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It Rains Fishes

Kaya Jan N.E. Craane 24, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599 717 8780
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea bass” (22 reviews)
“wahoo” (81 reviews)
“fresh fish” (57 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Dutch, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Kaya Jan N.E. Craane 24, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Reviewed yesterday

Portions sizes are smaller--ie what most would consider normal for a meal not at a restaurant. Prices were relatively a little higher than other restaurants we visited but a varied menu to meet most needs.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank davidcI6965BP
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It Rains Fishes is a lovely place with seaview. We’ve been coming there since 1999 - and the name stayed though owners changed. We were curious now as we learned it had changed again. The quality of the food was great; the people serving all...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chantalandpierre
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had heard really good things about this place and so we had high expectations. The food was pretty good, but not great. The service was a little slow, but otherwise pretty good. The biggest disappointment was that there were really only two fish dishes...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank S1648RWadamb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was quite good a little disappointed that had to pay for veggies on the side as portion for price are small. Service was okay nothing spectacular.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ladyjag3
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It Rains Fishes is an oceanfront restaurant that offers FRESH seafood. We had the Amberjack and it was fabulous. Their attention to detail is great. The server was very friendly and offered suggestions. Would highly suggest this place for lunch or dinner. Always be aware...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank deborahhE9684UT
Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant appears to be trying hard to play in the higher end of fish places on Bonaire. Sadly, the best dinner plate was a steak (and even that had to be sent back because "medium" came out completely raw in the middle). The vegetables...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank snowmanonfire
R5577EEmichaelb, Manager at It Rains Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. Although, grade-wise it is not the best we have had, we really appreciate your comments, and elaborate explanation as to why you graded us this way. I am a bit upset to hear you havent had a super...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We came here for lunch with a friend who recommended it. We were greeted promptly and seated. I had the shrimp wrap with fries my husband had a salad and our friend had the fresh catch of the day. The wrap I had was ok...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank northfloridafolks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish was dry, service horrible, steak was tough and not cooked right. By far the worst experience we’ve had for years on the island. I would recommend to stay away and not to ever go back. Absolutely horrible experience!!!!! Stay away!!!!!More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank 9coryl
R5577EEmichaelb, Manager at It Rains Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sir/Madam, I remember very clearly your dinner at our restaurant. As far as we (it rains fishes team) are concerned, we have done everything to please you. After multiple table checks and asking by me and my staff if all was okay/nice and your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location, really good meal and great service but overall not quite up to our expectation. Ceviche was disappointing and catch of the day (snapper) was pretty good but not outstanding. Small portions were a bit of an issue as we had two hearty eaters...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Lisa C
R5577EEmichaelb, Manager at It Rains Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! Thank you for the positive feedback and the positive criticism. We would kindly ask you to send us an e-mail to explain how we could improve our standards to in the future live up to your expectation.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were not very hungry, as we had a large meal at lunch and our reservation was quite early (for us), so we did not fully explore the menu. Two of us had an excellent Caesar Salad (with and without Fish) and found it to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank M3906XCmarkw
R5577EEmichaelb, Manager at It Rains Fishes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the nice review. We would gladly welcome you back (with a bigger appetite), so that you can discover more of the dishes we have to offer. Kind regards.

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desgagnes
November 20, 2016|
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Response from BamaDiver | Reviewed this property |
I've never been there at Christmastimes But the restaurant closes on Sundays, and my guess is they would do so on 12/25. If you were planning on a nice dinner out on Christmas Sunday, I'd suggest sending some... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaya Jan N.E. Craane 24, Kralendijk, Bonaire
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bonaire  >  Kralendijk
  • Phone Number: +599 717 8780
  • E-mail
Description
It Rains Fishes is a modern restaurant with a beautiful view over the Caribbean Sea and ideally located on the boulevard in the center of Kralendijk. Since October 2017 owners Huub de Groot and Shaina Offerman have completely renovated the restaurant, with a new kitchen, stylish decor and renewed menu. It Rains Fishes actually consists of three parts, the restaurant section, the Chef’s Table and a lounge setting where you can enjoy the view while enjoying a drink, wine or tropical cocktail. Fresh fish Fishing is still a big part of Bonairian culture. There are a few fishing boats in front of It Rains Fishes that depart almost daily in the early morning to go fishing. The catch for the restaurant is cleaned immediately after returning. Depending on the daily catch, many of these fish can be found on the menu. Apart from locally caught fish, fresh fish is also flown in from countries such as the Netherlands, America and Canada.
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