My wife and I flew to Aruba for our honeymoon, and lodged at the Renaisance Hotel (marina location). Adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel is a plaza with many delightful restaurant choices, including Bon Hopi. After staying in Oranjestad for a few nights and eating out, you develop a taste for Arubian cuisine. As such, Bon Hopi really integrates Asian cuisine with Arubian highlights. An example would be their egg rolls filled with Gouda! Just fantastic. My wife ordered the shrimp, and I ordered the chicken and salmon. With each order you receive two sides; we both decided to get garlic rice and fried plantains. Everything was just wonderful. The salmon, chicken and shrimp were all masterfully cooked. My chicken was extremely tender, and the salmon just fell apart when proded with my fork. Honestly, our only complaint was the plantains. We both felt that they most likely used plantains that weren't quite ripe. Whilst dining, you get to enjoy the lovely atmosphere outside, which usually consists of partly cloudy, 81 degree weather, and a sunset that is just to die for! As an aside, the establishment is owned and operated by a Filipino man and his wife. The owner is a great conversationalist (he speaks 6-8 languages), and is extremely nice and funny. We would definitely recommend Bon Hopi to anyone in Oranjestad!
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