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“Really Great” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kristyl's International

Kristyl's International
Ranked #129 of 195 Restaurants in Negril
Price range: US$6 - US$45
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Really Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed right at The Palms Resort for 6 days and we ate here for a majority of the meals. The staff is really friendly, both waitstaff and bartenders. The menu isn't overly huge, but there is a wide variety of dishes and sides to choose from as well as drinks. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in the area, even if you're not staying at the resort. Prices are reasonable and since it was a slow season, the chef came out to personally welcome us.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Sout Side
1 review
“great place, happy staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2009

My husband & I have been coming to negril fir 11 years.
We just had a the most wonderful dinner at Kristyls
Food was excellent, I had the lobster & he had the king fish escoveitch... The complementary vegetable soup was great! Shannon got our attention from the beach. We had a table by the pool
Our server was great. The Coffee was the best on the beach
We now have 3 favorite negril restaurants Xtabi {west end} Kuyba & now Kristyls
876 957 4375 they will pick you up

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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Highly Overrated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2008

The best thing this place had going for it was the location. The food was okay at best and the service was terrible. It took forever to be served and the server wasn't even all that friendly. I would definitely recommend somewhere else. We went for brunch and were happy we chose other places for dinners.

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anhorizonway, Sales, Marketing, Promotions Manager at Kristyl's International, responded to this review, 10 February 2009
Hi,

I think that it is most important to understand when your coming to jamaica what to expect. The palms actually prides itself on our friendly staff who are willing to do whatever needs to be done and to make customers happy. Although jamaica does not have the fastest service possible, The Palms definitely has the most professional and experienced staff with years of training and experience from other very highly rated restaurants and hotels in negril. Even though there is alwasy those certain people who do not understand jamaica and its beauty, for those of you who do, Kristyl's international at the Palms is for you. And as for the food...this is just so rediculous claim i cant even respond. THE FOOD IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST PART OF THE EXPERIENCE WITH TWO RENOWN CHEF ON BOARD, even more so than the location.
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Bournemouth
1 review
“Our favourite restaurant in Negril”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2008

Amazing food, friendly attentive staff and beautiful view.

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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2008

Just got back from Kristyl's for our final night dining out before leaving for the states tomorrow. I must say that when our hotel's front desk didn't know where this restaurant was located and the driver had to look it up we were a bit concerned. Then we got there and since it is off-season anyway and we were there at 6 PM (early flight) we were even more nervous despite the ratings we'd seen online.

Our concerns were quickly put aside when we were greeted by Garth, the food and wine director, who escorted us to our table and then our waiter Shannon arrived and charmed us into letting him pick everything from drinks, to appetizer, to main course and wine plus dessert and we could not have been happier. Our service was at least equal to Rockhouse's and the food was better.

The chef came out to greet us as well and they told us a well-known artist from NY had just bought the hotel and was refurbishing everything and it shows
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All I know is that when we come back we will both stay and eat here as it is lovely with it's nice pool and decking, ambiance, and service. This deserves to be the #1 restaurant in Negril and is NOT to be missed if you are not staying here already.
Incredible is all we can say, and I'm pretty picky when it comes to food and wine.

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