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The Islands

803 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6104
+1 718-398-3575
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“oxtail” (6 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Jamaican
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
803 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6104
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1 - 10 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 3 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 16 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 21 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
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This was our go-to for take out food in Crown Heights. Be prepared to wait..it's soo worth it. The Jerk chicken can be a little too spicy so if there's more than one person eating; get the stewed chicken too and mixed them together. Small...More

1  Thank byrd428
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This hole-in-the-wall type restaurant does not look like much but the food was very tasty. We had a variety of dishes- Jerk Chicken, Calypso Shrimp, Oxtail and others. Each entrée comes with sides including some terrifically spiced rice and onions. Although the cooks were a...More

1  Thank Chip1701
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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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