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    Shirley's Coffee Shop: Breakfast and diner

    by DSwede Updated Feb 18, 2011

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    Shirley's is a decent quality diner and coffee shop. While there are countless options for lunch and dinner, there are few places on the island that offer late-night or breakfast at a reasonable quality/price.

    Shirley's is has a good breakfast menu for ~$8 if you are like me and cannot afford the overpriced buffet at the Hyatt!

    Favorite Dish: The menu has sandwiches, steaks, chop suey & many other Asian style dishes, seafood, but also eggs, pancakes, omelets, etc. for breakfast.

    Breakfasts within budget

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  • Red Box Express at the World Resort: Best Lunch Deal on Saipan

    by zenpiper Written Sep 13, 2010

    The Red Box is a small, 20-table restaurant in the World Resort, on Beach Road, Susupe, Saipan. It is one of the little treasures that few people know about, since a table is always available.

    The provide a small, but wonderful buffet, with complimentary tea (or water). The salad offerings are limited to lettuce, dressing, bacon bits and croutons, but for a no-frills salad, it's fine. There are also other cold salad offerings next to it.

    The entrees include rice (often Chamorro, or spiced), fresh mahi-mahi in sauce, chicken (offered different ways depending on the day), Japanese soups, beef or pork, and an Italian dish - usually spaghetti with sauces that vary each day.

    The food is hearty and good, and of course you may go back to the buffet as many times as you like. But save room for the dessert! There is always a plate of fresh fruit, petit fours, and other little pasteries that one would usually never find at a $7.99 buffet.

    The main dining room at the World Resort also has a big buffet, for 3 times the price - it is also noisy. The Red Box is a quiet refuge for grownups who want to eat some good, simple fare and spend a relaxing lunch-hour.

    Favorite Dish: The pasta dishes are usually extremely good - no matter what they have.

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  • Amigo Pizza: Terrific pizza!

    by zenpiper Written Sep 13, 2010

    Amigo Pizza, located on Beach Road on Saipan, is the newest and best pizza parlor on the island. It is run by a Korean couple who learned the art of pizza making back home.

    Their pizzas are made fresh to order and, although a little pricey, are worth it. Jun and Mun do their best to make whatever you want.

    They also offer Korean pizza, with bulgogi and other Korean toppings. But they still have the requisite pepperoni, mushroom, peppers and so on. They do not have sausage or meatballs, however. Still, there are plenty of other options.

    Order one of their giant $20.00 pizzas and they will include a free 1.25 litre of Sprite or Coke.

    Favorite Dish: Pepperoni and mushroom pizza with oregano.

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  • Poon's: An Amazing Pot of Beef

    by zenpiper Written Sep 13, 2010

    Poon's is the best Chinese and Indonesian restaurant in Saipan.

    What convinced me was a steaming hot iron pot of beef chunks in a savory sauce. The flavor is unique and so good I could have stopped there.

    It's a little more upscale than most of the Chinese restaurants on Saipan, but the food is reasonably priced and the service is extremely good.

    Each day Poon's offers a prix-fixe lunch, with a wide variety of selections. At $4.50, which includes soup, rice and an entree, how can one miss? The chicken chop suey is terrific.

    Favorite Dish: Beef pot. It's just heaven.

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  • Sunny's Cafe: No atmosphere, but the food is wonderful

    by zenpiper Written Sep 13, 2010

    A smiling woman named Sunny operates a small Chinese restaurant on lower Beach Road in San Antonio, Saipan. It's a small place, next to a giant laundromat.

    The food is extremely good, and is a wonderful value. The fried rice is unbeatable, as is the Dry Spicy Chicken, the Honey Shrimp (!) and beef with noodles. The tilapia is brought sizzling to your table.

    Everything is freshly prepared and is served hot.

    For the Westerners, Sunny has plenty of forks!

    There are no napkins, but a box of Kleenex sits on each table.

    Favorite Dish: Honey shrimp. I just can't get enough of this stuff!

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  • Bobby Cadillac's: Were they supposed to be french frieds?

    by zenpiper Updated Sep 13, 2010

    If you like food that has been sitting around for a few hours, Bobby Cadillac's on Beach Road in Garapan, Saipan, is the place! Come in the afternoon and enjoy a cup of coffee that is 5 hours old! Mention it to the waitress and she will say, "I'll make a note of that." No offer to make fresh, nor a refund. Here, they do not care.

    Like small greasy burgers (except for the gigantic $10.00 offering)? You will find so much grease, it could run your car for a week!

    Like old potato salad? This is the place! The french fries had sat so long that they turned into crunchy potato sticks.

    To be fair, the pizza is pretty good. But the burgers and side dishes are to be avoided. Bottom line: they don't care.

    Favorite Dish: Pizza.

    It's hard to mess it up. At Bobby C's - its expensive but pretty good.

    And after an extremely long wait, you will be so hungry that you will barely taste it.

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  • Oleai Beach Bar and Grill: Don't bother...

    by wex416 Written Sep 10, 2009

    My opinion is that the waitresses, no waiters, and the chef are not very accommodating. I ordered a mashed potato and gravy dish and what they brought me was a smashed baked potato, I mean, it still had the skin in the dish, what kind of homemade mashed potato is that? I asked kindly for the waitress to bring it back to the chef and have him remove the skin, rather than doing that, they just canceled the order, that was the worst customer service response I have ever had. Before that, I came in asking a waitress named Susan for a table for 12 and she completely looked over me and entertained the next guest who was BEHIND me, who was a male Caucasian by the way, with one other person and seat the TWO of them, two to twelve, how rude! She took their orders first and sat them first, and to make things worse, when she was actually taking our order she was going back and forth to another table. I would say that their waitresses are not properly trained in customer service and their chef isn't properly trained either. The only good thing about this restaurant is the buck-a-taco!

    Favorite Dish: the dollar tacos

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    Bobby Cadillac's: Sandwich and Grill

    by DSwede Updated Apr 8, 2009

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    Bobby Cadillac's is an American style sandwich, grill and pizza restaurant. The menu is on the wall, and once you decide, walk up and order. The servers will then bring your food out to your table when it is ready.

    Favorite Dish: The deli style sandwiches, like the Black Forest Ham are good. The pizza is also good for ~2 people.

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    Thai House: Good food and recommended by the locals

    by DSwede Written Apr 8, 2009

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    Spending some time with locals having lived on the island for 13 years, Thai House is a favorite of theirs. The atmosphere is slightly elegant, but the prices are reasonable. The food was delicious and service professional.

    Favorite Dish: We sampled several different dishes, but all were good. The shrimp was great, as was the Phad Thai, and the Phad Nham in oyster sauce!

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    Revolving Restaurant 360: Great view and good food

    by DSwede Updated Apr 7, 2009

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    The Marianas Business Plaza had been closed for some time, then renovated. They turned on the lights and the 1/2-HP motor on the revolving floor and the place started spinning as if it never been turned off.

    The restaurant makes its 360-degree rotation about once an hour. If you manage to visit during dusk and sunset, the views are quite spectacular.

    Favorite Dish: There is a fully functional bar that serves good cocktails and wine. They have occasional wine tastings and events, so maybe call ahead or just show up and be lucky.

    The food is of high quality and moderate price. We had salads, calamari, escargot, and grilled fish... all were very good!

    View from the 360

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  • mexicana: gotta love the mexican rice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by procyon Written May 5, 2008

    it's food is delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the walls are painted beautifully and the yummiest dish is the mexicana special!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Favorite Dish: mexicana special! it is so delicious tha t i will burst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Pacific Islands Club Hotel: Terrible Buffett

    by pgj579 Written Jul 16, 2007

    This Buffett cost about $30 per person and was absolutely terrible. If you are from the states, Ryan's or Old Country Buffett fare is better than what was served at the Pacific Islands Club. The hamburger patties were so undercooked and cold it was enough to make you sick. There was a very small selection of food. It was noisey, and appeared to be oriented towards children, but who would really want to spend $30 on terrible buffett food for their kids?

    Favorite Dish: Nothing.

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    Oleai Beach Bar & Grill: "Home of the Green Flash"

    by MizL Written Dec 24, 2005

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    Place isn't too big, but it's a favorite for many people because of its vicinity next to the beach or the food! A place that serves dollar-tacos, and at night, serve yourself up at the bar or sing with the band.

    Oleai Beach Bar & Grill on a Saturday afternoon It's only our 2nd time to eat here.
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