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Posted by New jersey on 10/04/2012
The restaurant needs to hire a new cook! The most unappetizing food I've ever eaten in my life. They are very pricey and yet the service and the food are very poor.
Posted by anonymous on 01/20/2012
i was very excited to find this place. i am haitian-american and even though I live in a very haitian neighborhood there's no place to get any griot, lumbi or legume anywhere near me. kombit being only a short subway ride away seemed a god send. I set out with hope in my heart. unfortunately i came home crestfallen. I had the griot with rice and beans and fried plantains. it was good not great. my mom and aunt make much better griot. kombit's was all these fatty pebble sized pieces of pork. the rice and beans were a tad flavorless (there are no salt cellars on the tables). the plantains were perfect though - crispy and jus' plain delish. i'm not giving up though. i'll go back and try something else next time. i really need a place near me that serves this comfort food from my childhood.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/13/2010
I am Haitian. I have eatin' there, twice. The food is ok. It's so sad that this is what New Yorkers will turn to when they want to experience our food. Labadee Manoir in Queens serves food that is a hell of a lot better. Unfortunately, the service there is atrociously slow, the atmosphere is gloomy, and the servers are very nice. Take the food to go, expect to wait 45 minutes to pick when you order. The owners of Kombit should steal the chef or cook from that place. KriK! Krak! in Manhattan is a little better than Kombit. Go to Queens or Manhattan. This place does not truly represent good Haitian food.
Posted by Dee on 03/30/2010
I visited this restaurant based on a recommendation when I wanted some Griot.I had tasted it once and had to find it again.Kombit didnt disappoint. I took out my dish the first time and went back with friends for a bday celebration the 2nd and my friend who is Haitian and was the bday girl gave a big thumbs up. I see nothing wrong with the decor and the food is great. Service was slow but I figured it was because they were preparing the food as ordered cause it was fresh and hot.That I dont mind waiting for. The owner was very hospitable and reminisced about Haiti with the bday girl.I highly recommend this restaurant for good Haitian food at excellent prices.
Posted by Hungry Man on 12/11/2009
I have been dining here for many years and am happily surprised that they ares still open since they seem slow most times. The food is authentically Haitian Kreyol, and cheap. The drinks are alright, and the menu has not changed in a hundred years. They need serious remodeling, so do not go for the decor. If the tall slim short-haired waitress is working, you are in luck. If not, expect a despondent server; at least you don't have her job. ;-) There is never a wait to get a seat because you are only one of four tables that will be occupied at any time. This is not as chic as the Trini-centric Sugarcane across the street, but far more relaxed and spacious. Kombit is a diamond in the rough among the few sit-down West Indian restaurants on northern Brooklyn. Currently they have a live band on Fridays, which is great, but don't expect easy conversation over the loud music.
Posted by Genevieve on 05/17/2009
Let me preface by saying that this review is five years in the making. I have gone to this place a couple of times and those times have been a bad experience bc of the service. The service is really mean and has a bad attitude. She does not care for her customers. We watched a party of 15 people leave because of their shenanigans. Overall, I'm Haitian and come from a line of people that make good food. The food's more than an OK representation of what Haitian food tastes like but, you leave the place feeling contempt. The terrible service has you feeling a little used/robbed. I have no idea what these reviewers are talking about. This place is near my church and often frequented this spot. I feel terrible writing my review about these ppl, but, seriously, the service is too poor.
Posted by Niara on 03/30/2009
Don't let the unassuming storefront fool you - this place is amazing. The food is different enough from what you know that you'll be proud to be trying something new, yet it has the comfort of a bowl of macaroni and cheese. The prices are very reasonable too. It's very cozy inside, and the people who work there are incredibly nice. If you're pretty unadventurous, like me, get the Legume San Viand. If you're more adventurous, I hear the goat is wonderful.