|Address:||4814 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004, USA|
|Working:||11AM–9PM 11AM–9PM 11AM–9PM 11AM–9PM 11AM–9PM 11AM–9PM 11AM–4PM|
First time experience. Tasted oxtails, plantains (both varieties), chicken salad sandwich and the chicken patty. I was turned off by the decorum foremost. While Ive never been to Jamaica, I immediately felt as if I entered a poor house. My fears were not eased as I walked into the restroom. So I immediately left to retrieve my hand sanitizer and set of utensils I keep in my vehicle for purposes, like so. I was meeting friends so i resisted my urge to leave outright. However, the food tasted really good: the patty dough did seem a little rubbery/doughy...not crispy or flaky. The chicken salad sandwich meat almost tasted chalk-ish. It was grinded very fine for chicken/tuna and almost shared the consistency of thick grits. The bun was extremely tasty....almost a sweet, buttery & crispness to it. The oxtails were big, bold and plentiful, but the presentation was a bit off putting: the plate which held the oxtails was of the elementary-cafeteria type and the oxtails mostly looked a bit slimy & aged. The "homemade juices" were interesting, refreshing and powerfully delicious but very syrupy sweet. I dont know if Ill ever return, but I wont rule it out. Also, I was told by employee that this place is B.Y.O.B since it holds no liquor license. So if I ever return, wine will likely be in tow.
Just ok for me. I guess its about what you order. The fried and baked plantains, the vegetable patty and the ginger beer were good. With the exception of the ginger beer, I ordered none of the good items. I ordered the jerk chicken salad sandwich. While others at my table order more "entrée" typed meals that arrived hot and looked amazing. I wasnt that hungry so I ordered something lighter. IT was WEAK. First off, It seemed as though the kitchen missed my order and another guest at our table who ordered the same thing, so we sat for like 15 minutes waiting on sandwiches while all this hot food was served to our other table mates. We eventually got the servers attention and he brought out 1 sandwich and served it to me, and compd the order of the other gentleman as he was to continue to wait. I was presented with this squished sandwich that have a spoonful of chicken salad with the rest being mayo and bread. Not good. The chicken salad looks like cat food but I would hope cat food had more flavor. Ive been to Jamaica and it appears I will need to go back to get good "jerk" styled food. 2 thumbs down from me. ..Panties on... (best week ever reference)
I had visited the Breakfast Club and enjoyed the experience. While there I saw an advertisement for The Reggae Hut which shares the same owner. Thus, I decided to take my wife there for dinner. When we arrived the staff was sitting down on their cell phones and did not greet us. So, we helped ourselves to the menu. I ordered the curry goat with veggies and rice and a ginger beer. My wife had the BBQ shrimp veggies and rice with a lemonade drink. I had never had ginger beer "that sweet" before. I had to cut it with water in fear of goung into a diabetic coma. When the food arrived my wife and I noticed it did not seem as if it was fresh. Maybe it had been prepared earlier in the day and microwaved before serving it to us. If that were the case I could understand because, as I discovered later, this was off peak hours. However, you must tidy the dish up a bit to give the illusion that this meal was freshly prepared. There was no illusion here... The meal had great potential but missed the mark for us as we were very disappointed. Maybe well try them again for lunch in hopes of a better experience.
Low-key, hole-in-the-wall, and reminiscent of home cooking. Reggae hut is also owned and operated by the owner of the wildly more popular Breakfast Klub. Unlike its more popular sister restaurant Reggae Hut is quiet and less attended (probably because I arrived around 1p) but the staff are still warm and attentive. The menu is limited to more traditional Caribbean flavors such as jerk chicken or ox-tails over rice. The food is quite good, portions are large, and the flavors are unique but towards the end I was left feeling "it was okay." The meal was good but just not memorable, and during the meal I was having to pull pieces of bone out of each bite. I can understand the need to leave bone-in for flavors sake but the work was more of a hassle than it was worth. Overall, the Reggae Hut is quite good at what they make but its not something I would often come back for or bring friends to try it. Prices range around $10-15 per plate.
Ive been a customer a very long time. I may not come every week but since 2007 this is where I come for Jamacian cuisine. My two guest and I ordered 2 jerk chickens and a vege plate. The two jerk chicken plates arrived and after 15 mins of waiting we finally asked wheres the vege plate. The young man cleaning table inquired about our missing meal evidently they forgot it. We definately paid for it our check war over $30. The vege plate arrives as we were taking our last few bites, not a good feeling. The entire time in the place flies were all over us. Swatting with one hand trying to eat with the other. Its changed so much over the years. Not sure if I will return. Three stars were for food only.
Bridget Thrash Adiukwu
Ever since Ive returned from Boston after college Ive craved Caribbean food in my regular diet. Unfortunately, Houston has a fee good places and theyre not all centrally located. Ive been here often when I used to love in 3rd ward. Reggae Hut is one of the most popular Caribbean spots in town. I stopped by yesterday to grab some beef patties (meat pies for Africans) and the jerk chicken plate. The food is great and the service is amazing. Its a wonderful spot to stop and dine or get food to go. The parking is slim and the prices are a bit high thats the only reason I have given them 4 instead of 5stars. If youre in 3rd ward or the medical center area definitely stop by!
I came here to buy some food before work. I ordered oxtails, a beef patty and plantains on the side with a fruit punch. When I got to work I wanted to eat but there was utensils in the bag. I dont understand why some restaurants have an issue with giving utensils I guess they assume you are going home and have forks there. I guess we eat with our hands then. Anyways the patty was the worse, tasted salty on the outside. Horrible. Three big piece of oxtails for $16.00. I am convinced its not Jamaicans cooking back there. They also charge extra for a coco bread and the patty is too much. I will go to authentic Jamaican restaurants for better quality and less price.
This is one of my favorite places to come to. Reggae music is always jamming, and its the good music too. The food is always bomb because to me, it takes me back to my childhood (which is weird because I was raised in hawaii and never had jamaican food till i moved here lol), this Jamaican spot knows how to feed their customers, their not shy with the portions, so they will fill your plate for two lol youll always have leftovers. The meat patties are so good because its soft, well seasoned, made fresh and has a nice level of spice and heat if you want it spicy, they also have an awesome vegitarian version for you vegitarians