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Kingston 11, Oakland, CA

Kingston 11

4.6
4.6
333 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.

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 465-2552

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nigel Jones

  • Private party facilities

    There’s always something happening at Kingston 11! We have live music Wednesday and Thursday nights and DJs spinning classic Roots & Reggae on Fridays. Check back and like us on Facebook to find out what’s up! Kingston 11 is also great place to celebrate your birthday, rehearsal dinner, retirement, engagement, the holidays or any other occasion! The restaurant is spacious enough to accommodate very large groups. We are open Tuesday through Sunday and are willing to book large groups while remaining open to the public. The restaurant can be booked when we are closed for a fee. Please email info@kingston11eats.com to begin planning your party today!

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    23rd Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available at all times. Parking is free on Sundays.

  • Public transit

    19th Street Bart is walking distance from the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Live music once a week: DJ's perform two times a week on Wednesday's Latin music and Fridays Reggae music and Soul.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Tuesday-Saturday 5-10pm

Main

  • Salt Fish Fritters

    these crisp golden gems are served with an organic dairy + nut free chimichurri

    • Plantains

      ripe, fried and served with a vegan black bean sauce and sour cream (vegetarian/vegan w/o sour cream)

      • Wild Gulf Shrimp

        grilled, drizzled with tarmarind sauce

        • Sweet Potato Wedges

          market fresh, roasted in olive oil and served with a lemongrass dipping sauce on the side (vegetarian/vegan w/o sauce)

          • Black Pepper Tofu

            fried tofu is carmelized in soy sauce, ginger, and garlic atop jasmine rice

            • Mixed Green Salad

              organic greens tossed with house-roasted peppers and housemade vinegarette

              • Caramelized spiced carrots

                organic Tomatero Farms carrots are bathed in pomegranate molasses and ginger

                • Sautéed string beans

                  Market fresh string beans sauteed with a housemae chili pepper sauce

                  • Jerk Chicken

                    organic chicken is rubbed, marinated, and smoked for hours, served with rice & peas and plantains

                    • Roasted Escoveitch Salmon

                      wild salmon is baked, topped with pickled veggies & served sweet potato wedges and swiss chard w/ dried cherries & pine nuts

                      • Oxtail Stew

                        the ultimate comfort food: rich, buttery and falling off the bone served with white jasmine rice and plantains

                        • Curry Vegetables

                          rich with jamaican curry is flavorful yet not spicy, a comfort food served with rice & peas and plantains

                          • Spanish Town Roasted Chicken

                            dark meat chicken is roasted with garlic + citrus to tender and juicy perfection, served with white jasmine rice and plantains

                            • Curry Goat (Thurs-Sat only)

                              simmered slow and seasoned to perfection served white jasmine rice and plantains

                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                              What 333 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                              4.6
                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.7Food
                              • 4.5Service
                              • 4.4Ambience
                              • 4.5Value

                              NoiseModerate

                              Loved For

                              • East Bay

                                Best Value

                              • East Bay

                                Great for Brunch

                              • East Bay

                                Fit for Foodies

                              • East Bay

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                              1. F

                                Foodlover6873

                                Seattle

                                22 reviews

                                5.0

                                22 reviews

                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Great food! Friendly and attentive service!

                              2. RF

                                RandyF

                                San Francisco

                                22 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                22 reviews

                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Love this spot!! The food is amazingly tasty and the ambience is fantastic. Very authentic flavors - I’ve been to Jamaica twice - with a super fun play list running. Fun cocktails too! The service is great friendly and prompt. Do visit Kingston 11 soon

                              3. LB

                                LindaB

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The aroma as we stepped through the door was amazing! The service was excellent. The food was delicious! The restaurant was clean and inviting.

                              4. SG

                                SeanG

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great food, love the jerk chicken. Rum punch is amazing too

                              5. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                We love the Jerk Chicken with dirty rice and plantains. The wait staff is friendly and efficient. We are happy the restaurant requires proof of vaccination so we can feel comfortable eating indoors. The only down side is the noise level becomes challenging when some of the patrons become enthusiastic.

                              6. M

                                Mrrobinson

                                San Francisco

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The food was delicious! I had the goat curry stew and my husband had the jerk chicken and we shared an appetizer of plantains. It came out quick and fast, it was perfect. The ambiance is great, it casual, which is what I was hoping for. It reminded me of being in Jamaica with the wood furniture, picture of the mountains and the mural of Bolt. Would definitely come here again.

                              7. DA

                                DannyA

                                San Francisco

                                9 reviews

                                5.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This establishment never ceases to please our palates and tummies. Truly well prepared meals, in authentic Jamaican style, with the appropriate beverages. Make sure you try the "Old Jamaican" cocktail.

                              8. BD

                                BurlingameDiner

                                San Francisco

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The meal was terrific. The wait staff was knowledgeable of the dishes and both the waiter and owner were attentive, checking in frequently. We had a great time

                              9. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                San Francisco

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 15, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                It was my mom’s first time in SF and she LOVES Jamaican food and Kingston 11 didn’t disappoint. The music took it on home for me. Loves

                              10. BC

                                BobC

                                San Francisco

                                5 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                Best ackee and salt fish ever! Curry goat! Dirty rice! Need I say more?

                              11. TS

                                TyraS

                                Chicago

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Best jerk chicken I ever had! Everything was delicious

                              12. M

                                Momofjorde

                                San Francisco

                                9 reviews

                                4.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                Solid Caribbean food and rum drinks! We stopped here before our show down the street at the Fox Theater. Definitely recommend

                              13. ID

                                IanD

                                San Francisco

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We had the curry goat and jerk chicken. Both were great! Excellent service as well.

                              14. DA

                                DannyA

                                San Francisco

                                10 reviews

                                5.0

                                10 reviews

                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent food, expertly prepared, with outstanding service. Loved it.

                              15. ER

                                EmilyR

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Food was sooo good! And a ton of it. Inside atmosphere was really nice, but we ate outside with the warm weather.

                              16. WI

                                WILC

                                SW Indiana

                                11 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                11 reviews

                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Loved food, beverages and service. Adrian was the supreme host. He creates a warm and inviting atmosphere and is a wealth of information about local shops and events. Family really enjoyed our time here. Will really miss that oxtail stew , rum drinks and chicken wings for a long time!

                              17. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great meal! Can wait to go back to try more of the menu

                              18. w

                                williamh

                                San Francisco

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We had a great time I suggest the oxtail stew. Ambiance was good, really great energy in the restaurant.

                              19. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                San Francisco

                                9 reviews

                                5.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on February 17, 2022

                                overall5food5service3ambience3

                                Great food, easy outdoor seating. Somewhat inattentive service but we were in no rush so we didn’t let it bother us. The oxtail, crispy skin salmon bowl, plantains, and jerk chicken are all delicious. The housemaid sorrel and limeade are Read booze free choices for the workday.

                              20. LV

                                LVShowman

                                San Francisco

                                16 reviews

                                4.0

                                16 reviews

                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                There were 8 of us and everyone loved their choices. Service was a bit on an issue, but with the difficulty of getting employees, understandable. Pricing was very fair. We will go back for sure.

                              21. K

                                Kaylie

                                1 review

                                1.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                overall1food3service1ambience1

                                Service was awful, food took over an hour to get there and when it did they missed an order. Food was ok but they were either understaffed or didn’t care about customers at all

                              22. BG

                                BuonGustoNeighborhoodGem

                                San Francisco

                                25 reviews

                                5.0

                                25 reviews

                                Dined on February 5, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The food was delicious. We had the akcee and saltfish, jerk chicken and pulled oxtail sandwich. Ask for the scotch bonnet hot sauce on the side. You don't need it but if you a little extra kick it's just enough heat. We also had daiquiri's with muddled pineapple, so good. It's been years since I had ackee and saltfish outside of Jamaica. This place is the real deal. We'll be back.

                              23. AB

                                AimeeB

                                San Francisco

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on January 21, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                              24. NP

                                NickP

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on January 8, 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.

                              25. LJ

                                LorenJ

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on December 19, 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.

                              26. G

                                Gastronomer1

                                San Francisco

                                10 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                10 reviews

                                Dined on December 18, 2021

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                Great food

                              27. DM

                                DarnisM

                                San Francisco

                                11 reviews

                                5.0

                                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.

                              28. CF

                                CandiceF

                                San Francisco

                                4 reviews

                                2.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on December 17, 2021

                                overall2food5service1ambience1

                                Very cold but the food was good as always.

                              29. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                San Francisco

                                5 reviews

                                4.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on December 11, 2021

                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                It was freezing but delicious

                              30. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                San Francisco

                                8 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on December 5, 2021

                                overall4food3service4ambience5

                                Great atmosphere and scene

                              31. TE

                                ToniaE

                                San Francisco

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on November 20, 2021

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                Great vibe in the restaurant and we really enjoyed my meals

                              32. ZS

                                ZenziS

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on November 13, 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.

                              33. C

                                norCaleater

                                San Francisco

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on November 12, 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 !

                              34. E

                                Earl

                                Exclusive

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on November 11, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                              35. MB

                                MsBr

                                San Francisco

                                1 review

                                vip
                                2.0

                                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.

                              36. HG

                                HeleneG

                                San Francisco

                                4 reviews

                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on October 31, 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.

                              37. R

                                Relic

                                San Francisco

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 29, 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!

                              38. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                San Francisco

                                1 review

                                vip
                                1.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 24, 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.

                              39. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 24, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent meal!

                              40. ED

                                EllenD

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 22, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                              FAQs

                              Kingston 11 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 465-2552.

                              Kingston 11 is rated 4.6 stars by 333 OpenTable diners.

                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                              Booked 9 times today
                              Google Map for Kingston 11

                              2270 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612

                              Additional information

                              • Cross street

                                23rd Street

                              • Neighborhood

                                Oakland

                              • Hours of operation

                                Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–7:00 pm

                              • Cuisines

                                Caribbean

                              • Dining style

                                Casual Dining

                              • Dress code

                                Casual Dress

                              • Parking details

                                Street parking is available at all times. Parking is free on Sundays.

                              • Public transit

                                19th Street Bart is walking distance from the restaurant.

                              • Payment options

                                AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                              • Executive chef

                                Nigel Jones

                              • Entertainment

                                Live music once a week: DJ's perform two times a week on Wednesday's Latin music and Fridays Reggae music and Soul.

                              • Additional

                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                              • Phone number

                                (510) 465-2552

                              • Private party facilities

                                There’s always something happening at Kingston 11! We have live music Wednesday and Thursday nights and DJs spinning classic Roots & Reggae on Fridays. Check back and like us on Facebook to find out what’s up! Kingston 11 is also great place to celebrate your birthday, rehearsal dinner, retirement, engagement, the holidays or any other occasion! The restaurant is spacious enough to accommodate very large groups. We are open Tuesday through Sunday and are willing to book large groups while remaining open to the public. The restaurant can be booked when we are closed for a fee. Please email info@kingston11eats.com to begin planning your party today!

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