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Kamini's Kitchen

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Njhoffstraat 5, San Nicolas 00000, Aruba
+297 584 0403
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kamini is a beautiful woman inside & out and her food reflects her. I am in love with her cooking. She is warm and hospitable with a beautiful, bright green restaurant opening soon. We talked for hours about life and I felt so comfortable at her home. She recommended a local carnival in the San Nicholas area that I probably... More 

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met with Miss Kamini thru a local friend on the island of Aruba while me and my Family were there and we talked about local food and how I always like to try to eat local and not the traditional tourist locations and she said she was building her new restaurant and would love to cook us a meal so... More 

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Thank Allan W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

First, I want to thank the community of travelers on Trip Advisor for the great reviews for Kamini and making me aware that I could just pick up the phone and just call Kamini while she and her husband Peter are transitioning to their new location. We had the opportunity to spend the evening at Kamini and Peter's house where... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Kaminis Kitchen is so close to being finished, but i took the advice of others and wrote and asked if she had was able to cook at home for a food loving Australian family of 3 who live in Chile, holidaying in Aruba..... Well we won a golden ticket and were invite to join Kamini and her husband at home........ More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We've been to almost every 5 star restaurant on the island over the course of 3 visits and Kamini is the most impressive chef we've had yet. If you want an authentic Aruba experience provided by the most welcoming and friendly host than Kamini's place is for you. She was kind enough to show us her new restaurant prior to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Kamini makes you feel as if you are part of her family and have know her for years! Her food is amazing, so flavorful it just melts in your mouth! I had the grouper and man was it delicious! I look forward to our next trip to Aruba and yes we will be visiting Kamini again! Kamini thanks for taking... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

As Kamini's current restaurant is under construction and will not be open for at least another month, we emailed her to see if we could come over her house for dinner (she's that cool, yeah). She had us over and made us goat roti (picture) and a curried grouper, as well as some chicken stew for an appetizer. The food... More 

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1 Thank Steve D
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

After having been to Kamini's restaurant four years earlier we were so looking forward to her food again. Costa Riba was no longer there and we were so sad. After a few calls around we found her though. She is now serving her wonderful food through her home because her fabulous new restaurant is being built. She took us through... More 

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Thank DarolynMcconnell
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Kamini was kind enough to cook for us on Easter Sunday (March 27, 2016). She anticipates that her new restaurant will open in about 2 months (June 2016), so until then you will have to message her via FaceBook, email (kamini-kurvink[at]hotmail.com), or call her (297-564-2303). She only does 1 sitting per day so you will need to plan ahead if... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I tried to find the restaurant only to find it out of business. We contacted Kamini and met her at her house. She made lunch for us the next day: red snapper in curry sauce and lamb in a curry sauce. Phenomenal! Afterword she took us on a tour of her new restaurant which will be ready... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Caribbean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Njhoffstraat 5, San Nicolas 00000, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  San Nicolas
  • Phone Number: +297 584 0403
Description
Come and dine where everyone is like family... A once in a lifetime experience!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?