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“Absolute must while on St Croix!” 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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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
1 review
“Absolute must while on St Croix!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We came from St Thomas for a weekend and wanted to try some of the best St Croix restaurants. Galangal was one of Trip Advisor's top choices and now we know why. Beautiful decor with intricate details such as carved wooden doors and panels from Indonesia is complemented by perfect music selection and lighting. Service is very good, suggestions for our appetizers were welcome and delicious - we had tuna and mussels, the last one is a must try! While choosing wine you will notice several German wines, not surprising with proprietor Arthur being German,and that dry Riesling sure went so well with our food. We had our 4 month old daughter with us and unfortunately had to ask for our entrees to be wrapped to go as she started fussing a bit and we didn't want to disturb other diners. We finished our Asian short ribs and night's special lamb rack at the hotel and I must say a separate Thank You to the chef for that potato cake with scallions and also the way they cook rice. Amazing. We also had a flourless chocolate cake with green tea gelato to round up this decadent meal. While waiting for some to go utensils at the bar I noticed how beautiful glassware was for the after dinner drinks. So if you are having a meal here,treat yourself to a little grappa or port in the end. Make a reservation as they seemed to be filling up early.

  • Visited April 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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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Thank you for your visit at Galangal and taking time to write a review on TA. We are always very happy when our customers appreciate our food, service and ambiance - it makes everything we do worthwhile.
Hope to see your again when visiting our Island.
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Manitoulin Island
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“An Exceptional Thai experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The food and atmosphere was wonderful. Great service, great food, great atmosphere, The service was very attentive and professional. Was there near the end of my stay in the Islands and so did not have the opportunity to return but certainly would have,,, Beautiful place.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 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, May 2, 2014
We appreciate your visit at Galangal and your review on TA. Your positive comments will be shared with our staff who deserve all the credit.
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Newtown, Connecticut
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71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
“The most exquisite looking restaurant we have ever dined in.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Galangal is an absolutely beautiful restaurant. The decor shows an incredible attention to detail - intricately carved wooden doors, acoustic tile on the ceiling, subdued lighting, beautiful Italian porcelain tile.
The service was professional, attentive, and friendly. The food was Thai with a bit of an island twist. Good, not great. A little spicier than we would have liked. Extensive wine list, but a bit pricey - as was the menu. Not unexpected at the finer restaurants on the island.
Galangal is a very good restaurant. The owner is omnipresent and is trying his best to make sure that everyone is enjoying their visit. I was a little taken aback when he handed us a little card at the end of our meal that is a solicitation for a Tripadvisor review. That might explain the fairly high number of posts for this restaurant.

  • Visited April 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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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Galangal and thank you for taking time to review us on TA.
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Christiansted, St. Croix
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“Perfect dining experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Had a fabulous dinner here recently. Everything at Galangal is top scale. Not like the Thai restaurants you see on the mainland. Food is fabulous, service outstanding and atmosphere is exceptional.

Visited April 2014
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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Thank you for your support of our restaurant and taking time to write a review on TA.
We are pleased that you liked our food, service and ambiance. We will share your comments with our staff who deserve all the credit.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous Dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My family and I visited Galangal for the first time in May and could not believe how exceptional this restaurant is. We were all eager to return two weeks later and again, our meal was fabulous!
It is obvious that much emphasis is placed on consistency as well as their attention to detail.
The decor and ambience are lovely. The beautifully carved teak doors certainly make you feel as though you are stepping off the island for the evening as well as does the impeccable service. I've spent time in Bali and have ordered Tom Kha Gai at every Thai restaurant I've visited since and I've finally found at Galangal one that compares. This is hands down our new favorite restaurant on St. Croix! Kudos to the owners!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 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, April 19, 2014
Thank you for your positive review on TA. We are always thankful when our guests enjoy our food, service and ambiance. We will share your comments with our staff who deserves all the credit.
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