Best places on Grand Cayman for international food
By Lindsey Turnbull on 14th April, 2016
As a sophisticated holiday and business destination welcoming visitors and residents from all corners of the globe, the Cayman Islands needs to cater to a wide variety of tastes. As a result, we have a fantastic selection of top class restaurants cooking up delicious cuisine from all around the world.
Asian cuisine is popular all over the world, and we have a great selection of Asian restaurants for you to try out here in Grand Cayman. Mizu on the Camana Bay waterfront does the best Nasi Goreng on island and their sake cocktails are the bomb. Thai Orchid creates a warm ambiance and offers tasty Thai cuisine always beautifully presented, while Wok ‘N Roll is a unique Asian-inspired restaurant with a rock and roll theme. Yoshi Sushi offers some of the island’s best sushi along with inspired Asian dishes such as their ginger beef on crispy noodles, Yakitori (marinated and grilled chicken skewers) and firecracker shrimp spring rolls.
Italian restaurants abound with this ever-popular cuisine. Ristorante Papagallo in West Bay does authentic northern Italian dishes to die for, while Casanova by the Sea offers a warm welcome from its cheery staff and a slew of pasta and pizza dishes like mamma used to make. Ragazzi in Buckingham Square is extremely popular, especially with families and their wood burning oven makes brilliant pizzas, while Gino’s Pizzeria is a popular location on West Bay Road for take-out, offering well-priced and delicious pizza.
Anchor & Den’s Niman ranch short rib salad
If you visit Agua in the West Shore Centre on West Bay Road you will find there isn’t really a better reflection of truly international cuisine. Opened by friends Walter Fajette and Cristiano Vincentini, Agua has a broad base of culinary experience from which to draw. Their chefs hail from all over the world: from Peru, Italy, Mexico, India and more, and as a result their cuisine is a melting pot of flavours, beautifully put together to tempt the eyes and the taste buds. Try their ceviche or ‘Tris Tiradito’ (three ‘tiraditos’ in a single dish), close your eyes and you are on a trip to Peru, enjoy fresh pastas – try short ribs ravioli or lobster & shitake ravioli – and it’s off to Italy, and enjoy their best-selling tuna tartare with avocado for a generally mind-blowing experience. Everything is absolutely fresh, straight from the sea, the ground or the land.
Read more: 5 minutes with…Steve Griffon, the executive chef at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort