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Posted by Daniella on 06/29/2011
I was anticipating the food to be traditional Guyanese food because I am Guyanese, but it was not what I expected it to be. First of all, they do not honor your groupon. I purchased a groupon that was $10 off of $20 for this restaurant. When I went there, they gave me different shady explanations as to why they would not honor my groupon. The manager stayed in the back and would not come out and speak to me. But, I still decided to give the food a try. I ordered their jerk chicken and coconut rice, and my partner ordered Brown stew chicken with coconut rice. Needless, the portion size was less than what I expected. The food was mediocre, at best. The jerk chicken was not good, and the sauce tasted too spicy-but not in a rich, authentic way. When I went to pay for my food, I handed him $40 because my food was $23. He said I will bring the change to you, but after 10 minutes of waiting, I never got my change. I went to him, and he said that he didn't have change to give me. I mean, it was just shady business all around. You do not honor my groupon, the food was alright, the "restaurant" wasn't even a restaurant, and then you don't want to hand me my $17 change? It was a huge disappointment. If you are looking for authentic Caribbean food, skip this place. If you are looking to support a Caribbean business, SKIP THIS PLACE.
Posted by Uptown Girls Harlem Book Club on 08/23/2010
The Uptown Girls Harlem Book Club visited this restaurant for our July Book Club meeting. As ladies with a discrimnating eye for ambience, taste, and fabulosity - we found that the taste and quality of the food helped us overlook small complaints. Our meeting took place on a 100 degree summer day, and there was no air conditioning... Beverages were served warm... Scheduling the meetup proved a bit of a challenge - there's no website and there were many calls that went unanswered and i'd almost given up hope of having the meetup at this venue at all. When the food was served...all complaints went out the window. This restaurant is definitely recommended to anyone looking for truly delicious carribean food in an authentic atmosphere. I hope that by the next time I schedule a neetup there will be a website and someone to answer my call and take my reservation!
Posted by Uptown Girls Harlem Book Club on 08/21/2010
Posted by mark on 06/23/2010
I dont know who was working there in the past, but I have been served with nothing but a smile. the owner is almost always there making sure the food is only of the highest quality. You literally can't find more authentic food in the area. A must try!
Posted by Ralph on 01/29/2010
Food is great. Restaurant is very casual. You won't mind once you start eating.
Posted by Foxy on 10/03/2008
The food at this little eatery is pretty good depending on what you get. The quality of service depends on who's behind the counter. The prices are those of a sit down restaurant, yet they don't accept debit or credit cards. However, the place is kept pretty clean and the decor is cute. In my opinion the best dishes are the stewed chicken, stewed codfish not to be confused with codfish cakes (me and my Caribbean folk call them potato cakes, LOL, go figure), jerk chicken and the roti. P.S.- Don't expect a decent portion size cause they're stingy as hell. Roti is the only thing doled out properly!!!!! I only eat here when I'm super hungry, have a taste for a bit of Caribbean flavor and don't want to travel...
Posted by Val on 02/07/2007
The food is wonderful here, just don't expect to be treated with a smile and appreciation. I asked to pay additional for oxtails after noticing the portion was pretty small, I was rudely told NO, OOOOkay. Went back a few times, still nasty rude server serving the food. However, the food is good and the place is very clean. Oxtails, roti, cod fish cakes are delicious.