menu, a modern Australian menu and a Thai menu. Both menus have Gluten Free options (19 in total) for breakfast, lunch and dinner (entree, main & dessert included). I presume the item that you ordered was not a Gluten Free dish and the reason that we were not able to alter the dish was because gluten was already used somewhere in the preparation process of the dish. For example, our gnocchi is prepared in advance with sweet potato and flour incorporated into it. We cannot not simply remove the gluten from it before cooking. Due to the seriousness of gluten allergies we will not risk the safety of our customer by preparing a dish that we are not 100% certain will be gluten free.

My apologies again that our food and service was not satisfactory but I stand by the decision of the chef at the time who was"unwilling to alter a meal" because he/she put your safety first over your meal choice.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We were very impressed with both the food and service we received at The Tu. The meals were all really delicious, and also included a kids' menu. Beautiful and clean setting.
They were also able to cater for food allergies. Highly recommend the restaurant!

Thank David B
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

the best the thing about being holidays you don't have to cook, we had a nice evening out, the food was tasty and enjoyable

Thank andcarroll1965
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Wonderful dinner. They have both a Thai menu and a a more Australian/European menu. We ate from the Thai menu. The food was excellent, not just compared to other restaurants on Santo but compared to home as well. I say that since it is sometimes unfair to compare a remote South Pacific island restaurant to home due to the fact that it can be difficult to source ingredients if they are not locally grown or even get restaurant equipment, service broken equipment, etc.

Dinner (mains ) for two of us, one glass of wine and one tusker came to be $53 USD. It was the first time on Vanuatu where my credit card slip had a line for a tip. Looks like Ni-Vanuatu customs might be changing....

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Thank Eric M
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