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“Best Indian food I ever had!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ooloonthoo Indian Cuisine

Ooloonthoo Indian Cuisine
Main Road | Mangrove Bight, Honduras
504-9936-5223
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Ranked #19 of 152 Restaurants in Roatan
Price range: $39 - $45
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Ooloonthoo Indian Cuisine Restaurant opened its doors as the first and only Indian restaurant in Honduras on September 2, 2005. Ooloonthoo, the Tamil word for the lentil from which pappadums are made, is located on the main road to Sandy Bay, just outside of West End, Roatan, Honduras. Ooloonthoo is a small boutique style restaurant situated on a hill with a panoramic sunset ocean view. We are open year round, by reservation only.
Manhattan, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Indian food I ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Extremely friendly and accommodating - I'm trying the vegan/vegetarian way of eating and the owners, Paul and Soden, tailor made me amazing vegetarian Indian dishes. Highly recommend!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great food, bring your wallet.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Like most of the other reviews I have only positive things to say about the flavor of the food, the ambiance and the service. Very personal service and the menu was not limited to what was written down. Overall I would recommend.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Westborough, Massachusetts
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“Positively unbelievable... in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Up a hill, off the main road, on an island in the Caribbean that most have never heard of sits a tastefully decorated open air patio with a West-facing view of Roatan's Half Moon Bay and post card sunsets. The patio is home to the only Indian restaurant in Honduras... and possibly the best Indian cuisine you will ever experience. It was for me, and I have lived in London and travelled extensively throughout Asia and India.

The service was fantastic and the atmosphere was incredible, but the food was unbelievable. As a party of three, we ordered different appetizers and different entrees and each tried a bit of everything. The variety and complexity of the flavors is what I will remember most. From smooth Tikka Korma to Kashmiri Red Lamb Rogan Gosht to Spicy Goan Vindaloo, each spice had a purpose, the heat built but didn't overpower and the sides complemented the mains wonderfully. We started with three excellent appetizers (Beef Kofta Balls, Curried Calamari and Pappadums) and finished with a homemade Berry Sorbet that was a perfect end to a truly incredible meal/experience.

If you get a chance - take it. But call well in advance. Soden and Paul only seat by reservation. And if you have a larger group, say 6-12, ask about putting together a Sunset Tasting Menu. You will not be disappointed.

World-class Indian cuisine on an island off the coast of Honduras. Who would believe it?

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“"Possibly the best indian ..... outside of Glasgow!!"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Paul and Soden, owners and operators will make you feel at home in their beautiful bali style restaurant/home. Experance possibly some of the nicest indian food you will ever try. I don't know how they pull this off considering they are on an island and most things have to be imported, yes it is more expensive than other places on the island but it will not disappoint and you will leave very very happy!

Visited October 2011
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Vancouver, BC
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“Wonderful food and service with a spectacular view.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

I'm a huge fan of Indian food and was not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service amazing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. You must call ahead for reservations as they don't have a regular schedule of when they're open. I would look forward to going again the next time
I'm in Roatan.

Visited July 2012
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