Kingston 11

4.5
312 reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean
Kingston 11 Cuisine is an environmentally friendly, community-oriented, innovative restaurant. Our mission is to provide consistent high-quality, delicious blends of Jamaican and Californian cuisines using local and organic ingredients. We are a contemporary urban dining oasis known for great service, cultural exchange and the nexus of great relationships. Our goal is to use these qualities to positively transform the lives of our patrons, employees, and the greater community.
What 312 People Are Saying
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4.3
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AimeeB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The oxtail is flavorful and tender. The hamburger appetizer was a deliciously spiced hand pie. Service is wonderful, welcoming.

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NickP
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

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.

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LorenJ
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was great, staff was great. Definitely a place I would recommend to anyone looking for genuine Jamaican cuisine in the Bay Area.

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vipGastronomer1
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food

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DarnisM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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CandiceF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience1

Very cold but the food was good as always.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It was freezing but delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere and scene

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ToniaE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great vibe in the restaurant and we really enjoyed my meals

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ZenziS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

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norCaleater
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 !

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Earl
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oxtail stew is magnificent. Comfy food for sure. String green beans in chili sauce very delicious.

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vipMsBr
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

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.

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HeleneG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Relic
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal!

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EllenD
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, friendly staff, warm ambiance. Definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

I had a reservation was seated. 30 minutes later they told me the kitchen ran out of food.

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NikiD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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bigblue314
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food. Good service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great one server but he was great

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KyraK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding vibe, team and excellent food! The curry goat, oxtails and rum punch are a must!

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Randy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Outstanding, all around. Felt my time, apatite, and money was well spent.

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Charlie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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CynthiaT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wait staff, food, and service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

The plantains were under cook
. The oxtail and the goat platter taste the same. The services was ok

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CandiceF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Irie which means very good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food & great service!

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GladysB
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

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.

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vipPencita
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As Always Me and My Family Had a WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE Mos Def will return..

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NyOs
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and ambiance. Enjoyed the menu and the music.

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jefferyb
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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AnnetteW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good, service and staff were super friendly and accommodating!
Made for a great Valentines Day dinner! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent! Amazing service, wonderful food! Everything was just perfect!

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LeoraR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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.

FAQs

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.