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993 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10025-2502
+1 646-438-9832
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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“candied yams” (4 reviews)
“oxtail” (5 reviews)
“roti” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Jamaican
$$ - $$$
993 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10025-2502
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is a small casual joint. The server was busy with the restaurant being full but was still attentive and pleasant. I had the stewed chicken and my wife had the oxtail. The stewed chicken was tender and falling off the bone. My sides of...More

Thank Nate M
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Authentic food from the Islands. Brilliant jerk everything....chicken and shrimp favorites. Rice and peas plantains are both as they should be. Mac and cheese is not the best- but the sweet potatoes are good too- especially next to the spicy jerk. Don’t forget the roti-...More

Thank Ronni D
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

For 8 bucks, you get a lot to eat and it's good. The lunch special is plenty to eat. Very casual but pleasant. I had the curry chicken and I liked it.

Thank H5220DPmarym
Reviewed February 1, 2018

I try to stay positive in my reviews and live interaction at each restaurant. I won't venture far from that practice, yet what I'm disappointed in is that I decided to leave a decent tip for a poor experience. Made that decision to not give...More

1  Thank rking3170
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

I have been eating at Ms. Freda’s for years. Back when she herself was there and I am happy to see the quality has remained the same. True restaurant is small in size so make reservations. The food is amazing. There’s nothing on the menu...More

Thank abigailo559
Reviewed September 11, 2017

YUM!! This place was actually better than food I've ate while being in the Caribbean. Instead of them just overwhelming you with spice, the found the perfect balance between spice and flavor! It was incredibly delicious and a must try if you like caribbean flavors....More

Thank Hollyr21
Reviewed September 9, 2017

The food was great. We unfortunately got lost on our way to the location due to lack of direction on our end. We walked in the Freda tired and upset but the waitress....I believe her name was "Ola" was so pleasant and hospitable. She really...More

Thank Ida B
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Just had lunch at Frieda's, jerk chicken with rice and string beans. The food was great! Had to post a review and recommend it to others. Warm, friendly customer service; hot food served with the right amount of spice; comfortable seating, tables not too crowded....More

Thank Kathie Y
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Food was amazing, great selection for people who dont eat meat. massive portions - everything tastes and feels home cooked. The host was lovely and went out of her way to chat with us, make us feel welcome - didnt get that in mid town...More

1  Thank matty-os
Reviewed November 20, 2016

This wonderful place is well worth discovering for huge tasty portions of fresh home cooking, friendly service, and low prices. Vegetarians will find plenty to enjoy along with fish, chicken and other classic dishes. The callaloo is a scrumptious coconut-based greens side dish that is...More

1  Thank AddisonDeWitt1951
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 993 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10025-2502
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 646-438-9832
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