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Apsara Samudra is an ocean front restaurant specializing in Authentic Indian and Thai food. The restaurant has been decorated to a very high standard and great care is taken in the preparation of the food and the service of the dishes. The location, perched on a cliff edge provides a very dramatic backdrop.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Indian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waterfront, Beach, Family style
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This came highly recommended and we just had to go as we love Indian food! We booked a table beforehand and made sure we got their first so we could get one fo the seaview table, it was amazing! Best view we had for a...meal all holiday, very sad that they have now closed and will be moving location! The staff were very friendly, they gave lots of recommendations! It is pricey (UK Indian food is just better value for money though in comparison), but heard this is the best Indian on the island, so worth it! Would highly recommend to anyone once they have their new locationMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting this restaurant in previous years and really enjoying we found this visit was really not good at all! It has seriously changed, the food and the customer service was very poor! We asked if we could remove the service charge due to the...wrong curry and not receiving the wine until half way through the meal, only to be told that he couldn’t do this! We paid the full amount including service charge to avoid spoiling our evening further and left! This visit was very disappointing.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked but not recognised as having booked. Wasn’t until we sat down and started looking at the Thai menu that we were told they were only serving Indian food until November. Sat on what we can only describe as the last table you would want...to sit at (beside a path with broken table and big white pot slung against the wall. Considering one of our part had difficulty with steps and had a walking stick we were not offered a table on the main level but had to walk down 2 lots of uneven steps. The food and service was disappointing, we were only offered bottled sparkling or still water at a price when others got jugs of tap water. One meal was returned as it was cold - we would not return. The price was astronomical - not good value for money - we will not go again or recommend to others.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Indian is very popular and if you want a table at the front of the restaurant overlooking the beech you need to be there for 6 when they open as it’s a first come first policy We went one week and had the Apsara...chicken curry and it was amazing. Very tasty not overly hot for a medium and had a great blend of spices in it. We raved about the food so decided to attend following week However this time the curry was totally different. It was in effect a bit madras, my wife’s tikka Massala was overly hot and the food this time lost it’s appeal as being no better than any other Indian which was a huge disappointment Having spoken to staff they said ‘it is a different chef’ Restaurants thrive on consistency in their product and a chef should follow a common path when providing meals so the consumer knows what they are getting and it’s a poor excuse and policy that chefs can pick and choose what they want to do which causes disquiet amongst guests Overall this is lovely but please make sure that the product is the same day and after irrelevant what mood the chef is inMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 11, 2022

Tonight my friends and I were super excited to dine at Apsara Barbados. It was one of our most antipated places to try. After checking their closing time on google (10:30pm). We got dressed and headed over. We arrived at 8:30pm and was told that...they were closed even though there were guests still visibly dinning on the deck. We politely said okay and moved on but I must admit the service was very distasteful. Too bad we will never know if there food is too. I expected they would have atleast offered us take out.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2022 via mobile

We have had a fantastic & authentic Indian meal! From the poppadoms & dipping sauces to the shish kebabs, dhals & chicken dishes, they were incredibly tasty & on par with Indian food found anywhere! On top of this, there has to be a special...mention for the excellent customer service & incredible surroundings with the sea as a back drop. When back in the area, we shall definitely return!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022

This place is a bit of a hidden Gem on the Gap. When you walk past it on the street it looks pretty average (the sign looks like a back street takeaway) but when inside it really is amazing. The décor is authentic and amazing,...the staff are really helpful, if sitting outside the setting is idyllic with the waves coming in underneath you and the food is amazing both Indian & Thai1 Yes its expensive but every restaurant in Barbados is expensive but id say this one is worth it! We ended up eating here 3 times on our 3 week holidayMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022

If you are looking for a different dining experience this is the place for you. The food was top-notch and the seaside atmosphere was calming and enjoyable!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

Very nice meal. A bit pricey, but the food was good and the view was increasingly. Very good service, and staff were pleasant. We had both Indian and Thai food, and both were very good. The Indian food is slightly spicy, but it was to...our liking. They also have parking on site, although limited space.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022 via mobile

Food tasted good, however the portions were small. My partner and I order 2 mains, one came with rice and two naan breads. Was slightly expensive. We paid £62. This was just for the two dishes, two naan breads and two beers. The view is...lovely if it’s not too dark. We did have to use our phones to look at the menu. But I would say the setting is beautiful as you can hear the waves. Staff lovely and very polite.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 10, 2022

Fun place to visit, must definitely try again. Great food would recommend. Great drinks as well. 4 stars.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed April 1, 2022 via mobile

We visited here twice. Great choice as there was something for a wide variety of tastes. Stunning setting, right by the sea, can’t beat it. Great service in the main. Second visit they forgot one main which came after the rest of us had finished,...but they didn’t charge us for it. Food was all delicious, both Indian and Thai. Good value for money. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 1, 2022 via mobile

Nice romantic meal here with my husband. As Indians ourselves we are very critical when it comes to great Indian food. We were happy that this place hit the mark and the food was great! We had a lovely table by the water which I...requested on booking. Decor is lovely too!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed March 24, 2022

We had been advised by two lots of friends how good Apsara was, however, found the service incredibly slow and wasn’t terribly impressed with the food either. Quite pricey too, however always prepared to pay good money for good food, but not worth the money....Unlikely to return.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 22, 2022 via mobile

We opted for Thai on this visit which needed approx 5 days notice for booking. The food was top notch however, the service was painfully slow. Drinks were ordered within a few minutes of being seated.We received a complimentary popadom after about 30 after ordering...followed by the appetiser 15 mins later. The main course was another 45 minutes and had to be chased by our server. It wasn’t a particularly busy evening and the staff did apologise for the delays, taking the service charge off the final bill.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Hi Claire, we visited the restaurant when on holiday and left a review. I wished I did own it but sadly not so you need to message the restaurant direct 👍 have a lovely time 😎
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Hi MariaKeith, We have hosted weddings here, large, medium and small :) We have also hosted several pre-wedding dinners/rehearsal dinners for destination weddings. We are very happy to discuss your needs and hear your plans... More
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Yes, Apsara Samudra offers takeout services.

Apsara Samudra is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5