Wi Jammin Restaurant

Wi Jammin Restaurant

This neighborhood favorite has been open for 17 years and has spawned a small market and a café of the same name around the corner. (The café is run by the owner’s son and focuses more on Americanized breakfasts like Cap ‘N Crunch French toast and fusion dishes like jerk tacos.) The jerk chicken is nicely grilled, but be prepared to contend with small pieces of bone in the mix. The restaurant does a brisk take-out business, but there are several tables too. One popular item here is Jamaica’s national dish and traditional breakfast, ackee and saltfish. The flesh of the ackee fruit is boiled, seasoned and mixed with salted cod. Cooked ackee looks like scrambled eggs and tastes a little like hearts of palm or creamy turnips, with a wonderful, buttery flavor and texture. (If you want to try ackee but aren’t up for the $25 price tag for the dish here, you can pick up a large can of ackee at the Wi Jammin market for about $13.) Several of the other main dishes here are available as side orders, so you can get a sizable portion of meat without the rice and peas or sides for about half the price. 5103 W. Pico Blvd., Mid-Wilshire; (323) 965-9809;

Review By: LAweekly

Oxtail, jerk chicken & beef patties are staples at this unassuming Caribbean counter-serve joint


Tuesday 10AM–9PM
Wednesday 10AM–9PM
Thursday 10AM–9PM
Friday 10AM–9PM
Saturday 10AM–9PM
Sunday 11AM–7PM
Monday 10AM–9PM

5103 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA