If you salivate at even just the thought of the Crab Rangoon appetizer at the Islander Restaurant in Warwick, then you are not alone. Most people who frequent this popular spot know that crispy Crab Rangoon, packed with crabmeat, well - to say nothing of the many other finger-licking options available on the lengthy and appetizing menu of the Islander Restaurant. Some favorites that continue to please loyal fans of this immaculate and family-friendly restaurant on West Shore Road include these appetizers ~ fantail shrimp, spring rolls, beef teriyaki sticks, fried wontons, pork strips, scallion pancakes and fried chicken wings ~ and these are just to get you started!
The Islander Restaurant has a huge assortment of appetizers, main dishes and combination platters, soups, salads, seafood specials, fried rice, chow mein and chop suey options, to name a few. For those with a fondness for American fare, you will find plenty of classic favorites such as BLT's and Delmonico Steak sandwiches to satiate your hunger. There is also a children's menu for your finicky tots and tweens. If vegetarian is your preference, you will not be disappointed either. Flavorful dishes such as the Cashew Vegetable Delight and Crispy Sesame Tofu round out a varied and diverse vegetarian menu. The Islander also has a full bar where you can watch a ball game and quench your thirst with a cold draft beer, or tropical, virgin and frozen drink to tackle that NFL-sized thirst!
Owners Simon and Ben Chan are proud of their restaurant, and they have worked hard to preserve their reputation as Rhode Island Monthly's "Best Asian Restaurant - West Bay" for the last 16 years. Their employees are warm, attentive and courteous from the moment you enter until your last forkful, adding a whole other layer of hospitality to the experience here.
If you are planning a party or get-together, then the Islander Restaurant should be your first call. It is not uncommon to find one of their private function rooms busy with a birthday party, shower, team celebration, anniversary, fund raiser or family reunion. Whether there are 25 or 80 guests in your party, the Islander is the perfect place to host your next celebration.
Visit the Islander Restaurant at 2318 West Shore Road near Veterans Memorial High School. Hours are Sunday - Thursday 11:00 am to 10:30 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 11:30 pm. Major credit cards are accepted. If the prospect of cooking exhausts you after a long day on the run, then call the Islander for take-out and/or delivery, both day and night. Visit their informative website www.theislanderrestaurant.com or call 738-9861, and don't forget to treat yourself to an order of Crab Rangoon - or two. Or six. Or eight...