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Ideal Restaurant

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2329 Commandant Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802-5527, St. Thomas
+1 340-777-5321
11:00 - 17:00
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St. Thomas
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Looking for a great Roti with quick service - you have found it - just off the main street in town. Not a sit down location, but take your roti to go and enjoy your lunch in emancipation park, just steps from the restaurant

Thank lourilynn
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016

A great local spot, much better than cuzzin's. The roit's was very good. A short walk from bunker hill, picked up lunch on way back to airport

Thank Martina S
1 review
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I am a vegan by my husband is not. I convinced him to try the Ideal Restaurant since it had vegan options and we were both blown away by how amazing the food was! Very filling and good prices! Don't be discouraged by the look of the place, it is definitely worth a try!

Thank Rachel C
St. Thomas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Local Family business. Best Roti on island. Great service. Thank you for always taking care of our big orders so well. R

Thank betty J
Missouri City, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2016

After a morning of snorkeling, we three vegetarians and a vegan were ravenous. Finding one recommendation to be out of business and a second one closed (despite its posted hours), we just happened upon Ideal. We each ordered a veggie roti and left happy people. The roti was flaky and tender and the the potato and chickpea filling was perfectly... More 

Thank Reed M
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Ordered dinner to take out from Ideal Restaurant at the suggestion of our hotel manager. My husband and I each ordered goat meat roti. It was delicious! The portions are huge. My husband is a big guy but could only could only eat half of his. I ate even less. If you are looking for yummy local cuisine, try Ideal... More 

1 Thank Jill H
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2016

After nearly a week of bad to okay-at-best food in St. Thomas, I'm sooooooooo happy to have finally found this place. This was actually a good culinary experience, not good for the island, but actually good. I got takeout because they were about to close. It was the best piece of food I'd put in my mouth all week. I... More 

Thank Anne P
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

My friends and tried the chicken and the shrimp Roti. Really well made and flavor full. In unfortunately we could not finish our Roti as we all asked for no pepper but got some anyway. We're not sure if there was a mistake in the making or if that's just the starter level. If you like spicy Roti this is... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
St. Thomas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Ideal honestly does have the best roti on isle. It's great that you can select different meats also( chicken, shrimp, etc.). Always tastes great! The location makes it a little difficult because of little to no parking. But if you are determined, walking, or biking it's very much worth it. They also do deliveries when you order a few. Overall... More 

Thank Arel25
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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106 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We had the best roti lunch at this tiny place just a block or so behind jewelry row. It was basically a take-out restaurant with about 6 bar stools and a counter. The rotis were large and had plenty of chicken. The spice was also just right - enough to make my nose run - just how I like it.... More 

Thank Looneyman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Caribbean, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2329 Commandant Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802-5527, St. Thomas
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Thomas  >  Charlotte Amalie
  • Phone Number: +1 340-777-5321

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?