November 29, 2014
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The Islander An escape to paradise right here in Warwick

Right when the days become gray and dreary, 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 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 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. 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 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.

When you are planning your office holiday party or a family gathering, 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 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.


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