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Sipho's Restaurant and Cafe

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1228 Dayton Rd, Chico, CA
+1 530-895-1866
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Chico, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

My friend invited me to lunch here. When I entered the restaurant the staff was so friendly, the restaurant was relaxed and so inviting, the food was to die for. I had the ackee and salted fish dish, Its Jamaica's national dish, It was the most wonderful vegetable and fish dish i have ever had with a fantastic rice and... More 

Thank Angie J
Chico, California
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

This restaurant is located slightly off the beaten track, there is inside and outside dining, in a Rasta atmosphere. The owners and staff are Jamaican, the food authentic, very tasty, and reasonably priced. Staff is friendly, the music is fantastic, and the vibe, unique and special. If you are tired of "McFood" and are looking for tasty, inexpensive food in... More 

Thank Rick F
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is, admittedly, an out of the way, rustic restaurant for those seeking something different from chains. It's on the road leading right out to the farms outside of Chico, and it has a great outdoor eating area that feels authentic Jamaica, sans humidity and flying insects. Sipho is cooking your food and the staff is laid back. If you... More 

2 Thank Phil R
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2015

Not sure why this place is even in business. Worst dive location ever, physical plant was permeated by an acrid smell, must be coming from the kitchen. Food was aweful, terrible, foul, and full of the most annoying bits and chunks of bone and offal. Have eaten authentic carribean, this is just waste people are paying for. We finished nothing... More 

2 Thank ChaudFoix32
Chico, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2015

My wife and I went here on a whim. We were NOT disappointed. We wanted to try everything on the menu. She had steamed salmon with tomato and sweet pepper sauce, I had half orders of jerk chicken salad and curried tofu. We also ordered appetizers of plantains and "festivals" ... big mistake! The portions were so generous, and the... More 

1 Thank PeterBerkow
Chico, California, United States
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

I must give this restaurant a poor rating. Not because the food isn't good. Really, the food is better than average! But I must give it a poor rating because food is not all that a restaurant is. A restaurant is more than food, it is also an experience. And this restaurant is so HORRIBLY bad at providing an experience,... More 

1 Thank RyanShidyak1
Chico, California
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Fast courteous service and a great lunch, our first time there today. We will be back! The service was good, the food excellent and the value fine. My wife and I shared the combination platter and a dinner salad. Our daughter had the Brown Chicken. Yes, it was spicy, but not so much that a neophyte couldn't enjoy it. Try... More 

Thank enkidog
Chico, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

What a treat to find an authentic Jamaican restaurant in Chico! The food is wonderful. The service is wonderful. Nice and clean inside and out. A good Jamaican feel

Thank bj688
Chico, CA
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Relaxed, ate great food, very polite staff, great experience! We had the Rasta Pasta (Tofu/Vegetable pasta) and Jerk Chicken- Ginger lemonade and Festivals of course! Always pleased!!! **don't go if you are in a hurry- seriously, this is island style- leave your stress at home. **don't be upset if they have ran out of some menu items- that happens to... More 

1 Thank hannahbannana
Chico, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

What a treat to find an authentic Jamaican restaurant in Chico! The food is wonderful, including the vegetarian dishes, which do NOT come across as token additions . . . possibly because the chef himself is vegetarian. We just love this place!

Thank Mijestic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1228 Dayton Rd, Chico, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-895-1866

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