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“There is comfort food and there is haute cuisine, and this is comfort at its best”
Review of Ekaete Pink Corner

Ekaete Pink Corner
Ranked #6 of 13 Restaurants in Coral Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Glendale, AZ
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“There is comfort food and there is haute cuisine, and this is comfort at its best”
Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

This was exactly the kind of eatery I hoped to find on the island. It advertises itself as "comfort food" and that is what you get. We split the oxtail stew and curry goat. The oxtail was rich, tender and flavorful. The goat was likewise tender and marvelous with the green curry. There were two side dishes: Rice (not fine grained but thicker - sorry I cannot recall the correct term) with corn, peas and fine diced green pepper ( I liked mixing the curry with the rice); and sautéed vegetables (shredded cabbage with baby carrots and a little pepper). The seasoning was mild and delicious with the sweetness of the cabbage and carrots carrying the primary flavors. We splurged on home made scoops of soursop and chocolate chip ice creams. Both were a fine sweet ending to a rich meal.

We learned the owner was in a terrible car accident about a year ago. So the restaurant is open when she is well enough to cook (don't judge them harshly if their hours seem erratic). So, if you drive past the corner of 10 and rte 107 and see they are open, stop and enjoy some comfort food.

  • Visited April 2013
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New Jersey
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5 reviews
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“Another wonderful dinner!”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

We are very frequent visitors to the island and have eaten at many, many restaurants in both St Thomas and St John, both fancy and low-key. We ate here again when we were down on April 1st, 2013. We had another wonderful dinner! Great service, great food and as always, a warm welcome! Contrary to one reviewer, Esther did in fact have oxtail. She included it on a wonderful platter with some fantastic ribs and her delicious homemade meatballs! Her ribs and bbq are excellent, that are in fact, up there in quality to other bbq places on St John that don't need to be mentioned here! Because of the weekend of rainy weather in the earlier part of the month, she did not have her amazing Caribbean buffet. However, knowing how excited the children were to have it for weeks prior to coming down to St John, she went out of her way to make sure that she had all of the boys buffet favorites when we stopped for dinner. I find it curious that the negative reviews all came in quick succession after dozens and dozens of glowing reviews! I suspect it is some disgruntled Coral Bay restaurant or someone who knows next to nothing about St John/Coral Bay! What is particularly laughable is the reviewers comment about its location on a busy corner. Really...busy? When?! It's a great spot where the very occasional car is a welcome part of the landscape. The reviewers comment "is this a place where only tourists go?" is suspect! If you ARE a tourist writing a review, why would you ask that question? I have seen and met many Coral Bay "locals" enjoying dinner at Ekaete. Also, the reviewer who says that there are no fresh veggies might consider asking Esther as she always offers fresh vegetables with every meal. She does and they are simple and delicious and are definitely FRESH! What is also interesting about the negative reviews is the 2 star ratings for value. Esther prices her dinners very fairly compared to other St John restaurants. It is a very good value for what she offers. How is a complete dinner which includes a meat/fish, rice, fresh vegetables, with fried plantains for $14-$16 unreasonable? By St John standards, it is a steal! For those reading these reviews, give Ekaete Pink Corner a chance...trust me, you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank mikeandlauren
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Charlotte, Vermont
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“What We Look For When Away From Home”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

When we travel, we look for places that are nothing like what we can find at home. Another criteria is to try to get to know a bit of the local the area away from the crowd and meet people that grew up nearby.

Ekaete Pink Corner certainly fit the bill. Esther and here family were very friendly. We were treated like guests rather than customers. I can tell you that I would be hard-pressed to find curried goat or oxtail at home.

Food was plentifully and delicious. Ice cream was great.

If you want traditional restaurant fare, or anything close to fancy this may not be for you. But if you want a memorable experience this restaurant should not be missed.

  • Visited April 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“NOT a 5 star restaurant”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Ok - the owner is a lovely woman with a very nice husband and a charming, lovely daughter. Steve, the sheep, is likewise charming and delightful. But people - really - is this really the best you have had? The food is tasty and plentiful but not particularly out of the ordinary and definitely not a place to go for fresh veggies or other healthful items. I love BBQ as much (or more) than the next person but this BBQ is not in any way the best I have had elsewhere or even in St. John. The homemade ice cream is tasty and imaginative. I hear the smoothies are also terrific but have not had one. Go ahead and think what you will but this is nice reliable vacation fare - not best of the bunch material. Did I mention that the outside seating is at a busy corner? If you keep all of this in mind, you will not be disappointed. I wish it were otherwise because the place is run by truly nice people.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank MilwaukeeMarauder
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Mullica Hill, NJ
2 reviews
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“Great Food...Great Service...a must do!”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Finally stopped in to give it a try after so many good reviews...and we are so glad that we did. Our only complaint was that we didn't stop sooner in our vacation. The food was prepared perfectly...if we could have only gotten Esther to share her secrets! The pork, rice and peas as well as the macaroni salad were all delicious. The homemade vanilla, strawberry and mango ice cream was the perfect ending. It was also very special that Esther and her daughter were able to spend some time sharing their stories with us....and their willingness to show us all of the fruits that they have here on the island. We could feel their passion for their cooking and sharing their expertise with their customers. Thank you ladies (and Steve)...for a memorable experience. We will definitely be back!

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank WandCMullicaHill_NJ
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