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Reviews from nymag.com
Posted by Kenya on 02/05/2013
The food taste like the chef loves what they are doing. It reminds me of a mother in the kitchen cooking for the family with love. I've been to the restaurant and its a little small so I had my food delivered. The delivery was very quick and the food was nice and fresh and hot My husband and I loved it!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/18/2012
Can't get enough of that funky stuff
Posted by Laniya Murray on 03/06/2012
It had cozy homy feel. While it was a little small it made me feel at home .The food was delish! The bread pudding is great and the service was nice . I highly reccomend the Calypso strimp .My overall expierience was excellent!
Posted by candice on 01/23/2012
First off they have too many ppl cooking but their curry shrimp is gd. place is way too small. sometimes after the cooks are gone the ladies dont come until after 3 or 4 pm by then i have chosen somplace else to have lunch
Posted by mssensual on 10/21/2011
I love the Islands.I love the oxtails they make me want to cry they are so good. I also can't resist the garlic shrimp..OMG! I love when the two sisters are there cooking together..Those women can cook. It should be against the law to cook such good carribean meals.
Posted by PrettyGirlDaRockStar on 07/20/2011
After swimming all day in the hot NY sun, I needed to replenish my body. So I did a google search and found Islands, which happened to be rated 4 stars and very close to my location. One of the reviews stated that the meat falls right off of the bone and let me tell you - it surely does! I am so glad I decided on this gem of a restaurant, while very small, Islands is definitely worth the trip to Brooklyn. & wouldn't you know it while I was there ordering my Oxtails, ABCTv called them to do a segment! Islands is on the map and a must-eat for me! I give this restaurant 4*'s, not because anything was wrong but because no one is perfect - & sadly I must say they didn't have the jerk chicken wings that I was dying to try because I know without a doubt they were going to melt in my mouth after setting it on fire!! Try Islands - you will not be disappointed.
Posted by NYC Native on 07/19/2011
Its not worth the hassle! Considering the food mecca that is New York – especially in BK, my advice is skip this place and go elsewhere! Islands restaurant looks like its in dire need for renovation. There are barely two seating options: Kitchen-front stool seating downstairs (which isn't really much of an option considering the small space) and theres a steep narrow stairway leading to table seating upstairs with very limited seating and head space as the ceilings are low (I had to duck).