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“The wait staff could care less - we left before our drinks arrived”
Review of Jaipur Restaurant - CLOSED

Jaipur Restaurant
Price range: $30 - $45
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Jaipur is nestled around the Eco Pool with waterfall which is located on the grounds of Sandton Hotel Kura Hulanda. Jaipur has officially reopened its gates Dec 1st 2012 featuring traditional Indian cuisine prepared by Chef Ekanath and his team. Our food is a representation of the many and varied regional cuisines of India. Blended in meticulous proportions to create the dishes we present to you. Each dish has its own distinctive flavor and aroma from spices which we prepare daily for each individual dish. Allowing you to experience the true taste of India on Curacao. Our friendly staff accommodates special requests and based on availability we can offer you a private and romantic poolside table for that special occasion. Jaipur opens at 18:00 and is closed on Monday & Tuesday. We look forward to welcoming you in Jaipur soon!
Reviewed January 14, 2012

My husband and I had heard really great things about this restaurant, especially how special the Thursday night buffet was. We made a reservation for 7pm this past Thursday via the Kura Hulanda front desk, and planned our entire day around it.

We arrived at the restaurant a few minutes before 7, and a fairly grumpy waiter showed us to our table, located about 6 feet from the bar. A waitress filled our water glasses, and then we waited for someone to take our drink order. We finally snagged the grumpy waiter - I said I'd like a coke, my husband wanted a glass of wine. He didn't offer us a wine list, instead asking what kind of wine my husband wanted. Five minutes (at least) later, he returns to the table to tell us that kind wasn't available. So we said "what kind *do* you have", and ordered a glass. The waiter was clearly miffed that we were asking him to do anything at all. After 15 minutes and no sign of either the wine or the coke, we left.

The restaurant was *not* crowded, there were maybe 20-24 people in the whole place.

I think the root of the problem was that he was assigned to be the greeter, not a waiter. However, there was only one waitress (the one who filled our water glasses) to cover the entire restaurant, and she never came back to us. Either someone called in sick that night, or the manager wasn't hiring enough staff to cover. In any case, we won't be back. Instead, we headed down to Riff Fort and had a relatively cheap dinner at one of the waterside places. The food was good and the view over the water (even at night) was wonderful.

And BTW, there was a lit citronella candle on every table. The entire place smelled of them, which didn't bother my husband, but it gave me a lousy taste in my mouth.

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Reviewed January 2, 2012

If you have some hungry members of your group, the all you can eat buffet on thursday offers some great indian and asian foods. The setting is beautiful in Otrabanda. Adjacent to a pool with waterfall. The location can be tricky to find if you aren't staying in the hotel, so allow some time to wander and get lost.

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Reviewed October 13, 2011

We ended up at Jaipur on a whim when we tried to get reservations at a few other restaurants and were denied. After checking the internet, Jaipur sounded good with it's Thursday night Indian buffet and we headed downtown without reservations. When we got there, we found out it too was also full for the rest of the night. As we were leaving a kind waitress spotted us, took pity and grabbed the manager who explained it was restaurant week in Curacao and everyone goes out to eat, hence the lack of room everywhere. After that he offered to set us up a table outside the front entrance in the courtyard, apologizing, even though it had nothing to do with them.
The table was set up quickly with VIP like attention and by the time we hit the buffet and went to go back to our table, found they had made room for us inside the restaurant proper and our cocktails, waters, and setups were already waiting for us there.
The restaurant is outdoors with a romantic atmosphere, lovely enough for our date night. The food was delicious, with nicely spiced tandoori chicken, crisp yet soft nann bread, and onion fritters that were not bland like ones I've had before. The curried mahi mahi was probably the best though. They also had a wok station and soups set up, for folks who were interested, though we didn't take advantage of them. The also had a nice selection of desserts and fresh fruit for an after dinner sweet treat.
We had a wonderful time and to date, it was our favorite meal on Curacao. We can't thank Jaipur enough for fitting us in when they didn't have to, especially since we were not even staying at the Kura Hulanda.

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Reviewed September 1, 2011

The food was amazing, the chef catered to our vegetarian needs. Paneer Makhani and the noodles were amazing. Nice romantic atmosphere. Service was excellent.

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Reviewed June 19, 2011

This Indian restaurant is located in the Kura Holanda area which includes hotel, museum and bars, on the 'Otrabanda' side of the down town harbour. Beuatifully restored area well worth a visit. Located on a parralel street to the harbour.

Restaurant does have quite some stairs, no elevators, so only accessible for those able to tackle the stairs.

The staff was very friendly, speed of service was good.

Choice of dishes on the menu was good, not over extensive, but good choice of meat/fish/vegitarian dishes and good indication of spicy dishes.

All in all, very nice dinner experience.

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1  Thank JOHO_11
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