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Restaurant Le Karibuni

Seafood, Barbecue, Tapas
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Beachfront, St Maarten-St Martin
0590 690 39 67 00
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of our favorite places for lunch

The restaurant was very busy- make a reservation and don't expect speedy service just sit back and enjoy the food as it is excellent. You can only get here but taking a boat to Pinel Island and the restaurant is only open for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Paul_Delaware2010
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Wilmington, Delaware
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Wilmington, Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was very busy- make a reservation and don't expect speedy service just sit back and enjoy the food as it is excellent. You can only get here but taking a boat to Pinel Island and the restaurant is only open for lunch.

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13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

When visiting Pinel Island we prefer Karibuni over the other venue. Food is good. As a regular visitor I have however noticed the hike in price of the boat trip to the island, from 5 to 7 to now 12 dollars a head, and hike of price for the beach-chairs and umbrella. You are out of pocket a little under... More 

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Sherwood Park
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187 reviews 187 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This restaurant is located on Pinel Island. What a great place to sit back and take in the ocean, the sun and the people. We took the ferry over and spent the day sitting on this beautiful beach with great service from the staff. I had a burger which was pretty good. The guys at the restaurant were great in... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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236 reviews 236 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is SUCH a great place to sit back and relax with some cocktails and food and take in the beauty of St. Maarten! Iguanas crawl around the deck and the water is like bath water. Its perfect here!

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Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My husband and I kayaked to Pinel from St Martin and decided to make a day of it. We rented chairs and went over to Karibuni to have lunch. To our dismay, we found that most of the tables had already been reserved much earlier (not sure when), so if you're planning to eat here, especially on a weekend or... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

On Isle Pinel, people who have visited ST Martin before all know to seek out Pinel sometime during their trip, to go to this restaurant. And yachts and sailboats anchor there just so their guests can have a sumptuous mid day repast. We splurged once and got the whole local lobster (amazing), got a sea food salad the next time,... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I love lobster and can't resist an opportunity to get it fresh. Le Karibuni keeps their lobsters in a cage off the dock right up until you order it. Sounds great! Unfortunately great lobster also requires human intervention to cook and serve. Le Kaiibuni failed miserably on both fronts. We waited an hour for our lunch and it was horribly... More 

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new york
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband and I were very disappointed with our experience here. While we weren't expecting a gourmet experience we also weren't expecting to pay $185 euros for a mediocre lunch for two then get chased down the beach for not paying for beach chairs. The service at the restaurant was great but the beach staff was absent except when it... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Pinel Island is absolutely breath taking and the Karibuni restaurant is a fantastic place to enjoy lunch when taking a break from the beach. My family and I enjoyed the frozen margaritas and mouth watering food. We had the Italian salad, spare ribs, mahi mahi and steak. Everything was delicious. Service was friendly and prompt. Although, I love Pinel Island... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Went to Karibuni for an excellent lunch of trunk fish. This is a local catch....unavailable in the US, roasted on the open fire and stuffed with mahi-mahi and spices. Caribbean lobster equally as good. This is expensive....but hey....spend your kids inheritance ("ski club"). Karibuni recovered quite quickly after the hurricane last November. Now....the boats going to the island are another... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beachfront, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Saint-Martin
  • Phone Number: 0590 690 39 67 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue, Tapas

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