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Jawaiian Irie Jerk Restaurant

#308 of 1,859 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3574 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-2461
+1 808-388-2917
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Tokyo, Japan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

first time to try jamaican food - very nice tastes, pleasant environment. The owner came out and explained the cooking. Definitely would recommend.

Thank N_Midori
Tokyo, Japan
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121 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very tasty jerk and the mahi-mahi was really good. the food was quite nice and so was the atmosphere. we came early so it was quiet - which is good. byob - the ginger drink that my wife ordered was very good...

1 Thank johntaro
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely new location and wonderful hostess/waitress. The ital stew was the perfect compliment to the oxtails but unfortunately, the portions are smaller than they were when we visited last year. The stewed chicken was gobbled up super quick, so leftovers (which I am accustomed to enjoying the next day) were non-existent. Overall, delicious food but wish the portions were what... More 

Thank Nickiinny
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Jamaican jerk chicken was fantastic. Great atmosphere. A must for any Caribbean food lover. If you like spice ask for the Fire on Your Wire sauce.

Thank Kimberly S
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We had to try a Jamaican restaurant in Hawaii, especially one that was featured on drive in, dinner & dives. It's a bit hard to find and it's an order and then sit down kind of place, the only issue with that is that they don't give you a number, so they kept coming to us with the wrong order... More 

Thank Tone416
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

First let me start with the positive: the staff was friendly and upbeat. As far as the food is concerned, it didn't live up to the hype in the other reviews by any means. The reviews about the jerk wings being soggy and seemingly tl prepared long before they are served were true (I wanted to pass but my husband... More 

Thank LynnySam
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I can safely say that throughout our entire trip to Hawaii, this place was worth taking the time out to visit for authentic Caribbean food. The food was the best we had tasted throughout our entire trip. Jerk wings were to die for, jerk chicken also the salad with dressing made entirely by the chef himself was mouthwatering. The Ital... More 

Thank Browniepoints614
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to Jawaiian Irie Jerk restaurant left us feeling positive. In a neighborhood full of good eateries we would come back here. We tried 5 dishes and enjoyed them all but the curry goat was voted best. The coconut curry shrimp appetizer was my favorite as well as the nutty cheesy rice with Callaloo, a wild spinach. The... More 

Thank Beth F
Farmingville, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Everything we ordered came out looking and tasting amazing. Small place, intimate casual setting. You won't be disappointed! Staff is excellent, a well oiled machine. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Lisa L
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I love the Fried Fish with Johnny Cakes creamy sauce and moist fish ! The service is very relaxed and made my visit very comforting especially with the reggae music playing

Thank Lehua P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3574 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-2461
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-388-2917

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?