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“Lovely setting” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kariwak Village Restaurant

Kariwak Village Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 40 Restaurants in Crown Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$50
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely setting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

A surprisingly lovely setting as you step into the Kariwak Village Restaurant. They were busy but able to find a table for us. There is a very limited set 4-course menu so this would not suit everyone. The food was cooked well and service was mainly good. Nice place for a one-off meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank penelopehs
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kariwak, Guest Relations Manager at Kariwak Village Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 September 2013
I'm glad that you were able to enjoy a meal here with us, but we do hope that it is not "one-off" as we'd love to have you visit with us again.



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Trinidad
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“August Stay 2013”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Well for one it had no tv, no internet, no fridge. No activities for kids really except for the pool. But it was relaxing and comfortable and just serene. Good location to Shopping plazas, atm's, internet café, mini mart, beaches.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Tra25vel
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kariwak, Guest Relations Manager at Kariwak Village Restaurant, responded to this review, 6 September 2013
Thank you so much for reviewing our property. We are glad that you were able to relax while with us and trust that you returned home rejuvenated.

The rooms contain neither TVs nor Fridges, but there is free Wi-Fi available. The password is available from any staff member.
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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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“Nice place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

We came here on a recommendation from a friend who'd visited a couple of years ago.

The place itself is lively, and the service very friendly.

We came here hoping for a "special" meal, but frankly it wasn't

The food was relatively cheap, because it was set menu. The food was ok. One starter got spilled into one of our sons lap, which happens I suppose, but it was annoying nonetheless.

The wine order was placed during starters, but it wasn't until the main was on the table that we were asked if we wanted it chilled or at room temperature (Having tried red wine at room temperature over here I recommend slightly chilled, which takes it to the temperature that Europeans would be used to!) so it didn't turn up till we'd nearly finished the course!

If you want a basic cheap meal somewhere nice then this is the place for you

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MarkJEagle
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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“Lovely place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

We had two lunchtime meals here - one on our way to the airport on our way home. Set in beautiful, tranquil gardens. The restaurant is part of a hotel/holistic health and treatment centre. Sat outside yet under the cover of coconut palm leaves - beautiful, colourful birds flying in to sit on chairs and tables close by ... wonderful to watch. On first visit we enjoyed several non alcoholic fruit punches - they were delicious and then we enjoyed a traditional Caribbean lunch of chicken coated in herbs and spices, rice, black eyed peas, potato bhaji, greens and salad. Huge servings - incredibly filling! Still had room for homemade ice-cream - my coconut flavour was very refreshing but the flavours are pretty overpowering ... the others struggled with the strong peppermint and rum/raisin ones. Also, beware if you order ginger beer - it's incredibly potent and strong ... in fact it almost burns your throat as you swallow!! Cynthia the lady who runs the place was visible on the first visit. You can buy her cookbook which tells how the Kariwak came about and has some lovely recipes in it (which I am hoping to have a go at now we are home!). Cost 150TT for paperback copy.
Our second visit - the food (club sandwiches/grilled cheese sandwiches and fruit punches) was lovely but the service on that day was incredibly slow. Normally, we were happy to go with the flow and do things the Tobago way ... but we were in more of a rush to check in for our flights - so we felt under pressure to get our food/bill more quickly than usual. Had we stayed longer than 2 weeks on Tobago, I would have liked to try an evening visit.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Sharon H
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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
“I liked it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

Very nice and romantic. The night we were there they had a set menu. Don't know if that have that every night but it was good!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karrott88
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