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“Great food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ginger - Carib Asian Cuisine-

Ginger - Carib Asian Cuisine-
Nieuwestraat 32 | Pietermaai, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 465 1666
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Ranked #21 of 163 Restaurants in Willemstad
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Indian, Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Hidden in one of the oldest neighborhoods of Curacao, Pietermaai Smal, one of the new hot spots on the island just opened in 2011 featuring Carib Asian cuisine.In a combination of colonial hip and loungy style, Ginger mingles exotic spices and ingredients from Asia and the Caribbean. The chef is offering you an exciting journey into the typical common flavors of the Carib and Asian cuisines by serving a wide variety of Carib and Asian style tapas. Hidden, but not to be missed!Daily happy Hour from 5.30 -6.30 (most drinks half price!)
Jundiai, SP
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

The food is delicious and the resturant is amazing. All team service is very good. The atmosphere is nice and the restaurant was almost full, when i was there.

Visited November 2013
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“Great food and lovely atmosphere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Visited Gingers last night and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The restaurant is all open air with lovely decor.

To start I ordered the Coconut Prawns which were lovely. For main I had the Coconut Lemongrass soup with shrimp and chicken which was absolutely delicious! It was on the starters menu but the portion was quite large.

Service was a little slow, but the restaurant was busy. The waitresses were lovely and answered all questions we had!

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Willemstad, Curacao
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6 restaurant reviews
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“tasteless food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We had dinner at Ginger some weeks ago. Seats are flat hard wood, very uncomfortable. The food did not take long to be served; it was fresh but tasteless, nothing special and even boring. When the waitress asked how it was I told her what I thought. She did not know how to handle a complaint. Probably inexperience. She told me that she works there parttime. They never even asked if we wanted a drink. Then i was asked to fill out a form and to indicate what was wrong about the food. What do I know, I am not a cook. It just did not taste good. We did not enjoy it and it was an unpleasant experience being there.
We will not go there again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Wilfred99, Manager at Ginger - Carib Asian Cuisine-, responded to this review, December 14, 2013
Dear Neil,

We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience at our restaurant. We are located in the historic downtown of Curacao: 'Pietermaai' and we located Ginger in such a way that guests are surrounded by monuments while dining. Above the restaurant is an apartment, like in most inner cities. This is the setting and the majority of the guests especially visit us for this reason.
Ginger is a no-nonsense outdoor restaurant, where guests don't have to 'wait to be seated', but might choose the table they want. Serving free glasses of water is no issue, but the automatic refills is not our policy.
The meat we serve is 'lomito', Argentinean beef tenderloin, and is one of our best sold items. Meat stays meat and it might you were unlucky and had a tough part. We are sorry for that. If guests show this to us, we will bring as soon as possible a new portion. Considering your other complaints about the 2 appetizers, we only can say that everyone has a different taste, looking at the other reviews.
I also visit other restaurants, one is better than the other, one meets better to my expectations than the other, but if it not what I expected, or the attention is not that great because it's busy that night, I will not give tips, tell the manager that the restaurant was not what I expected and try to explain what I did expect . Writing it completely down, doesn't help anyone.

Paul
Manager of Ginger
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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Nice place with great ambiance. Food was great as well. Great for a gathering or private dinner. We had a Hen night at this restaurant and had a great time. Server helped serving our personal cake..

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tallinn, Estonia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Stylish, trendy, luxurious — you name it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Very beautiful spot with relaxed atmosphere, nice interior and decent cuisine, which is closer to being gourmet than traditional hearty food.
Great seafood, good choice of wine and interesting desserts.

Visited October 2013
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