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Jerk city

189 Wardour Street, London W1F 8ZD, England (Soho)
020 7287 2878
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Ranked #7,901 of 16,877 restaurants in London
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican
Neighborhood: Soho
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Neighborhood: Soho
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67% Recommend
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English first
Stavanger, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you are looking for authentic Jamaican jerk don't waste your time with this one! The supposed JERK was more like barbecue sauce with a bit if extra flavor. Not real jerk. The dumplin was dried up but the rice & peas was worth the visit. The service was ok would definitely not ever return or recommend.

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Having worked in London for just under a year now, I fully understand the term "panic lunching" (for me, it's popping to my local Pret for a sarnie because you can't be assed to spend precious minutes of your lunch hour trawling the streets of Central for anything better!) But today, I was a South London girl on a mission... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Myself and work colleague have been going to jerk city from when it first opened (back when it was called mr jerk) today we order some food to be delivered (which took over an hour!) we had ordered the normally jerk chicken, mutton roti etc etc..... Also Marconi cheese!! But this looked like melted cheese and pasta!! I then called... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Visited for the 1st time for a friends birthday celebration, restaurant centrally located which was great. No fancy decor, but the manager and waitress were very attentive. Service was a little slow, but starters (jerk wings yum!) and food once arrived was simply great! I ordered the oxtail with rice & peas, which was cooked to perfection but I did... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

food was tasty. Good value. had the Jerk Chicken with rice. And a Mango smoothie type drink. Service wasn't amazing but the food was really nice.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Nothing fancy here, just reasonably priced Caribbean fare in a cute environment. Staff was friendly and food was super fast - likely because it is pre-made in massive quantities. A Jamaican beer would have been nice but it's an alcohol free establishment. Lots of other non-alcoholic options though, including fresh squeezed juices. Nothing to rave about but I would definitely... More

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I really enjoy Caribbean cooking, and have been a massive fan of Jerk Chicken and rice and peas for a number of years, by mainly visiting the man in the van in the Angel market once a week. He by far makes the best jerk and rice and peas I've tasted. So I was looking forward to my Jerk city... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

So I had a craving for something - was not sure what it was so I wandered down Wardour street for some inspiration. Walking past Jerk City my nostrils flared up.... what was that mouth watering smell? Jerk City. Never been before and decided, hey, any moment like the now! Small and cosy - so it can get very very... More

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Terrible service coupled with terrible poorly cooked chicken microwave heated. Have had jerk chicken 10 x better from the guy who sells it cooked in the BBQ drum outside the clubs in Brixton and third of the price.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Visited it for the first time yesterday and cannot wait to go back with other friends and family. Salt fish dumpling and fried chicken starters were awesome As were the jerk chicken and mutton curry Was initially concerned having read a few bad reviews..but if you don't like Caribbean food...just don't go. Two starters, two mains (all v generous portions)... More

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