Sweetfingers Jamaican Restaurant

Food & Drink
464 E 14th St., San Leandro, CA 94577 464 E 14th St., San Leandro Directions
Today 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM Open All Hours
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69% of 59 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Jamaican, Caribbean, American, Mexican
  • Meals
    Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 AM - 2:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Mon
    Closed
    Tue-Fri
    12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    Sat
    12:00 AM - 2:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM
  • Cuisine
    Jamaican, Caribbean, American, Mexican
  • Meals
    Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
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Report | 4 years ago
Your food is absolutely awesome!
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Report | 4 years ago
Food taste good, big portion, reasonable price
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Report | 4 years ago
This is one of the best restaurants in San Leandro by far and one of the only straight Jamaican places that aren't Carribean fusion...this place is home cookin and always inviting....love love love love SweetFingers...can't say enough good tings about it mon!!! :)
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Report | 4 years ago
Oxtail stew very oily, not that much meat, and not enough spice.
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Report | 4 years ago
Will try to steer you from lunch menu ( very limited and missing items) on groupon to other menu and then give himself an automatic + 20%tip. Hit or miss food and not open when they say they'll be. Not sure I'll be back.
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Report | 4 years ago
I will never go back
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Report | 4 years ago
I had this same experience months ago but decided to try it again. I should have stayed away. Two small plantains came with my meal which was a joke.
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Report | 4 years ago
sweet staff
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Report | 4 years ago
Keep up the tasty dishes
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Report | 4 years ago
Thanks for the live dj and the photo :-)
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From Our Editors

Chef Clive opened Sweet Fingers as an homage to his grandmother, Aunt Lu, who taught him about food, hospitality, and perseverance. He spent his early years in Jamaica learning recipes and life lessons in her kitchen after she took over her husband's fruit-selling business following his death. Building on that robust culinary education and inspired start, Clive moved to New York City at age 18 and went on to graduate from culinary school.

Eventually he worked his way up to the role of supervising chef during a 10-year career at the Marriott hotel. But his career’s turning point came in 2003, when he relocated to California and met the woman who would become his wife. That’s when the pair founded Sweet Fingers, giving locals a bar and eatery that now shines a light on Aunt Lu's recipes and the love she taught Clive to cook with.

By all accounts, Chef Clive has done his grandmother proud. Matthew Stafford of the East Bay Express praised the "juicy" jerk chicken and "creamy" fried plantains, adding that "the escovitch-style snapper, curry goat, brown stew chicken, and braised oxtail are uniformly rich, spiky, and tantalizing." Inside, the yellow and royal blue walls boast Jamaican flags and pictures of the island, and the bar serves a large assortment of cocktailsthat are no less colorful. Patrons also flock to the cozy spot for entertainment that includes live reggae, as well as open-mic nights filled with poetry and music, which often consists of impromptu compositions about intense feelings for the food.

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Sweetfingers Jamaican Restaurant

Sun
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mon
Closed
Tue-Fri
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Sat
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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