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TriniChow Restaurant Openings & News: SEPTEMBER 2014


Samurai Grill & Sushi Bar Trinidad

Samurai Grill & Sushi Bar (Woodbrook

RIZZONI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO (Movietowne, Port of Spain, Trinidad) – Opening on Thursday, 2nd October at Movietowne (located above Trader Jack’s Island Grill). Hours: Lunch 11am-3:30pm and Dinner 5pm-11pm. (868) 627-RIZZ (7499).  Link to Facebook page and a few pics of the food we tasted at their soft opening — Fire-roasted Cedar Plank #Salmon w/Tomato Caper RelishZuppa di Pollo SicilianoWarm Sour Cream Fudge Cake topped w/Chocolate Ganache and served w/Vanilla Gelato.

SAMURAI GRILL & SUSHI BAR (Woodbrook Place, Trinidad) – Teppanyaki return to Trinidad with the opening of Samurai Grill & Sushi Bar at One Woodbrook Place.  Samurai also serves sushi and other Japanese-inspired dishes. Hours: Open for dinner from 5:30pm (Monday to Saturday) in September and then for lunch, dinner and brunch in October (Monday to Sunday).  Menus are available on Samurai’s Facebook page.  (868) 289-4616 or

HIMCHULI RESTAURANT (San Juan, Trinidad). Serving “authentic Indian and Nepali cuisine along with Indian sweets.” Lunch & dinner, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 9pm. #59 El Socorro Road. (868) 225-2201 or 782-8489. Link to Himchuli Restaurant Menu.

UPPER CRUST BISTRO (Freeport, Trinidad). (868) 673-5500.

TEA HOUSE of SAN ANTONIO FARMS (Santa Cruz, Trinidad) is “open for tea on Thursdays & Saturday by appointment only.  Appointments must be made before Tuesday & Thursday.  Call (868) 768-5259 for more information.”

WOODFORD CAFE (Chaguanas, Trinidad) rolled out a new menu on 30th September. Link to menu.

JUICE BAR TT (St. James, Trinidad) – Opened 23rd September, serving smoothies, cold pressed juices, hot drinks, “booster shots to combat the symptoms of colds, flu, dengue, chikungunya, candida, hangovers” along with healthy snacks and vitamins.  Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday and 8am-2pm, Saturday. #4 Patna Street, next door to Chanka’s on Bengal Street. (868) 221-4876. Juice Bar TT Menu.

TIME 2 WINE (Shirvan Plaza, Tobago) – Tobago’s newest (and our favourite) wine store has expanded and moved to a larger location at Shirvan Plaza on Shirvan Road. (868) 639-7212.

RITUALS, CHURCH’S CHICKEN & PIZZA BOYS (Maraval, Trinidad) reopened on 24th September on Saddle Road after extensive renovations.

EL PECOS GRILL (Woodbrook, Trinidad) has reopened after its temporary closure due to a fire. (868) 622-9713.

HILLTOP RESTAURANT @ TTHTI (Chaguaramas, Trinidad) reopens for the season with a new prix fixe lunch menu for $185 inclusive of VAT & service charge (Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner on Saturdays).  (868) 634-2144.  Link to Hilltop menu for 22nd-26th September 2014 – menu changes weekly.

THE NAUGHTY GRAPE (Port of Spain, Trinidad) launched online ordering and delivery of its wine, spirits, gourmet foods and accessories (in the West.) Visit the website at for more information.

LeVeLs ULTRABAR & LOUNGE (Woodbrook, Trinidad) announces new hours starting 1st October — it will be open from 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

ALL OUT SPORTS BAR & GOURMET GRILL (Port of Spain, Trinidad) has added a new sushi menu, available Wednesday through Saturday from 5pm. (868) 622-6730. Link to Sushi & Sashimi Menu.

ZAZOU BISTRO MODERNE (Maraval, Trinidad) is offering a new a la carte and prix  fixe dinner menus — Link to a la carte menu and Zazou Bistro prix fixe menu. (868) 750-2083

AIOLI (Maraval, Trinidad) launches a new prix fixe lunch menu (Monday to Friday). Link to Aioli’s prix fixe lunch menu. (868) 222-4654

COCOBEL CHOCOLATE launched a new line of baking products including Cocoa nibs, Cocoa powder, Chocolate chips, 100% Baking bar, Market squares, Coated cocoa beans and Triple Chocolate cookies.

OCEAN DELIGHT SEAFOOD MART (Laventille, Trinidad) – The seafood store, Caribbean Catch has been rebranded to Ocean Delight Seafood Mart, 307 Fernandes Business Center, Eastern Main Road.

QUIK SLICE PIZZA (Woodbrook, Trinidad) expands its hours to Sundays, 6pm 11pm

Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week is on from September 19th to 28th! (Link to list of participating restaurants and menus). 


VIAAA GOURMET BAKERY & RESTAURANT (Marabella and Point Fortin, Trinidad) – VIAAA will be opening two new locations in Marabella and Point Fortin in the next few months.

KRAVE RESTAURANT & SUSHI LOUNGE (Marabella, Trinidad) – coming soon to Tarouba Plaza (upper level) from the VIAAA restaurant family.  UPDATE – Krave has opened, more details here (link).

MANDIERO’S PERI PERI (Port of Spain, Trinidad) – “Flame grilled chicken, marinated for two days in original Mandiero’s peri peri sauce and basted during grilling as you like it…opening in the coming weeks.”  #72 Tragarete Road (corner of Picton Street). Link to Mandiero Peri Peri’s Facebook page.

COLD STONE CREAMERY (Gulf City, San Fernando, Trinidad)

ME ASIA DIM SUM (Port of Spain, Trinidad) – ME ASIA is opening a second location dedicated to dim sum! (The restaurant will be located in Hong Kong City’s old space on Tragarete Road.)  Update October 2014 – ME ASIA DIM SUM has opened! All the details including menu and hours are here (link)

V&J BRAUHAUS RESTAURANT & BEER GARDEN (Port of Spain, Trinidad) is scheduled to reopen sometime in late September in its new location at Victoria Square, #14-17 Ground Floor, Victoria Suites.  (868) 775 0729.

DENNY’S (Maraval, Trinidad), the chain restaurant based in the United Sates is opening in Maraval.

TOPPERS SPORTS BAR & GRILL (St. Clair, Trinidad) – Coming soon to Rust Street in St. Clair.

SNOBIZ (San Fernando, Trinidad) – Opening a second location soon in San Fernando.

Al HAAQ BAR B QUE (Piarco, Trinidad) – Opening a new location soon at Piarco International Airport.

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