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“Birthday dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Apsara Samudra

Apsara Samudra
Waverley House, St Lawrence Gap, Barbados
1 246 435-5454
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Price range: $1 - $40
Cuisines: Indian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Birthday dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Celebrate my birthday at this restaurant, excellent food, service is good, staff friendly, I would highly recommend a visit

  • Visited June 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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ApsaraSamudra, Owner at Apsara Samudra, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Hi Sanjiv, we are delighted that we were able to make your birthday a memorable occasion! Thank you for your review.
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Bridgetown
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Ranking this below #10 in Barbados cannot be correct”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This is a must visit particularly if you are staying on the south, east or south west coasts.

The excellent decor, and beautiful cliff edge location has made theis NEW Apsara an enchanting place to spend an evening.

The Indian food is excellent and the price reasonable.

Service could be tweaked a little, but was still quite good.

Parking is available nearby either before you turn into St.Lawrence Gap, known as The Gap, or as soon as you turn in on the left for USD5 for the evening.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ApsaraSamudra, Owner at Apsara Samudra, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Justinitforfun, it is our aim to eventually become ranked #1 in Barbados restaurants. The warm feedback from loyal tripadvisor supporters like yourself encourages us that we are on the 'right track'. We have noted your comments with respect to our service and will continue to improve upon this. Thanks for your review!
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Perfect for couples”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I prefer to be concise and keep it simple.

Ambience: 5 stars. It is wonderful. Right on the ocean. The location is amazing
Food: 4 for the quality, 3 for the price. It is expensive, but the price is justified by the location
Staff: 5 Except for the manager, which I had some issues with, the rest of the staff is attentive and extremely nice.
The restaurant is owned by Marie, an Irish lady that really cares about her clients and the service she offers.

Perfect for couples looking for romance.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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ApsaraSamudra, Owner at Apsara Samudra, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you for your TripAdvisor review and for following up on your concerns personally with us. We attempt to deliver a consistent level of service to all of our customers and regret that we didn't live up to your expectations and our own high standards for our team. We hope that overall your visit with us was a positive one and that you will come and dine with us again in the future.
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San Diego, California
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“Fantastic! Highly recommend if you like Indian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Gorgeous atmosphere! right on the water. Very friendly and helpful staff. We had just arrived on the island and our waiter was telling us all about the history and things to do on the island. Food quality was also quite good and lots of variety.

Visited May 2013
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ApsaraSamudra, Owner at Apsara Samudra, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Brittany, thanks for your review of our restaurant, we hope you had a wonderful vacation on the island!
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UK
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110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Lovely setting but overpriced food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Apsara overlooks the sea and has been beautifully set out. The service was good and the whole environment excellent. The food was ok, Onion Pakora being a slice of Onion in batter was bland, and the popadoms were greasy. House curry was just about ok.

The difficulty for us both was that the price for two people with a bottle of wine reaching BBD 230 I expected wow food. I have eaten much better Indian food for a third of the price back in the UK and just felt overcharged.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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ApsaraSamudra, Owner at Apsara Samudra, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Thank you for your review and positive feedback on our decor and service. We regret that your dining experience was not as favourable with our food. We have shared your feedback on the onion pakora and poppadoms with our chefs and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future.
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