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PMB-.21,P.O BOX10003, Garapan MP96950, Mariana Islands
233-2298
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Eclectic menu, Garlic heaven

We stopped here for dinner and were pleased. The menu defies definition...sort of a Mexican,/Japanese/Italian fusion with garlic overtones. The portions are large and the eclectic selections really worked for us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
evac93rd
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Conyers, GA
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Conyers, GA
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stopped here for dinner and were pleased. The menu defies definition...sort of a Mexican,/Japanese/Italian fusion with garlic overtones. The portions are large and the eclectic selections really worked for us.

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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a new place to add to our list where we could dine on Saipan. I tried the garlic steak. It was tough,overpriced and lacked seasoning. My husband ordered something but I cant remember what he ordered...... it was that average. We won't be back, but it is good we know. The search is... More 

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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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128 reviews 128 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I really like the ribeye with fried garlic and butter. My husband likes the pizza deal that comes with beer. I have not experienced problems with the service. I think they could use a kid's menu--like a lot of places on the island.

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Saipan, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have eaten here several times and each time was with a group of 6 or more. The service was good and the food was excellent. I had the Mexican plate (and although there was some Spanish rice, it was really just barbecue) and it was delicious and the portions were huge.

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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

While I love the food at this restaurant, the service makes me swear I will never go back again. Their food is truly amazing, but if they are busy, or the waitress doesn't particularly like you, you may never get all your food, although you may still get charged for it all. I waited for over an hour and a... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This is the spot for all things garlic. It is a small busy restaurant and we were turned away the first time we tried to eat there. Like many things in Saipan, it may be helpful to speak Japanese. The food was internationally great, with reasonably priced items especially in the appetizer menu. We ordered multiple appetizers and shared them... More 

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Saipan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

I really like this restaurant. They have some simple yet delicious pasta dishes that are a sort of Japanese/Italian fusion (think olive oil and soy sauce) and their beef oyster sauce is quite tasty. But the best thing about Nin-Nikuya aka 2298 Garlic Grotto Restaurant (the restaurant has 4 names, if you understand Japanese you'll know why) is their TUNA... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: PMB-.21,P.O BOX10003, Garapan MP96950, Mariana Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Mariana Islands  >  Northern Mariana Islands  >  Saipan  >  Garapan
  • Phone Number: 233-2298

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