Los Angeles

Ackee Bamboo Jamaican Cuisine
4305 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
90008

At the beautiful, 1920s planned community of Leimert Park in south L.A., a vibrant center for African-American arts and culture, you’ll find Ackee Bamboo. The restaurant is in Leimert Park Plaza, which is also home to the newly opened (and fantastic) Papillion Art Gallery. The space is simple but sweet, with pea green walls that don’t quite match the marbled green tables. Portions are large, with festival bread and plump plantains on the side. For an upcharge, you can substitute the steamed mixed vegetable with callaloo, amaranth greens from Jamaica similar to collard greens. Fresh juices, like the popular pineapple-ginger drink, complement the meal. 4305 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park; (323) 295-0043

 

Review By: LAweekly

This laid-back storefront spot serves Caribbean dishes such as jerk chicken, oxtail & curry shrimp.

 

Hours:

Tuesday
11AM–8PM

Wednesday
11AM–8PM

Thursday
11AM–8PM

Friday
11AM–9PM

Saturday
11AM–9PM

Sunday
11:30AM–6PM

Monday
Closed

 

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Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine
901 S Prairie Ave, Inglewood,
90301

Located in Inglewood, Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine’s Caribbean fare is freshly prepared with the flavorful, colorful ingredients of the islands. This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.

Delivery and takeout are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.

Make use of the ample parking near Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine. Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine.

Dining at Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine will set you back about $30 per person on average. So venture to Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine for some quality Caribbean fare. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Review By: Groupon

 

 

Unadorned, cafeteria-style establishment serving traditional Jamaican specialties.

 

 

Hours:

Tuesday
8AM–8PM

Wednesday
8AM–8PM

Thursday
8AM–8PM

Friday
8AM–10PM

Saturday
8AM–9PM

Sunday
8AM–10PM

Monday
8AM–8PM

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Derrick’s Jamaican Cuisine
6806 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
90045

Although many Jamaican dishes are healthy, there’s no denying there’s also a prevalence of salt, rich meats and starch. At Derrick’s, the menu includes a report of heart disease and obesity statistics among African-Americans and the benefit of healthier takes on traditional Jamaican meals. The “healing greens” side here is gently sautéed kale, the jerk options have a nice spice level (the heat accumulates), and in addition to the usual favorites like oxtails and brown stew there are plenty of vegetarian and salad options too. 6806 La Tijera Blvd., Westchester; (310) 641-7572;

 

Review By: LAweekly

 

Relaxed Jamaican joint with festive decor featuring traditional eats, with weekday lunch specials.

 

 

Hours

Tuesday
11AM–9PM

Wednesday
11AM–9PM

Thursday
11AM–9PM

Friday
11AM–10PM

Saturday
11AM–9PM

Sunday
11AM–9PM

Monday
11AM–9PM

Happy hours

4–7PM

 

 

 

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Donna’s Home Caribbean
12855 Prairie Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250
90250

Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you’ll have plenty of choices here.  Great homecooked food, delicious spices, super fast service. You can park your car in one of their many available spaces. For those who prefer to travel by bike, Donna’s Home Caribbean Restaurant is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.

 

Hours:

Tuesday
9AM–9PM

Wednesday
9AM–9PM

Thursday
9AM–9PM

Friday
9AM–10PM

Saturday
9AM–10PM

Sunday
Closed

Monday
9AM–9PM

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Front Page Jamaican Grille
1117 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA
90301

Many visitors stop by this tiny eatery because it’s near LAX, although it’s popular with locals as well. The extensive jerk options include chicken, pork, goat and sometimes chicken feet. The meats are a salty, tender indulgence, particularly the oxtails. The fish dishes here require planning ahead, since seafood orders must be placed 45 minutes in advance. The house-made hot sauce might be the biggest draw. This fresh and spicy Scotch bonnet and habanero blend is available for purchase by the bottle too. 1117 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood; (310) 216-9521;

Review By: LAweekly

 

 

Jerk chicken, oxtail & homemade ginger beer highlight the menu of this homey, vibrant Jamaican cafe.

 

Hours:

Tuesday
11AM–7PM

Wednesday
11AM–7PM

Thursday
11AM–7PM

Friday
11AM–7PM

Saturday
Closed

Sunday
Closed

Monday
11AM–7PM

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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

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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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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
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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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