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“The Very Best Place in St. Croix!!!”
Review of Galangal

Galangal
Ranked #3 of 109 Restaurants in Christiansted
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $39
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: As one approaches the 1729 House, the tan one across from Fort Christiansvaern Park, the Galangal sign, made from wine corks by a patron, is hardly visible from the street. Opening the aubergine door is almost magical as one steps inside an elegant white-table dinning room filled with original paintings, and Indo-Colonial architectural elements. Sitting down at the cool, dry granite bar, one just knows their Martini is going to be ice cold and the red wine will be at 65 degrees. Galangal specializes in authentic modern Thai and French cuisine, combining traditional ingredients with international flavors and techniques. Freshness is the key to Galangal's bold flavors and consistent quality. Spices from Vietnam and Singapore, curry pastes from Bangkok and unusual Asian vegetables grown in Galngal's own gardens, give Galangal's dishes their unique and authentic flavors. Even the soup is made a la minute. Little know fact, Galangal, probably has the best NY strip and pommes frites on island. Dinner 5:30 - 9:30. Closed Sunday and Monday
Detroit, Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
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“The Very Best Place in St. Croix!!!”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

This place takes you away to another world. The ambiance is astonishing, truly beautiful, and well thought out piece of art. The owners Arthur and Gregory are a joy and bring a personal touch that is second to none. Watch out though, Gregory may keep you laughing so hard you will find it difficult to eat your meal. Of course this is a good thing. ;) I have had just about everything on the menu and not only is it the best Thai food in the Caribbean, but some of the best Thai one will enjoy anywhere! Not only do they import many of the spices, they have a chef come from Thailand to design the menu and train the back of the house staff. I cannot rave enough about this place. The only other thing you may need to know, is that they are not strictly Thai food. By this I mean they also have the very best steak on the island and a number of other unique dishes that will be attractive for those who may be wary of trying something like Thai food. Also, surprisingly a fantastic wine list even for a 5 star french style restaurant. So, if you have a chance eat here do not hesitate. It is the best place to dine in stx period.
Sincerely,
A Galangal lover!

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank TobiasOK
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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you for visiting Galangal and taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. A satisfied customer is the greatest reward any business can hope for. So we truly appreciate your positive comments and will share them with our staff and Gregory, who deserve all the credit.
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North Bergen, New Jersey
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“The Best Food on the Island”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Overall, you will not find a better prepared dinner or service anywhere on St. Croix than at Galangal, especially if you have a taste for Thai food. A must when you come to St. Croix.

Visited July 2013
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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review Galangal on TripAdvisor. Your positive comments are truly appreciated and makes us (after the last not so positive review) feel much better.
We will forward your comments to our staff which deserves all the credit.
Again thank you for your visit.
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37 reviews
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“Should not be the first rated rest in st croix”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Ambience: 5 stars. A really good looking restaurant
Service: 2 stars. They took over two hours to serve our dishes
Food: ok but nothing to impress and not thai at all. I traveled to thailand and is not even close their food.
Cocktails: 2 stars. They do not know how to prepare any cocktail drink.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Duddits1983
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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thanks for you comment on TripAdvisor although not very flattering it will help us to improve service where needed.
We understand that your last visit to Galangal was not to your satisfaction, and must agree with your comment about that nights service. It was one of these days dreaded by all restaurateurs - but they happen. Chef had health issues, 70% of customers did not have reservation - so everything was backed up resulting in unhappy customers. Please accept our apologies for that. We would like to treat you to a free dinner at our restaurant when you visit St. Croix next time to make up for it.
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Va
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“Thai?”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

I found it a bit odd that a Thai restaurant was one of the top rated restaurants in St. Croix... But it lived up to the reviews. I had the Pad Thai and it was excellent.. The shrimp rolls were also excellent. There is also a very extensive wine list.

  • Visited August 2013
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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you for your visit and taking time to review Galangal on TripAdvisor. Your positive comments are greatly appreciated and shared with our staff.
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Northern VA
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“Best place In Christiansted”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Our favorite place in Christiansted. The atmosphere, menu, and staff are all unique, pleasant, and intriguing. The multiple variations/offerings of appetizing food are great. Nothing will disappoint.
Diner One - Thai grilled beef salad, Duck Prig King Red Curry(tender duck and curry can’t be beat), Quatro (ginger, mango, green tea, and melon sorbets), two Kirin beers
Diner Two - Smoked squid salad(the best flavor combination we have tasted), Thai Holy Basil and Beef (not complicated, but sooo flavorful), Mango sorbet, two glasses of Melbec (Argentinean red wine)
$141.00 USD without tip left $171 USD

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank buffgray
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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
We are happy that you visited Galangal twice. Taking time to review Galangal on TripAdvisor is greatly appreciated. We will share your comments with our staff who deserve all the credit.
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