What does the "taste of paradise" actually taste like? Well, if you are a fan of lobster meat, sirimi, shrimp and scallops, flavorfully sauteed with fresh Chinese vegetables ~ then that is "paradise". If you salivate just thinking about the Pu-Pu Platter, a veritable feast of eggs rolls, fried chicken wings, fantail shrimp, beef teriyaki, spare ribs, wontons and chicken fingers ~ then that is "paradise"! Maybe all you want is a vegetarian dish, loaded with chestnuts, mushrooms, baby corn and spicy green beans ~ then that is "paradise"! Finally, perhaps a refreshing Blue Hawaii Polynesian Cocktail is all you need to take you away to paradise. Whatever you choose at The Islander, you will be transported to a paradise of delicious food, great service, and a bar full of thirst-quenching drinks.
The Islander, the award-winning destination for Chinese food in Warwick (according to Rhode Island Monthly magazine) has been serving up great Chinese food since 1972. It offers a huge assortment of appetizers, main dishes, seafood specials, fried rice, lo mein, and chop suey options - and for those with a fondness for American fare, you will find plenty of classic favorites to choose from. There is also a children's menu for your finicky tots and 'tweens. If vegetarian is your preference, you will be happy to find flavorful dishes such as "Buddah's Delight", a combination of assorted vegetables with water chestnut, bamboo, ear mushroom, baby corn, and fried bean curd in rich brown sauce. The Islander also has a full bar which serves fresh cold draft beer, along with a broad selection of wines, tropical, virgin and frozen drinks to tackle those celebratory thirsts!
What you won't see listed on the menu is one of the best features of The Islander, their waitstaff. The hosts and waiters, most of them loyal fans themselves, are warm, attentive and courteous. Many of them have seen generations of families pass through their doors, and have welcomed back regular customers who return after once having moved away. There is a real family feeling here - from the quality of food to the level of service. Come see for yourself.
Both take-out and limited delivery are available at The Islander. If you are planning a party or get-together, then give them a call. They will cater your next special event with their extensive menu and guaranteed prompt delivery. Or, you may choose to celebrate your special occasion in one of their cozy, private function rooms.
Visit the Islander at 2318 West Shore Road in the Oakland Beach section of Warwick. Hours are Sunday - Thursday 11:00 am to 10:30 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 11:30 pm. For take-out or delivery, call 738-9861. Be sure to check them out on their website: theislanderrestaurant.com.