New Openings: VOY Jamaican Restaurant
There is a new Jamaican restaurant in Port Credit and it's called VOY. This is kind of a big deal, as there weren't any Caribbean restos in Port Credit before this place decided to set up shop.
Voy is probably the nicest and most atmospheric Jamaican restaurant around. It's now in the 229 Artisan Bistro space, but fear not -- the beloved bistro isn't gone; it just moved next door to the bar part.
In terms of decor, they really haven't changed much. In fact, I don't think they changed anything beyond the addition of ambient reggae music. The resto also now boasts the sweet smell of good ol' Jamaican cooking.
The food menu is quite vast and offers all the classics, including Caribbean staples like jerk chicken, curry chicken, curry goat, stew chicken, fried chicken, jerk pork, oxtail, king fish, roti and poutine. They also have a breakfast menu that consists of ackee or okra and saltfish, as well as traditional dishes like bacon and eggs. They also have rib eye steak, surf and turf, fish and chips and burgers.
What we tried: We always ask restos what they are known for and our server, without hesitation, said oxtail. So we had it (as seen above). It was fall off the bone tender and seasoned perfectly and served with a side of rice, beans and vegetables. It might be a little pricey at $18, but it's still delicious.
We also tried a unique combo of chicken wings and festivals. Festivals are deep fried dough and chicken wings are, well, deep-fried bits of tasty chicken -- how can you go wrong with that combo? The festivals were freshly fried, as I saw steam coming off them when they arrived.