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“Seafood excellence on the water”

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: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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. Our 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. 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. Marine tours, sustainable-fishing classes, sunset-booze cruises, and cooking lessons are available.
Altadena, California
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Seafood excellence on the water”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

Yes, a true Belizean restaurant built on the water in sleepy Punta Gorda. Just blocks from Coral House and Blue Belize. The owner is the real deal and a helluva chef with Belizean ingredients.
He's won a number of the top chef competitions in Placencia against the big hotel guys...quite the feat.
Fresh seafood comes out of the tiny kitchen in a timely manner and it's tasty with a lot of side dish choices on a daily basis depending on his shopping schedule and availability.Big deck on the ocean while he builds his own home next door on the ocean.He's committed!
Fun and best thing to eat for me was the Lion Fish Fingers...great way to save the reef (as they are a terrible invasive species) and enjoy good lightly fried filets. Usually not a fried fan of anything, but eating the little devils was sweet justice as the fish is really assisting in the destruction of the reef as we've known it. Good local music is the additional bonus, LIVE most nights.

  • Visited April 2014
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Bloomington, Illinois
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“Favorite Restaurant in PG”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

While in PG for about a month, we visited Asha's at least 4 or 5 times. The food is incredible. Fresh caught fish with a choice of 2 sides from a plentiful list. The price is reasonable. They also serve delicious fresh fruit juices and cocktails. Often there is live music. The tiny shack sits over the water and has a peaceful ambiance. They are currently building a new building for the restaurant right next door so it will be interesting to see if the new building has the same feel to it. Asha and his wife and son are also a super nice and cute family.

Visited March 2014
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Pittsburg, California
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Simply awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

After a long day of travel we decided to get some dinner. Super friendly staff. The service took some time but we were a large group and it was definitely worth the wait. Lion fish that was simply amazing! Asha came out and introduced himself and thanked us for our patience. I will be back before we leave!

  • Visited April 2014
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Kenora, Canada
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Took a chance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Tough to find anything the least bit palatable in a place like Punta Gorda. Asha's is rough and ready but the food was good and we didn't get sick so that's OK. Asha is a great guy and will take care of you, seems to know what you would like.

Visited April 2014
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Asha's Kitchen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

Great little place on the water. Quaint outdoor tables on a small pier. He's in the process of building a new place next door. Can't wait until its finished.

  • Visited March 2014
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