333 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105 Directions
626-405-8080

From Our Editors

As sandy hardwood floors and a tropical mural conjure visions of sun-kissed shores, Kingston Café’s dining room fills with the spice-laden aroma of their kitchen’s colorful Jamaican dishes. Emerald fronds ring an airy space where Jamaica's national fruit, ackee, tempers the briny flavors of salted fish and house-made sangria or wine gurgles into glasses. Curry goat or jerk shrimp arrive with an entourage of toasted-coconut rice and plantains, played to their tables during weekly Saturday concerts featuring Caribbean Passion's reggae melodies or animatronic representations of famous steel-drum players.