We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Food trumps atmosphere”
Review of Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaica Jamaica
Ranked #335 of 765 Restaurants in Durham
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Raleigh
Level Contributor
113 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Food trumps atmosphere”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Just had lunch there again today and the quality of the food is still top-notch. Spicy and well prepared, everything is always very tasty. I've sampled quite a few of the dishes by my fave is the jerk chicken with some yellow rice, curry gravy and cooked cabbage. LOVE the hot sauce, too. The atmosphere is, well, austere. It's not perfect, but as the title says, the food always makes it worth the trip. Good value too, awesome lunch and a soft drink for under $10.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Mark B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

17 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    3
    10
    2
    2
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Mebane, NC
Level Contributor
177 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Food is excellent. Atmosphere is lacking”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Came here late on a Friday evening (about 7pm-ish), after working late. This is a nothing fancy place, where you order your food at the counter, and see the food (i.e. cafeteria style).

The jerk chicken was awesome! I have never been to the island, so not sure how this ranks on authentic Jamaican, but it was as moist and succulent as any chicken I have ever had. Dinner came with two sides and plantains for about $10. It was more chicken than I could eat. I think it was supposed to be 4 pieces, but they gave me 5 pieces because two pieces were on the small side. I did not leave hungry, and brought home enough for lunch the next day.

The two big cons for me were the music on the TV, which was too loud (reggae-rap), and that they had run out of ice (so I was drinking warm pepsi).

  • Visited August 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank NorthCarolina621
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Center Valley, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
139 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Make sure you go early”
Reviewed January 9, 2011

Nothing spectacular, but nothing horrible either.

Came a little late for the lunch rush (around 12:30) and it was apparent that I should have came earlier. All that they had left were legs for the jerk chicken. It was tasty, but I'm a white meat kind of girl. The yellow rice was good...the plantains were almost apple sweet.

About $10 for a lunch portion of jerk chicken with rice, a side & a bottle of soda. If I came back, I'd go early so that I could get white meat instead of dark. People were friendly but the decor could use an update.

  • Visited November 2010
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank MrsKruse
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Level Contributor
107 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Wow, always a spicey treat”
Reviewed January 2, 2010

I'm from New Orleans, and I miss spicey Caribe-influenced food. It's worderful food. Very very casual. Do not expect ambiance. It's good food at very good prices.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank mysons27705
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Jamaica Jamaica also viewed

 

Been to Jamaica Jamaica? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing