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Havenstraat 36, Oranjestad, Aruba
5884494
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Solid Indian!

It might be odd to eat Indian/Pakistani cuisine in Aruba - but if you do - THIS is the place to go. Less expensive than the other tourist friendly Indian restaurants on the island and MUCH better quality. Try the Daal Tarka

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2014
Mike_Banning
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Yellowknife, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Simply outstanding, authentic indian food. Chicken Madras, Tandoori dishes and good Nan! Right in the middle Oranjestad. A good find

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

If you want to get away from the Chain restaurants. This place is a great find. Food was excellent and service was amazing.

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aruba
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had a excellent lunch at this place. Fast service, great food. Tandoori chicken, fish masala and freshly baked naan. If you are looking for tasty food, go here, you will not be disappointed!

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Commerce, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We decided to check this place out based on all the high ratings here on TripAdvisor. We are Indian and know good Indian food. This place is average at best, and that's being generous. We tried the Hot & Sour soup, it was extremely spicy with an overdose of black pepper. Our entrees were Dal Tadka and Chicken Tikka masala.... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The service is extremely poor, especially the junior server - even though the evening hours are until 10 pm local time, she told us that they will not serve anything if we don't show up by 9 p.m.- what an attitude! ......then the manager said that she will not honor the free ad that says a free dessert with the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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93 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I had noticed this Restaurant on a previous visit to Aruba but did not get a chance to dine in. This time when my friend suggested we dine in the Restaurant, I was definitely in. This place had a cool temperature just as we entered with smiling servers and welcome. The menu was exhaustive and they had a huge number... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Fresh and tasty. We went there twice as we liked the food very much. I would recommend sizzler kind of food there, it was so yum!

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Yellowknife, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It might be odd to eat Indian/Pakistani cuisine in Aruba - but if you do - THIS is the place to go. Less expensive than the other tourist friendly Indian restaurants on the island and MUCH better quality. Try the Daal Tarka

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Loved it, just make sure if you can't handle super hot, too let them know. I eat Indian all the time but a novice would think it was hot.

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London
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7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Craving some spicy food we visited the Taj for something different. The place was empty but the lovely welcome from Frieda more than made up for it. They had no Kingfisher ( the chinese we went to also had no Tsingtao ) due to import issues, so Balashi it was. The decor is nothing to mention and we were dubious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Havenstraat 36, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: 5884494

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?