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“Lovely place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kariwak Village Restaurant

Kariwak Village Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 41 Restaurants in Crown Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had two lunchtime meals here - one on our way to the airport on our way home. Set in beautiful, tranquil gardens. The restaurant is part of a hotel/holistic health and treatment centre. Sat outside yet under the cover of coconut palm leaves - beautiful, colourful birds flying in to sit on chairs and tables close by ... wonderful to watch. On first visit we enjoyed several non alcoholic fruit punches - they were delicious and then we enjoyed a traditional Caribbean lunch of chicken coated in herbs and spices, rice, black eyed peas, potato bhaji, greens and salad. Huge servings - incredibly filling! Still had room for homemade ice-cream - my coconut flavour was very refreshing but the flavours are pretty overpowering ... the others struggled with the strong peppermint and rum/raisin ones. Also, beware if you order ginger beer - it's incredibly potent and strong ... in fact it almost burns your throat as you swallow!! Cynthia the lady who runs the place was visible on the first visit. You can buy her cookbook which tells how the Kariwak came about and has some lovely recipes in it (which I am hoping to have a go at now we are home!). Cost 150TT for paperback copy.
Our second visit - the food (club sandwiches/grilled cheese sandwiches and fruit punches) was lovely but the service on that day was incredibly slow. Normally, we were happy to go with the flow and do things the Tobago way ... but we were in more of a rush to check in for our flights - so we felt under pressure to get our food/bill more quickly than usual. Had we stayed longer than 2 weeks on Tobago, I would have liked to try an evening visit.

Visited August 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
“I liked it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Very nice and romantic. The night we were there they had a set menu. Don't know if that have that every night but it was good!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Karrott88
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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“Best on Tobago”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We did most of the 'must do' restaurants. This is by far the best food, service and value.

We booked a table and when we got there were surprised not to receive a menu, but there is. Different menu every night and the waitresses remember what is on. Do not be put off I am the vegetarian the other 3 carnivores We were all more than pleased with what came, plus probably the best value we had had all week, please go you will not be disappointed.

We are a family of four adults.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Harrogate
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Around Crown Point /Kariwak Village”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

In Tobago on a Travelzoo special deal , accommodation and breakfast at the 4 star Magdalena Grand( previously the Hilton). That is expensive eating so usually in evenings went local . Kariwak certainly one of the best but the cost almost is almost on par with the big Hotels . The food is international with local / regional emphasis but is excellent - the atmosphere and decor wasted on a solo traveler like myself . If you are with your wife or a lady - go- you will have a good night

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike J
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Houston,Texas
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“good food nice people”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

we met a nice crowd at the bar and had a great time, the bartender was able to mix our favorites and introduce us to a few new concoctions which we loved,

Visited May 2013
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kariwak, Guest Relations Manager at Kariwak Village Restaurant, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit with us.

Warm Regards
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