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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is great...we drove from Big Ochi (Ocho Rios) to get there and it was worth the trip. We decided to take our mother there because she is a lover of fish and crab. When we got there I could not believe we had...reached our destination based on how hyped up the name is. I was looking for a variety of shops on a beach where i could choose from but, to my surprise it is just 1 big place with a lot of different gazebos (eating area). We were a family of 10 and we went straight ahead to order because we knew how long of a wait restaurants can be these days especially when meals are done to order. We were greeted with a pleasant man who was very willing to help us choose our fish and the biggest king crab for Mama 😀. We placed our order then made payment at the cashier. We ordered fish tea but it had too much black pepper which was overpowering everything else and sadly none of us enjoyed it. Unfortunately, we did not finish them. Impressively, lunch was ready in approximately 20-30 mins for everyone to have their meal and ready to eat. Not only was it quick but, it is the best crab and fish (fried, steamed and jerked) I've ever had. The seafood boil is a lot 😋. Big up Chef Sanjae, the lady who served us drinks and all the pleasant staff that we encountered. Be assured that they are willing and ready to pack your left overs to go. We will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

Anytime I'm in Jamaica this is my favourite spot for seafood. The fried fish is delicious and the festival just melts in your mouth. The garlic lobster and the jerk roast corn tasty. If you can bring food nets.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2022 via mobile

Good place for cooling out with family and having some good sea food. Customer service was ok. Went a little after 7pm. Have to make allowance for waiting time since food is done to order. When we got there, only snapper was available as fish....Would have preferred parrot but after that long journey from St. Catherine and my first time visiting, just had what they had. Wanted roast fish and they had no calaloo. Felt like the universe was against me, this place had no parrot fish, no calaloo and no shrimp. Anyways we had the jerk lobster, roast fish without calaloo and brown stew fish. The food was great and atmosphere pleasant. No issues with customer service. But just didn't like that they didn't have the things my group really wanted.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 April 2022 via mobile

The best fish we had in Jamaica with jerk seasoning. A lot of choice. Laid back service but efficient. Right on the beach. Recommended.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 17 April 2022

Coming from Kingston, it had been years since I'd last visited little ochi. The food was just as I remembered it to - excellent! The atmosphere was vibezy, family oriented and ambient. The people were pleasant, friendly and engaging towards the patronage. However, using Google...Maps for the fastest route to our destination set us on a course so intrpid I literally was driving my old faithful Subaru Impreza with my heart in my hands and faith in my heart. If you're as bold and daring as I was, then that old South Coast Rd might be your thing. Indeed it was the fastest route but also the path that gives you that rush of adrenaline. Having said that, I'd probably take that route again as it literally slahes the trip time in half.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 7 March 2022 via mobile

We visited little Ochi this is a wonderful outdoor dining experience right on the beach. They offer fresh seafood made to order. We tried the jerk Conch, steam parrot fish. Steamed Lionhead fish, Sea crab steamed, festivals, lobster, and bammy. This is a must visit....The food was amazing. It was filled with all these wonderful flavours and seasoning it was not too spicy you can get extra scotch bonnet peppers on the side if you need to. It was cooked to perfection! I would suggest calling ahead of time and placing your order because it does take a while for them to cook it. It is made to order so the cooking it fresh the fish that are used or caught fresh daily. They are located right on the seaside so you can enjoy walking along the beach the water is a bit rough so I wouldn’t suggest swimming or lesser a good swimmer but you’re welcome to go swimming in it I’ve seen people in the water the set up is really cute with dining outside under these beautiful cabana. It’s nice and cool and you can enjoy good company there’s a bar I have a couple of drinks for the wait for your food. Definitely will going back there before leaving.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 12 December 2021 via mobile

It’s not all that to use. People hype up this place and it’s not what we expect. The beach is dirty and the place smells raw. Will never go back here.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2021 via mobile

My family waited over an hour and 45 minutes for the food. Absolutely atrocious customer service. When the food finally came the garlc lobster, shrimp and conch was bland and tasteless. The fish was cold and the chicken was barely palatable. Such a waste of...money and time. Wouldn't recommend it.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 18 July 2020 via mobile

The food was average. The octopus was rubbery & the fish was overcooked. They had sanitizer at the door but the chefs & workers wore no mask. Few youngsters came by our table begging money. Also other giys on the property begging

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 17 March 2020

Our friends had been here before but it was our first time. Arrive beachside and be greeted by a staff member who will guide you through the selection of your seafood freshly caught and piled high in the chest refrigerator. My husband and friends all...had pan grilled Red Snapper but I prefer shellfish. The server suggested Lobster Tails since they were out of shrimp and while I thought it was a bit much for lunch, agreed. Who can say no to Lobster? Two tails arrived in a "sea" of garlic butter sauce with rice and callaloo. Beyond delicious! The rest enjoyed their Snapper, but I definitely saw envious glances and was happy to share my very generous portion. Sitting under a thatched roof at a picnic table or in a rustic old fishing boat, all up on piers and all with a perfect seaside vantage point of the fresh catches arriving at regular intervals. Whether it was more fish or a pail of Lobsters, you know your meal is F-R-E-S-H! Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

Excellent service, food, atmosphere.. if you want the best couch, fish, lobster seafood you name it. This is the best place to get it👍🏿

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 8 December 2019

We had a long drive to get to this restaurant. I had expected everything to be fresh from the sea. Imagine my surprise when all of the lobsters and shrimp were frozen. I had grilled snapper instead - and that did not appear to be...catch of the day either. It was all very tasty, and the setting was great. Perhaps I went on a bad day. It was Friday for lunch. It was good but I cannot say it was amazing. In fact it was disappointing.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 7 December 2019 via mobile

I lived in Jamaica for a year and during my last month there, my friends and I drove 3 hours just to go back one more time. It’s been over 10 years and I still think fondly about that outing and the food! It’s truly...an experience to be out on the beach watching the catch of the day be prepared for you to eat. After dinner we took a long walk on the beach and watched the sunset. It was the perfect way, the perfect place, the perfect meal to say goodbye to a beautiful country. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

It was a last minute selection, have been there before and the service there is always fast and friendly

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2019

visited today,even though it rain like there was no tomorrow,the day was well spent,stopped by the Appleton rum tour first then went there for lunch,the food was amazing the bammies were just pure goodness the staffs were super nice caring and customer service skill a+....Continue the good work god blessMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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It is approximately 120 km from Hotel Riu to Little Ochi. Little Ochi is not at Ocho Rios at all. It is in fact located in the Parish of St Elizabeth on the south coast (Ocho Rios is on the North Coast. By car it is... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4