We have eaten at the Curry Creek Cafe several times. The owners are husband (chef) and wife (server). She is from Indonesia so about 1/2 of the dishes are Thai and the other 1/2 American. This is the only restaurant I have ever been in where the chef always comes to your table and asks how the food is and how you are. If you like American food his is the place to go. If you like Asian food this is the place to go. It s hard to beat great food and owners!
I have to agree with the previous reviews. We happened to be in Nokomis, so we looked up some of the local reviews and decided on Curry Creek. The building is not real great to look at and hard to find coming from the north. The decor was forgettable, but the ambiance was fine because of the attentive and discerning patrons. The food and service was terrific! We started with the home made egg rolls and some crusty bread with a wonderful topping. I had the Indonesian beef stew (beef rendang) which was very flavorful and spicy. My wife and the fish curry with grouper and we were both very satisfied with our choices. There are some standard pasta menu items for those in your party who are a little less adventurous. I highly recommend a visit. We'll be back.
This is a 4 star restaurant with 1 star ambiance and 3 star prices.
It is one of my favorites.
Owner Dave and wife are much in evidence and wait staff is friendly and accommodating.
I recommend the seafood (seafood stew is as good as it gets) but they think Indonesian treats are their specialty.
On request Dave will put together a five course dinner of anything on the menu and a bottle of house wine for two at a truly low bargain price.
Try it once and you will return in a very short time to introduce friends..
Curry Creek is an amazing restaurant experience.
The Food is outstanding and the service is very attentive.
This is a special find in Nokomis, having spent so much time driving to sarasota to eat at a good restaurant in the past, having one near venice is a treat. I was impressed from the moment we walked in. The Chef and owner came out and said hello, and the Indonesian food was outstanding.
I especially liked the Shrimp and eggplant. Seasoned with Galunga, and served with Jasmine rice flavored with lemon grass and cocounut milk. The eggplant tender and sweet and the shrimp a perfect foil for the spicey tomato sauce.
Food was very reasonably priced especially at lunch where the entrees were all under $10.00 The Angus Burger with portabello, and fontina cheese was to die for.
The Restaurant is decorated with vintage photos from the 20's and 30's of local areas including Casey's Pass, Dona Bay and Curry Creek. There is even a photo of a woman riding a Manta Ray on venice beach.
Dinner entrees start under 10.00 and go to 17.95
The fresh baked bread served with Tapenade was great, and the salads are made with Boston lettuce.
This is a restaurant not to be missed, and I understand they are adding Gourmet Mexican Food this summer. We recently sampled a Green enchilada with a fresh Tomatillo salsa that the Kitchen was experimenting with that was outstanding.
I would recoment this place to anyone who likes to try something different, and yearns for quality seafood cooked in something other than a fryer and looks for restaurants that have a real chef in the kitchen.
They are open 7 days a week during the season, and reservations are recomended as the seating is under 40