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Kingston 11, Oakland, CA

Kingston 11

4.5
4.5
344 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 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

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What 344 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Hot Spot

  • East Bay

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent. Thank you!
  2. LD

    iLovesorbettoDilimone

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Cool place with friendly service and good food. Service model is a little weird. Mains came first, apps next, drinks last. That’s a first for me. Server never checked back until we were done. I saw that style happen to the next group that came in so maybe that just the way they do it.
  3. AT

    feedmeATL

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I just go for the oxtails and plantains. They are amazing. They fall off the bone and damn near melt in your mouth. The oxtails NEVER disappoint.
  4. LG

    LeahG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    The music was so loud we had trouble hearing our dinner companions. By the end of dinner our ears were ringing. The bill came out with prices that varied from the menu ,but it was so loud that we just wanted to get out of the restaurant. It did not matter that no one asked if we wanted dessert. Overall very uneven.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Ambience with good food was tasty the rice and peas were amazing waitress was very attentive drinks for a very strong and delicious
  6. CB

    CreoleBaby

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Jamaican food I’ve had stateside! Wonderful service, great drinks. A definite must have every time we come to the Bay!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The oxtails with rice and peas is always perfection
  8. GC

    GinoC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    It was so hot inside! Couldn’t wait to leave.
  9. AV

    AbbyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant in Oakland! Brought my parents here (visiting for the first time) and they loved it as well - best restaurant of their trip!
  10. CC

    CourtneyC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this spot! Great food! Family environment. It's an Oakland must!
  11. A

    Auri

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    They are labeled as a brunch spot online and says they offer brunch on Saturdays. I went here because of the brunch they claimed to offer. They told us they don't offer brunch which was disappointing. They need to update their info online. The food was not great. I have rice with curry veggies and plantains. The rice was not cooked all the way and tasted very cheap. Some of my family got the jerk chicken and said it was overcooked and tough. They could barely cut it with a knife. The pina colada was really the only thing that was good. The waitress also kept telling us a lot of things on the menu were sold out and expired. That's concerning. Their menu is already tiny so not much to choose from.
  12. F

    Foodlover6873

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! Friendly and attentive service!
  13. RF

    RandyF

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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?
  22. TS

    TyraS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best jerk chicken I ever had! Everything was delicious
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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!
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. BG

    BuonGustoNeighborhoodGem

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. G

    Gastronomer1

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was freezing but delicious

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 344 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 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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