In his famous classical conditioning experiment, Ivan Pavlov proved that it’s physically impossible for a Russian scientist's mouth not to water when it says the words "jerk chicken." Moisten your own sandwich receptacle with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Jamaican cuisine at Lorenz Island Kuisine, located in Dorchester. This Groupon is not valid for delivery and cannot be used toward alcohol.
Lorenz serves up authentic Jamaican dishes for mouths in need of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Start out mornings with steak, eggs, and cheese with coco bread ($8), or a serving of tasty Jamaican porridge ($5) large enough to lull anthropomorphic bear patriarchs into a post-meal food coma. Pacify midday and eventide grumblings with the roti curry shrimp served with vegetables and channa ($12.50), the succulent, spicy jerk chicken with rice and vegetables ($8), or the steak and cheese sandwich combo with fries ($8) or sweet potato fries ($1 extra). Both herbivores and omnivores can feast on vegetarian options, including a bevy of sides to create an edible opus of sweet plantains ($4), Johnny cake ($0.70), and flakey veggie patties ($1.60). Quiet chatty sweet teeth with carrot cake ($2.75) and the Jamaican bun and cheese ($3), and slay fire-breathing palates with a handful of juices ($3.50) and Jamaican sodas ($1.95).
Made from unprocessed foods, Lorenz' hearty Jamaican fare is a healthy alternative to frozen dinners or a platter of scratch-and-sniff stickers. Chow down in the eatery's laid-back atmosphere, replete with bright orange walls, Jamaican flags, and work from artists both local and international. Open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and noon until 7 p.m. on Sunday, Lorenz also offers flat-screen TVs and free WiFi to keep patrons entertained as well as stomachs satiated.
Not valid for happy-hour specials.
Seven Yelpers give Lorenz Island Kuisine an average rating of 4.5 stars:
Lorenz Island Kuisine
Lorenz Island Kuisine’s roots are immediately visible on its ceiling, where a Jamaican flag proudly hangs. A few more steps inside the warmly lit eatery and more roots begin to show. There’s the orange walls with green trim, and the smell of Jamaican food wafting from the open kitchen. There, the kitchen staff cooks curry goat and plates crispy, brown pieces of jerk chicken. Other dishes include oxtail, plantains, rice and beans, beef patties encased in flaky crust, and almond cake made with rum and topped with icing. Many of the dishes double as loveable characters in the eatery’s recipe book.
657 Washington St.
Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124Get Directions