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“Unusual and interesting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ginger - Carib Asian Cuisine-

Ginger - Carib Asian Cuisine-
Ranked #24 of 269 Restaurants in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Indian, Caribbean, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Hidden in one of the oldest neighborhoods of Curacao, Pietermaai Smal, one of the new hot spots on the island just opened in 2011 featuring Carib Asian cuisine.In a combination of colonial hip and loungy style, Ginger mingles exotic spices and ingredients from Asia and the Caribbean. The chef is offering you an exciting journey into the typical common flavors of the Carib and Asian cuisines by serving a wide variety of Carib and Asian style tapas. Hidden, but not to be missed!Daily happy Hour from 5.30 -6.30 (most drinks half price!)
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Unusual and interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

We came here on our last night in Curacao as the restaurant we had initially intended going to was closed. The resaurant is about a 10 min walk from Punda and near Mundo Bizarro if you've already been there. The restaurant is kind of asian caribbean fusion and offers an a la carte and a tapas style menu.

We decided to go for the tapas menu washed down with a prosecco. We picked 5 dishes which was about right for the two of us (although we probably could have had another one). My partner had a couple of meat/fish dishes, then we had some tofu with red chilli, vegetable tempura and then like a cross between a samosa and an empanada which came with a marmalade which was very nice. I particularly enjoyed the tofu.

I had a cuban coffee very afterwards which was also very good. Overall the service was very good - Ginger and Mundo Bizarro definitely offered us the best service on Curacao and the most innovative food.

  • Visited January 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Very good meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

Went to Ginger Feb. 7th. Great service and have a number of interesting tapas plates along with very good tuna extra rare. Friendly and easy to find. Only issue is if it is raining everything is outside.

  • Visited February 2013
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Montréal
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“Good atmosphere, ok food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant as an amazing terasse outside. Nice background music. Great atmosphere. The food was ok but not spectacular. I would recommend it anyways because I think that it's as good as you would get on the island.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Located in Pietermaai in Willemstad, Ginger is a very nice outdoor restaurant. It's near Mundo Bizarro, just walk a little back on the Nieuwstraat and turn right after the hairdresser into the small alley.
They serve the asian-caribean food in a tapas kind of style. You can choose a selection or just order all the tapas you like. They also have a set menu. The portions are not really small so be careful not to order too much (we did....). The food is really good and the service is ok (the girl could not answer our questions, but we think it might have been her first day)

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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“Relaxed environment - ideal for an evening out with friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Ginger is an outdoor restaurant - very cosy atmosphere - Candles, sofas, colourful cushions, nice outdoor furniture and a good menu selection.
After a day's work, we opted for the lighter option on the menu and went for a selection of appetizers. The selection is very varied, offering a mix of Caribbean and Indonesian style food. We opted for 5 dishes, for a tapas style dinner. Food was served in pretty plates and the portions were sufficient for 2 people.. more importantly food was very tasty!
Service was quick and cordial, all the waiters are very helpful. Will definitely return!
Just one note on the mozzies... being outside, despite the citronella candles, the odd mosquito does come to entertain the table!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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