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Shi-loh Jamaican Restaurant

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Scarborough Sreet, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
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Southport, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Our family was here several times some years ago and the atmosphere, food and music was great. But this time the food was still goodand the owner is very friendly but the atmosphere of the restaurant was a bit of a let down.

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Armidale NSW
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I've never had the opportunity of eating Jamaican food before but this little restaurant is a winner. Gluten free options, we shared two dishes between us plus rice, and were SO full. That was a pity because we would have liked to squeeze in another one.

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Thank SylviaFysch
Greater Hobart, Australia
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick bite on the way to an event we were attending. They stock my favourite alcoholic ginger beer and also Red Stripe beer (another Jamaican favourite). We wished we could gave stayed and chatted with the wonderful staff longer. The savoury pancake snack we ordered as a take-away was delicious.

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Thank BinaOnABudget
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Excellent food great service and great vibe love the music would recommend to all for the Jamaican experience, very satisfied

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Thank Melissa M
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

This place has plenty of atmosphere, decorated with a whole lot of rasta-ness, and a bit of mood lighting, reggae playing n the background, you almost expect Bob Marley to step out from the kitchen and offer you a spot of kaya. Food-wise, what we had was flavoursome, the fritters we had for entree were delicious, though the main dish... More 

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Thank JayY1963
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95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Nice environment & good restaurant for a meal,too.Despite the Jamacian theme,I enjoyed the music very much!I mean,I'm not Jamacian by culture but as I enjoy a lot sampling all forms of multi-cultural foods,this is a great place to try if you've not tested out the Jamacian style.

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Thank Aviva B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

Delicious and hearty dinner. Felt like being in someone's home, not a restaurant which I thoroughly enjoyed as the chef/waiter more than happy to talk about the menu.

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Thank Ali W
Gold Coast
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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

We dined here one Thursday evening. The early warning signs were that when we arrived, there was no one there and the owner was next door chatting to his neighbour. He strolled in, with a sandwiches in hand. As he welcomed us (by asking if we wanted the air con on) he unwrapped his sandwich and ate it - in... More 

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gold coast
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

The food here is great, service is casual, with the owner/chef often going through what is on the menu with you. Have visited many times with family, interstate and overseas visitors and always one of the best meals that we or our friends have ever had.

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Thank fuifuimoimo i
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

My partner and I eyed up this restaurant as we travelled down the Gold Coast and were glad we came back to it. The waiter/owner is super friendly and goes out of his way to have a chat and talk about the menu. The coconut bread to start is delicious and I'd love the recipe! My fish curry was so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$22
Cuisine
Caribbean, Jamaican
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scarborough Sreet, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Southport

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?