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Ideal Restaurant

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2329 Commandant Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802-5527, St. Thomas
+1 340-777-5321
11:00 - 17:00
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Madison, WI
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Possibly one of them funkiest 10 best places to eat in Saint Thomas. Naim and Anita took this place over about 2 years ago and it just keeps getting better and better. For great local food, it can't be beat!

Thank drdavegoodman
Bowling Green, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two locals recommended this place for Roti when we were visiting in Jan 2017. This was a new food experience for me. Where has Roti been my whole life??? The beef Roti was enough to fill two people. I will go back here every time I visit St. Thomas. This is a bustling business with beautiful customer service. I felt... More 

Thank MarieZanfa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Thanks for a very tasty roti. We come here every visit to St Thomas and you never let us down. Delicious - keep doing it! Victoria & Cap'n Tim, Austin TX

Thank vicky m
Nederland, Texas
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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

If you want goat, chicken, or vegetarian roti-- this is the place to get those tasty and spicy dishes. The restaurant makes the sorrel and mauby drinks also.

Thank Sultana D
Denver, North Carolina
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180 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

On a side road that was actually not far off the beaten track, but small, dark and only a few (6-8) counter seating options. So hot and dank, did not venture in and not really an Indian restaurant, as told by a Indian shop keeper. Only features roti as a menu option. Definitely not my idea of an Ideal Restaurant.

Thank Bruce B
Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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 18 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 21 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 10 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

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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
US$11 - US$30
Caribbean, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?