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“Don't miss it ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Galangal

Galangal
17 Church Street, Christiansted 00820, St. Croix
340-773-0076
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Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Don't miss it ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Easily the best Thai on the island, and arguably the best you will ever have. Cold smoked seafood, in salads or sashimi style are perfect. Green curry like no where else. Perfect duck. Great wines and wonderful hosts. You will not be disappointed.

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Cruzanmon, Manager at Galangal, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review Galangal on TripAdvisor. Your positive remarks are greatly appreciated and shared with our staff, as they deserve most of the credit.
A returning customer (as you) are our greatest reward. Thank you for visiting Galangal and hopefully we will see you again next year.
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Great service, gorgeous space, ok food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

With this being ranked the #1 restaurant in Christiansted, we had to stop in. Our waitress was cheery, attentive and happy to share some of her favorite island activities. We arrived early enough to choose from the prix fixe menu (only available between 5:30 and 6). The food was well presented but did not quite meet my high expectation. I had the steak stirfry: it was good but the meat was over cooked and there was some flavor I couldn't place that was not to my liking. The coconut creme brûlée had good flavor, but had more of a cottage cheese texture than traditional creme brûlée. Together, it was a good dining experience but the food was not noteworthy.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
We are terribly sorry that your dinner at Galangal did not meet your expectations. We are thankful for your comments. Critique is the best way to show us our shortcomings and our need to improve where necessary. As we share all our positive comments with our staff we will also share your disappointment to ensure that this will not happened again. Having said that we deducted that your coconut creme brûlée was burnt too long to glaze the sugar, resulting in a curdled texture. Maybe the tamarind used in the PadThai was what you defected.
Hopefully you will give us a second chance when you come back to St. Croix.
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Detroit, Michigan
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“The Very Best Place in St. Croix!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This place takes you away to another world. The ambiance is astonishing, truly beautiful, and well thought out piece of art. The owners Arthur and Gregory are a joy and bring a personal touch that is second to none. Watch out though, Gregory may keep you laughing so hard you will find it difficult to eat your meal. Of course this is a good thing. ;) I have had just about everything on the menu and not only is it the best Thai food in the Caribbean, but some of the best Thai one will enjoy anywhere! Not only do they import many of the spices, they have a chef come from Thailand to design the menu and train the back of the house staff. I cannot rave enough about this place. The only other thing you may need to know, is that they are not strictly Thai food. By this I mean they also have the very best steak on the island and a number of other unique dishes that will be attractive for those who may be wary of trying something like Thai food. Also, surprisingly a fantastic wine list even for a 5 star french style restaurant. So, if you have a chance eat here do not hesitate. It is the best place to dine in stx period.
Sincerely,
A Galangal lover!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you for visiting Galangal and taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. A satisfied customer is the greatest reward any business can hope for. So we truly appreciate your positive comments and will share them with our staff and Gregory, who deserve all the credit.
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North Bergen, New Jersey
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The Best Food on the Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Overall, you will not find a better prepared dinner or service anywhere on St. Croix than at Galangal, especially if you have a taste for Thai food. A must when you come to St. Croix.

Visited July 2013
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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review Galangal on TripAdvisor. Your positive comments are truly appreciated and makes us (after the last not so positive review) feel much better.
We will forward your comments to our staff which deserves all the credit.
Again thank you for your visit.
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Should not be the first rated rest in st croix”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Ambience: 5 stars. A really good looking restaurant
Service: 2 stars. They took over two hours to serve our dishes
Food: ok but nothing to impress and not thai at all. I traveled to thailand and is not even close their food.
Cocktails: 2 stars. They do not know how to prepare any cocktail drink.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thanks for you comment on TripAdvisor although not very flattering it will help us to improve service where needed.
We understand that your last visit to Galangal was not to your satisfaction, and must agree with your comment about that nights service. It was one of these days dreaded by all restaurateurs - but they happen. Chef had health issues, 70% of customers did not have reservation - so everything was backed up resulting in unhappy customers. Please accept our apologies for that. We would like to treat you to a free dinner at our restaurant when you visit St. Croix next time to make up for it.
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