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    help Blossoms Restaurant

    For those of you that are planning a trip to Aruba, please make a dinner reservation at Blossoms. They are having a bit of a tough time now that the RIU has moved in and business is not what it was when it was the Westin.

    The Westin would give their all inclusive customers a $25 credit per person to use at Blossoms. That helped offset the cost of the dinner so there was minimal extra expense. The RIU offered to pay Blossoms $10 per person for each of their guests who wanted to eat dinner at the restaurant. Blossoms refused as this would not cover their costs, however, they are offering RIU guests 10% off their dinner as an incentive.

    Needless to say, business is down and they are struggling. The restaurant had signed a 20 year lease just prior to the selling of the Westin and Blossoms would love to be able to relocate. There is a court case pending over the situation and I remember the owner telling me about it a few years back. All the stores were offered a buyout except Blossoms. They were trying to squeeze them out so they could have the space for themselves without having to pay off the 20 year lease. All sorts of tactics were tried while the RIU was under construction to try and get Blossoms to close (like not letting them put up a big sign outside on the building saying they were still open for business).

    So everyone, please make a reservation at Blossoms for Sushi, Chinese or Japanese and let's support a long established business. BTW, there is (once again) pressure to allow more all inclusive resorts to be built on the island. Originally, the Government said no but it seems they are starting to relent. Business owners are trying to lobby the Government not to let this happen.

    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    I always wanted to try Blossoms but it never made my list. Next trip. As for all inclusive, I don't knock it but Aruba has so many fine restaurants that it would be shameful if business went down because of more AI.

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    Blossoms is delicious and a lovely atmosphere.
    We have not been there in probably 4 or 5 years.

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    I will make sure I get there next week or the week after!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    We love Blossoms and have gone there several times. The Grand kids especially enjoyed the Japanese section and "partaking" in the food prep.
    We hope to visit there again in early August.

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    We have been to Blossoms and love it. The food is excellent and service is outstanding!

    We went back in 2014 and they didn't have any air on in the restaurant, just fans going. We ended up leaving due to it being super hot inside. We were sad that we could not enjoy another dinner at Blossoms.

    I wasn't sure if they were still open so this is good news to hear that they are indeed open. I hope we can make a visit there in August.
    8th trip to Aruba!

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    We eat there 2 times each trip. We have done the teppanyaki grills but prefer the Chinese section. It is very relaxing and the food is great. They have a huge wall photo of the great wall of china that goes completely around the room. It makes us feel like we are in the middle of it. Very relaxing. The food is excellent as is the service. My favorite is the garlic beef but everything I have tried has been good. You can park for free at the Antilla Riu. The parking lot is the same one you use to go to their casino. There is a guard shack that is not always manned but if it is, you just tell him you are going to the restaurant or casino and you go in.

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    I will make sure to go when I am there in the next two weeks, I love there food. dick.
    Next Aruba trip in

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    have never been but will make a point of going in november !! thanks for the info
    ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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    We really like the Japanese. The early bird special is really good value and usually they will let you do a 6:30pm reservation and get the early bird special, just ask ahead of time. The whole dinner is quick, 1 hour and 15 minutes. We go at least once a trip. We found last year they weren't as busy as in previous years but that is understandable under the circumstances. Previously many of their customers came from the Westin Hotel. Its sad that they have been treated this way. So happy that people seem so receptive to helping them out.
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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