Reggae Kitchen: Authentic Jamaican restaurant in Sheffield that is a hit with Google reviewers

Reggae Kitchen Sheffield has been serving authentic Jamaican cuisine to residents of the city for several years since opening at 200 City Road.

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The food spot has been a hit with customers, and many have taken to the internet to write about their favorite dishes, including jerk chicken and mutton curry.

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Calvin Wisdom and Shenade Gordon of Reggae Kitchen Ltd based at 200 City Road. Photo: Brian Eyre

There are 125 reviews on Google, with an average of 4.5 stars – just short of the maximum five-star score.

James Finlayson said: “Delicious jerk chicken, with real homemade flavor of herbs and spices. Very generous portion too and drink included with the meal.

Another added: “We had a large chicken curry, jerk chicken and a small mutton curry. All three came with a dumpling, rice and peas and a drink.

“At under £9 a dish, the lot was very good value. It was really good and very filling.

Pictured mutton curry (boneless halal). Photo: Brian Eyre

Another customer described his meal as “beautiful cooking”.

Owner Calvin Wisdom once revealed the secret to the restaurants’ success: loyal customers.

He said, “We have had loyal customers since day one of our opening.

“The same customers have invited their family and their friends and their friends and their friends and their friends to try our food.

“Many of our customers seem to know each other and will recognize someone from school or elsewhere when they come for their food.”

“We’re also getting a lot of new customers from Google.”

The other integral element that Calvin helps his business continue to do well is having a small menu of a few popular dishes that always sell well.

He added: “A lot of places have 100 or 150 dishes on their menu and will never sell half of them. We only sell a few popular dishes. And all of our meat is boneless, which people like.

These dishes include mutton curry, which is served with rice and peas; jerk chicken, which is served with fried dumplings; chicken curry and brown stew chicken plus a selection of patties including vegetables, beef, lamb and chicken.

For more information about Reggae Kitchen, please visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/reggaekitchensheffield

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