Kingston Café

Pasadena

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In a Nutshell

  • Contemporary Caribbean fare
  • Try regional fruit juices
  • Vegetarian options
  • Huge HD projector screen

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Reservation required. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Now that spinach has been deemed a performance-enhancing vegetable, Popeye's future shortstop career hinges on his transition to jerk chicken. Get a sailor's worth of energizing Caribbean cuisine with today's deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of Caribbean cuisine and drinks at the Kingston Café in Pasadena (closed on Mondays).

An authentic Caribbean restaurant run by a Jamaican family, Kingston Café takes taste buds to the islands with its lunch and dinner menus of spiced and curried meats and seafoods. Island appetizers can relish the flavorsome black-tiger shrimp ($9), fried in a Red Stripe beer batter and served with papaya, while those hoping to beat the traffic can skip straight to entrees. Caribbean classics include the Hot Flashes jerk chicken, marinated in a secret sauce ($16), while aquatic appetites appreciate the red snapper ($22), bedecked in flavor flippers from simmering in natural coconut milk. Vegetarians lured in by the Beach Boys' "Kokomo" can try the Caribbean Green ($14), an assortment of cabbage, broccoli, and squash sautéed in jerk sauce. Wash down the Antigua-inspired flavors with guava juice ($3), tropical ice tea ($2), or something from the café's fine wine selection.

TV-treasuring diners can savor their meal while watching the restaurant's huge HD projector, which comes in sporty for major events when bars are packed to the brim. Kingston's bright-orange dining room, lined with abstract art, facilitates a blissful and bold atmosphere, perfect for taking a date who prefers happy, energetic evenings to soul-sucking social engagements inside gray restaurants named "Le Hopelessness."

Reviews

Three Insider Pagers give Kingston Café an average of five stars, and Yelpers give it an average of four:

  • This place is a diamond in the rough. If you love great food you have to eat here. The serice [sic] is excellent and the jerk chicken is divine. – Real E., Insider Pages
  • This place has been here forever and not bc any bells and whistles decor wise--it's just all about good food here. – Teresa P., Insider Pages
  • Great Jamaican food. Of course my favorite of all is the jamaican jerk chicken or the coconut rum shrimp. It is the absolute best!!! – scarlett L., Insider Pages

Kingston Café

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.

Customer Reviews

Good food. Very accommodating to their customers.
Yami · January 24, 2014
Thank you so much for the wonderfule night.
Cally L. · September 3, 2012
Waited too long for them to prepare a dish, but worth it, well done
Lu V. · September 2, 2012
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    Pasadena

    333 S Fair Oaks Ave.

    Pasadena, California 91105

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