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The Kitchen

L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3004
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Kitchen and 14Biz present themselves as buffet, but not the all you can eat kind. Borrowing a concept from Brasillian Churascarrias, both places make you pay based on weight...not your weight, but the weight of your plate...and in grams. Tell me, as an American,...More

1  Thank PhantomGourmet2014
Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Kitchen is a great place to stop for lunch. Buffet has a large selection of salad things as well many hot dishes. You pay by the weight of your plate. Price is very fair. They have both indoor and outdoor seating

1  Thank MCMXLIX
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has a simple but very good business concept...you are charges by the weight of your plate...I had seafood mix,ceviche and chicken pinchos (with peanut sauce)...food was great and so was the service...not expensive at all...reasonably priced

1  Thank Travel X
Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a great place to go to get good food to go. You can eat in or fill a container with your choice of entrees that are weighed. Basically, most of the meals are around 10 to 12 dollars. Many locals frequent this restaurant...More

2  Thank Diana S
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Two years ago The Kitchen was one of our favorite restaurants. With their new buffet they are now a favorite for lunch as their hours are 11:30 to 3. I think we ate there 8 or 9 times in the month we were in Aruba....More

Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stopped in at the Kitchen to get food to take back to our vacation rental. We discovered a gem with an extensive selection to meet the many dietary needs in our group of 8. Everything was very fresh and tasty.

1  Thank SteveinWI
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We were so disappointed that The Kitchen no longer has a dinner menu. It's a buffet now and the cost is $2.00 per 100 grams. The only exception is that you can order pizza. The service for drinks was slow. The servers were very friendly....More

2  Thank Valerie617
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Went to restaurant based on trip advisor reviews. Dinner was acceptable . Service was very slow. Best part was that we didn't have to pay for a cab ride.

1  Thank brunswickbelle
Reviewed January 1, 2014

We have been going to Aruba for over 30 years and have been to all the "top,big name" restaurants, and are always looking for new finds.my sister and her family raved about The Kitchen, but we thought she was being overly exuberant when describing the...More

3  Thank q1219
Reviewed December 31, 2013

How can you not love it? A smorgasbord till 3:00 PM that you pay by the weight. Great variety, good taste & quality

2  Thank Terry F
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 582 3004
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Aruba's only "Por Kilo" Latin Wood Fired Grill restaurant serving a buffet style lunch "by the pound". The number 1 lunch experience on Aruba. Lot's of slowly cooked and roasted latin comfort food. Mesquite fired grilling of prime beef, seafood, chicken, chorizo's. And well over 30 options of sides and salads. Pick anything you like and pay only for the weight of your food. Average spending $12.
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