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Caribbean Restaurant

The Islands

75 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
A small, sit-down restaurant in Prospect Heights serving up heaping portions of Jamaican dishes, like hearty, slow-simmered oxtail and rice and peas cooked with fresh herbs. They also have Stamp and Go—crispy saltfish also known as accras—served as an appetizer. Their jerk chicken and shrimp are coated in a spicy, nutty sauce. I love the Escovitch fish, which is typically a fried whole red snapper, served with a peppery vinegar sauce.
Shelley
Shelley
February 27, 2017

Tips from locals

Aundre
Aundre
August 10, 2018
A good Jamaican restaurant close by for dine in or take out.
Georgi
Georgi
November 13, 2019
Our favorite Jamaican restaurant in Brooklyn and the place that makes a definitive 'Jerk Chicken'. Just a short trot from the Franklin and Brooklyn Museum stops on the local train.
Melissa & Amir
Melissa & Amir
September 19, 2018
World-famous and can't-miss soul kitchen, the Islands offer unreal jerk chicken, curry vegetables, and so much more.
Lee
Lee
July 17, 2018
Authentic, excellent Caribbean/Jamaican food. It just got a great review in the NY Times too. Famous for jerk chicken and the roti and the Times reviewer loved the jerk shrimp. The vibe is nice. You have to wait a while for the food, so if you go in there and you are hangry, you might get…
Linnea
Linnea
April 23, 2018
best Jamaican food in the neighborhood. try the jerk chicken or the oxtail!

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Location
671 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone+1 718-398-3575
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 11:00 PM
Credit Cards
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
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