The Islands

The Islands

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Karibisches Restaurant$$$$
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
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  • SageHerz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    SageSeptember 6, 2014
    Schon mehr als 5 Mal hier gewesen
    Jerk chicken, curry shrimp, calypso shrimp, stew chicken are all standouts. You really can't go wrong with anything here. The rice and peas that accompany most dishes is outstanding.
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    Beril EsenSeptember 6, 2015
    This beautiful place is not only awesome because it's byob, but due to the deliciousness of its spicy food. The calypso shrimp, jerk chicken, plantains, and roti skin were all amazing!
  • Peter C.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Peter CucèJuni 17, 2016
    Ridiculous huge portions of West Indian food in odd-shaped venue. Oxtail, jerk chicken, curried goat are faves so far. Really can't go wrong. I love the steamed cabbage and rice and peas. Possible MSG
  • Andrew L.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Andrew LimMai 13, 2015
    Cozy byob spot with very friendly staff. Food was so delicious. Order the jerk chicken and the oxtail. Come with sides of rice and peas, cooked cabbage, and a salad. Can't wait to go back
  • Barry Gottehrer R.
    The food is so good here, I get take out from here all the time! Surprisingly the take out tastes just as good as when you get it there, thats not the case for most places! Jerk chicken is the best!
  • Lily
    LilyMai 3, 2017
    Lucky Peach: "Portions are generous here: spicy, tender jerk chicken and curry goat come served on wide platters with plantains and coconut rice, most of them big enough to share."
  • Anne
    AnneAugust 16, 2013
    This place is as the reviews claim; genuine home cooking. Felt like I was back home. Great flavor, great portions, worth the trip. And as noted, it's truly a hole in the wall; limited seating.
  • Jana P.
    Jana PetersenApril 27, 2013
    Jerk chicken is a MUST. Portions are huge. Ambience is ... set to feel like you're in a really really small boat. And it's BYO. Wins all around. Hidden gem and will def be back.
  • Raphael L.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Jerk chicken, goat curry, Mac and cheese, plantains. Go there, right now. Order ahead, and sit on the steps of the Bk museum.
  • Helena W.
    Helena WongJanuar 2, 2014
    Still thinking about the jerk chicken and oxtail. Meat is oh so tender! Dining upstairs is def an experience. BYOB!
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    Generous portions (a "small" plate is plenty) of chicken, shrimp, goat, and oxtail come with rice and salads, an authentic and delicious low-frills meal. Mehr erfahren
  • Damian B.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Damian BayonaJuni 22, 2015
    Call in and order take out. Not much space at the restaurant. Everything curried is good. Get extra cabbage on the side as that stuff is dooooope.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoFebruar 22, 2015
    This tiny eatery has a pint-sized dining area, but the flavors and portions they put out are nothing to scoff out. Get the Jerk Chicken with Rice and Beans; a large will be enough for two meals.
  • LaTanya B.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Quaint. Authentic. Delicious. Spicy. Savory. Curry shrimp. Jerk chicken. Mac & Cheese. Do it.
  • Zac Z.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Zac ZellersMai 2, 2016
    tiny cash-only 4-seat spot (sometimes with service upstairs) serving fine curry and jerk dishes. it just *feels* good to be here with someone on a warm sunny afternoon.
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    Gabriel HayesAugust 26, 2015
    Its a hard debate whether this or Glady's is better. They are the two best Caribbean places I have been to in Prospect Heights - Crown Heights, in Brooklyn & in New York City.
  • Sha S.
    Sha SugandaOktober 29, 2013
    One of the tastiest Jerk Chicken I've ever had! Oxtail was also delicious.... Def going back!
  • Tristan L.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Tristan LewisMai 17, 2016
    Incredible experience. I'm Jamaica and I can attest that this spot is truly authentic. I'd definitely visit again!
  • Liana L.
    Liana LauDezember 4, 2011
    Schon mehr als 5 Mal hier gewesen
    FAVORITE restaurant. The Islands man is super wonderful and generous, though he has a pretty thick accent. The food is delicious, too. :D Mmm stewed oxtails & calypso shrimp ...
  • Lisa S.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Lisa SchreibmanJanuar 26, 2018
    Ignore the menu and ask what is ready. There is always a chicken and a veg dish ready.
  • Bob R.
    Bob RutledgeMai 24, 2015
    Head to the kitty-corner bodega and grab a couple of Red Stripe beer before settling in at the upstairs dining room for Amazing jerk chicken.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The sweet ladies that run this teeny tiny space are serving up some of the best Jerk Chicken and the Curry Goat around. Don’t rush here as you’re now on Island time.
  • Charles F.
    Charles FordeApril 17, 2014
    Best Jamaican food in Brooklyn. Try the fried dumplings. Better than my mother's. Don't tell her I said that.
  • Maya B.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Maya BruckMärz 30, 2015
    Everyone's right -- the jerk chicken is amazing. Get it. A large was more than my husband and I could finish.
  • Gabriel H.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Gabriel HayesJuni 20, 2015
    A whole in the wall on Washington Ave. One of the best hidden gems in the Prospect Heights / Crown Heights area.
  • Cicely O.
    Cicely OaksAugust 18, 2013
    Oxtails were delicious. Ideal seating area is outside its a little cramped upstairs.
  • Gabriel H.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Gabriel HayesJuni 20, 2015
    Ranked by many as the best Caribbean food in Brooklyn. I have no reason to disagree. So amazing.
  • Saarim Z.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Saarim ZamanJuly 14, 2016
    Jerk chicken is awesome. But the baked mac and cheese is next level.
  • Noah X.
    Noah XifrAugust 25, 2012
    Its all luvly homestyle cookin here, jerk chkn roti w gr8 spice. Finally tried the mac & cheese well baked. Must. Have. More. Mac&cheeesy.
  • illyHerz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    illyJanuar 14, 2017
    Still dreaming bout the jerk chicken, oxtail, and baked mac n' cheese 😍 Literally licked the plate clean.
  • Nick A.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Nick AndlingerOktober 24, 2016
    Spicy and authentic. Will be back ASAP.
  • TBernie Talks Beauty
    TBernie Talks BeautyNovember 24, 2011
    The real taste of Jamaica! Faves: Stamp And Go, Soups, Garlic Shrimp Salad, Calypso Shrimp, Jerk Lamb, Steamed Snapper, Pineapple Cheesecake
  • Gabriel H.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Gabriel HayesJuni 20, 2015
    Great Caribbean food near the Brooklyn museum. Limited seating but great for takeout.
  • Jess B.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Jess ButlerOktober 4, 2015
    Enjoyed a spicy and delicious plate of jerk shrimp and got a lesson on hot peppers from the amazing chef.
  • Lisa R.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Lisa RayleSeptember 7, 2015
    The brown stew chicken with rice and peas was delicious, very satisfying. The jerk was too spicy for my taste.
  • Kristina P.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Kristina PFebruar 25, 2018
    jerk chicken, oxtail, garlic shrimp were all sooo good. also it’s BYOB!!!
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    WEI WEIApril 4, 2016
    The best jerk shrimp I've had. Very small shop with a couple of tables upstairs.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMärz 19, 2013
    Service is slow but worth the wait for enormous servings of some of the city's best Caribean food.
  • Adrian M.
    Adrian MangelSeptember 7, 2014
    Sit outside, great lemonade and amazing jerk chicken
  • Steve S.
    Steve SMärz 4, 2012
    PLEASE DON'T COME HERE!! The place is small, and if you're here, you'll get in my way! Srsly, the food is full-on amazing. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Mehr erfahren
  • Lynn H.
    Lynn HuAugust 14, 2013
    Certain items are sold out on some days so ask before you try to make decision. Also, small plate is actually huge!
  • Joshua T.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Joshua TuscanApril 29, 2016
    The rice alone is worth it. Tiny spot, get takeout or free delivery.
  • Gabriel H.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Gabriel HayesAugust 27, 2015
    The plantains are amazing. Nice long strips seasoned perfectly.
  • Sam G.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Sam GilDezember 11, 2016
    Oxtail is perfect but price increased. Everything is great...bring a bottle of wine.
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    Andrea ReneeAugust 31, 2015
    It's just amazing. Great food and service. calypso shrimp is amazing
  • Amira B.
    Amira BlissAugust 24, 2012
    The most amazing jerk chicken ever. Take out orders are prioritized over dine-in orders. I think you know what to do.
  • Ru C.
    Ru ChungNovember 28, 2015
    The ox tail!! Best in the area. The hour of operations are wacky though.
  • Zac S.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Zac SniderApril 23, 2014
    Hole in the wall spot. But so so good. Chicken falls off the bone.
  • Mallory N.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Mallory NapolitanoSeptember 19, 2016
    Slow service but great food and HUGE portions. BYOB and cash only, super cute but tiny place
  • Gabriel H.Herz-Symbol auf Nutzerbild
    Gabriel HayesJuly 29, 2015
    The mac & cheese is very good. Substitute it for the rice for $2.
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