Irie Shack

Opening Times
Monday5pm – 11pm
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday & Thursday5pm – 11pm
Friday & Saturday12pm – 12.30am
Sunday12pm – 11pm

Address
60 James Street, Cardiff, CF10 5EZ
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Why we love it

Named after a term used by Rastafarians as a friendly greeting meaning ‘good’ or ‘nice’, Irie Shack serves authentic Caribbean cuisine and in particular, Jamaican food. With branches in both Cathays and Cardiff Bay, posters featuring reggae music icons are plastered all over the walls, mellow reggae music plays in the background, and a stunning sunset is painted onto a wall in a heated garden.
Expect popular Jamaican dishes like jerk chicken, ackee and saltfish, brown stew chicken, callaloo, curried goat and rice n’ peas. To wash all that down, sip on an Caribbean grapefruit soda known as Ting, or relax with a Red Stripe. Yeah mon!

Highlights

Hunger-quashing halloumi bites with jerk mayo
Tender, jerk-spiced tilapia with Caribbean slaw and rice n’peas
Kingston-born Jamaican chef, Peter Smith
Live reggae music on Friday and Saturday night

Location