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“New restaurant in new venue in St. Maarten” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kokomo

Kokomo
Cay Bay, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #52 of 67 Restaurants in Philipsburg
Cuisines: Caribbean, French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“New restaurant in new venue in St. Maarten”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Kokomo is the newest restaurant of Bernard of Paris Bistro in Maho. Indigo Bay is a new real estate development near Phillipsburg. The land has been cleared and roads are in to this beautiful and private area. The restaurant sits like a jewel on the bluff overlooking the swimming beach with extraordinary views. While open only a few weeks, the restaurant has a maturity that reflects the experience of the owners. Food is very fresh and well prepared. Wines are superb. We dine out frequently in SXM and are adding this to our list of regulars immediately. It won't be long before there are wait times.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful View But Food Needs Work”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

As long time visitors to St. Maarten, we are always happy to try new restaurants on the island. This morning we had breakfast at Kokomo on the beach at Indigo Bay. We were lured to the restaurant by the lovely setting right on the beach. As expected, great view, very relaxing. That said, the food was unfortunately not very good and quite expensive. One of our Omlettes was underdone and the other was burned. The Eggs Benedict consisted of two poached eggs and a bowl of melted butter, certainly not what I was expecting. The pancakes were OK, but nothing special for the price. Service was spotty, sometimes attentive and at other times non-existent. For a great view, this is your place. For cuisine, not the best spot.

Visited January 2014
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Toronto
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Nice place but needs some work on the food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We started with gazpacho which was great but the rest was uninspired. The Tzatziki was bland and the beef balls doughy. The marinated shrimp were good. Nice staff. The beach is beautiful and the lounge chairs are the best I've seen on the island. Hopefully the food will improve with our next visit.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Are you serious?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The setting makes you feel like you are on a construction site, the restaurant is open and poorly constructed as when it rains the rain just blows straight in. We arrived and were asked "Do you have a reservation" obviously we didn't so were quickly ushered to an outside area with plastic seats. Then it rained and we had to stand in the restaurant while the staff made no effort to reseat us or help us. Before we moved we ordered 2 glasses of Wine, we never received them.

Just make note:

1 glass of Wine $9

1 Club Sandwich $20

Why do these people think they can just charge whatever they want and get away with it?

After 25 minutes we left and walked past the owner who just turned his back on us, probably in embarrassment.

Just to top it all off, I do NOT want my kids in the same area as Topless women (of all ages and sizes) with thongs / G-string bikini bottoms sunbathing 10 feet away from my table.

This place is a joke and we will never return.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Kearney, Nebraska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is the most exquisite setting on the island! The view is unlike any other. The turquoise waters, tranquil surf and natural surroundings beyond the white sand beach makes me feel like I could only dream of a place this seductive. The food is 5 star and the service is romantic and charming. If you are wanting to enjoy a beautiful beach experience, bring your towel and enjoy a glass of wine in paradise!! I visited Kokomo's yesterday and I am returning today.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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