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Ideal Restaurant

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2329 Commandant Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802-5527, St. Thomas
+1 340-777-5321
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice as the food and service are excellent. I loved the goat curry with beans, lentils, and rice. The owner very personable and the police eat there. The Roti are huge and well seasoned.

Thank black70bird
Largo, Florida
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

It took us a few tries to actually find this restaurant but we did it! And once we found it, we were very happy with the food we received. Ideal offers several kinds of meat but because we don't eat meat, my husband and I both ordered the Veggie Roti and it was delicious. Veggie Roti is basically a huge... More 

Thank Lucy K
Sedona, Arizona
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120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a place to sit at a casual table and enjoy a meal, keep looking. This little hole in the wall is THE place to get authentic Roti on the island, but the seating consists of about 8 feet of narrow counter and four stools. Known locally for it's fantastic Roti, the restaurant is hidden on a... More 

Thank Sedona_JimS
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you're craving Caribbean (West Indian) Food, Ideal Restaurant is the place to go! I was on the island for a week, and visited the restaurant at least 5 times, that's how good the food is, I just couldn't get enough. The restaurant boasted a friendly atmosphere, with the best people and the best food within a 100 miles! They... More 

2 Thank Carlos C
St. Thomas
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Looking for a great Roti with quick service - you have found it - just off the main street in town. Not a sit down location, but take your roti to go and enjoy your lunch in emancipation park, just steps from the restaurant

Thank lourilynn
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

A great local spot, much better than cuzzin's. The roit's was very good. A short walk from bunker hill, picked up lunch on way back to airport

Thank Martina S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I am a vegan by my husband is not. I convinced him to try the Ideal Restaurant since it had vegan options and we were both blown away by how amazing the food was! Very filling and good prices! Don't be discouraged by the look of the place, it is definitely worth a try!

Thank Rachel C
St. Thomas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Local Family business. Best Roti on island. Great service. Thank you for always taking care of our big orders so well. R

Thank betty J
Missouri City, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

After a morning of snorkeling, we three vegetarians and a vegan were ravenous. Finding one recommendation to be out of business and a second one closed (despite its posted hours), we just happened upon Ideal. We each ordered a veggie roti and left happy people. The roti was flaky and tender and the the potato and chickpea filling was perfectly... More 

Thank Reed M
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Ordered dinner to take out from Ideal Restaurant at the suggestion of our hotel manager. My husband and I each ordered goat meat roti. It was delicious! The portions are huge. My husband is a big guy but could only could only eat half of his. I ate even less. If you are looking for yummy local cuisine, try Ideal... More 

1 Thank Jill H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 30
Caribbean, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2329 Commandant Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802-5527, St. Thomas
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Thomas  >  Charlotte Amalie
  • Phone Number: +1 340-777-5321

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?