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“Great local food.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Golden Star

Golden Star
Ranked #143 of 269 Restaurants in Willemstad
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Willemstad, Curacao
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great local food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

The Golden Star restaurant deserves some extra stars.
It dedicates itself to local food and it tastes great.

Visited June 2011
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28 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Netherlands Antilles
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

The Golden Star is a small restaurant with good food, but I prefer it just to take off.

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Thank Tella3
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The Essence of the Island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

This is THE place for the tourist to feel like an Islander. Not quite as rustic as the "truck stops" on the streets but has the true Curacao"ian" tastes. The menu is limited but each dish is better than the next. Make sure you are somewhat adventurous - not made for those who enjoy simple and boring!

Visited December 2011
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Curacao
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Iconic for typical Curaçao cuisine”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

This restaurant has been around for a long time, probably at least 40 years, they deserve credit for promoting local dishes for all those years. The place itself is rather worn down, but that doesn’t matter, most people come to enjoy the traditional Curacao dishes. But do not visit if well groomed ambience in a modern designed, tastefully decorated place is desired. The waitresses are extremely friendly but could use a bit of training regarding basic restaurant service. Food itself is normally good, last visit it was a bit disappointing, the saltfish (Bakiyou) was a bit at the savourless side, something very strange for a dish usually a bit salty and spicy, the cabbage stew appeared just to have the traditional pieces of pigtail, normally it’s suppose to have at least cured meat and possibly pieces of other types of meat e.g. goat, but tasted good. The soups we had as an appetizer were good but not special. Very good value, dishes are $9 to $11, and portions are more than sufficient in size.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Good for the view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

On the Quay side in Willemstad. Service good and staff pleasant. Food average.

Visited November 2011
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