Right now, when it seems as though the snow will never melt and spring will never come, everyone could use a little "taste of paradise"! What exactly does "paradise" taste like? Well, if you are a fan of lobster meat, shrimp and scallops, flavorfully sautéed 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 Warwick's popular Chinese restaurant, The Islander, you will be transported to a paradise of delicious food, great service, and a bar full of thirst-quenching drinks.
The Islander, an award-winning restaurant on West Shore Road, offers a huge assortment of appetizers, main dishes, seafood specials, fried rice, lo mein, and chop suey options. For those with a fondness for American fare, you will also find plenty of classic favorites to choose from. There is even a children's menu for your finicky tots and 'tweens. For vegetarians, 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.
What you won't see listed on the menu is one of the best features of The Islander, their wait staff. 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.
When you are planning a milestone anniversary, a birthday party or gathering of friends and family, consider booking one of the private and cozy function rooms here at The Islander. Every effort will be made to accommodate your palate and your budget. If you prefer, they will also cater your next special event with their extensive menu and guaranteed prompt delivery.
Visit the Islander at 2318 West Shore Road in 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.