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Jamaican Kitchen

Jamaica Kitchen has been simmering down south in the Sunset West Shopping Center for over 25 years. The owners seem to know most of the customers, a steady stream that stroll in, place their orders at the main counter, and exit bearing plastic grocery bags that can barely contain the foods' aromatics — all to an island beat that bounces about in the background. Diners eating in also transact their meals at the counter. The workers here, many of whom are family, couldn't be nicer. "Wi ah di bess!" is the motto, and when it comes to low-budget dining, the boast holds merit. Lunch and dinner are served all day, the latter of heftier portion and dished into larger containers. Don't miss the jerk pork or jerk chicken — or, for that matter, the juicy, hacked-up Chinese roast chicken with buoyant five-spice fireworks. Jamaican patties are topnotch too. All items are also available to go.
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Reservations: Not necessary
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Takeout
  • Delivery