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Kali'na

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Tobago Plantation Estates, Lowlands, Tobago
+1 868-660-8500
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Trinidad
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and service excellent. No fault of the staff the credit card machine did not work in the Restaurant. We had to walk to reception to pay. Joan

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Thank Joan B
Christopher F, General Manager at Kali'na, responded to this review

Dear Joan B. Warm greetings from the Kali'na Restaurant team and the Magdalena Grand! Thank you for your time to write a review here on Trip Advisor on your recent dining experience at the Kali'na Restaurant. Glad to hear the service and the food were excellent and do apologize that you had to credit card machine issues. We will look... More 

Dudley, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in here whilst staying at Magdalena Grand. We were all inclusive and many of the menu items were included, despite them being high tariff items. Our main of rib-eye steak in wine sauce was presented impressively and tasted just as good. Sweet of Mango cheesecake was to die for. Excellent service, chef even came round to chat to diners... More 

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Thank PKH624
Christopher F, General Manager at Kali'na, responded to this review

Dear PKH624, Warm greetings from the Kali'na Team. Thank you for your kind words and we are so glad you had not only a wonderful meal, but also great service in an inviting ambiance. Not sure I understand about the wine and beer as that is always included on the All-Inclusive plan. You will be dleighted to know that we... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we had the steak with a red wine and chocolate cake desert and it was the best meal we had on the island! There was a large group of 19 of us and the chef and team did very well to serve all meals mostly together. It is fine dining so expect higher prices than normal but it was beautiful... More 

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Thank charnelle21
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate in the Kalina a la carte restaurant. The food was fantastic. I had Speyside shrimps for starters and the steak for main course. Both dishes were amazing on flavour and cooked to perfection. Well done to the chefs and our brilliant waitress Jamelia There were 18 people at our table and they all thoroughly enjoyed their meals. You... More 

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Thank Basil D
Christopher F, General Manager at Kali'na, responded to this review

Dear Basil D, Warm greetings from the Magdalena Grand and the Kali'na Team. Thank you for your kind words and we are so glad you had not only a wonderful meal, but also great service in an inviting ambiance. I will mention your comments to the Chef and his team. Please note that we have even gotten better and that... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Didn't eat much but the chefs presentation was beautiful and taste was sublime. The service was very timely and pleasant.

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Thank Aaron A
Christopher F, General Manager at Kali'na, responded to this review

Dear Aaron A, Warm greetings from the Magdalena Grand and the Kali'na Team. Thank you for your kind words and we are so glad you had not only a wonderful meal, but also great service in an inviting ambiance. We look forward to your return to the resort and to the Kali'na. Sincerely, Christopher Forbes More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

I highly recommend making a reservation at Kali'na Restaurant for a quiet, upscale dining experience. The food is amazing, management and staff are very pleasant. I can't wait to visit this establishment again, our experience was amazing!!!

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Thank Nadine T
Christopher F, General Manager at Kali'na, responded to this review

Dear Nadine T, Warm greetings from the Kali'na Team. Thank you for your kind words and we are so glad you had not only a wonderful meal, but also great service in an inviting ambiance. We look forward to your prompt return. Sincerely, Christopher Forbes More 

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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

My experiences at Kalina restaurant are always exceptional. According to Akiel, I have dined there at least 66 or 67 times! Yes, 66 or 67. The food is phenominal and staff and service the same. The Chef and Sous Chef are always so helpful and sometimes come out to greet me. I have taken many friends there and they are... More 

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Christopher F, General Manager at Kali'na, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Shirley S. Yes! you have dined with us so many times, it is now becoming countless..... The team loves having you on at your favourite corner table and you will be happy to know that the A/C is now a non-issue! We look forward to hosting once again next month upon your third-time return to the Magdalena Grand.... More 

Trinidad
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Great food. Excellent service .nice desserts. Friendly staff here. Menu different each night. Lots of stuff to eat

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Thank sandrarajkumar
Christopher F, General Manager at Kali'na, responded to this review

Dear sandrarajkumar, Warm Greetings from the Magdalena Grand! Thank you for taking the time to write a review here on Trip Advisor of your recent dining experience in the Kali'na Restaurant. Like you mentioned, the staff (both kitchen and restaurant, are wonderful individuals and take great pride in their service and standards. Truly, they set a standard here in Tobago.... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Decided to try the restaurant and I'm happy I did. The ambience, the service and the food were top notch. I will definitely eat there again.

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Thank Stephen B
Christopher F, General Manager at Kali'na, responded to this review

Dear Stephen B., Warm greetings from the Magdalena Grand and Kali'na! Thank you for taking the time to write a review here on Trip Advisor in regards to your most recent dining experience at the Kali'na Restaurant. The kitchen and the restaurant staff take great pride in making a unique Caribbean dining experience here in Kali'na. They like to deliver,... More 

Nice, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

The fine establishment called Kali'na at the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort opens on certain evenings. Happily, to escape from the hotel buffet across from the restaurant. The assistant restaurant manager, Akeil was friendly and led us to a table with table cloth. I found the room half full probably due to its remote location in the Lowlands. But I found... More 

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Thank Ulf H
Christopher F, General Manager at Kali'na, responded to this review

Dear Ulf H, Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to write a review here on Trip Advisor. The Kali'na Restaurant takes great pride in being one of the best restaurants on the island of Tobago delivering great food and service at a reasonable price tide in with a wonderful ambiance. You and many others have experienced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$68
Cuisine
Caribbean, International
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tobago Plantation Estates, Lowlands, Tobago
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Tobago  >  Lowlands
  • Phone Number: +1 868-660-8500
Description
Discover the unique Caribbean Fusion cuisine in an upscale and romantic environment in one of the top restaurants in Tobago.
Traditional Caribbean or Creole recipes prepared in a modern European way as well as dishes from all over the world, refined with typical Caribbean ingredients.
Opening hours: 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM.
Closed on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Reservations required, kindly contact our Guest Service Desk to reserve your table.

Appetizer
Crispy Coconut Tempura Shrimp 85
light curry, banana coconut dipping sauce

Teriyaki Glazed Tuna Sashimi 90
wakame seaweed, citrus- ginger and mango sauce

Tamarind Duck Confit in Potato Jacket 80
pak-choy, sweet and hot peppers, pigeon peas- mustard dressing

Soup or Salad
Lobster Pepper Pot Soup 60
with island ground provisions

Kali'na's Gourmand Salad 70
curried lambie- conch patty with tomato, pumpkin,
field salad greens tossed in sugarcane vinaigrette

Main Course
Seafood and Egg Fettuccine Pasta 240
shrimp, bay scallops and mussels
tossed in a basil pesto cream sauce and cherry tomatoes

Soy- Honey Seared Bonito Tuna Loin 185
citrus marinade and coconut sauce, Basmati rice

Chicken Supreme Stuffed with Papaya 150
garlic- herb potato mash and garden vegetables

Cracked Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin 230
Whisky- red wine sauce, roaster fingerling potatoes and garden vegetables

Charbroiled rack of Lamb with Tahini 240
herb couscous and eggplant "Caponata"

Geera Rubbed Pork Tenderloin 190
with "coo-coo"- turned cornmeal with coconut milk, pumpkin and okra


All prices are subject to 10% Service Charge and 15% VAT

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