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Pimento Jamaican Kitchen & Rumbar, Minneapolis, MN

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen & Rumbar

3.9
3.9
73 Reviews
$30 and under
Jamaican
AUTHENTIC JAMAICAN JERK, FROM AUTHENTIC JAMAICAN JERKS
Jamaicans have been embodying the Natural, Local, & Slow Food philosophies for generations – without even trying! That’s why Pimento is so committed to product purity, seasonality, and mindful preparation. These are the cornerstones of our cuisine.
Family recipes meet French technique in all of our authentic Jamaican dishes.

Please no reservations Monday and Tuesday’s

Wednesday -Friday
Happy hour 4-7pm
Half price Drinks , Food Specials
(Light Background Reggae Music, nice atmosphere & time for Family meal or Dinner meeting) FYI on Fridays at 7pm Live dj will start his show. Seating is limited due to covid compliance. Masks are required!

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Jamaican, French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (612) 345-5637

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    It is always an honor and a pleasure to provide an authentic taste of Jamaican hospitality. In order to better serve you, please provide your event details below, and we will be in touch faster than you can say, “Don’t worry. Eat happy.” Please email catering@pimentokitchen.com or call 612-232-2206

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Mill District

  • Parking details

    public lots located nearby

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • RUM BAR EVENTS

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Thu - Sat - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM ( CHILDREN ARE ALLOWED UNTIL 7PM) NIGHTLY EVENTS 7-11pm The evening event are adult atmosphere could include either a live band,live dj spinning music, drink specials and specialty menu items and fun. Outdoor Patio access is available when weather permits. $5-$10 cover charge at the door for weekly events. Prices may vary according to special booked events. 21+ (NO CHILDREN) *club/lounge atmosphere* mask are required , temps are taken before entering.

What 73 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere. This place was a little confusing to understand at first with going from the counter service restaurant into the club/bar before arriving at the delightful surprise of the courtyard. Other than feeling a bit befuddled upon entry, the whole thing was awesome!
  2. R

    Rand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wholesome, delicious food in a restaurant with character and personality.
  3. SR

    SaraR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We went to Pimento after researching the best restaurants in Minneapolis. The food did not disappoint! It was so good. I especially liked the Jamaican patties (the beef filling was INSANELY good!). We were a little surprised when we arrive and were asked to pay a cover charge. The staff seemed surprised by our arrival as well, even though we had a reservation. We were seated in the midst of what appeared to be a private party, which wound up being really fun, but I felt bad for crashing it. We had to ask about how to order in order to place an order for food. Despite the service glitches, everyone was really nice, the party we crashed wound up being fun to accidentally attend, and now I'm a new superfan of Annie Mack :). I would definitely recommend Pimento to my friends, but would warn them that it would be a different kind of restaurant experience. And..different can be fun! Thanks for the great meal and the adventure!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Wasn’t the type of place I needed a reservation for but I didn’t know. Service and food was excellent and highly recommended.
  5. AP

    AnnP

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  6. KM

    KateM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We made reservations for 5:30 on a Saturday only to learn that the restaurant/bar was not open yet we had counter service only with no alcohol. When the bar finally did open, the rum drink selection was limited to a pre-made rum punch. It advertises as a rum bar but they couldn’t make a mojito.
  7. NH

    NHMPLS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They refused our reservation when we arrived. They were apologetic, but it ruined our plans.
  8. OT

    OutofTowners

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst restaurant experience we’ve had in years, in any state, in any country. Sounds like an exaggeration but really this was bad. We did not receive the table we reserved, the wings appetizer came after the meal. They were doused in some heavy weird dry rub spicing that does not taste like any jerk seasoning I know. Ordered goat curry and chicken curry. The goat curry was a bit ok but the chicken curry was some chunky chicken breast that was dry. The place is called a restaurant and rum bar but there was no rum to speak off. The waitress said all they had was house punch and other liquors but no rum. NO RUM in a Jamaican restaurant? We also had to pay cover charge for dinner. I honestly hope that it was maybe just an off day for the staff because this was a terrible experience. It was so bad that we left without finishing the food, had a wing a piece and asked for the bill. The waitress took off the wings from the bill but still had to pay $50 which seemed like it was a donation. We paid, went across the street and ate at a different restaurant.
  9. u

    upsethungry

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We showed up for our reservation, and they said they were not open. No explanation, the guy didn't even get up to greet us. It was very unprofessional, and they should take themselves off opentable, if they are not doing dining at this time.
  10. MG

    MissG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    Didn't mention the cover charge for entry. Idk I'd my date liked that part.
  11. LB

    LizB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It all started out great. Food was very good, but we had to ask for our plantains 3 times to finally get them and they compliment our food. The music started out great, but the sound guy turned it up to way too loud even with ear plugs in and this is the reason we and others around us all left early.
  12. HF

    HappyFamily

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous food and music! Will go back for sure!
  13. DL

    DavidL

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding! We had a great table to watch the Craig Clark band. I will be back at this place!
  14. Y

    Yolijutti

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Thank you for such a wonderful evening of great music and food.
  15. D

    David

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    They charged us a $10 cover (each) to eat dinner, even though the band wasn’t starting for an hour and we were just there for dinner. The cover charge was not mentioned at the time of the reservation, and on their website when I looked later they said there is a $5 cover starting later in the evening on music nights, which of course you don’t see if you’re using OpenTable, and the amount was different than advertised. And we had to be physically searched (arms up, patted-down, airport style) to get in. If they are going to charge people extra fees that they don’t disclose until you get there, and if they have a clientele that normally carries weapons, I don’t think we’ll be back. Food was great, and the server was excellent. This might be best patronized as a take-out option.
  16. M

    Melissa

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a good experience at Pimento. We love the Reggae music. The bands are always on point! Love the food also. The Wicked Wings are my favorite!
  17. R

    Rick

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was great! Love this place, however when we booked our table, we were not notified that there was a $10 cover as they were having a live band. We were ok with this as the band was really good but they needed to turn the volume down a bit. It was downright obnoxious levels of volume, especially for a setting as small as this. We had to literally yell to each other at out table and my wife ended up getting a migraine. Taje that part away and our experience was awesome!!
  18. BM

    BandMom

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went to hear Irie Minds. Venue is fun. Limited beer choice. All menu items are spicy. Staff was pleasant.
  19. K

    Kathdson

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely amazing! You have to try the chicken wings!
  20. MK

    MissKeshiaP

    Birmingham

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was mediocre. I’ve had better Jamaican.
  21. MK

    MissKeshiaP

    Birmingham

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I went late @ night . So the food was not hot & they were out of Coco Bread. Taste quality was just ok. Ive experienced better Jamaican cuisine.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always pleasant, safe, friendly staff, favorite spot for Reggae music!
  23. c

    cathys

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My partner and I had excellent meals, so packed full of delicious flavors. We will most definitely be back again. Very reasonable prices.
  24. L

    Linc

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The four of us decided to try Pimento on a whim. Our reservation was for 6:15 on the club side. We found the bartender, waitresses, security people and owner to all be delightful. The club side usually heats up later in the evening so we had the place to ourselves. The food was great and the place is exceptionally well run. Definitely going back!
  25. CS

    ChuckS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A nice bar room atmosphere. Delicious Jamaican food and excellent service. We arrived around 6PM for dinner and stayed for the first set of music by the Innocent Reggae Band. For us it was a perfect evening out.
  26. T

    Tiffanym

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The person served our food. Didn't Check on us. But the bar tender did and excellent job. On making sure we had everything we needed.
  27. YS

    YolandaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time there I enjoyed myself. Food was excellent service was great with a smile 😊 on point. It’s my birthday today tho I might stop by later.
  28. M

    Mimshe

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I celebrated my birthday there. Everything was excellent!
  29. CO

    CarrieO

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I wasn't aware of an extra cover charge before I arrived. DJ music was loud but we were able to go around the corner where it was a little quieter. Food was excellent.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious! Definitely a place to try! We ate on the patio which was much larger than expected.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    I waited at least an hour before I was even spoken too
  32. AS

    ASVIVER20

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this spot!
  33. A

    Adlade

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great Jamaican food and music. Little confusing how to get food (multiple doors/ entrances for take out, dine in, bar etc. and to order you use QRC instead of waiters). Once you know though, it's easy. When I went it was pretty crowded so service was slow- to be expected. Music was great; volume was inconsistent (like one minute you had to shout over it, the next was more of a background volume... maybe different tables were requesting different settings?) Overall, will go again.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was 85+ Degrees and the AC was out, they had 1 maybe 2 fans in the whole place and when I inquired with staff about the Lack of Air Conditioning, the guy very nonchalantly stated, “ well, all I can say is we have fans”; his demeanor and lack of care was not a good representation of the establishment at all.
  35. a

    anastasia

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The food was amazing and our server was awesome! The part we didn’t like was mid-way through our meal, the manager informed us that there would be a comedy show starting in 5 min and we would need to pay the $15.00/person cover to stay. We were disappointed this wasn’t communicated when we arrived. I’m sure the event was wonderful, but wasn’t in our plans when we
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had a great time. The DJ was excellent, the food was delicious and the cocktails were not tasty and strong! Overall a fabulous experience.
  37. M

    Meli

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    As a long time guest I'm just sad to see what used to be a chill laid back bar where you could come and get a cheap drink turn into every. Other. Bar in uptown. Expensive drinks. Poor service. The bartenders last night were crabby af and it wasn't even that busy! The food, while still delicious, seemed sub-par last night. Servings seemed a little smaller than usual and the rice was hard (either under cooked or old). And what's up with Top Flight Security taking photos of our ID's? I'm super uncomfortable with that. I don't know what's popped off at the Rum Bar that they need a guy walking around in a big ol' vest looking like a Fed, but it seemed overkill and definitely killed the vibe. The Rum Bar from 2019 is definitely dead and gone. Sad.
  38. LT

    LaToyaW

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved attending Verzus by Bad Boy Entertainment. The adult drama free adult crowd was everything! And the Rum Punch.....ooowwee
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was spectacular I believe they were understaffed So the wait was long to start but ultimately a fun spot
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I Love this place. I try to come every Thursday.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen & Rumbar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 345-5637.

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen & Rumbar is rated 3.9 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Pimento Jamaican Kitchen & Rumbar

2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404-4278

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Mill District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Jamaican, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    public lots located nearby

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (612) 345-5637

  • Catering

    It is always an honor and a pleasure to provide an authentic taste of Jamaican hospitality. In order to better serve you, please provide your event details below, and we will be in touch faster than you can say, “Don’t worry. Eat happy.” Please email catering@pimentokitchen.com or call 612-232-2206

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