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Diners' Choice: Caribbean restaurants in New York City

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Caribbean cuisine in New York City? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.6
4.6 (103)
$31 to $50
Caribbean
Hell's Kitchen
About the restaurant
Welcome to S’Aimer NYC, the newest addition to the vibrant and diverse culinary scene of New York City. An upscale restaurant & lounge with a unique fusion of Caribbean cuisine with a French twist, we feature inventive new creations delivering a menu with something for every taste. This experience is brought to life through the expertise of our talented chefs and mixologists.

As you step into S’Aimer, you’ll find a laid-back ambiance and posh atmosphere perfect for any occasion. Designed for intimate dinners to lively celebrations, S’Aimer is an elegant and welcoming dining experience that will leave you wanting more.

At S’Aimer NYC, we believe that delicious food is not only about taste but also about presentation. Our chefs use only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients to create flavorful and beautiful dishes.

Top review
Ladijessievip
Dined 1 day ago
Very nice ambiance and staff. I love cheese but the cheese was very basic lol. However, the rest of the food was very flavorful! Drinks were good. Music was bumping!! Would definitely recommend this spot.
A photo of The Simpson Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (569)
$31 to $50
Caribbean
Fort Greene
About the restaurant
The Simpson complements Brooklyn’s new restaurant age from Williamsburg to Prospect Park, by offering a seafood friendly Caribbean/Soul Food cuisine and an inspired Classic Cocktail menu infused with the nuances and flavors of the Afro Diaspora’s spice market. The Simpson will embody the soulful vibes and beats of the borough, while capturing the exuberance of the New Brooklyn Renaissance through Art, Music, Mixology and Cuisine. The service will be reminiscent of wherever you call home, as Chef’s “Cooking with Love” menu will be completed with with an array of delectable pastries and desserts, yummy mock tails for the non-drinker, and creative elixirs for the adventurous. Menu highlights include Hennessy Fried Shrimp, Bourbon Bbq, 5 Cheese Macaroni Pie, and Wings.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 Feb 2024
AMAZING FOOD AND SERVICE!!! Worth the hour plus ride to get there. Was celebrating my anniversary. The food was so good, I brought 6 more meals to go so I can share with family!
A photo of Jasmine's Caribbean Cuisine restaurant
4.7
4.7 (253)
$30 and under
Caribbean
Hell's Kitchen
About the restaurant
A gem on Restaurant Row, Jasmine’s Caribbean Cuisine provides an escape from the city through the senses with savory dishes and fruit-filled blends of cocktails inspired by islands throughout the Caribbean.

We specialize in delectable cuisine hailing from Dominica, Antigua, St. Thomas, Trinidad, and Jamaica. These recipes have been cultivated out of love generation after generation in our family.

Jasmine’s Caribbean Cuisine is proud to be an integral part of the beautiful, tightly woven fabric of New York.

It’s the embodiment of resilience, the spirit of a kaleidoscope of New Yorkers and visitors from around the globe who believe in our city and take the lead in restoring the city’s vibrance, energy, and culture.

Our intent is to provide you with delectable authentic meals, an abundance of culture, and a feast for your senses. We want you to view Jasmine’s as synonymous with spreading love through an immersive culinary and cultural experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 Feb 2024
I love places like this and had the best bartender. Can’t say enough about the food, ambience, and service also
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4.8
4.8 (105)
$30 and under
Caribbean
Lower East Side
About the restaurant
Rebel Restaurant and Bar is dedicated to going above and beyond to ensure that our customers and guests serve exceptional food at an affordable price. From our fresh Caribbean and vegan dishes to delectable Haitian food, our restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic selection of dishes. Everything in our menu is flavored to perfection with the right balance of seasoning and spice. We look forward to seeing you soon, so please check us out at Rebel Restaurant and Bar today!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 Feb 2024
The service was amazing. Very hospitable. Food was amazing. Was my first time trying Haitian food, would definitely recommend.
A photo of Czen restaurant
4.6
4.6 (591)
$30 and under
Caribbean
Midwood
About the restaurant
Caribbean and Asian Fusion Restaurant

Trendy and Upscale Caribbean-Asian Fusion Restaurant with beautiful décor, plush designs, a deliciously creative menu and a fully stocked bar

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 Feb 2024
Everything was delicious. The service was professional and pleasant. We will certainly be back and if you go get the snapper.
A photo of Bahama Breeze - Woodbridge - Woodbridge Center restaurant
4.3
4.3 (924)
$30 and under
Caribbean
Woodbridge
About the restaurant
Bahama Breeze Island Grille offers a To Go menu with easy online ordering. Take home a taste of the islands today. Bahama Breeze offers all your favorites: burgers, salads, seafood, chicken-all with our island flair. From jicama or plantains to jerk chicken pasta, you can enjoy the islands one taste at a time, discovering new flavors along the way. If our Latin and Caribbean-inspired recipes sound delicious but you're not sure you're ready to explore, ask us about the ingredients or preparation. We're always happy to share our knowledge of Latin American and Caribbean cuisine.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on 10 Feb 2024
Delicious food, great service and reasonable prices!
A photo of NK Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (569)
$50 and over
Caribbean
East Meadow
About the restaurant
NK Restaurant (Nuvo Kitchen) is a unique fusion twist on traditional Caribbean cuisine inspired by multicultural backgrounds. Fusion is the result of joining two or more diverse cuisines to form a single entity. NK Restaurant is Gourmet Caribbean Fusion with a menu of the finest dishes the Islands have to offer. The "Gourmet” reflects the unique uplifting of the traditional foods, formerly served family style, now served to elevate the growth of Caribbean culture. The flavors of the Islands combined with all culinary influences to create twists on classic dishes. We are designed with an emphasis on fine dining and exceptional service; redefining Caribbean dining with elegance, charming ambiance, exquisite dishes and gracious hospitality.

-Reservations are held for up to 15 minutes past their prearranged time.
-Sports caps, bandanas, hoodies or beanies are not allowed in the restaurant.
-Cancellation fee of $15 per person will apply to no shows and less then 24h cancellation notice.

Top review
MrDujour
Dined 7 days ago
I had an exceptional experience from beginning to end. The mimosa could be a little better though. Nonetheless, it was great. I will definitely return.
A photo of Bamboo Walk restaurant
4.3
4.3 (345)
$30 and under
Caribbean
Flatbush
About the restaurant
Bamboo Walk is an upscale Caribbean cuisine with flavorful food, an elegant ambiance, and exceptional service. It's perfect for a date night, a night out with friends, and special occassions.
Top review
danakd
Dined on 11 Feb 2024
Easy driving directions, valet parking was offered for $10, menu selections were varied, food, drinks, ambiance, customer service were top notch. A DJ was present playing a variety of tracks and taking requests. He also shouted out birthday attendants as well. We especially love the added touch of being provided hot hand towels at the conclusion of our meal. I will definitely return to patronize those food establishment.
A photo of Omar's Kitchen and Rum Bar restaurant
4.3
4.3 (259)
$30 and under
Caribbean
Lower East Side
About the restaurant
Omar's kitchen is a Nouveau Caribbean restaurant in the heart of the lower east side where the food scene is blooming. Chef Omar takes dishes of his native Jamaica and delivers it with a New York twist. Omar's cuisine boosts in flavor, color and warmth. Let's not forget about the design that will take you right back to your last vacation in the islands and every time you feel nostalgic.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Food and ambience is great. I love eating here. I love the spicy Margarita.
A photo of Jalao restaurant
4.1
4.1 (344)
$31 to $50
Caribbean
Washington Heights
About the restaurant
Welcome to Jalao! Escape from the streets of New York City to the brightly colored paradise of the Dominican Republic while dining at Jalao. Enjoy authentic Dominican food and vibrant cultural surroundings right in the heart of NYC’s Washington Heights Neighborhood.

Eat surrounded by the vibrant ambiance of Taíno, African, and Spanish influences that blend together in a flavorful splash of Dominican culture. In a courtyard built for live music and dancing, experience the timeless atmosphere of the historic Ciudad Colonial of Santo Domingo.

Located in the brand new Radio Hotel, join Manhattan’s Little Dominican Republic community as they experience a taste of home. Handcrafted Dominican furniture adorns the dining area, while the walls are splashed with brightly colored murals and authentic Carnival masks.

Top review
MercedesM
Dined on 19 Feb 2024
I absolutely loved the experience! My family and I had a marvelous evening spent with good music, laughter and overall a good ambience! Highly recommend for a calm good time!1
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