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“Simply great !”
Review of Canoa

Canoa
Ranked #4 of 17 Restaurants in Oyster Pond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $38
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went to Canoa from a referral and did not regret it. The food is simply amazing! The spot is great. On our second night there (yes went there twice, we were so please with it the first time, the manager in place (Don) was SO attentionnate: A little rain had just passed and didn't want to sit us on the outside -in case- we insisted and he came 3-4 times to ensure we wouldn't go in (since the rain had started back) he really made us feel like guests (which is not the case in all places ...). Out of all the restaurants I went in St-Marteen, that would be the first one I would recommend.

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Reviewed August 4, 2014

After a meeting ended late, we decided to try out Canoa and I was very happy that I did. It was raining and we decided to sit inside which turned out to be a great idea because the canopy outside is not built to handle the heavier down pours. The setting is a very intimate setting and the tables are close to each other so if you do not like close seating arrangements then you may want to book very early or request seating to accommodate your taste. The customer service is excellent!!! Don did a really good job in ensuring that we were well taken care of and the staff were very friendly and on point with the service.

We were lucky to find a seat even in the slower season, so I would advise you to make reservations first. If you are staying on the 'other side of the hill' like in the Simpsonbay/ Cupecoy area then you may want to leave at least 30 minutes before your reservation so that you can find the place if you're not familiar with the island. And even if you are you never know what the traffic situation will be.

Appetizer was great. I had the signature meal which is a bit local and Italian all mixed into one (boiled plantain with a really rich meat sauce). It was a great fusion dish and I recommend it if you are not vegetarian.

There are vegetarian options also on the menu along with a kids menu. The prices are very good averaging from $8.00 upward for appetizers. The quality of the food is excellent and the portions are also very good for the price. If you're gonna have an appetizer be careful with the salads if you are not a big eater. If you're a big eater then this will not be a problem this place is for you.

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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Everything is just right and great at Canoa. Food is fantastic, service is excellent, ambience is perfect. It's sitting on the harbor, right on the water. Love Canoa!

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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Terrific little restaurant--perfect location & great atmosphere if you are staying in oyster pond or at the westin dawn beach. The plantain appetizer is amazing--its like plantain parmigiana..not like any combination I have ever tasted before. Roxy was a fabulous waitress. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

This place was a last minute decision for the family and we were so lucky to not have to wait for seats. Our host and waiter were wonderful employees of the restaurant and gave fantastic responses to all of our questions. They did apologize for our wait on food but it was no trouble at all to us because we were in no rush and the appetizer, ( highly recommend the escargot) kept us satisfied for the time being. The decor is lovely and the soundtrack kept us in an upbeat mood. The oyster bay pasta was delicious as well as the veggie pasta and our first time eating snail exceeded our expectations!!

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