As an English Canadian, who loves Curries (East & West Indian), and makes them when I can't afford to eat out - I'm one of the Trini curry cooks in my wife's family - I'm always on the look out for Indo/Pakistani/Bangladeshi and Caribbean restaurants, as I love Roti and Jerk.
I spotted Yah Man on Pharmacy when driving past months ago, and decided this evening, along with my Chinese Trinidadian wife, to find out what they sell.
He didn't have the Roti I usually settle for, but did have Stewed Fish amongst other things. Since my wife likes good Caribbean Fish dinners, she got one. As soon as we got home she offered me some to try. Fish prepared Chinese style has never appealed to me. And, usually I'm not too enamoured, Caribbean style, but I have to Admit that "Mark" (Yah Man), must be a great cook. I loved it! The problem generally is that I just don't like fish cooked in liquid or stewed with vegetables, but Yah Man, it's the first time I really liked it a lot. In fact, but for the fact that I didn't want to waste the meal I'd already prepared for us, I'd have asked my wife for more.
My Rating? As an outsider, I suppose I'm not really qualified to rate this. But as someone who always tells it as it is, regardless, I'll give him a good 9 out of 10, for his Stewed Fish. I'll check out other dishes in due course, but note that it took me about 25 years to find an Indian restaurant I could give 9 out of 10 in Canada ("Real Taste of India," right next door to, of all places, "Murphy's Law Irish Pub!") So I'm hoping this gentleman really can produce the goods, Jamaican style! There's an Afghan restaurant next door, so I think I might try to make it two successes out of two somwhat unlikely, but I'll keep my fingers crossed.
I was very disappointed at the fact that I seen a dog going in the back of the restaurant!! I don't feel or agree with such unsanitary conditions in amongst food places. I think someone should call the ministry on this man! I actually turned my car right out of the parking lot once I seen a dog going in there!
What a disgrace!
never seen a dog. i bet you were seeing your reflection in the drink fridge.
Im sure you are one hell of an ugly woman
I would give Yah Man Caribbean Restaurant a 10. The food is good, well seasoned and tastes amazing. You get a lot of food in terms of portion sizes and the prices are extremely reasonable. I would recommend the fish and his famous porridge (Jamaican Viagra) Friendly services