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Omar's Kitchen and Rum Bar, New York, NY

Omar's Kitchen and Rum Bar

4.2
4.2
138 Reviews
$31 to $50
Caribbean
Omar's kitchen is a Nouveau Caribbean restaurant in the heart of the lower east side where the food scene is blooming. Chef Omar takes dishes of his native Jamaica and delivers it with a New York twist. Omar's cuisine boosts in flavor, color and warmth. Let's not forget about the design that will take you right back to your last vacation in the islands and every time you feel nostalgic, you can just visit Omar's and sip on a coconut daiquiri.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (646) 866-6993

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Omar Walters

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What 138 people are saying

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was great, but the appetizer options were limited. We ended up having a side of plantains to share instead. Additionally, I booked a reservation but it seemed like it is difficult to get inside seating which is something to consider. We were sat outside. I got the oxtail curry and it melted in my mouth. It was insanely good! My girlfriend’s jerk chicken was also excellent. There was a nice photographer who snapped pictures of different groups including us. He gave us the option to purchase the pictures which we declined, but if you really liked the picture it was not a bad deal to come in a frame for $20. Drinks were well made and strong. Overall had a great experience and would recommend this restaurant. Yet, I am concerned of sitting outside when it gets colder, albeit the heaters did a fine job the other day in 50 degree weather!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vibes & food was 10/10
  3. H

    Hazeleyes2133

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    For fuller size people it’s a little difficult getting in their higher seating. The food was delicious. The mac and cheese was delicious too.
  4. h

    harlemobserver

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I really liked this restaurant! The food and drinks were good! The overall ambiance is definitely a good vibe, and I like that they don’t have the music blasting your ears out! You can actually hear your conversations. I’ll definitely be back.
  5. AM

    AbbyMae

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    They didn’t have the lamb chops or the escovitch fish. I got the salmon with rice and peas and it was very bland. My cousin got the oxtail in coconut gravy and it was good. We got the wings which was the best part of the entire meal. The rum punch was really good, that was a 10/10.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time coming and I really enjoyed my experience. I will be going back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic 🤍
  10. AD

    ADV1CE

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Had a reservation but still had to wait 40min. The oxtail and rice must of been made by a non-Jamaican it wasn’t that good.
  11. SW

    SchantelW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Went for a birthday dinner. We were seated right away but the service was pretty slow. The menu online is different then what they actually offer in the restaurant. The food wasn’t bad but the service was inattentive. They basically dropped the food off at the table and never came back. I had to find another server to request the check. I’m not sure if I’d return.
  12. v

    veebee

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I’ve been wanting to eat head forever but it doesn’t really live up to the hype. My cousin enjoyed his shrimp and plantain gnocchi. The rest was ok. The staff was nonchalant. The best part was the decor.
  13. S

    Shari

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tamarind punch was everythinggggg, the Mac&cheese and jerk chicken was to die for as well. The music, ambiance, layout and vibe of this restaurant are certainly reasons to return. My boyfriend and I had the best date night ever!!!!!! Shout outs to Chef Omar💙
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had so much fun celebrating my birthday here. The food was absolutely delicious, and our waiter, Shane was fantastic. Highly recommend!
  15. CC

    CrystalC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I was not able to try the restaurant as they did a pop up and didn’t inform guest who had reservations. I’m highly disappointed. I’ve contacted the restaurant and still haven’t heard anything back or no resolution.
  16. DP

    DeswacyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe and the food was 10/10. It’s a cozy spot so it’s not a big place but great for a date.
  17. c

    calvinb

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Look the food at this place is unmatched best food I had from a restaurant in a long time food was soo good we had to see the chef food was on point !!!!!!!!!
  18. OM

    OmarM

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good, but the service could have been better ... but they did work to right some wrongs
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Slowest service I have encountered in a long time. Waited 2 hours for our meal.
  20. AF

    AspiringFoodie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I chose to visit this restaurant in honor of June being Caribbean Heritage Month but my overall dining experience was just okay. The menu on the website and the menu at the restaurant were different so items I thought my friend and I would have been able to try were not available. This was quite a disappointment as my friend is vegan and they only had one vegan meal available. The Escoveitch fish, which I ordered, was okay. It definitely needed a little more seasoning, though the size of the fish was appropriate for the price. The festival and plantain sides were both delicious. The service was fine. Our server was very attentive and we appreciated that. The music, which was basically dancehall, was too loud to really have a good conversation. I would suggest for them to turn it down a notch since this is a dining establishment and not a nightclub. Given the experience, I'm not sure when I will be visiting again. I was hoping to love this place, but unfortunately I wasn't impressed.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was on 10. Soooo good, and portion size was alot for your money. I only wish it was a bigger place but besides that everything was real good.
  22. MB

    MBHolloway

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Super cute restaurant! Unfortunately my food was cold and my drinks were warm!..Really wanted to like this establishment.
  23. RM

    RMMmm

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to go before a show at Caveat. Loved all of the food. Didn’t try the rum drinks but will next time.
  24. CM

    CymraM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I’ve been here a couple of times but something went wrong this time. The rice and peas was like white rice just dashed with peas, it had no flavor. The gnocchi in the curry shrimp dish was over cooked and mushy. The service was good, very friendly and accommodating and the drinks were good as well.
  25. W

    Watz

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    The waiter did not check in and provide a positive experience for me. I ordered a drink and never received it after asking about it 3 times. The waiter looked extensive under the influence of something and was not attentive. If I was to ever return, I do hope I have a better experience.
  26. CS

    CharlamarS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food was ok, I’ve had better. The best thing was the fish cake and the drink honestly. I ordered lamb chops and Mac and cheese. Mac and cheese was dry no flavor, lamb had no flavor at all, it was bad. My boyfriend had the curry oxtails he said it tasted like beef stew, he loves oxtails but he picked over his meal, barely ate it. Maybe the chef had a bad day? I’m not sure but I was excited to finally go there but I was not impressed but the food at all. I doubt we ever got back.
  27. C

    Chantel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was amazing 🤩 food is excellent. Menu was easy to pick from. It was dinner and a night club in one. The decor of the restaurant was reggae/dancehall vybz. Amazing for parties 🎈
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was served cold, the entrees lack flavor and were very bland. My friend and I ordered the escovitch fish with rice and peas the entrees were served immediately, the fish wasn’t freshly fried, the rice was dry and hard, I didn’t bother to eat it. The only thing that was blazing hot on our plates were the fried festivals. A second friend of mine ordered the oxtails, which came with rice and peas and a side salad. Her meal was served cold and flavorless. The drinks were weak too. A waste of my Friday night, we were so hype to try Omar’s kitchen, big disappointment and a waste of food because we left everything on the table.
  29. L

    Lina

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had an amazing time. Definitely worth it! Would recommend
  30. D

    Dess

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Curry oxtail were amazing. Food was the perfect portion size and the drinks were strong and worth the money! Will be back again soon.
  31. TJ

    TraciJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall the experience was fine. I probably wouldn't go back. The hostess was friendly, but the waitress seemed like she couldn't be bothered. They were out of several menu items and while the food was good, I wouldn't pay that much to go back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    I honestly think that Omar's is the best new Caribbean restaurant in the whole entire borough of Manhattan 👌🏾
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Food was great but be prepared to wait long for your food and drinks to come out!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The space is really really small…..the food is good but not a variety of options on the menu for a Jamaican restaurant!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    There’s one word to capture the whole experience @ Omar’s kitchen! TRASH!! The food, service, closet space called a restaurant.. overpriced weak drinks!! I would NEVER go back! Black businesses need to do better, then complain when they close.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was SPICY ASF but all in the amazing ways. The jerk chicken was fantastic even better the morning after. The oxtail was wow chefs kiss.
  38. LI

    LorettaI

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Been wanting to visit this restaurant since last year when I heard about it. I have to say it did not disappoint. It was my first time visiting as well. Starting off the service was good. Our food came on time aside from the appetizers which we didn’t get because our entrées came before it. I had the lamb chops and I enjoyed myself.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good service, savory food.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food service music and vibe. A vibe colourful fun lovely service just an amazing overall.

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Omar's Kitchen and Rum Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 138 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 13 times today
Google Map for Omar's Kitchen and Rum Bar

29A Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Omar Walters

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

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