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The Islands

€€ - €€€Caribbean, Jamaican
803 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6104
+1 718-398-3575
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“Charming, welcoming place + DELICIOUS food”
2 Mar 2018
“Not just good but Damn Good!”
Closed Now
Caribbean, Jamaican
€€ - €€€
803 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6104
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve never even tasted oxtail, much less Jamaican food, but was willing to give it a go based upon my friend’s recommendation for lunch at The Islands. I can’t believe how fabulous this meal was. Tender meat seasoned perfectly just fell off the bone onto...More

Thank Ceresa S
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful down to earth comfortable atmosphere! Original food prepared by delightful people. Keeping the tradition alive!Gotta have the Lamb!!!!! So good! Lemonade is very good!

Thank richardheinsl
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I treated myself to a hefty serving of Jamaican oxtail and wasn't disappointed. Sure it was oily, but man, it was g-o-o-d to the bones! I also carried out an order of jerk chicken and loved it just the same! It was a little too...More

1  Thank L F
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Was there last week with a couple of friends. The place has a nice vibe, like you are home. Food portions are great and food tastes even better!

1  Thank Antonio33133
Reviewed 1 May 2016

basics: for lunch i believe it is take-out only. For dinner, there is sit-down service but it is very no-frills. This is a long-time local place, and they focus on what they do well (food) and it is excellent. Don't expect service that you would...More

1  Thank Nick C
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I am from the islands, I love the islands, and I love my island food. They make magic with very limited space (I take it to go) and the smell when you walk in or simply walk by is freaking amazing! Now, they are slightly...More

1  Thank Ms_Akilah
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Crown Heights is fast becoming one of the best neighborhoods to eat in Brooklyn. Crown Heights has a diverse culinary scene that has restaurants for all different budgets. It seems like every day new and exciting restaurants are opening but Islands is one of the...More

Thank Spyro M
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

The rice was gummy and not in a tasty way. The oxtails were not cooked enough and the gravy was greasy. The vegetables were overcooked. Sorrel was great.

1  Thank Terrea M
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We have been to this restaurant a handful of times and each time we go in with elevated expectations, yet the food and the experience of down-home Caribbean cooking is not to be questioned. The ambiance is simple, some small tables upstairs, but it is...More

1  Thank JJ-BrownstoneBklyn
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

This was our third time visiting the Islands. Our daughter performs with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra at the Brooklyn Museum. Whenever she performs we always enjoy a post concert dinner upstairs at the Islands. We have always been delighted with the cuisine and the service....More

1  Thank lollydolly2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 803 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6104
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-398-3575
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