The arty warmth and carefully prepared food at this Jamaican restaurant create the feeling of an oasis in the middle of hard-charging Little Five Points. Located in a building that was previously a car repair shop, this family-owned charmer occupies two attractive rooms with cozy wooden furniture and vintage black-and-white photographs on the walls.
On-site parking and a small deck are unusual enough in the neighborhood, but the quality of the food comes as the biggest surprise. Fall-apart-tender brown stew chicken, carefully spiced jerk chicken, and escovitch (fried then marinated fish) made with snapper or kingfish and served with pickled onions are standouts. Choices of yuca fries, rice and peas, or ribbons of soft cabbage allow you to customize plates. Vegetarian dishes such as a well-seasoned curried tofu and the absence of alcoholic drinks are a throwback to the days when this area was better known for health food than for bars.