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P.O. Box 5, Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
(680) 488-3341
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Stuck behind and in the back

Ok last night of our stay we did not want to go far and finally asked a front desk person who said I have the perfect local place. He said follow me and we did out the back gate, do not tell anyone as I am not suppose to show this to you, cute, and out we went and to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
David H
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Soufrière, Soufriere, St. Lucia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Soufrière, Soufriere, St. Lucia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Ok last night of our stay we did not want to go far and finally asked a front desk person who said I have the perfect local place. He said follow me and we did out the back gate, do not tell anyone as I am not suppose to show this to you, cute, and out we went and to... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This restaurant is a bit off the main track (as much as this can be in such a small town). You will not see it driving along the main road in Koror. But we had a recommendation and hunted for the restaurant following instructions. Well worth the effort. Good food, large portions (perhaps too large). We went back for another... More 

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Woodside, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I don't know why people raved about this restaurant, the food was terrible. We ordered tempura, which had no batter on it and a greasy mess! The shashimi was fatty and disgusting. The only thing good out of the 3 dishes we ordered was the garlic rice.

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Boulder, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I am not an adventurous eater but my brother is...he ordered Fruit Bat soup...hmmmm. Aside from that, the food was great, service was great...and it was interesting to watch my brother eat Fruit Bat soup....not sure I would!

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South San Francisco, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We heard that this is one of the best local food restaurant in town so we just had to try it. If you are daring enough to try "local" food, this is the place for you. If eating fruit bats is your thing then this really is the place for you. We tried 3 different dishes and never found one... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

While we did not try the flying fox soup, the local dishes were good, as well as the Japanese/Korean fusion dishes. Patronized by local residents as well as tourists, Carp Restaurant delivers on its reputation for good local food.

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San Jose, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

In brief: way too much hype. Yes, the service was somewhat slow. But what’s your rush when you’re on a tropical paradise? Our server was nice and patient. We had already ordered a large coconut crab ($100USD) the night before (because, apparently, you need to reserve your crustacean ahead of time). It was kind of a let-down when we found... More 

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Carp Restaurant looks kind of bad from the outside, but the inside of the restaurant is pretty nice. The food is very cheap and yummy. There is fruit bat soup which I find pretty disturbing though.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is one of the worst places I have ever had the misfortune to visit. It was on a list of recommended place...why I have no earthly idea. The food was beyond terrible...to the point of being nearly inedible. The physical restaurant provides nothing of interest and is in a difficult to reach location. I am sorry I spent both... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We went to Carp because of its close proximity to our hotel, Palau Royal Resort, which is next door. We really enjoyed our dinner here the 2nd night we're in Palau that we returned to following evening. I suggest that you forgo all the Japanese courses and go for the authentic Palauan cuisine they offer. If they have the coconut... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: P.O. Box 5, Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Palau  >  Koror Island  >  Koror
  • Phone Number: (680) 488-3341

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?