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“Can I eat all this lobster?” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Asha's Culture Kitchen

Asha's Culture Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: ***Top quality seafood and barbeque in Punta Gorda***Relax at the only restaurant and bar around that is completely over the sea. Fresh meals are cooked to order with sustainably caught seafood; fish are often caught by Asha (the owner/head chef) himself. Open kitchen serves hearty dishes prepared with healthy ingredients.Listen to various styles of live music – including Creole and Garifuna drumming, Mayan marimba, and international performances – all while enjoying the Caribbean sea breeze with a view of the Guatemala highlands from across the bay.Exceptional service and competitive prices. Business practices are very environmentally friendly. Marine tours, sustainable-fishing classes, sunset-booze cruises, and cooking lessons are available. Great meeting spot to get to know the locals, meet other tourists, or get detailed information on Toledo. We cater to all needs; including large groups, food delivery, and a variety of events. Please call ahead for large groups, to-go orders, directions, or our music schedule.
Vancouver Island
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Can I eat all this lobster?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We enjoyed a night at Asha's for dinner. We hadn't had a real meal of lobster since we got to Belize so after talking with Asha we decided to go for it and ordered the big ones. We sat with a couple who we hit it off with, Frank and Shirley, and spent some enjoyable time learning about the PG area, having a vodka tonic and then snarfing into these huge lobster tails. We were happy with the service, the price was reasonable, and it was a joy to hear Asha enthuse about his growing family and his hopes for PG and his restaurant.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tipton, Missouri
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226 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“A positive WOW!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

It looks like a dump but isn't. Built OVER the water this spot features fresh harvested seafood caught by owner Asha who run this great experience in culinary delights with his wife, Stacey. Lobster beyond belief and great service. And the price? Low, low low.

Visited January 2013
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Oxford, Mississippi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Warm and welcoming restaurant :)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

This place is great! Good music playing in the background, amazing cacao wine, and tasty, basically homecooked food! Asha's has a deck that is literally over the water and their seafood is caught using sustainable practices. I highly recommend checking out Asha's cultural kitchen.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Right on the water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

We enjoyed some hot fried plantains and fresh squeezed juices while sitting out on the deck. Lovely. Came back for dinner and enjoyed the veggie curry. Good way to get some veggies in PG!

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Funky, yummy and super chilled!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

...with an amazing view to boot!
We had great drinks..(try the ginger wine) and delicious food (Creole lobster with coconut vegi rice and garlic mash) all out with the best view around.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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