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“A pleasant surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Ocean Caribbean Resturant

Blue Ocean Caribbean Resturant
6140 Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226
(480) 753-6000
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Ranked #101 of 554 Restaurants in Chandler
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Sun Lakes, Arizona, United States
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had a Groupon for this restaurant, so we decided to give it a try on a Thursday night with another couple.
It's small and simple inside with a couple of tables outside.
We had the jerk shrimp appetizer which was very good. A nice spicy warm sauce accompanied the shrimp which were perfectly cooked.
Next up - jerk chicken wings, curry goat and a 1/4 jerk chicken. Hubby said the goat had a few tough pieces, but overall, was quite good. Red beans and rice were good, but were missing something that I just couldn't put my fingers on (I tried salt, but that wasn't it). The Jamaican cabbage is boiled but I was told it was very good. We loved the Festivals....think corn bread/fry bread. It's a dough that is squeezed into hot grease and fried until golden brown. Tasty!
Overall, we had a good experience and would definitely give this place another try.
The restaurant was 1/2 to 3/4 full and the service was very good. Nothing is rushed....is Jamaica, life is slow where it's "no problem".

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Phoenix, AZ
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93 reviews 93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Amazing food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Restaurant is small but has a fun atmosphere, great authentic food and friendly staff. We had the jerk chick and curried goat (both were really tasty) and our 13 year old had the curried shrimp and festival (he loved the festival, it is kind of like a sugary cornbread). Bar area was setup like a little straw hut...very cute! :)

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Tasty but Miserly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a small restaurant with very simple decor, bamboo mats and thatched hangings at the bar. The bar menu is nothing to shout about. There was only one server and he attended to the bar too when we were there, on a Saturday night.

Between the two of us, we had a $40 of credit to spend so we ordered the $20 top of the line combo plates. I had curry goat, Oxtail and jerk chicken. My wife had the same except for shrimp skewer instead of the chicken.

The goat curry was very tasty, spicy but not overpowering. There was very little meat and a lot of bones. The gravy was an excellent complement to the bean and rice. The oxtail, like oxtails, do not have a lot of meat either and I had like 4 thin little pieces. It is cooked in a dark brown gravy that tasted similar to the McCormick's brown gravy mix, only much better. The jerk chicken was excellent. The rib in breast meat was surprisingly moist and the jerk seasoning was simply pleasing. It comes with a spicy jerk sauce that complemented the chicken very well. The shrimp skewer is ordinary. Small shrimp kebob with slices of bell pepper and a chili sauce. Tasted OK but nothing special to talk about.

In summary, this is a simple restaurant that has nothing else to offer except good food. The portions are miserly. For $20, I expected to doggy bag some but we ate our plates clean. They also factored in an 18% gratuity when we got the check and that is a first for us. Still I would come back because the food is good and when I can afford it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Jerk Chicken”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

If you had the pleasure of having jerk chicken in Jamaica then you will not be disappointed here! The jerk chicken and festival served here brought me back to Jamaica in one bite. Make sure to try the rum punch too. I'll be back to try the beef patties next!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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