Restaurants

Hungry Joe’s Jamaican Restaurant
1100 N La Brea Ave #100, Inglewood, CA
90302

Hungry Joe’s Restaurant known as L.A’s best tasting Jamaican food
Gilda Byers, L. Johnson Food Critc and Reviewer, CaribPress News-magazine, 01/09/13

It wasn’t long before word got around the community that Hungry Joe’s was a really good spot serving up a reputation for great-tasting authentic Jamaican meals. Among the most popular orders to date are Jerk Chicken and Oxtail dinners.

In June of 2000, Chef Wylton Distin located an abandoned restaurant on 1100 N. La Brea Avenue in Inglewood, California that blossomed into a thriving food eatery.

Traveling along La Brea corridor just north of Centinela, is a walk-up and order restaurant with two small bench tables with limited indoor seating and a table with two chairs outside called “Hungry Joes Burgers & Jamaican Restaurant”.

It began as an all hamburger spot that bloomed into a taste for the Jamaican palate.

Review By: Carib Press

 

 

Hours:

Tuesday
9AM–8:30PM

Wednesday
9AM–8:30PM

Thursday
9AM–8:30PM

Friday
9AM–8:30PM

Saturday
9AM–8:30PM

Sunday
Closed

Monday
9AM–8:30PM

3106749510
Island Spice Jamaican Restaurant
6109 University Ave, San Diego, CA
92102

Located in San Diego, Island Spice Jamaican's Caribbean fare is freshly prepared with the flavorful, colorful ingredients of the islands. Looking for healthy and low-fat eats? No problem. Island Spice Jamaican has both. Got kids? No problem at Island Spice Jamaican! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together. The large dining space at Island Spice Jamaican provides quick and easy seating options for large groups. Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Island Spice Jamaican, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.

Avoid playing the waiting game and call ahead for a table. Island Spice Jamaican offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. You can call it in, then carry it out.

Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Island Spice Jamaican is located near both options. Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.

Your turn to pay the bill? Island Spice Jamaican's low prices make it easy to enjoy great food without relying on credit cards. Island Spice Jamaican accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards. Island Spice Jamaican dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal. So if you love the aroma of island fare, catch some of the best Caribbean at Island Spice Jamaican.

 

 

Restaurant offering heaping plates of Jamaican eats like fried plantains, curry goat & jerk chicken.

 

Hours

Tuesday
10AM–8PM

Wednesday
10AM–8PM

Thursday
10AM–8PM

Friday
10AM–8PM

Saturday
10AM–8PM

Sunday
10AM–6PM

Monday
10AM–8PM

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Juicy’s Natraliart  Jamaican Restaurant
3426 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
90018

This long-standing Jamaican classic servers harder-to-find traditional dishes like fish tea soup and mannish water (goat organ soup). They also make a buttery Ital stew, the Rastafarian veggie dish that is made without salt or meat (the name comes from "vital"). The owner, who goes by Jucy because of his juicing passion, also offers a long list of fresh beverages including a creamy carrot juice made with milk and subtle spices. 3426 W. Washington Blvd., Arlington Heights; (323) 732-8865. 

 

Caribbean standards served in hefty portions at this modest cafe with a colorful island mural.

 

 

Hours:

Tuesday
9AM–9PM

Wednesday
9AM–9PM

Thursday
9AM–9PM

Friday
9AM–9PM

Saturday
9AM–9PM

Sunday
Closed

Monday
Closed

 

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Kingston 11 Cuisine
2270 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
94612

For a blend of Jamaican and Californian flavors using local and organic ingredients, take a trip to the Caribbean oasis at Kingston 11 Cuisine in Oakland. Local artisans gather together to supply simply-prepared fresh-food in sustainable surroundings in San Mateo at 31st Union. Our last dining destination serves a Cal-Indian menu that combines classical French cooking techniques with fresh local ingredients at The Campton Place Restaurant in San Francisco.

 

Classic Jamaican fare, such as a jerk chicken & curried goat, & cocktails in a warm colorful space.

 

Hours:

Tuesday
11AM–2PM, 5–10PM

Wednesday
11AM–2PM, 5–10PM

Thursday
11AM–2PM, 5–10PM

Friday
11AM–2PM, 5–10PM

Saturday
5–10PM

Sunday
11AM–4PM

Monday
Closed

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La Bamba Restaurant
2600 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA
91504

La Bamba is a casual island cuisine restaurant that serves fresh, authentic caribbean flavors in an atmosphere that'll make you feel like you're on vacation. Try one of our combination plates, burritos, tacos or salads!

 

Long-standing restaurant dishing out hearty portions of Caribbean soul food in a casual setting.

 

Hours:

Tuesday
11AM–9PM

Wednesday
11AM–9PM

Thursday
11AM–9PM

Friday
11AM–9PM

Saturday
11AM–9PM

Sunday
11AM–9PM

Monday
11AM–9PM

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LA Jerk Shack
1300 Centinela Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302
90232

Hot & Spicy Caribbean Tacos, Burritos, Wings, Salads & Rice Bowls.

Chicken Joint · Fast Food Restaurant · Food & Beverage Company

Hours:
Tuesday 11AM–8PM
Wednesday 11AM–8PM
Thursday 11AM–8PM
Friday 11AM–8PM
Saturday 12–8PM
Sunday Closed
Monday 11AM–8PM

www.jerkspotla.com
3108151160
Laylah’s Patty & Jerk
3160 Main St, San Diego, CA
92113

Great Jamaican curry chicken savory oxtail & butter beans hot &spicy Jamaican jerk pork appetizer Jamaican beef patties available in jerk chicken or calalooo Jamaican spinach enjoy your meal with a refreshing ting grapefruit soda or a spicy ginger beer for dessert take a slice or our rum cupcakes fruitcake infused with rum n spices laylahs now that's spice..

 

 

This compact, brightly painted Jamaican eatery features classic dishes such as jerk & curried meats.

 

Hours:

Tuesday
9AM–8PM

Wednesday
9AM–8PM

Thursday
9AM–8PM

Friday
9AM–8PM

Saturday
9AM–8PM

Sunday
Closed

Monday
9AM–8PM

6192695937
Lee’s Caribbean Restaurant
1041 Prairie Ave #5, Inglewood, CA 90301
90301

In a quiet strip mall in Inglewood, Lee's is brightly lit and has a few tables and stools (though most orders are carry-out) and a wall of shelves featuring Jamaican pantry wares such as festival bread mix and browning essence. The Jamaican rum cake here is made by the owner’s wife, and it is exceptional – moist and intoxicating, spicy and dark. They often feature cow’s foot on the menu, a velvety, beefy mess rich with bone marrow. If the gelatinous texture is too much for you to finish a whole plate, use the leftovers in a soup to get an amazingly rich broth or just order the cow's foot soup. 1041 Prairie Ave., Inglewood; (310) 419-6550.

 

Unadorned counter serve featuring traditional Jamaican specialties & Caribbean groceries.

 

Hours:

Tuesday
8AM–9PM

Wednesday
8AM–9PM

Thursday
8AM–9PM

Friday
8AM–10PM

Saturday
8AM–10PM

Sunday
8AM–7PM

Monday
8AM–9PM

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Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant & Market  
1036 1/2 S Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
90019

The atmosphere of this place is very nice. Cozy, warm and pleasant. Decorations of Ethiopian culutural aartifacts are so interesting. Most importantly the food is excellent. Fresh, healthy and organic. Many options for vegetarians and vegans including gluten free injera. Also the array of coffee (buna) options are a nice touch after a hearty meal. The owner is friendly and remembers my favorite dish. Great experience every time I go there!

 

Artifact-filled Ethiopian cafe serving eat-with-your-hands combo plates, beer & veggie choices.

 

Hours:

Tuesday
11AM–2AM

Wednesday
11AM–2AM

Thursday
11AM–2AM

Friday
11AM–2AM

Saturday
11AM–2AM

Sunday
11AM–2AM

Monday
11AM–2AM

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Miss Ollie’s
901 Washington St, Oakland, CA
94607

 

These days, though, any East Bay fried-chicken conversation is incomplete without a mention of Miss Ollie’s, chef Sarah Kirnon’s Afro-Caribbean restaurant in Old Oakland that opened in December.

The lightly breaded, herb-stuffed and skillet-prepared fried chicken ($14) leaves you feeling light and is worthy of many more paragraphs of praise. But the conversation about Miss Ollie’s goes far past fried chicken.

Kirnon was raised in Barbados by her maternal grandmother, Miss Ollie, the head cook at a sugar plantation. Her photo hangs above the kitchen, and Kirnon credits the restaurant’s early success in part to the late Miss Ollie watching over the place. Kirnon combined the lessons gleaned from her grandmother with the skills she picked up in kitchens from Toronto to London to San Francisco, where she was chef at the Front Porch in Bernal Heights from 2006 to 2009 before moving on to the now-closed Hibiscus, a Southern food spot in Oakland.

 

Counter-serve cafe with a menu of Caribbean soul food, picnic tables, colorful decor & island vibes.

 

Hours:

Tuesday
11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–9:30PM

Wednesday
11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–9:30PM

Thursday
11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–9:30PM

Friday
5:30–10:30PM, 11:30PM–12AM

Saturday
12AM–3PM, 5:30–10:30PM

Sunday
Closed

Monday
Closed

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