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Reviewed 23 November 2019

The day I went most of the booths had finished up for the day (and they were moving the main produce market to the new site). But I found one open. I had a nice chat with a girl working there (at least I think...she was working there), and ordered steak (which is pre-cooked and served cold) with rice (way too much rice!) and like a vegetable gravy (luke warm). It was truly not the most delicious thing I have ever eaten and it probably contributed to my diarrhoea a few days later! But it was fine, and I like this kind of local experience. The huts are super cute with artwork done by local school kids. I probably got charged tourist prices, but at 500VT it was cheap and cheerful.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 14 October 2019 via mobile

Located right next to the Luganville markets on the foreshore. Tried fare number 7. Chose a fish and a steak. 400 vatus each, so the price is right. It’s not stunning food, but it’s ok. Each meal came with a big serving of rice and...half a plate of cucumber for those who love cucumber. A jug of lime juice was also supplied but it had a heap of sugar added which mucked up the lime taste. The fish was not freshly cooked so it was somewhat dry, and the steak was certainly not rib eye, but a more economical cut. There are plenty of flies to deal with, but they are everywhere where there is rubbish lying around. The service was with a smile.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 17 September 2019

This is a good place to try the local food. You can get a cheap and filling meal here. I had a huge portion of laplap for only VUV100. It was wrapped in a banana leaf and I sat by the waterfront to enjoy my...lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 4 July 2019

Restaurants are expensive in Vanuatu, go to the booths to support local Ni-Vans and save a heap at the same time

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 28 June 2019

You choose one building and have your filling and cheap lunch there. This time I didn't get very lucky, While I had plenty of food, it was just about average and not so friendly.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 14 April 2019

I loved eating here. It was at a good price and the meals were substantial. The Booth operators were very warm and welcoming. The fresh lime juice drink was refreshing along with the Pomelo for dessert.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

We ate at “nambar 7”. It is the farthest place you would eat in Australian standards but we decided to give it a crack and support the locals. I think most of the numbers cook similar things beef, chicken, fish or eggs with rice and...a curry sauce and vegetables in our case was beans. The ladies gave us some banana chips and lime juice while we waited. It was good as we had seen the banana chips at the markets and had not got any. They are just like kettle chips. They taste nothing like banana. So we bought 3 bags after lunch from the markets next door. The food was tasty and no one got sick so that was good too.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Enjoyed the food and coffee at this booth run by a lovely lady who has been evacuated from Umbai because of the volcanic activity there. Look out for Michella and support her food booth, she works hard for her family and is a lovely caring...person.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Get down to the markets and meet a local, have a natter about the islands, the history and get a feed at a good price. It is near the centre of town, has good ambience and local colour. Also there is a large local store...up one of the side streets so do yourself a favour and get down to the markets.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I wanted to try the national dish of lap lap, and had the opportunity to do this behind the Luganville Fruit and Veggie Markets and to the right of the new fish market there. An older mama was selling the lap lap she had made....It only cost me 50 vatu, and was served on a banana leaf. It tasted a bit like a sausage roll without the pastry, although there was no meat in it, I understand it is made from flour of the local vegetables and was extremely filling. There was coconut milk on top. I did take a photo but can't seem to upload it to this review.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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We went about 9 pm so open late. Lots of the Nivan ladies sleep at the markets. Just head down the street away from the airport and they are on the LHS past the big open park. Right before the open stall markets and are an... More
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