The oxtail is flavorful and tender. The hamburger appetizer was a deliciously spiced hand pie. Service is wonderful, welcoming.
The cocktails were good and it's a cool atmosphere but the food was really sub-par. The taste and consistency felt like it had been cooked hours before and barely heated back up.
Food was great, staff was great. Definitely a place I would recommend to anyone looking for genuine Jamaican cuisine in the Bay Area.
All they need is new door that close. It was cold. But the food was so good after I started eating and laughing with friends I forgot I was cold.
Very cold but the food was good as always.
It was freezing but delicious
Great atmosphere and scene
Great vibe in the restaurant and we really enjoyed my meals
This was my first visit, and I enjoyed it so much! The service was great. They were short staffed that evening but they kept checking in with our table to keep us updated. I had the ox tail stew and it was superb!!! I cannot wait to go back.
Unfortunately, my car was broken into while I was there, so when I return I will make other arrangements to get there. But overall, I had a wonderful experience with the Kingston 11 crew.
Great and very authentic Jamaica cuisine. Oxtails were the best. I’ve been to Jamaica 20+ times and rarely in the states does it come this close !
Oxtail stew is magnificent. Comfy food for sure. String green beans in chili sauce very delicious.
The photos look lovely however the actual decor of the restaurant left a lot to be desired. I fell for the photo of the "right angle". If you don't care about ambience, the food was lovely. But unfortunately, our special occasion felt less than special.
Our waitress was a real gem: not being familiar with the Caribbean cuisine, we asked her for advice and not only was she very knowledgeable, the dishes she recommended were absolutely delicious (jerk chicken and crispy salmon). We also took the rum punch and the dessert made with chocolate, rum and wine, and everything was cooked to perfection and very tasty. We sat in the little patio at the back of the restaurant, and it was pleasant to discuss with friends there.
We were seated on the new covered back patio -- and it had a feel of Jamaica, with its walls of corrugated steel painted azure, tropical plants and gallery-level photos of what looked like shots of the country taken in the chef's youth. (The men's washroom has a particularly great shot of some kids playing football.soccer.) We had a lively, helpful server (from Jamaica), and ate blistered green beans, curried shrimp and a spicy tofu dish. All were good, light, carefully prepped -- at a decent price. My dining companion had a decent pinot (from a short, but strong list) and I had a Kingston Colada, a version of the rum-pineapple-coconut drink. The patio had great conversations going on -- during COVID, I realized how much I'd missed eavesdropping!
We made our reservation the hour prior. When we arrived at our reservation time of 8pm, we were informed that they had stopped seating people, even if they had a reservation.
Great menu, friendly staff, warm ambiance. Definitely coming back.
We had a 90th birthday celebration. The ambiance of Kingston 11 was the perfect fit for the multi-generational friends snd family members who attended.
The staff was amazing and supportive from the onset in helping to secure the right space and ensure that we had the best possible plans in place.
The evening was incredible snd will be fondly remembered by all. Oh and by the way, the food was absolutely the best ever.
With much appreciation!
I had a reservation was seated. 30 minutes later they told me the kitchen ran out of food.
It was amazing, the service was great and the environment was great. I love loved the music that was playing and the jerk chicken was wonder along with the oxtail soup. It’s was worth the drive and I can say if I’m the area I would gladly visit again.
Fantastic food. Good service
Great one server but he was great
Outstanding vibe, team and excellent food! The curry goat, oxtails and rum punch are a must!
Outstanding, all around. Felt my time, apatite, and money was well spent.
Great spot, so glad we found this terrific restaurant. Oxtail stew and jerk chicken were fantastic. Fun cocktail menu. Attentive, nice service. We’ll be back!
The wait staff, food, and service was outstanding!
The plantains were under cook
. The oxtail and the goat platter taste the same. The services was ok
Irie which means very good.
Delicious food & great service!
Went there for brunch and the food was good. Service was good too. I love their dinner menu not many offerings on the brunch menu plus they were out of some of the menu items.
It was my son’s bday. They did not honor my reservation time and we waited for 40 minutes. Then we were ignored after seating for an additional 15 minutes. They were out of most of their menu. The menu differs from the restaurant. My son a vegetarian ordered string beans and after everyone else was already eating, was told they were out. The online menu had several options for vegetarians. My son did not have anything to eat for his bday dinner. A disaster. They need Gordon Ramsay to come and fix them up. I will never go back. All that for mediocre food at best.
As Always Me and My Family Had a WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE Mos Def will return..
Good food and ambiance. Enjoyed the menu and the music.
Fantastic Food and atmosphere! Wait staff was attentive, specials were fully described. Owner greeted us at our table, made us feel welcome. Will come again
Food was good, service and staff were super friendly and accommodating!
Made for a great Valentines Day dinner! Thank you!
Lol I walked in at 8:59 for a 9:15 dinner reservation only for them to tell me the kitchen was closed. Screw this place. Change your damn hours on OpenTable.
We have been coming to Kingston since their pop-up in Berkeley, CA and this is the first time we were truly disappointed with the service. In the past we have overlooked some of the issues given this was a new restaurant adjusting to their new space. Below highlights the issues
- Waited 30 mins before we were served and offered water
- Ordered Appetizer and received appetizers with entree at the same time
- Waited 30 mins for appetizers- asked if they could keep our entrees under the warmers. They said no.
- Jerk chicken was overcooked
Everything was excellent! Amazing service, wonderful food! Everything was just perfect!
Food is DELICIOUS. Servers and bartender were a bit overwhelmed so service was slow. But I'd come back for sure. Excellent food and a really nice atmosphere.
Kingston 11 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 465-2552.
Kingston 11 is rated 4.5 stars by 312 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.