Better grab a handful of napkins when you order the Pu-Pu Platter from The Islander, because you are going to need them. The Islander’s Pu-Pu Platter is a flaming hibachi of egg rolls, fried chicken wings, chicken fingers, fantail shrimp, beef teriyaki, spare ribs and fried wontons that is FINGER-LICKING good and served up every day at this popular Chinese restaurant in Warwick. The Pu-Pu Platter joins an endless list of enticing appetizers at The Islander – including syrupy Sticky Chicken Wings, crunchy Coconut Shrimp and savory Scallion Pancakes – and this is just to get you started.
At The Islander restaurant, you will also find a lengthy and diverse menu of main dishes, fried rice, chow mein, chop suey, egg foo yong and special combination platters. You can choose from any number of meat entrees including beef, poultry, pork and seafood – all of which are accompanied by heaping portions of vegetables and rice. If vegetarian is your preference, you can enjoy many dishes such as the Cashew Vegetable Delight, Szechuan Spicy Green Beans and delicious Crispy Sesame Tofu. There is literally something for every taste here. For those with a fondness for American fare, there are even plenty of classic favorites to satiate your hunger such as Club and BLT sandwiches, and thick, juicy Delmonico Steaks. There is even a children’s menu for your finicky tots and tweens.
Though Rhode Island is slowly emerging from the deep shutdown, the restaurant industry has been hit especially hard. Restaurants like The Islander, which have always been set up for take-out service, are still able to meet the needs of individuals who are sick of cooking at home, but they still have to abide by statewide restrictions. Dine-in service has now opened up, but with limited capacity. The cozy bar is closed, even though liquor is still served. Masks and social distancing are also required.
But even in this time of change and disruption, life goes on, and The Islander is doing everything they can to make you feel “at home,” safe and catered to. The friendly staff and talented cooks at this longtime landmark in Warwick are ready – and eager – to serve you the same consistently delicious food that has made them a popular destination for generations. Come to The Islander and support local business owners – and spare yourself a night of cooking in the middle of a heat wave!
When things finally return to “normal”, consider hosting your family gathering or milestone event in one of The Islander’s comfortable and accommodating banquet rooms. The tasty menu can be customized to your exact specifications in a private dining area. We have so much living to look forward to!
Visit The Islander is found at 2318 West Shore Road in Warwick. For the time being, hours are Monday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. All major credit cards are accepted. For delivery in Warwick and take-out, call 738-9861.