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Ideal Restaurant

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2329 Commandant Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802-5527, St. Thomas
+1 340-777-5321
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11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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St. Thomas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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

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Thank betty J
Missouri City, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant 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 

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Thank Reed M
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

After nearly a week of bad to okay-at-best food in St. Thomas, I'm sooooooooo happy to have finally found this place. This was actually a good culinary experience, not good for the island, but actually good. I got takeout because they were about to close. It was the best piece of food I'd put in my mouth all week. I... More 

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Thank Anne P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

My friends and tried the chicken and the shrimp Roti. Really well made and flavor full. In unfortunately we could not finish our Roti as we all asked for no pepper but got some anyway. We're not sure if there was a mistake in the making or if that's just the starter level. If you like spicy Roti this is... More 

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St. Thomas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Ideal honestly does have the best roti on isle. It's great that you can select different meats also( chicken, shrimp, etc.). Always tastes great! The location makes it a little difficult because of little to no parking. But if you are determined, walking, or biking it's very much worth it. They also do deliveries when you order a few. Overall... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We had the best roti lunch at this tiny place just a block or so behind jewelry row. It was basically a take-out restaurant with about 6 bar stools and a counter. The rotis were large and had plenty of chicken. The spice was also just right - enough to make my nose run - just how I like it.... More 

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Thank Looneyman
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

I tried vege (veggie) roti. The dish was heavenly - perfect wrap around spiced vegetables ( potatoes, carrots, onions). My crew member is from Trinidad and she claims the food is authentic and excellent! Niam, the owner, lived 30 years in NJ, but never lost his 'Trini' roots. The décor is small cafe with folksy phrases and pictures from Trinidad.... More 

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Thank Jeff F
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Holy crap! Can you day amazing! Just the smell took me back to trinidad! The roti is delicious! Who's I was here tomorrow to get the pelau as well! Great take back to the boat food if you don't want to eat in!

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Thank Renee S
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Came here on the suggestion of a friend and was not disappointed. Friendly family owned business that delivers exactly what you'd expect: quality Roti!

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Thank Brian W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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?