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“Love this place !!!!”
Review of Galangal

Galangal
Ranked #5 of 109 Restaurants in Christiansted
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$39
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: As one approaches the 1729 House, the tan one across from Fort Christiansvaern Park, the Galangal sign, made from wine corks by a patron, is hardly visible from the street. Opening the aubergine door is almost magical as one steps inside an elegant white-table dinning room filled with original paintings, and Indo-Colonial architectural elements. Sitting down at the cool, dry granite bar, one just knows their Martini is going to be ice cold and the red wine will be at 65 degrees. Galangal specializes in authentic modern Thai and French cuisine, combining traditional ingredients with international flavors and techniques. Freshness is the key to Galangal's bold flavors and consistent quality. Spices from Vietnam and Singapore, curry pastes from Bangkok and unusual Asian vegetables grown in Galngal's own gardens, give Galangal's dishes their unique and authentic flavors. Even the soup is made a la minute. Little know fact, Galangal, probably has the best NY strip and pommes frites on island. Dinner 5:30 - 9:30. Closed Sunday and Monday
Reviewed 17 August 2014

I love this restaurant, not only is it beautiful it has a great atmosphere. The owners and staff are very attentive an helpful. All ingredients are local produce and fresh. The food is cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Awesome place

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Thank Fiona G
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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2014

Dear Fiona:

Thank you for your visit at Galangal and taking time to write a review on TA.
We appreciate it that you liked our ford and service. We will share your comments with our staff how deserve all the credit.
Were are looking forward to welcoming you again during your next visit to our island.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

An absolutely fabulous restaurant. Food, drinks and service is top quality. The Duck Pate was out of this world. Excellent wine selection with pairings to prix fix dinner. Wonderful owners who also are available to assist. Beautiful atmosphere and exceptionally clean. Service was impleccible. A must dining experience for special occasion or just a memorable dining evening.

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Thank Linkay3
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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Thank you for visiting Galangal and taking time to write a review on TA.
Es is always uplifting when our guest like our food, service and ambiance. We will share your kind comments with our staff how deserve all the credit, and hope to see you again when visiting St. Croix.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Let me start by saying that my wife and I are foodies to the max. We eat out,...alot, and not just beach bars. We eat at some of the best restaurants around the gobe. We enjoy all kinds food/restaurants, including some that have never been reviewed because they are local eateries with no fanfare. Sometimes the best,...right!? Well, I say all of this because I have some really, really good things to say about our two-night-in-a-row experience at Galangal. Firstly, Arthur and Gregory.... the "colorful" owners seemed to have stepped out of a scene of some amazing novel. Both are articulate, and certainly have personalities that will pull you in while sitting at the bar, as we did on both occasions. Arthur is the general, but leads with quiteness and impeccable service manner. And while I can't say that Gregory is a "treasure" (because it has already been used, and he will get a kick out of this), I do think that Gregory is the consumate service professional on either side of the bar and or dining room table. He is an immediate "friend", and has a smile that charmes in an instant. Our wonderful experience is owed mostly to both of them, what a couple of characters! Now to the food. I am somewhat of a masaman jumkie, and having tried masaman on every stop where served I can easily tell you that this is the best,....ever. A less than complex mixture of the ab-normal thai curry sauce, chicken and chopped nuts, morphed into something not traditional for masaman. The ingredients that were included in this curry allowed my taste buds to smile with appreciation to what the chef was intending. Giving some complexity to an otherwise mundane dish. I also understand that Arthur and Gregory travel to Thailand each year to gather the thai sauces and powders that are served at this restaurant. What a nice surprise!! My wife had the short ribs (Gregory's famous recipe), and enjoyed every bite. The ribs were superbly tender and made to order. Our second night was even better because of the fresh fish that was prepared whole for my wife. If was not on the menu, but both owners quickly offered this option up when she mentioned her love of whole fish. The wines were earthy and superb for the offerings and Gregory's advice was spot on for us. In other words, this is an above average place with above average food. To miss the chance to kibitz with Arthur and Gregory would be like missing a chance to spend an evening with Luciano Pavarotti. Pleeease don't miss the chance at Galangal and the wonderful experience that awaits....BEST restaurant in St. Croix!

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1  Thank mb2321
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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Thank you for visiting Galangal twice during your short stay and taking time to write your very detailed and kind review on TA. When we travel we mostly rely on TA recommendations. Your review will certainly give an overall assessment of what guest can or cannot expect, providing good and reliable info.
It is any restaurant owners goal to accomplish what you have so eloquently described, good food, good service, and ambiance as an overall good dining experience.
When out patrons spend their money at Galangal we hope to give them our best - and according to your review we have been successful. We can't thank you enough, you certainly brighten up our day.
Please send us your email address so we can send you our Massaman recipe.
We hope to see you at your next visit to St. Croix.
Gregory & Arthur

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

My husband and I have been eating mostly hotel food for the past few days and decided we needed a "good meal". Galangal did not disappoint! The service was excellent and the food delicious. I had the salmon with green curry and my husband- thai holy basil. Our meal was a bit pricey but a much needed high-quality night out we have not found in abundance here.

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Thank Anika C
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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Dear Anika:

We appreciate your visit at Galangal and taking time for a review on TA.
We are happy that you liked our service, food and ambiance. We will share you positive comments with our staff, who deserve all the credit.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Dined here on Art Thursday when the city was bustling. We arrived a little early for our reservation but were promptly seated and from there the service was impeccable. Our appetizers and meals were some of the best we have ever had. A memorable evening with some wonderful friends. Loved everything about the restaurant. Great little waiting area although we didn't need it, fabulous bar. Can't wait to go back to St. Croix - this has been added to our must dine here every time we visit list!

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1  Thank longing4sun
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Cruzanmon, Owner at Galangal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Thank you for visiting us at Galangal and taking time to post a review on TA.
We are always very pleased when our guest enjoy our food, service and ambiance.
We are looking forward to you next visit when return to St. Croix.

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