Wynwood has very little Black-owned businesses in the neighborhood and no Black-owned restaurants, but the opening of Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen recently changed that with a grand opening in October 2019. This full-service 100% Jamaican-owned restaurant is family owned by mother/daughter-wife/husband team of Leonie McKoy, Dr. Shrusan Gray, and Rodrick Leighton and features indoor and outdoor dining, a full bar, fine art, and an authentic jerk stand outside by the Terrazza. It also has a great outdoor setup for happy hour.
The Dukunoo menu features traditional Jamaican dishes prepared with a twist of elegance and presented with flair. Leighton. Guests of Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen can expect to dine by candlelight, experience varied cultural entertainment, including live music and DJs on themed nights.
The word “Dukunoo” may be strange to some, but it is steeped in history and has a very simple meaning. Its roots are West African and simply means “sweet thing” or “sweet mouth” when directly translated. The family created the restaurant with this sense of history and culture to positively represent Caribbean culture.
The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, happy hours, bar hours, private and special events:
Closed: Mondays (will accept reservations for private events)
Lunch: Tuesday thru Saturday: 12pm-5pm
Dinner: Tuesday thru Saturday: 5pm-12am / Sundays: 4pm – 11pm
Sunday Brunch: 11am -4pm
Happy Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 5pm-7pm
Regular Bar Hours: Tuesday thru Thursday: Open until 12am/ Friday thru Sunday: Open until 2am