Pimento Jamaican Kitchen & Rumbar

4
45 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!

Support Pimento Jamaican Kitchen & Rumbar during COVID-19

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 45 people are saying
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CarrieO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 17, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

I waited at least an hour before I was even spoken too

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vipASVIVER20
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot!

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Adlade
Seattle
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 3, 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.

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anastasia
Baltimore
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

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
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.

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Meli
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 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.

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LaToyaW
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Casey
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and drinks were good. The Mai Tai had a nice quantity or rum and was tasty. We came for an early dinner around 5:15. It was a bit of an awkward ambiance in the dining area because they were setting up for that night's event and the place was essentially empty. Their QR code ordering system wasn't the greatest, but the servers were eager to help us solve our problems. We requested to move to the outside patio and enjoyed that ambiance much more. We both had the Jerk Chicken and thought it was delicious. We will come back another time for an actual event to get the full Pimento experience.

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angelicajinks
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Fantastic DJ, Patio was beautiful.

Boneless chicken
Boss wings
Dj Sound of Fujun

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LookingForFunky
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty and a good value. Wish the drink menu that you order from had descriptions of the rums, felt like we were flying blind just randomly picking a rum and mixer. Also had to pay a $5 cover per person to listen to the radio rather than a live band which we thought was odd.

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ShawnL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! I had the One Love with both pork and chicken, it was so very tender! Service was very friendly and accommodating! My daughter in law and I had a pleasant dinner and conversation. At the end of our meal the music got a little too loud for conversation, but overall it was a great experience!

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KittenP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We left because the main staff member who was moving around the dining room and coming up to our table was not wearing his mask properly and he kept pulling it down below his chin. I felt uncomfortable with this behavior and, frankly, a bit angry. So technically, we did not stay long enough to experience any of the food this time. The ambience seemed nice, though. I have had their food at the Keg and Case location during per-pandemic times and it's delicious. I was looking forward to having it again, but I made the choice to leave.

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phaedrus
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was incredible and the value was great.

I would only recommend Friday evenings to people who enjoy fairly loud and energetic music during dinner. There are many other days and times for people who would like it quieter, though.

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QBEAR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I have been there the food had flavor the drink menu has great choices and if you are a light drinker they still have you covered and staff definitely on point.

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James
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious flavors, incredible vibe, good people, tasty drinks, slam dunk.

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Christina
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Me and a few of my girlfriends/siestas went for a ladies night out and we all had such a great time. All staff had excellent customer service . And the Dj was jammin all night playing a variety of music 🎶.. me and the ladies can't wait to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service was great. The music was a plus. Really enjoyed myself and yes they have the best wings in town, this is coming from someone that rarely eats wings

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StephanieT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a really good experience, during the pandemic. No worries. Good food!

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StacyS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love to support Jamecia and her team at Pimentos. Great entertainment with VERSUS on Thursdays as well!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio with a live DJ was a great environment. The staff was friendly and helpful, and it felt like a good option during Covid as it was outdoor, spaced apart, and used QR codes for ordering. Great food and drinks too. There are also happy hour drink options.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for the Versus and we loved it!

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DavidA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and music. Would definitely go back.

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Ang1
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food2service2ambience5

Too much cinnamon on the chicken wings.
I would suggest having a drink server.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

First time there, busy night, would come back again, hope the software works better next time. I know how software can be so i get it.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comedy/Versus

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Don’t take kids with you for dinner. I guess it turns into bar only mode because we were told to leave at 9pm because we had kids!

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LoriC
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and the bartenders and the door guy were amazing
Soo fun!! They made sure are hands were never empty and they even moved us to a better spot
Always!!! Enjoy my self when I’m there
“ONE LOVE” ❤️❤️❤️

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Meli
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food, as always, was delicious. Prices for drinks at the rum bar have increased drastically, as has the price of food at the kitchen. Hard to have any kind of conversation due to the loud music, but great music at the same time. Ad on FB for the night does not mention there is a cover charge. Only open table mentions it in the fine print.

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TallayaB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very comfortable and trendy experience. Staff is very helpful and attentive. The wings were on the salty side but cooked well. Love the atmosphere and DJ. Easy to make reservations and order from table with or without server.

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HeatherG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a great experience. The excellent food was a substantial amount for the price and the service wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great super fun energetic entertainment very authentic food. The ambience so great very cool place would go again and recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

PHENOMENAL place. Will definitely be back. Not a great place for a date because it is insanely loud in there but it’s a fun environment. I ordered the rum flight at the very beginning of the evening and it didn’t come out till awhile after I finished my food. Overall though you won’t find better food or rum anywhere else.

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Rick
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was certainly the highlight, drinks were good. There were 2 bartenders, one made them perfect, the other made them so stiff that they were like a shot (some like that tho). He vibe was great and like I said, the food was beyond amazing!!

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NgdScd
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! The owner was very sweet and personable. We are planning on heading back on Valentine’s Day to see her sing in her band.

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Caitlin
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I understand it is tough to run a restaurant in a pandemic. But I made a reservation for dinner with my mom at 6 PM on a Saturday and there was nothing to warn us about there being a extremely loud DJ or a $5 per person cover charge. Couldn't hear ourselves or our host without being up close and yelling - not the best in the times we find ourselves in. We ended up leaving and taking food to go, and it was also not as good as I had hoped based on the numerous great reviews online. The coconut rice was dry. The meat was well-cooked but not well-seasoned.

To be clear if post-pandemic I ever want to go dancing I would absolutely check this place out again. And I will also give the food another try in the future since this place has received so many accolades. Also, the employees we met were helpful and friendly. But I definitely recommend to the owners that you include information in the indoor dining reservation tools about cover charges and special events.

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 4 stars by 45 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.