Oakland

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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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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