Ike's Bistro - Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

4.6
340 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Perfectly set by the tropical pool, Ike's Bistro makes for an enchanting experience. While the Mediterranean region is our main focus, our creative chefs have a passion for avant-garde fusion strongly inspired by Caribbean ingredients.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 340 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJenniferA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 30th anniversary and Father’s. A wonderful experience. Food, staff and entertainment was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate here while on our honeymoon and we had such a fantastic experience. Our waiter, Harold, was a delight and upon learning we were on our honeymoon, whipped us up a special island banana’s foster right at our table. We enjoyed the ambiance and the food was incredible!

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GeraldS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood here is amazing as well as the ceviche, outstanding! Service by Stephanie was impeccable and very knowledgeable about menu selections. The peach Mojito was perfect and the Creme Brûlée magical! We will return as the food was quite delicious and the presentation just beautiful ♥️

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NichelleM
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ike's was our first nice dinner out for our honeymoon! We tried to sit on the beach, but had a little trouble setting that up. Since we couldn't be on the beach, they did a fantastic job of setting up a gorgeous table by the pool.
The food was phenomenal and our server, Stephanie, was wonderful! She was knowledgable, attentive, and had a great sense of humor. We really enjoyed our experience at Ike's.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never again

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vipfoodiefan
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We’re both 100 % whole food plant based. We’ve eaten here a fair amount and we will continue going

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jerseygirl
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about this wonderful restaurant...and our waitress, Stephanie, put the icing on the cake! Making another reservation right now ☺️

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FayeJ
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ikes is one of our favorite restaurants in Aruba. We frequent them several times during our stay. Alex was a great server. My husband had their seafood melody which was excellent; I had the fish special over delicious mashed potatoes. Atmosphere, food and drinks were terrific. Thanks for another great experience.

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vipJosie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived and were greeted by the hostess. Seated by the pool with Palm trees swaying.
The staff is amazing! Our waitress was lovely. Bartender great mix drinks. The shrimp risotto was the best. My husband had fresh fish prepared perfect. I ordered Filet mignon with peppercorn sauce mashed potatoes fresh vegetable was delicious.
Thank you to the staff at Ike's for a wonderful dinner.
See you soon!

Peter and Jo

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David
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience all around with wonderful food presentation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service and atmosphere!

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JulieG
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Ike’s was very nice. Could also order off the Chophouse menu. Seafood pasta was fabulous! Complimentary sample of the ginger soup was a nice touch, as was the lemoncillo at the end of the meal. I would go back.

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TomO
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Ike’s a few times every year. Always great food and daily specials!!

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vipLauriA
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been two years since we had the opportunity to dine at Ike’s and we were thrilled the food, service and ambiance are at their previous stellar levels. It was local night and we ordered the Chef’s tasting menu. The fish soup and croquettes with salad were hot, fresh and delicious. We followed this with the vegan Aruban dish and the shrimp salsa dish. The tres leches cake was the perfect ending. Shout - out to Annalibya and Justin for the great service.

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vipMarciaR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, service (Jason!! 💗) & food!!!
Can’t wait to go again!!

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SRegister
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Great vegan options. Awesome view of the beach but tables are poolside.

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Kristen
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing with the staff to match! Excellent vegan options for me and my husband who isn’t vegan loved his food and mine too!

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RanjanS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a great vegetarian option in Aruba. They offer innovative dishes both appetizers and main course along with a good selection of cocktails and wines. Worth a visit.

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DanW
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Grouper and snapper was dry and tough. Apparently over cooked

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PatriceK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had an amazing night at Ike’s. We LOVE the chefs special where the chef surprises you with the 4 course meal. We have done this twice now and both times, we thoroughly enjoyed each portion. Our server, Jason, was absent and when he was around he was a little awkward, but the other staff members definitely make up for it! Everyone else, including the chef, came to the table to explain the meal and make sure we were enjoying our unique experience. It is definitely something worth trying!

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Anne
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very happy to see so many vegetarian and vegan choices! I had a great birthday dinner with my daughters ♥

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JaniT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service on our night was slow and somewhat disoriented so as we were eating out that wasn’t the most optimal performance. Food and drinks were great and good sizes. Nice experience when combined with starlit sky but for the price/value combo there are better options in the island.

JP
vipJosephP
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter

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TonyaL
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous vegan meal. My daughter and I had the mushroom risotto, jackfruit salad and carrot ginger soup. Jason our waiter was great!

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Lazygympotato
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had the vegan menu and the food was very delicious. The cauliflower buffalo wings is a must try.
The service was also very good. The waiters were very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie our server is fantastic!!

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SergeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service, and a very nice vegan menu.

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NorbertB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie the server/waitress made the whole experience wonderful. She was fun and witty. The food was excellent, from appetizers down to dessert. The drinks were strong and flavorful. Highly recommended

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JesperS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great open air restaurant (covered). The service is in top and the food is exciting and perfectly cooked.

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vipVAAM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

First day in Aruba and I was excited about this restaurant because of their vegan menu and ambiance. I got there around 7:37... I wait about 20 minutes to get my drink, ordered a Lychee martini and it wasn’t good at all but I didn’t say anything because I don’t like to complaint, so I just didn’t order anymore. Then, I waited about 30 minutes to get my appetizer, another 30 minutes to get what was supposed to be my main course but I got another appetizer. So, I said to the waitress, just take it back and please bring me the main course I ordered, he took the wrong plate but then came back and said “you can have it” and I said are you sure (meaning I can have it for free)? And he said “yes”. I waited another 40 minutes to get my main course. I have never waited so much for food and I was solo.
I asked for the check and he charged for the wrong plate he brought me, doesn’t say anything just drops off the check. So I call him and pointed out the extra charge (his mistake) and his response was “I spoke to my manager and said I have to charge you” — at this point I am really upset, I have never waited so much for food and then have to pay for somebody else’s mistakes. So, I didn’t Have a good experience at this restaurant. The food is OK but it’s too pricey. I would never go back to eat and I wouldn’t recommend it. I was supposed to go to a cocktail bar after and I lost my reservation because I spent two hours at this restaurant just to get served two appetizers and one main dish (I only ordered one appetizer and one main dish). The restaurant wasn’t even that busy and there was a lot of waitresses on the floor.

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Sebastian
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been visiting Aruba for many years and love how the restaurants have been getting better and better over time. We tried a newer one the other night and highly recommend it. Ike's Bistro is in the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa. It is open air and really beautiful. Service was great, and most importantly, the food was awesome! My wife and I are vegetarian and they had a separate menu to accommodate us, but for non-vegetarians/vegan, the menu looked great as well. Enjoy!

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vipBillBros
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It is nice but an average hotel experience, our food was average, if you want a quiet night sitting by a pretty blue pool, this is what your looking for. Much better options in Aruba, like Que Pasa,

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vipFrunings
Des Moines
56 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another night and another outstanding meal!!

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vipFrunings
Des Moines
56 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have loved every meal and moment at Manchebo Beach Resort! Ike’s did not let us down. Great Covid protocols, excellent service and beautiful views!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great vegan menu. Overall great Svs. Could have been a little more attentive but great job/experience.

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CathyW
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our server was Gilkay..Carolina made our drinks..this was such a wonderful time. My husband had the rib eye..cooked perfectly. I had grouper and it was delicious..the cerviche had mango on top which gave it another level of delicious. Desert was berries and parfay..the cup was made out of chocolate. We sat pool side, the sunset was beautiful. They didn't just make us dinner, they made a memory. Thank you!!

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vipAmberkimba
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Quality of food overshadowed by how bad the service was. So slow over 2 hours for 2 people without alcohol & they were not busy. So disappointed as reviews were so good. Was going to come back to another restaurant there, but canceling after this experience. Won't be back.

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MaryA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

very small plates
beware of the word "salad"
its more like a garnish
presentation very nice
food delish but left hungry
waiter forgot spoon for soup and wine with dinner

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augustf
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is perhaps the most outstanding restaurant experience in Aruba. The setting is extraordinary, just off the beach at Manchebo. The staff was wonderful and kind and so friendly. The menu choices were a bit overwhelming since they let us choose from all their restaurant menus, but the food was incredible, as were the desserts. The vegan options were outstanding and creative -- and my wife, who is vegan, said it was the best restaurant during our stay by far. The non-vegan options were fantastic as well -- my second favorite food next to Yemanja, which I thought had slightly better food, although not the beachfront setting.
Thank you for a memorable evening.

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Ike's Bistro - Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa is rated 4.6 stars by 340 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.