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Lolo's Seafood Shack

Le Petit Senegal, New York

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Lolo's Seafood Shack

Le Petit Senegal, New York

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A
26 September 2019

okay for a few minutes and a quick bite

A
12 August 2019

Overall....good food, courteous staff, and quick service.

T
4 August 2019

This place was amazing I’m From Chicago and my friend is from Mississippi and we approve

F
25 July 2019

Food was great atmosphere was perfect love this place highly recommend

W
4 July 2019

First time here for Happy Hour. Food portions are small for Happy Hour but are delicious!

S
29 June 2019

Finally made it to Lolo's- love the island ambience. Coconut shrimp and garlic fries were so tasty and soft shell crab sandwich is scrumptious . Looks very small from outside but has sitting space in back . Lolo's rum punch is a must. Will definitely be back for more! More...

N
16 June 2019

My boyfriend was in the mood for crab legs and I never turn down seafood so we stumbled upon this gem while searching for a spot in the area. The pictures and reviews convinced us to try it. The setup gives you an island vibe which assured me the food would be good. It's on the smaller side space wise but had an area out back for dine in. We opted to stay inside because the outside area was a little crowded. It's great for small groups of 3 or 4 people at a time. Now for the food, we checked in for the free plantains and they were so yummy I would have paid double for them. I tried the Pom Pom shrimp and garlic fries...they were amazing. I wish the fries came separate because only the ones on the top had the seasoning/sauce but were great nonetheless. My boyfriend had the salmon basket. So tasty, flavorful and broiled to perfection. We shared the steam pot of shrimp and crab legs. It also included corn on the cob and sweet potato. We had it with the garlic butter and old bag seasoning. They were generous with the shrimp. The crab legs were pretty good as well. I would suggest adding more corn as our bag had one skimpy end piece of corn. We weren't able to share. So I ended up ordering another bag of crab legs. The rum punch tasted more like a ginger sorrel than rum punch. I tasted no alcohol whatsoever. Overall, we enjoyed everything. More...

J
6 June 2019

(8/8)I forgot to check in so I didn't get to try their plantains, but check in for a free appetizer!They have a back area that's great when the weather is nice and plenty of seating indoors. The have a beach shack vibe with bright colors.It feels a bit pricey for the amount of food you get, but once you're able to get over that feeling of being ripped off a little, it's a great spot. I'd recommend their soft shell crab sandwich and garlic fries.I'd ask them to be a little bit more generous with the sauce for the fries cause by the end of the meal, it was just regular fries without the garlic added.I also had their grilled cauliflower which was good with a good amount of char. I'd say go for it if you want to round out your order of fried food. More...

E
5 June 2019

After walking past this place for 9+ months I finally stopped in for happy hour and I am so glad I did because come this fall this is going to be our new hangout spot. Amazing little store with a small indoor seating section and a covered patio (perfect for game night). Ordered from their happy hour menu - mini crabcake slider and their small shrimp entree with some punch. Pro-tip order up front they give ya a number and deliver it to you in the back. Excellent service - seriously went above and beyond even when the kitchen did forget my slider - boxed it up no problem. Shrimp happy hour was a good deal $5 for a small tray of fries and 3-4 large shrimp. I was however not impressed with the punch or the slider. The bread to crabcake ratio was completely off - ended up just eating the two bites of crab. Skip the crab cake slider and try something else off the happy hour menu. Also skip the punch - tasted kind of like prepackaged sangria - skip it and get a beer which was more than reasonably priced. More...

R
2 June 2019

17 Syllables about Lolo'sGet the Pom Pom ShrimpGet the rum cocktail pitcherRly- try it all!

D
1 June 2019

Caribbean food in NYC is always a hit or miss. This place is definitely a hit. Let's talk about the layout, the ordering process is fairly simple and I like it. You order first and pay before, they give you a number and you bring it to a table, which they bring the food to you. The outside patio in the back is the happening place to be unfortunately it was packed so I grabbed a table inside.For the food we ordered a lot Crab Legs, Wings, Pom Pom Shrimp, Plantains, and Conch Fritters. Everything was great and would definitely return back. It's pretty official in my book for giving you those Caribbean Vibes. Felt as if I was vacationing back in the islands. Food is downright solid. Next time I'll have to try the jerk chicken to see what's that's hitting for. My only critique is the portion sizes. I felt that for the price I could have gotten just a bit more for my buck. But hey it is what it is, I understand it's seafood but maybe they can work on that.Finally this place has some of the best rum punch I ever had hands down Would visit again More...

J
1 June 2019

We didn't even have to book a reservation and got perfect seating outside with plenty of options on the menu! They even had Lobster Rolls as a special!  The Seafood Steampot with LOLO sauce was so GOOD. My only regret was sharing it. More...

S
27 May 2019

This is about as good as it gets when it comes to seafood in NYC. The decor is a rough approximation of a beach shack, but you're really here for the fish and lobster/crab.

P
22 May 2019

Let me start by saying I've had many seafood boils in NY and CT, I go at least once a week. However, I've only had Asian style boils so I was super excited to find a restaurant that offers it but Caribbean style. When I saw they have coco curry sauce, I couldn't wait to try!! Walked in, very small place. Most tables inside are wobbly and the chairs are ones used in schools. I didn't go outside but I saw they have an outdoor patio so a bit more space outside I think. I didn't expect to order once we walked in as opposed to sitting and having a server but that was fine. I ordered the crab legs and shrimp steampot with coco curry sauce and my friend order the soft shell crab sandwich. I thought the sandwich was small however my friend said it was good. He also ordered a rum punch and mentioned it was more punch than rum. The crab legs and shrimp I got was delicious! The sauce was very watery, would've liked it to be a little thicker and I knew it wasn't going to be spicy obviously since it's coconut curry but next time I would add their hot sauce to it. I was excited to see sweet potatoes added to it since I've only ever had regular potatoes in my seafood boils. The sweet potatoes in there was good but could've been cooked more. Overall I enjoyed and will be coming back to try more. Thank you! More...

Y
20 May 2019

I really enjoyed this space. The food is tasty and not salty or too heavy. The atmosphere is amazing. The workers there were awesome. The space is so cute and a little escape in Harlem. The food is very good. I tried their wings but it wasnt my favorite that's the only reason why I gave it 4 stars. The fries, corn, jerk was good. A little over priced as well. More...

G
18 May 2019

Super funky place that will suddenly and instantly bring you to a Caribbean island. The layout is beyond cool... nothing you've experienced in New York City. They have several (small) sitting areas, but the best is the outside "beach" patio... you have to see it to yourself to understand the super-chill vibe. The moment I got there I soo much wanted the food to be good, so that I would have a reason to go back. What we ordered was a hit and miss, but some dishes were good enough to return and try more options (3.75 stars for food; 4.5 stars for ambiance).Lobster roll (a special $19): it's served on their "bread" with looks and tastes like a combination between a ciabatta and an arepa... yummy. The lobster could have been more, and they could have soaked it in sauce more... probably not worth the $19. Smelt fish + chips basket: the fish was ok, but ladies and gentlemen: the fries were absolutely perfect. I'm not a fries person, but I fished them all and asked for more. Very good. Pom Pom shrimp + garlic fries basket: highly recommended by our waitress, and rightfully so. The shrimp was very good (and the fries... well... you just read my comment). You get a free order of plantains with Yelp, which I recommend getting, because they're tasty. Also, you get $40 for $50 on Yelp, which doesn't hurt. $5 beer happy hour 4-6p daily. Overall, I can't wait to go back and try other dishes, hoping to find at least a couple more worth going. We were lucky to enjoy the place when it was almost empty (5:30p on a Thursday), but I guess if you show up later and on weekends it must be packed. Reservations accepted. More...

B
17 May 2019

The crab cake sandwich was delicious. Loved that the crab cake was on a homemade Johnny cake! Delicious. The fish basket was equally as delicious. It didn't have a  heavy batter therefore you can actually enjoy the fish!! More...

C
11 May 2019

It was super tiny but the food was really good. I got the fish and chips which came out to $21 which is pricey but what was still good.  Also it's not for little kids.

F
5 May 2019

I fell in love with this place months ago and wanted to come back and luckily was able to last week. It still has a special place in my heart but as everything in the heart there is disappointment. The service is quite slow and they bring things out as ready so if they forget a sauce or side, it takes a good 10 min to come and you are almost done with most of the meal. I do like how friendly the staff is but speed it up a bit. The place is really small even with the backyard seating so a group of 6 students didn't seem to happy but pushed some tables together as they cleared. I was glad to come right before 6pm to enjoy the $5 shrimp dish on the happy hour menu. I liked the sorrel drink I had as well but I may stick to coconut soda. It brings back such good memories and I just love coconut. I can't wait to go back again. More...

J
26 April 2019

Absolutely in love with Lolo's! This place is a gem, can't beat it. My favorite is their Soft Shell Crab Sandwich that's available year round! !!! The only other time I've had one other than here is the Jersey Shore in August. Lolo's is a great place to bring a group of friends, drink some specialty beers and enjoy some very tasty unique seafood dishes. The owner and staff are lovely. Wish they were closer to me and I'd be there 3 or 4 times a week! More...

D
24 April 2019

Lolo's is my little spot to go! Soft shell crab sandwich is everything!Very comfy friendly neighborly shack :)

A
21 April 2019

The only reason that this place isn't as great as it could be is because of the search/maze that it took to found it. Once our group found the place, it was amazing. We ordered the Roasted Cauliflower, Shark Sandwich, and the Crab Sandwich. The cauliflower was alright from my standpoint, but for the vegetarian of the group, it was a hit. The Shark Sandwich (not actually Shark meat) was great, as everything tasted really fresh. We used the mango chutney that came with the plantain chips you receive before the meal. Which made the sandwich even better. We didn't think that could be topped then we tried the Crab Sandwich, and it felt as though I had just grabbed a crab then cooked it. It was that fresh. More...

F
21 April 2019

It's been over a year since visiting, but I felt this place warranted a review (I can't believe I forgot!). This is a nice rustic, picnic-like seafood joint in Harlem. You order at the front in what almost looks like a hole-in-the-wall take-away counter, but end up dining in the back. Follow down multi-colored, painted wooden stairs to almost a backyard patio. Cozy outdoor seating is really charming and unexpected given the location.All the food was flavorful, spicy, saucy. Very fried, not exactly good for you. But delicious.It's a bit sloppy, a bit of a mess, thin napkins barely doing the job, paper "french fry style" plates barely holding the food, patrons hunching over on wooden picnic tables, desperately trying to not make a mess. But that's half the fun. And help yourself to plenty of the fun, spicy sauces. More...

L
7 April 2019

Gave this restaurant 5 starts because Omg !!! idk where to start ! I had a delivery made by Zuleyka she was really nice and brought my food to my door! Excellent service food was outstanding and so mouthwatering! I will definitely order again. I had the Salmon with duty rice & a curry sauce on the side. It was so juicy that it made me so joyous. Food that brings Joy to your taste buds. I would say this place is number 1 top notch for me. The taste, the smell and the texture of the food was astonishing. I would recommend this location to anyone looking for great comfort food and take your date to impress. Kudos to the chef  excellent Job. More...

K
4 April 2019

Great vibe. Great food. Great happy hour. Head out back and enjoy your evening. The staff is friendly and warm. The crab cake slider is mostly all crab and delicious. Make sure to try the corn too! Lolo's is consistently on point and I feel lucky to have it so close to home. More...

A
1 April 2019

I've ordered delivery from Lolo's before and have always walked away pleased but visiting this little carribean gem in person was a great experience. Very cozy, fun spot with delicious food and really good music. Walked in with my family and had almost everything off the menu. Everyone was sharing portions of each others plate from how good everything was.  Jordan was the man of the hour for us. He turned a simple dine in experience into a jam that left us wanting to come back for more. I recommend the pom pom shrimp, jerk chicken baskets, and dont sleep on the side of wings! More...

D
31 March 2019

Love Lolo's! I've had delivery and eaten in the restaurant countless times, and the food is always hot and delicious. The soft shell crab sandwich is my go-to, but the salmon with shrimp and broccoli is also good. The staff is also friendly and more than willing to suggest dishes if you don't know what to order. Lolo's is a great little gem in Harlem, so stop thinking about it and just go! More...

Y
31 March 2019

Came by here on a random Sunday evening and had the best time ever! Jordan was our server and did a spectacular job, being super talkative and entertaining and attentive. He was super good with our 3 year old too! We had the jerk chicken with dirty rice, the jerk wings the shrimp with the garlic fries, everything was super fresh and delish!! More...

S
25 March 2019

I had the one pound snow crab legs and they were great although I could have eaten way more than that for $20 and also I'm having shrimp coconut with fries. The shrimp tasted a bit under cooked but very tasty. The bottle of Sprite is $5! Insane! But awesome food! Try it! More...

K
16 March 2019

Nice little seafood spot. I had the jerk ribs, sweet potato fries and sorrell. It was ok. My friends had the seafood boil which looked on point. I'll have that next time. Overall nice spot, friendly staff. More...

N
3 March 2019

I can't rave enough about this place! I was randomly in Harlem and looked for food nearby and this came up with great reviews. Atmosphere and vibe is 5 stars! Food 5 stars! I had the Coconut shrimp and fries, friend had Shrimp Boil. There little sauce was delicious.. had alcohol and 80s d&b playing the whole time. Definitely a vibe :)MUST go! More...

T
1 March 2019

The food is delicious! This tiny place with charm and limited seating serves amazing seafood. The shrimp are tasty and fresh! The salmon was cooked perfectly and the broccoli was delicious. The jerk ribs were meaty and good, they could have been more spicy for me, but the person I was with said they were just fine. To top off a delicious meal the person serving was super friendly and surprisingly attentive. Don't forget to tip her though since you pay before you sit down. This is going to be a must visit place when I am craving yummy seafood. More...

A
1 March 2019

The entire meal was amazing. From the delicious savory snd subtly sweet corn covered with cheese to the crispy cod fritters. The salmon was broiled to perfection and topped with the garlicky verde sauce. The rice and peas were fluffy and light. Zuleika and the team were friendly and made sure we were taken care of! More...

S
17 February 2019

Really enjoyed my lunch at Lolo's Seafood Shack. The table in front of the window at the entrance is a great spot if with a group. Staff was friendly, easy to order, food was fast, fresh, and delicious. I'm excited to come back and check out the back area. Fish Fry Basket 4/5 (Crispy white fish, garlic fries, Lolo's rémoulade)Pretty great fish! Fries are great but heavy. I wish the basket came with more of Lolo's rémoulade! More...

S
14 February 2019

My fiancé and I decided to try this place for dinner on Valentine's Day, let me tell you... the food was excellent, service was sweet, this is a hidden gem that we WILL BE COMING BACK TO! As we left we even were given roses from the staff.... they made our night special! Only downer... they need to cut up the HEAT!! It was cold in there! Other than that, SUPERB! More...

H
6 February 2019

I  have ranked here my  Harlem must go list since I started exploring Harlem. And finally could come here for Saturday brunchLots  of my friends Harlem neighbor recommended and 2 more girls joined me. All of us ( 3 girls) order  fish , shrimp and garlic fries combo as today's special. ( check my photos) $17Actually, fish fries were  bit salty for me but I took some of them to go home and ate with beer.. Yeah, it s totally matching with drinks  Shrimp was big and meaty that I was expecting !I was wondering why we order  same dish individually , I thought we must order more variety and share ... since I wanna try more dish there.*The portion was enough, so I recommend  you to order various dish to share.Interior was sooo cute, I was expecting back yard, but bit cold and no one outside.But I found post that backyard has Heater afterward !!!I am sure I will get outside table  and try  sandwich ! More...

L
4 February 2019

Lolo's Seafood Shack feels like taking a short vacation to Jamaica. Nuff said! Good stuff.

D
3 February 2019

Very rustic place that's not big on looks but great on flavor. I had the coconut shrimp basket that came with garlic fries. I added an order of sweet potato wedges to my order.  Gentleman that took our order at the counter was friendly and patient with us, especially when we told him we were from out of town.  Gentleman delivering food to our table brought us a free order of fried plantains with mango salsa, which were very good.  The salsa was good but it would be better with regular chips. The plantains needed no accompaniment because they were that good by themselves. My shrimp were very good and the fries were ok. I'm not big on garlic fries but I was able to eat a few before getting tired of them. The sweet potato wedges had this amazing honey sauce on them and they would have been really good if they were cooked a bit more. They were too undercooked for me. My friend had the crab cake basket and there was zero bread filler in them. She said she loved them. Overall, we had a good meal there. More...

S
2 February 2019

Super friendly staff and great food! Had the coconut shrimp along with the plantains that came with the Yelp promo. Very delicious - the plantains were definitely some of the best plantains that I have had. They had a multitude of sauces as well which was an added plus! More...

R
27 January 2019

Ordered the fish and garlic fries. Just perfect: the fish was fresh and the fries were crispy.  And I would order from there again. Good price and great staff

A
26 January 2019

Found this restaurant on yelp and decided to pay them a visit. I had the Pom Pom shrimp and garlic fries as well as the happy hour crab cake sandwich which was very good. Food came out quick and hot, staff was very friendly. Will definitely go back for some Pom Pom shrimp More...

J
24 January 2019

I came here for lunch with my best friend for her birthday. They did NOT disappoint! The appearance will throw you off because it's so small that it kind of looks like a fast food place. But there's more seating in the back and outside although it was too cold at the time to be outside (November). The food and drinks are PRICEY (but what isn't in Harlem these days?) but the food is COMPLETELY worth it! We ordered the jerk ribs and the salmon. BEST FOOD EVER! Definitely plan to return. Delish! More...

B
3 January 2019

This is a great hole-in-the-wall spot for Caribbean seafood. My friend and I ordered the Pom Pom Shrimp w/garlic fries and it was delicious! Very well seasoned and the staff is pleasant and gets your food out quick. Logistics wise its a small space up front by the register, but apparently there is seating in the back. The music there was also really great. Currently it's cash only so don't forget to make a stop by the ATM before checking out this cool restaurant. More...

C
2 January 2019

Came here to eat from Raleigh, NC ! Loved the pom pom shrimp! And the garlic fries were so good! The shrimp were lightly breaded and the sauce was slightly sweet and salty, but not overwhelming! I forgot to take a picture but I recommend the place as the staff were also very pleasant! More...

A
23 December 2018

Delicious food + drinks and excellent service. Jerk chicken and rum punch are wonderful. Lolo's is always a special treat! I'm so happy you are in the neighborhood. More...

R
19 December 2018

Ugh love this place. So old school, so good, amazing fish, great portions sizes, feels like I couldn't belong in Manhattan but thank god it does

S
9 December 2018

Great Caribbean style seafood in Harlem! They have a small amount of seating in the back - I think they have more outdoor seating. It was a bit cold inside. I got the boiled shrimp with corn and potatoes. It was very good - large, fresh tasting shrimp with the special sauce - a mix of the ginger, garlic, and spicy sauces. Also got conch fritters - they were a bit breadier than I expected them to be. And we got the shark sandwich - fried fish, spicy green sauce and slaw on a tasty and crispy bun. We got free maduros for checking in - excellent! Would definitely like to come back here! They had a good selection of sauces/hot sauces in the back. More...

T
8 December 2018

The food here is really amazing and reasonably priced. We ordered the sweet plantains, jerk ribs, crabby dip with plantain chips and the coconut shrimp. The Rum Punch is made with Coconut Rum,  Sorrel and ginger, it is delicious! They play music and have seating in the back, somewhat of a small space. Behind the seating area, the lady informed us, is a backyard area that's open when it's not too cold out. The decor almost makes you feel like you're not in New York. Definitely will be going back More...

C
4 November 2018

Walking through Harlem to find a fun fast and easy spot to have happy hour. All I wanted was Wifi , cheap beer, and good low priced good food. Lolo's had two out of three.  No wifi - but I could let go of that because of the cute decor, great food and 5 dollar beers. The place was nestled into the corner and had a great ambience. I knew immediately walking in that the seafood would be seasoned to perfection. I could smell it, and I wasn't wrong.  The 5 dollar shrimp and chips came with 3 pieces of shrimp, and a lot of fries. Their was some type of specialty sauce they created that went nicely top of both. I wasn't looking for much food. So this was perfect. Leaving I felt just full enough with a nice little buzz to handle the New York grind. Ill be going back to try the regular menu now. The crab I'm sure is pretty good. More...

F
27 October 2018

The place is really small in the front but opens up once you go at the back. It feels like a community when you go sit at the back. The ambience is def laidback and relaxed. I ordered the crawfish, shrimp combo with special sauce. It was really good. We also ordered rum punch which was on the stronger side but good to go with our food. Would def recommend to get the combo. The prices are slightly expensive but then it's seafood so it is expected. More...

E
24 October 2018

Great food! That's why you come here! Love the small shack feel to the place. I got the shrimp boil which was excellent. Their signature sauce is great and their service was fast.Would recommend Lolo's as a fun restaurant to get your hands dirty and experience your food. More...

E
23 October 2018

We just had a glorious lunch at Lolo's! We grooved to the strains of Bob Marley while oohing and ahhing over the shrimp lightly fried with ghost pepper and the amazing jerk chicken basket washed down with the rum punch. The lady at the next table swapped us a crab leg for a shrimp. This is our new go to place! More...

D
22 October 2018

I found out about this restaurant through an ad. I love seafood so this restaurant immediately appealed to me. I finally had a chance to try it on a rainy Sunday. I knew from the website that the decor wasn't what you would find in a typical restaurant but I was still a little taken back when I came to the restaurant. I didn't care for the old pieces of furniture. I was the only diner in the restaurant, and it felt kind of creepy. I told the worker to keep the door open. Despite the questionable space/decor, the food was AMAZING. I definitely want to go back.  I had shrimp and crab legs, and  I enjoyed ever bite. The food was a little on the pricey side, but it is good to treat yourself ever so often. I want to back, but I will take the food to go. More...

D
13 October 2018

I came here on Saturday afternoon by myself. I chose to eat outside. It was a little breezy due to it be a cold fall. I love the decor. The decor gives me a vibe of being on a island and experiencing local food. I like that you stand and order and can see the chefs and also you pay before sitting. If i had to rate this place only on decor, location and service, I would give it 5 stars. My waiter was Eddy, very attentive. Ask for him.I can only imagine how the back yard gets because it looks like a fun spring and summer spot. I had the shrimp ready to eat for 9.99$ and the wings for 10$. My meal was 21$. The food wasn't bad. I got the Loki sauce and it tasted like butter. I wished it was more seasoned. The chicken was seasoned and I liked the taste. I would come back on another day to try the rum punch.I had to edit my review 5 minutes after I posted it. They have a gender neutral bathroom and mouthwash for customers. It is the simply things that increase ratings and they are officially a 4/5 seafood spot. More...

E
1 October 2018

The food was amazing. I like the vibe of the outside eatery. The employees were very friendly.

E
20 September 2018

This is my spot! The rum punch is BANGIN! I always get the avocado toast and my friends and I share a few other things. The shark and bakes bangs, the shrimp bangs, the crab legs bang. The only reason they got 4 and not 5 stars is because the conch fritters are hit or miss. Last time, they were pretty flavorless and I think someone realized the mistake cuz they gave em a salt bath at the end. Thought my face was gonna pucker up and fall off when I bit it. Ah well, can't when em all, but I fixed it with a long swig of the rum punch. It is the TRUTH! More...

J
19 September 2018

Highly recommend for a night alone or with someone you know well... things will get messy. In a good way. I go for their boils, because I'm addicted. The best deal is the $19 Peppa Shrimp Boil, which includes a pound of peel-and-eat shrimp, tender corn, and a nice little hunk of sweet potato.LOVE LoLo's Special sauce - it is creamy and buttery and garlicky and savory and a lllllitle spicy. Perfect pairing with the al-dente, sweet shrimp, potato, and corn. The Old Bay and garlic is a wee too tangy for my taste. In-house is simple but really darling; the staff is helpful but not overbearing (because who wants to be bothered while they're elbow-deep in finger-licking sauce!?). This last time I ordered for delivery, after some confusion regarding their online menu with Eat24, I was gifted an order of plantain chips and dip! How sweet. And savory. More...

P
18 September 2018

Favorite place in Harlem...and dare I say in New York City? I've lived in Austin and New Orleans, and this is one of the rare places to capture the laid back vibe I miss about those cities. Delicious food and helpful staff.  Also accommodating for gluten free people like me. J'adore, Lolo's! More...

K
13 September 2018

went to visit a couple of weeks ago while I was in New York and oh myyyyyyy it was delicious! I'm from Chicago and we loveee flavor! It was really good.. ordered crab and shrimp with their spicy sauce it was so good. I did get a side of their house sauce it had more of a curry taste to it not bad at all but bring on the spice. Overall the backyard vibe is so cute you literally feel like you're on a island chilling.. customer service was admirable too. I'll be back to visit on my next trip for sure! More...

R
7 September 2018

From it's appearance on the outside, some might not walk into this place.  From it's appearance on the inside, I feel as though I have just walked through a portal to Austin, Texas (which is strange enough because it's not a place known for seafood).  Now that I'm a fan, I'm kind of glad some might find it's external appearance a barrier, I want to keep this place to myself.Lolo's is the kind of place I would have expected to find Tony Bourdain nursing a hangover.  It's is disarmingly genuine, just people who love food pumping it out to people who love to eat.  The menu is original, quirky, woke, and the entire vibe eschews easy comparison to other area dining establishments.There's a very charming deliberate lack of pretension in the service, procedures, decor, setting and layout.  I love any place where one has to walk through the kitchen to get the seating in the back.  I had a career earlier in my life in food service; I like to see who's making my food and what the kitchen looks like.  This is probably what invites my comparison to Austin.  All my favorite places in Austin are like Lolo's metaphysically.The food is good, really good, and it's clear that's what they really care about.  Do yourself a favor.  Take someone here when you want to impress as cognoscenti.  We aren't going to run into Tony here, sadly, at least not physically, but if he does hang out in Harlem these days, Lolo's is likely one of his spots. More...

R
7 September 2018

Food was delicious! Conch fritters could've had less dough. Seafood platter was well seasoned.

S
4 September 2018

At first glance, this restaurant looks more like a popup - a small table outside and the ordering counter as soon as you walk in. However, once you walk around the counter, a little corridor leads you to a room with more seating as well as the entrance to a wonderful backyard patio.Early Friday afternoon and no one was in line; decided to head to a table first then go back up front to order. Settled on the Smelt Fish and Chips Basket ($10) to go along with a glass of Rum Punch ($10). They give you a number and you go back to your seat; within 15 minutes the food arrives. The generous portion of fish is lightly breaded/fried, served on top of a pile of fries with a couple of sauces. Surprisingly not too heavy, though the fish itself lacked seasoning. Thankfully the sauces and lemon wedge gave it the boost it needed. Fries are thick cut, crisp on the outside and soft inside (exactly the way I like it). Rum punch is balanced well between the booze and the mixer, a relaxing drink to have outside.Service here is excellent and the environment even more so. Could see how it could get crowded easily, so best to go early. Would like to come back to try their variety of seafood options. More...

L
3 September 2018

Our original plans for Saturday fell through so we decided to check out Lolo's. The staff was very friendly. We had a reservation so they had a table reserved for us. I decided on the Crawfish and Belizean Conch Fritters, I did not like the fritters at all but my cousin thought they were okay. I order the Crabby Dip to replace the fritters which I did enjoy. The Corn on the Cob was just okay, wasn't a fan of the Cojita Cheese, I would not order it again. The other three all ordered the Shrimp and Crab Combo and well you can't really go wrong with that, it was good and they gave more then what was expected. They all had leftovers for a takeaway plate. There was also Garlic Fries that must have been good because there was not one left.I loved the fact that the young lady at the front pleasantly with a smile answered all my questions regarding the food and ingredients as I have food allergies so I'm a picky eater. She gets an A+ for customer service. I would recommend this restaurant. More...

K
3 September 2018

Came here and got the pom pom shrimp platter, which was incredible, the plantains with the check in (also bomb), and the corn. I wasn't a huge fan of the corn. When I saw it, I thought it'd be full of flavor, but it definitely wasn't. Overall, enjoyed it and would come again. More...

T
28 August 2018

Great food ! I only regret ordering the jerk ribs but everything else on the entire menu is soooo tastyyyyy

N
23 August 2018

Really good tasting food and friendly people. The place it self it's really cool. Had the jerk chicken, the plantains and came for the crab cakes a second time, the food is just delicious!

J
21 August 2018

Great quick bite in Harlem. Food is a little pricey but it's fun splurging every now and then, especially on food lol. A go to spot for me and my friends during the summery months- nice outside area.

J
13 August 2018

The food was really good. The service was really fast and the price was great. I had Lolo's peppa shrimp boil and my husband had the Fish Fry basket. The shrimps were a good size and the sauce was amazing. The fried fish came with garlic fries and they were okay too. Overall it was a good time at Lolo's- very flavorful. More...

S
12 August 2018

Okay! To be totally fair, I seldom venture south of UES/UWS for food and drinks but I'm perfectly glad I had a taste of Lolo's Seafood on a weekend nightAmbience: Rustic, friendly, casual vibe with none of the frills of some stuffy midtown place. It's very laid back, almost like you're sitting in someone's backyard bbq patio. Noise level is moderateService: What service? Just kidding. But this is primarily, self service after ordering for yourself at the counter in front!Food!! The menu is diverse, salmon/chicken (basic!) to crab, crawfish. What's missing: oysters, clams, lobster. Prices are very moderate, skewing toward the affordable end. I will say however the menu options are more of the fried/crispy variety and less of the crab roll/mayo etc. You're supplied with your very own pair of blue gloves to peel or dive into whatever needs to be operated on!:)Overall, it's a fun spot for a totally casual night out. It's a bit removed from the rest of the city but you have to try this if you're also a total fan of seafood More...

M
11 August 2018

Amazing gem! This is no-nonsense, no frills seafood and it is incredible. We fed ourselves and kids and thoroughly enjoyed crab, shrimp and the vibe of this spot. We will definitely come back. Don't forget the rum punch! More...

R
10 August 2018

The rum punch was amazing! It was refreshing and not too strong on a hot humid day. Moreover, the crab cake sandwich was filled with flavor and delicious. Definitely recommend this place for anyone in the mood for some island flavor! More...

J
7 August 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience at Lolo's. I appreciated the super relaxed atmosphere. How it works: you order your food and drinks in the front and are given a number to place on your table. Once food is ready it will be brought out to you. Ordering at the table is not offered.  There is a small indoor seating area and a larger open backyard area. I felt like I was at a restaurant located at a beach town as I enjoyed my shark and bake in the backyard. The sweet plantains with the cheese on top was also amazing along with the rum punch. Do yourself a favor and have some of their homemade habanero sauce. The staff was super friendly and attentive and will make it a point to go again. More...

A
5 August 2018

I enjoy my late lunch At Lolo's it give me a sense of being back home in the Caribbean having lunch at a local restaurant  with a red stripe beer staff was hospitable my couch fritters was a little too burnt my boyfriend and I enjoy everything else was great  thank you

V
3 August 2018

Eating here for the first time and am already so thrilled by how warm and friendly everyone is. Stellar food recommendations, friendly staff and the drinks are AMAZING. Couldn't wait to share this as good that is made with love ALWAYS is excellent. I know I won't be disappointed! More...

M
1 August 2018

Can't beat their $20 option for Snow Crab. It's more than enough for one person and so tasty!Indoor and outdoor seating options and the staff is very nice. One of my favorite little gems in Harlem. Perfect for a date night or night out with friends. More...

L
25 July 2018

Casual and quaint little spot right next to the downtown B/C train at 116th. Workers were very friendly, the cashier helped me decide as I was super indecisive. Ended up with the crab cake sandwich and some crawfish with garlic butter sauce. The sandwich was yummy, love how it was sandwich between Johnny cakes, because that alone was yummy. They provide gloves for you with your crawfish which I wasn't expecting but was appreciated. The crawfish was good, I think I would have liked it more with a difference sauce, something with more depth & flavor. Not to discredit their garlic butter sauce, I was told it's their most popular, just a personal preference. Otherwise everything was good, their seafood is definitely fresh. More...

R
23 July 2018

I see food clearly. At LoLo's, quality and price can't be found anywhere else in the city. My third time this week, their wok seared blue crab is heaven on Earth! !! Having spent over 3 years as a food curator, LoLo's Seafood Shack is a pearl of Harlem. More...

J
18 July 2018

Great place Lovely lunch today. Ordered the coconut shrimp  and was pleased by the quality, as well as the nicely toasted roll, thick slices of ripe avocado that i ordered on the side. A very good experience!Took my parents there and they also loved it More...

S
18 July 2018

Food was great!!!!!!. Nice chilled spot customer service was excellent I really have no complaints it was my first time there and I will definitely go back and recommend it to all my friends

L
12 July 2018

I came here several years ago when they first opened and had such a wonderful experience. I've been waiting for the day when travels would bring me back to NYC so that I could experience Lolo's again! That day finally happened, and once again, I had a fantastic dining experience at Lolo's! The food was all absolutely amazing. We had Pom Pom shrimp, crab cakes, garlic fries, Johnny cakes, and plantain chips. The shrimp was delicious - cooked and seasoned perfect! The atmosphere at Lolo's is so welcoming and chill. The great vibe of the space combined with the warm, friendly staff really add to the overall wonderful experience. More...

H
9 July 2018

What a great dive. Great food and always busy when I go. The service makes things a little complicated. With silverware, water, ect. Unless you've been here before it can be a little tricky understanding the flow. But the food and atmosphere is great! More...

P
9 July 2018

Yes! Very excited about this place and you will be too if seafood is also your first love. Crab legs. Conch fritters. And so much more. We had those plus the chilled broccoli salad and the jerk chicken platter. Lots of food for two but we ate it all and savored every bite. Casual, counter service, no frills, no fuss. Just damn good food. Will definitely be back. More...

C
8 July 2018

Great seafood great service  feels like I'm on a island highly recommended the bake and shark and spicy crab legs are elite

H
6 July 2018

This place is as good as it gets. Very reasonably priced seafood and friendly atmosphere. I got crawfish and shrimp with Lolo's special sauce, plantains and johnnycakes. I cleared all of it! The sauce is crazy - strangely addictive and there's not enough stuff to sop it up, so at some point I was just dipping my fingers in it. That good. More...

M
6 July 2018

Just a great overall experience. Super friendly and authentic food. We had jerk everything, Johnny Cakes and shrimp with a side of rum drinks. An original gem everyone should experience. More...

D
29 June 2018

Pretty cool spot. I had the pleasure of having the smoked wings and soft shell crab sandwich. The wings were quite savory. The serving size was about 6 wings. I was slightly disappointed with the soft shell crab sandwich. It left much more to be desired. The portion size was off considering the price of the sandwich. The crab(1) was seasoned well however the rice and beans/peas were bland. More...

S
29 June 2018

Jai & Shandler worked a catered event I was working at today and their service was amazing and the food was incredible!! !! Jai was SO nice, explaining what everything was to me, I'm a Midwest girl so he helped me figure out that I just fell in love with Jamaican food  thank you for the experience! Next time I'm in town I will definitely visit the actual restaurant! 5 STAR service and 5 STAR food!!! More...

C
28 June 2018

Two words: divinely DELICIOUS.Bonafide, certified lip smacking deliciousness is all I can describe the jerk ribs as. Mind you, it's a "seafood" shack. But they were right on with the pork ribs. This hurts my pride slightly, as a big plant eater I had to turn my ego down a notch and just ride the wave I was riding at Lolo's tonight.Secondly, the corn. It's not necessarily my FAVORITE, but if there had to be a place for quick seasoned corn not on the cob, it would have to be here. It's a perfect whirlwind of crab broth, cayenne pepper, mayo, cilantro, and cotija cheese in your mouth. The corn is steamed with what appears to be the same water as the seafood, so you WILL be experiencing a little field trip in your mouth of under the sea. DON'T SAY that I did not warn you, fellow vegans and strict dietitians!!!!Okay, lastly, my absolute favorite part of this WHOLE hole in the wall of a restaurant? The complimentary chips are delivered to you with a complementary salsa (pun absolutely intended). It's a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy, and a lottle packs a punch in flavor!!!! That, and the array of colorful house made condiments that stood before me at the "serve yourself your own sauce station" was a food lover's dream come true. Lolo's, I am so deeply in love with you. I promise I will be back. You've stolen my heart, and that's a DAMN fact. More...

P
28 June 2018

They're a bit on the pricey side, but the food is good I buy the pom pom shrimp and garlic fries ,they are off the chain with flavor , I don't know why guy fieri hasn't put this lil alot on his triple D show , I know it's a strong contender

A
27 June 2018

First time ordering , actually booked through UberEats. The crab cake sandwich was the BEST , although it was a little oily it was still very good. The plantains were not good , they weren't fully cooked at all and they were a little to oily. I ordered a Blood Orange juice and that was perfect. I will visit or order again !!! More...

J
21 June 2018

So here's the deal. This is a super cute, you'd never notice, kind of place. The front is small and you place an order at a front window. However you walk down the hall to the back and you'll find this adorable outside seating. It has a pergola to protect from rain, picnic tables for seating, Caribbean music plans and fans moving the air. The food was very tasty. I order the crab cake basket. There were two fresh authentic crab cakes over fries. They weren't over-seasoned and didn't have too much mayo. We also ordered street corn which was good but not the best I have had. For checking in with Yelp I was given an order of fried plantains. They were delicious! Overall I would recommend this place. More...

J
19 June 2018

Great food, the Capri drinks (strawberry) I highly recommend. The service was just ok , needs better seating arrangements but overall a great place

V
16 June 2018

Stayed right down the block from here while staying in ny and this is by far my favorite spot to go for some beers and crawfish! Everyone is so friendly, the food is amazing (have been twice so far, plan to be back before I leave), and the workers are attentive no matter how busy or slow the crowd is. My first time I had the spicy crawfish with shrimp pot, and the second time I had the 1 lb crawfish boil. I had one cocktail and it was strong and not disappointing. If you like seafood, you will like lolos! More...

M
15 June 2018

OMG! The Crab Cake sandwich is DELICIOUS!And to serve the sandwiches on Homemade Johnny Cakes is INGENIOUS!!!This is sandwich is the perfect analogy of my family background (Caribbean & Washington D. C.) LOL I still can't believe how much actual crab meat is in this little taste of heaven!I cannot wait to return and try the other menu items! More...

K
15 June 2018

Honestly for a backyard seafood shack this place is amazing! Good food, great vibes- seafood is on point! Peel and eat shrimp and crab legs reasonably priced and delicious sauces! Hit them up- worth it!!!

R
14 June 2018

I really enjoy Lolo's and funny enough I have only had take out there. I think it says something that I am giving it this good a review based solely off of take out. The food is always good, full of flavor, and has decent portions. I also love that they have happy hour food and drinks specials and I am a sucker for a food happy hour special. I took advantage of the happy hour while I waited for my to go order. First it was really nice of them to let me do that. Second. The rum punch is really good for $5. It's basically their homemade sorrel mixed with a coconut rum. Sweet but delicious. Like the food ever time I come here and am looking forward to sitting down and eating here one day soon More...

S
8 June 2018

Great food in a cool atmosphere!  Chef Raymond and his wife Skai are great hosts and and staff.  Try the conch fritters, and any of the steamer pots!   Great seafood cook to perfection.  Cool island feel that our group enjoyed. More...

L
8 June 2018

Cool place to have lunch and get your hands dirty. The shrimp is delicious and the crab is fresh. They have different ways to cook seafood. I tried 3 different kinds, and they were all delicious. The price is very reasonable as well. The environment is definitely not up-scaled so not a place for formal dinner though . More...

U
7 June 2018

Their Avocado Toast with sweet potato cutlets is to die for! Also, the most unique shack experience I've ever had (but it's not for everyone).

J
7 June 2018

I love this place! It's super cute and makes you feels like you're really on an island somewhere, the food is really good too, the drinks can use some work

L
6 June 2018

I was in Harlem on Monday evening and thought I should get a meal before leaving since I'm never in the area. Lolo's Seafood Shack was right around the corner from where I was, so I decided to give it a shot. I ordered the coconut shrimp and fries basket ($10). The coconut shrimp came with about 6 pieces. They were nice and crispy and had the perfect amount of coconut flavor. Fries were delicious. The basket also came with a yellow aioli that was a little sweet but went well with the coconut shrimp and fries. The food took a little longer than expected to come out, but it wasn't a terrible wait or anything. Taste | 4Atmosphere | 4Presentation | 3Service | 4OVERALL | 4 More...

A
5 June 2018

I was craving some good seafood on Friday afternoon in NYC and found this place. So glad I did because it was just the cutest get away from the city that's still in the city! The backyard patio was really fun. And it was happy hour in Harlem! It was $5 for a few listed items like the crab cake sandwich and some elotes. I got those alongside a carafe of Rum punch to split amongst me and my two friends. It was totally worth it! They serve the punch to you which includes 4 shots of coconut rum, and then give you your cups of ice which also have 2 shots of rum each. It made for a very nice time. My friend ordered the jerk chicken with rice which I had a taste of. It was sooo juicy and delicious. So if you're not a fan of seafood even the chicken here is good to order. I enjoyed my small plates. My boyfriend got the fried fish and really enjoyed it too. And he's picky so I was surprised! More...

M
3 June 2018

Cute low key place with a great backyard. The garlic fries are soooooo good and the seafood seems fresh. Sangria is too sweet but that's my only complaint!

S
26 May 2018

Great place with great food and attentive staff. Love the outdoor seating, with a Caribbean vibe.

A
26 May 2018

Favorite seafood place in the city, super laid back! Love the backyard and the cabana... we can always find a seat, and the cabana in the back is heated in the winter so it's still enjoyable. Food is great and staff is friendly More...

H
19 May 2018

Yum!!! The food here is great.  I really like the soft shell crab.  I look forward to coming back and trying more things on the menu

M
17 May 2018

Have been wanting to try this place for decades and decided to order delivery one rainy night. The food arrived fairly quickly.  We got the snow crab legs (didn't get a picture), a crab cake sandwich, "durty rice", and belizean conch fritters. The crab cake sandwich is phenomenal. it was so dang good. The crab legs were big and juicy but also very oily. The conch fritters and rice were fine. Will make a point to stop in to restaurant for an actual meal and will update my review then. More...

B
9 May 2018

I enjoyed my visit here. I didnt realize that I didnt even write a review for this place. I first arrived for lunch solo. I made mybnb order and then I went down a lil narrow hallway and made my way to the back . I showed them my yelp check-in and received these delicious plantains. Then I had some hugh shrimp, I found to be ok, because I think they were just to big and seemed to have less of a shrimp flavor. The sweet potatoes that came with was the bomb. I think that was a very creative idea, rather than use white potato all the time. The side of corn that I ordered was also good, the only thing that I was off about was that lil rose bottle of wine, $9.00, Really!! Overall the people were all nice and very pleasant. I had no complaints about the service. I would make another visit. More...

A
1 May 2018

I love their food!!! The shark sandwich is to die for.  The staff is friendly and very attentive. I brought my friend to try out the food and he fell in love with this place. I'm glad I'm sharing my taste with others ;) great job guys! More...

A
25 April 2018

OH em GEE! Three words: LOVE THIS PLACE! Love their Caribbean aura and their hole in the wall sitting area in the back! Food is on point! If you walked away, turn back!

K
24 April 2018

Loved Lolo's Seafood Shack!They aren't joking when they say it's a "shack!" It was everything I look for in a Caribbean food spot. It was very rustic, cozy, and nostalgic.I spend a ton of time in Jamaica visiting family and this felt like somewhere I'd been before in Negril or Kingston. Only difference was that they had stairs. Shacks in Jamaica aren't that expansive, hehe!Anyways, about the best part--the food! I had the Pom Pom shrimp and garlic fries, which came with a 'special sauce.' These were the BEST garlic fries I've ever had. They were well-seasoned but moderate on salt, which was nice. The pom pom shrimp was so delicious! It was lightly battered, but full of flavor! Couldn't explain to you the taste behind the 'pom pom' but just know that you won't regret ordering it! I got a grapefruit flavored German beer on the side and that was also good. Expensive, but it was tasty.My friend had a salmon + shrimp + broccoli basket served with durty rice. I had a scoop of the durty rice and it was great. It's like rice & peas with veggies and chickpeas mixed in. Durty, indeed (in a good way, of course)!Oh! Don't forget to check-in on Yelp for a free side of sweet plantains! They are served hot with crumbled cheese on top. Scrumptious!You'll see me again when the weather gets warmer, Lolo's.p.s. Round of applause for this black-owned business! More...

J
18 April 2018

Fabulous place. The food is excellent and service is wonderful. They were super patient and accommodating when my large family get-together lasted almost an hour and a half past closing. Can't wait to go again.Also, get the Johnny cake. Does not disappoint. More...

M
17 April 2018

My friends and I came here with a coupon for some type of seafood feast.  The first thing you notice upon arriving is that it definitely lives up to the name!  Its interior is artfully designed to look like a shack that you'd find in the Caribbean.  The staff is friendly and attentive, and greeted us very warmly.We sat on the back patio and the weather transformed the place into a tropical paradise.  They bought plate after plate of delicious seafood until we were bursting at the seams!  The shrimp is something I could possibly eat 1000 of.  Everything was spectacular and I look forward to returning! More...

E
17 April 2018

So crispy and delicious! Went for happy hour (4-6 pm) and food items were each $5! The corn I paid $6 for in order to get 4 pieces of corn compared to the happy hour special of $5 for 2 pieces. Glad I got four pieces of corn because it was super flavorful and the corn was really fresh and sweet. Ribs (2, not pictured) had a nice rub to them, fries with garlic shrimp were super super crispy, and the crab cake slider was good as well. We sat in the booth in the front because it was empty, but we were informed that there was more seating in the back. They had free water with lemon and paper placemats for the table. Chill vibes and nice service - everything got brought out piece by piece but that was fine with us, means it's more fresh! More...

L
15 April 2018

I went to Lolos for Happy Hour. Crab is very hard to find in New York. The mini crab slider was awesomely fresh and natural. .no fillers or bread crumbs. I also tried a soft sheLloyd crab sandwich which was okay compared to crab cakes. Theyou have a good variety of non alcoholic drinks which I love. More...

C
10 April 2018

Visited this establishment back in February for my anniversary. It's been on my radar ever since I saw an article about them in the  NYT a few years back. Not hard to find but very easy to miss if you're not paying attention. I didn't realize how small this place was, it is literally a shack but it's cute and cozy at the same time. My husband ordered the salmon and shrimp, I ordered the shark and bake and we had conch fritters for an appetizer. The only word to describe the food is yum- the shark and bake was delicious as were the fritters. My husband isn't big on seafood but did enjoy his salmon and shrimp. My only issue with this place is the set up. We sat in the room right off the bathroom and it was a little too close for comfort. It was also February and it was freezing outside so each time someone opened the door to go to the outside seating area the temperature dropped about 10 degrees. Other than that I loved it, although I'd probably come back during warmer weather. More...

C
8 April 2018

Wanted some seafood while driving through the Bronx and took a look at yelp. This restaurant popped up as a reasonable commute. It was well worth it. Me my husband and toddler ate a variety of our favorites. We LOVED THE FREE PLANTAINS that came with our Yelp check in! They were fried to perfection buttery with cheese sprinkled on top, my baby loved them. We also had crab cakes , shark and bake with snow crab legs and corn! We loved everything we had. More...

M
7 April 2018

Seafood with an island twist. This place has some of the most Most unique flavors in the city

S
6 April 2018

Its definitely a shack. The appearance might scare you away. It actually kept me away for a while but I was at harlem food bar and didn't like the menu selections and the waitress suggested Lolo. My friend and I wanted seafood. The food is amazing. Amazing!!I was surprised and impressed. The happy hour is really good. Not many food choices for happy hour but what's there is winners.My only issue with Lolo is that the Sorrel and rum punch is the same thing Now every west Indian person knows Sorrel and rum punch are 2 totally different beverages. So whoever is mixing those drinks needs an accurate recipe for rum punch because that "rum punch" is definitely Sorrel More...

W
3 April 2018

This is a nice little gem for seafood lovers! I came during happy hour so the rum punch was only $5, and it's tasty and gives a nice kick. We sat in the tiny backyard which would be lovely in the summer I can imagine. The coconut shrimp and fries were so good, along with their dipping sauce we didn't think about ketchup. The salmon and shrimp basket was filled with yummy garlic butter, it was devoured within minutes. My main thing would be that the proportion size was on the smaller side considering the price($24), we thought with one app it would satisfy us two ladies- the alcohol helped :) The entire ordering process was slow, maybe they were low on staff. But every one was really nice except for the stressed out lady chef yelling at every employees there. Hence one less star- Overall great experience and would def go back! More...

S
23 March 2018

I've wanted to check out Lolo's for quite some time. Tonight I decided to get a take out order - Salmon + Shrimp with Broccoli and a side of Garlic Fries. Took me some time to get home but once there, I discovered that there were no Shrimp in my order!!! Instead, the salmon was on a bed of rice & beans. Not a Shrimp in sight! I'm sure the rice & beans will be good but it's not what I ordered and the original dish is $23! Very unhappy. But it is delicious. After finally getting through on the phone they've agreed to give me a shrimp basket gratis tomorrow at lunchtime. Thanks, José, for the quick resolution! More...

A
17 March 2018

Food was delicious! Service was excellent. Get the conch fritters n the coconut shrimp. You'll love it!

B
11 March 2018

One of my favorite best kept secrets in West Harlem. A divy, Caribbean-themed row home-turned-seafood shack. Good seafood is surprisingly difficult to find in New York (especially Manhattan) so I was ecstatic to find Lolo's in my neighborhood. The food is a bit pricey but not outrageous knowing how rare this kind of food is in the city. The dishes are always delicious and cooked well, the house punch is made strong, and the outdoor eating area is phenomenal on warm summer evenings. More...

S
9 March 2018

The subtle entrance is right near the 116 street  C train stop.   They have a well put together image and delicious grub. I was a bit suprised when I walked in to a small room with a counter window.  If you walk down the hallway - the other room, which was full is super tiny which definitely has a "shack" attribute.  It made me a little claustrophobic.I went back in the front area that has a big sunny window and sat on the large red wrap around booth.  The wall decor and paint conjured up a cute surf shack feel and they played 80s music. I was given three recommendations and chose the po po shrimp with garlic fries for $16.  While I waited for the food a man came out and gave me a turquoise paper place mat and genteelly placed a plastic fork across it sideways along the bottom.  He commented on how he liked my jacket and told me the food shouldn't take much longer.  This southern boy felt really charmed by that little bit of attention, something that is hard to come by in busy Manhattan.  The food looked and tasted brilliant.  The  fried shrimps  looking like jeweled morsels, glimmerifng with a week glaze, perfectly fried, crispy but still light, and not greasy. The French fries were wonderful too, seasoned in garlic with melted cotija cheese at the bottom of the boat.Oh my god it reminded me of the first wonderful time I had fried shrimp - or maybe it was the first time.   As I was leaving they thanked me and the chef asked me how the food was. $20 for lunch with a drink might not be cheap but it's a damn good meal if unhealthy.  I think this would be a great place to take kids.  The menu offers steamed seafood Yangon from 15-25 a lb - mussels, and shrimp to name a few, but that fried food man - this is worth the splurge.  The popo sauce (a remoulade) and the homemade tartar sauce were so delicious and homemade I wanted to lick the rest out of the ramiken or take it home.It's casual small digs.  The place is really like a food truck but the staff is sweet and the place is  hang-outable. They had a small selection of beers including Montauk brewery which I think is apropo. Food - fried seafood heavenAtmosphere - neighborhoody with style.Value - not cheap but it's worth it. More...

T
4 March 2018

Jerk chicken plate is amazing! That jerk chicken comes out super juicy. Whatever you do, get some Johnny cakes!! Omg I'm reliving the experience now. This place is definitely one of my favorite Harlem go to. More...

K
27 February 2018

We have been here several times for many years. The food is always delicious, creative and fresh. The service is very basic, but efficient. You may need to remind them to bring the wine you ordered or ask about a side, but I'll take it for the festive atmosphere and good food. They are also really accommodating to families with young children. More...

A
25 February 2018

Randomly found this place on yelp and I'm now in love! The service was great and the food was even better! I got the salmon, grilled shrimp and broccoli in the butter garlic sauce and SMASHED it all! We also tried the plantains, they were cooked perfectly!  I will definitely be back! More...

K
3 February 2018

"Hmm, that was interesting...looks like in order for us to get to Manhattan we'll have to deal with some insane shutdowns and reroutes on the subway this weekend. ..and the Q60 bus will be packed"Hence began a journey to find a better way to reach midtown on a brisk, cool Saturday in Feburary for a spot of brunch.  Step 1: Q70 airport bus to get to LGA Terminal B.  Step 2: From Terminal B, M60 airport bus to get to Harlem.Step 3....Screw it.  Midtown is boring as hell, the people we are trying to brunch with has the personality of IKEA Furniture, might as well look for something interesting on West 116th and walk then down Morningside/Columbus to 72nd.  I'll make no mince of it - I enjoy grabbing lunch in Harlem/Morningside Heights area since you are consistently inundated with good choices.  There's the Senegalese/Ivorian joints, the Pakistani cab stands, the soul food restaurants, and with the influx of Columbia Grad school kids from East Asia, plenty of Korean and Szechuan options where it previously does not exist.  Sometimes you even run into things that seem a little out of place, and then you realize "Oh yeah.  Harlem is gentrifying -  Acceptable instance of crazy".  Like gourmet soul-fusion (you know, Red Rooster or StreetBird), maybe a hookah bar with Shakshouka and laffahs.  Or it could be a Caribbean-style seafood shack with rum punch.So okay, first thing to know about Lolo's - it's in a converted townhouse on the quieter side of West 116th - it's 2 short blocks off the cliffs of Morningside park.  There is a large open-ish kitchen/service counter in the front, a passageway to its side leading to the small self-service dining area out back, and if you are keen, there is a covered outdoor dining area in the backyard.  There's also a hut there that hosts a bar during the summertime.  It's fairly no-frills - step up to the front, order, grab a sign and someone will courier the food over to you.  The napkins sauces and bibs are at the side, and if you want more food just order up front.  The Atmosphere is good - the music is classic 90s hip-hop.  When I got in they were playing "You got me" from the Roots, then some James Brown.  Something that encourages you to lay back and take in the atmosphere.  Now, about the food - it's what you expect from a seafood hut -  plonk down a grip of Jacksons (or your favorite form of plastic currency), and based on your preferences, pick up a sign so the victuals can be dropped off later by the friendly staff, or, oh, picked up when they call your name.  The choices on the menu are similar to the offering at the crawfish boils around the city, but with some island touches like coconut curry sauce, conch fritters and rum punch.  Me and the missus shared a bag of the pepper peel-and-eat shrimp, except we made the mistake of ordering it with the Lolo sauce, which is coconut curry with scallion, butter and the works - good (and surprisingly Malaysian in flavor), but whatever pepper they used was trampled all over by the curry.  That being said, the sauce was good enough for me to suck it off the shrimp shells and then dip it back onto the bottom - makes me wish that I have some garlic bread or rice to dip it with, seems like a pity to waste that sauce (not sure if JohnnyCakes will work, though).  The shrimp was perfectly tender and flavorful, and there are pieces of sweet potato and a single corn on the cob.  Good thing we got gloves.My wife ordered the fish-n-chips, which came with garlicy fries and a large piece of scrod filet that was delicately coated.  Good stuff, and will work well with a Red Stripe, me being used to the Friday evening Buffalo fish-fry and the English Chipsy, though, I was looking hopefully for the Malt Vinegar (doesn't exist).  It was good though.  We were worried about the relatively small size of the portions, but after we polished it off, it was just about right.  Overall, a good friendly experience - seafood's getting expensive (in general), and it's definitely not something to cheap out on.  If I am back in the area and in the mood for some seafood island-style, I'll totally return. More...

Y
28 January 2018

Shrimp boil + johnny cakes = divineYelp requires a minimum number of words but divine sums of up perfectly. Not to be be missed!

M
24 January 2018

Delicious!  Lolo's has great food and a fun atmosphere.  The staff are all super nice, too!I love the plantain chips with olive dip and the crab cakes!

K
22 January 2018

So Yelp recommends this place in Harlem near the Hamilton House. It's a combination Caribbean and Cape Cod fusion place, so of course we had to check it out. After taking the E train to Queens instead, Lyft delivered us to the right address in the right borough. Lolo's Seafood Shack is in a small storefront right next to the 116th Street Station, if you catch the right train!The menu is quite extensive with lots of options. Most of the menu focuses on seafood, but there are several land options. On a Saturday, the place was full of locals which was a good sign. I opted for the crab cakes and fries with my friend having the jerk chicken with rice and johnnycakes.The food was really good. My crab cakes were just lumps of wonderfully flavored crab which turned the dish into more of a crab fries option. My friend's chicken was also very good with a great flavor and texture. It paired well with the coconut rice and the bread. The interior was a bit cramped, but there is a back patio used in better weather.Lolo's is a great reason why I use Yelp. You can find neighborhood gems like this easy and fast. They were a great place and a great value. We enjoyed a flavorful meal and had a nice time while exploring New York. More...

C
5 January 2018

Quality eats coupled with amazing service. The host was extremely knowledgeable and patient. The Chefs were all friendly cooks ​and displayed great customer service as well. My only issue is the lighting. I'll definitely be back again with my seafood loving friends! More...

N
7 December 2017

Cute Cozy and very friendly. The service is top notch. A bit small in the front but there is  space at the back. It has that vibrant Harlem vibe to it. A wonderful place for an afternoon mealTasty fish fry bowl. Nice and delicious cooked fish. Nothing greasy or overdone.  The dips are nice More...

E
2 December 2017

Love this spot (especially for a fun date)! Nice ambiance, great service, good music, and yummy food. I typically get the Pom Pom shrimp and mango slushy (which comes with a shot). Also make sure to use the yelp check in for free sweet plantains! More...

A
1 December 2017

Nice spot in Harlem. Easy to order even in the tight spot. Nice open kitchen and good service. Definitely a casual spot. Took our food to the back which had an outside dining area. Ordered the shark and bake which was delicious. Garlic fries were okay...conch fritters were so-so.Overall, will probably be back just for the shark and bake. More...

R
21 November 2017

Y'all! Harlem has really good food, but there aren't enough Caribbean restaurants, especially places that offer bake and shark. Bake is a Trini dish, it's a type of soft/sweet bread that you use to make sandwiches.You guys need to go there. I ordered bake and shark, fries, codfish fritters, and plantain. My friend ordered fried soft shell crab and bake. The food came warm and quickly, and we first had the codfish fritters. They were very soft, fried well, and full of flavor. The fries were fried perfectly; they were crunchy with a good taste and fluffy inside/dense.The bake and shark was my favorite piece of the meal. I added avocado and bacon, and it was a wonderful addition. The plantains were also a surprise delight; they have cojito cheese on top, and it paired perfectly with how ripe they were.Definitely will go again, and definitely will take friends. More...

J
26 October 2017

Again 5 stars, hard to get out of me but wow. Another Harlem Gem shining bright, the coconut shrimp is the best I've ever had and I've eaten it just about everywhere! The lolos punch and happy hour, oh yes! Garlic fries remind me of being back home, to die for!! More...

J
26 October 2017

All Right All Right All Right. Just ordered for the first time and the food was great. I ordered the Jerk ribs, Pom Pom Shrimp, Durty Rice and Johnny Cakes. Ribs was good, Pom Pom shrimp 100% must get. Rice was OK and johnny Cakes on point. Will be ordering again. More...

C
22 October 2017

I've dined here on 2 occasions. If you love seafood and just looking for a cool vibe, this is your place. But if you love seafood and you are trying to impress a date. .. This isn't the place for you. Lolo' s has a garage feel to it. When it's nice they have "back yard" seating. I've heard great things about their rum punch, ive yet to try it.I love their Lolo sauce... It's like a coconut, curry sauce. You can add it to your crab legs, and I promise it's delish! More...

S
18 October 2017

Very small- staff is friendly. Very good food - my mom got free plantains for checking in and they were very good. We loved the cajun fish boil - it was very well prepared and a good amount for two people.

J
15 October 2017

I always got the shrimp and loved it, never needed to try the other options. The appetizer wings are amazing, you get 3 full wings.

D
15 October 2017

Ya'll....Im telling you this was the best food that Ive had in the city so far. Me and my date ordered the crab legs with sweet potato and shrimp and it was the best thing I've had ever! It is also very affordable. I keep convincing my date that we can't possibly eat the same place two days in a row but he is insistent ...thats how good the food is ! More...

M
9 October 2017

LOVE this place! One of our favorites in the neighborhood. It's tucked away and truly a hidden gem. The staff is always very friendly and accommodating. The food is delicious, and we love the backyard shack. It's got an authentic vibe to it. Our favorites to get: the crawfish/shrimp combo boil; the crab dip w plantains; and a side plantains is a must. Can't say enough about how good it is! More...

M
8 October 2017

If you want a cheap place to get superb seafood, come here. I ordered the peel and eat shrimp in lolos signature sauce (a mix of all of their sauce selections). Although I did enjoy this I could not be more jealous of my friends with the Pom Pom shrimp (not pictured) and my friends with the coconut shrimp. I tried both options and found both very delectable (I'm bias for fried food). This is probably the best coconut shrimp I've ever tried and I hate coconut shrimp. One should note that the 5 dollar happy hour deal has much smaller portions and that the free plantains are one per order/checkin. I.e. if you have a group of people on one order you can only get one free plaintain chips. Note the place is small and cramped (some might not find too comfy for a large group of people). More...

S
2 October 2017

We have loved everything we tried so far. We drive into the city from Jersey just to pick up dinner from Lolo's. The signature sauce is delicious! !! And the johnny cakes are sooo good! We will definitely be ordering from here again. More...

J
24 September 2017

Good food and cool staff at this no frills place. Food is satisfying. Drinks (alcoholic and otherwise) could be cheaper. Music adds to the positive vibes. I'd definitely eat here again. More...

C
20 September 2017

Loving Lolo's! came here for the first time because I had a sudden non-preggo Preggo craving for seafood LOL! Everything on the menu looked so good it was hard to choose, but I ended up getting the conch fritters (and picked at my friends' jerk chicken and fish n' chips =D). Service was ok, they mainly bring you the food but our waiter was really nice! The fritters were amazing, outdoor seating was accommodating, restrooms were clean, and staff is friendly. I'll def be back! More...

A
19 September 2017

Just got done walking through Central Park and I'm famished. Luckily I found this gem in Harlem. First off, I love seafood. Second, I have worked in seafood for a couple of years. My point being I know good fish when I see it. Well this was phenomenal fish. I haven't tried all the items I'd have liked but I'm definitely coming back. I also loved the backyard area. The seats were a bit wobbly but the atmosphere and service were great. Will come back More...

P
5 September 2017

Super nice placesimple and very relaxed, Staff was friendly.Food was Amazing, lot of nice flavors in all dishes.will come back for sure

Z
5 September 2017

From the outside, it looks like a tiny spot with no seating, but there are seats inside in the back, and they also have outdoor enclosed seating.  Had the crab legs with Old Bay seasoning, Johnny cakes, and plantains, and they were all tasty.  They also sell my favorite grapefruit beer, which was a bonus.  Service was spectacular, of course.  Will definitely come here again. More...

C
5 September 2017

I loved having this spot right down the street from me, and miss it so much after moving out of Harlem just last week. I never got around to trying their crawfish boil, but can say I am a big fan of all the sandwiches. The plantains are awesome here as well. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very cute - Caribbean decor and an outdoor patio More...

M
20 August 2017

This place is the best! The front staff probably knows me by now as I like to come here to buy crab legs often. Their sauces are great and customer service is always friendly with smiles to greet you. This spot is so unique in offering Caribbean seafood cuisine. One day, I will expand to trying their other stuff, but for now, I am addicted to their crab legs and special sauce. If you want to goto a restaurant that is truly unique in what they have to offer in terms of food and interior experience, Lolo's should be your next spot. More...

N
14 August 2017

Amazing seafood, Lolo's shrimp and plantains were insane! Great date spot. Staff was super friendly

W
14 August 2017

So I am giving Lolo's Four Stars.  Why Four and not Five.....I love the set up.  It really looks like Belize right in Harlem, U. S.A.  The music was cool and eating outside in the back was even cooler.Starting off with Conch Fritters was how the meal started.  They were aight.  Maybe I am not the biggest fan of Conch Fritters but hey, they weren't nasty.  The white sauce they came with was amazing.  I ordered an Avocado, plantain Johnny Cake sandwich.  I didn't really know what to expect.  I thought it was would be fine, I expected way too much cotija cheese but the amount of cotija was perfect.  The sandwich was A+!  Great flavors!  I want one right now just thinking about it.  I miss it.  It was that good.I tried the Jerk Chicken.  The Rice and Peas were greatness.  It even had some chickpeas in there.  Great flavors on the Rice and Peas and the Jerk was right.  Not all chopped up Jamaican style.  I would recommend you either go extra hungry if you are doing the Jerk or you share it with someone along with a side because the chicken was huge. The Four Stars are more like 4.8 stars pending 5(can't wait to return).  I can understand not having salbutes (my favorite Belizean food)  but I totally expected to see some Panades.  So because of that and not being wowed by the Conch Fritters, a very strong Four Star rating.  "Yay! I'm a fan." More...

J
12 August 2017

Ordered the coconut shrimp and garlic fries they were amazing ! But I fell in love with the 1lbs of crab legs in the lolos sauce ! ! Also the reason why I gave you guys a five star review is because if the service. As some of you may not know they have a delivery radius that's 110-120th street I believe. And they still allowed my order and delivered it to me. I'm located a block too far, so I was impressed by the service. So thank you very much for the amazing food. Can't wait to order again from there More...

E
11 August 2017

Food is very good (B+) and unique idea, good concept. Food is kinda heavy and place is not very comfortable to sit in ('vintage'=rickety chairs and tables). A lot of buzz, but does not quite live up to it. More...

S
11 August 2017

Had to take food to-go, but goddam it was GOOD. I had conch fritters, chicken wings, and cauliflower. SO MUCH FOOD for such great prices. I wasn't able to go further in, but it was a cute chill place with awesome music. The conch fritters didn't skimp on the meat and were a great mixture of veggies and meat. Only 3 pieces came with chicken, but it was both flats and drumettes. The spices on the chicken were out of this world, a nice mix of ancho and other spices that were evocative of the yucatan and caribbean locales. The cauliflower was good and there was enough so I had some for breakfast the next day. Definitely would recommend going here if you're in Harlem! More...

M
10 August 2017

Stumbled across this little place tonight, just off the 116th C/B trains, and very happy to have done so. Really nice selection of island seafood, freshly prepared in front of you. Soft shell crab sandwich was excellent, and the fried plantain with some kind of cheese sprinkled on was amazing. (checked in on the app, and it was a free bonus). I ordered to go, but the really cozy seating in an outdoor garden "shack" in the back looked so appealing that I definitely gotta come back here with friends soon. Oh, and Chandler, the guy at the counter was really nice, introducing me to the cooks preparing the food as well. Highly recommended...FIVE STARS! More...

G
10 August 2017

I must say that I was surprised with the quality of the food and service. Both were great.  They made me feel that they wanted to serve like they enjoyed my patronage.  I felt it.  The food showed the quality. The taste was great too. However when you first see the front of the restaurant, you will question this opinion. Trust me...it is an experience. More...

M
9 August 2017

I've been hearing about this place forever so I decided to try my luck after all it's summer and they have an outside seating area. They definitely have a Caribbean vibe to the place and the theme rippled through the restaurant with the music and cuisine. Speaking of the cuisine I had to sample the bake and shark which was the most delicious thing I've put in my mouth all summer and worth every penny. I also had one of their seafood steam pots and I must say everything was well seasoned. They provide you with gloves so you don't smell like seafood afterwards. The corn and eat and peel shrimp were the shareable items we ordered but won't be sharing them next time! LolEverything came out of the kitchen very quickly so wait time was surprisingly pretty short for a busy time of day. Unfortunately, I cannot comment on the alcoholic drinks because of doctors orders but next time I'll update you on them.The music and the great customer service really added to the experience and I'm dying to return! NB: It's summer so everyone is trying to sit outdoors so this may lead to a little wait time but it's worth it! More...

G
9 August 2017

Chandler was the best host and made the customers feel like LoLo's is a very special place to be. Favorite place in Harlem.

P
8 August 2017

Great seafood. Casual place. Great service also. I love their fries with the white sauce. Their crawfish sauce was also very spicy but I loved it!

S
8 August 2017

Like being in the Caribbean but better, because no flight! Supurb crawfish, ribs, conch fritters and more--all outside with plenty of paper napkins. I am still smiling. Susan C

C
8 August 2017

What I love the most about Lolo's Shack is the vibe. The restaurant has a lot of character. Its not particularly fancy. I mean it actually feels like a shack (kinda worn down) but the overall esthetic works. The food is about 3.5 stars for me. I had the bake and shark (dogfish) and it was alright. The fish was on the blander side and the johnny cake fried bread was tasty but not an effective vehicle for the sandwich.  It fell apart quickly. Some of the people I was with got different sandwiches that stayed together. On the bright side the fish was fresh and well cooked the johnny cake is yummy and their sauces are good. I had some plantains and a ting and it all came up to $16. A couple friends got shrimp and white fish and they LOVED it. Additionally they have a large variety of menu items to choose from. I saw some crab boils leave the kitchen that were mouth watering. On the service side it was a bit slow for my meal (everyone elses food came out pretty promptly) and there was a bottle neck up front to order that they really need to do something about. More...

K
3 August 2017

Eat in, carry out, or deliver (locally). I waked in for lunch. Said I had to be dairy-free. The counter person knew the menu in its entirety. I asked about gluten-free for my husband and he went through the whole menu to go over what was safe. I took home a copy all marked and plan to talk my husband into a dinner date on Friday. Good price range--plenty to choose from for all budgets. Great for summer and probably great for winter when you need a dose of summer. More...

M
1 August 2017

They have such a delicious selection of foods. I had the pom pom shrimp and garlic fries. Everything was awesome, including their frozen drinks. And please try their plantains and crab dip, soooo yum. More...

G
31 July 2017

I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! That food is DELICIOUS!!! Crab legs in a garlic butter sauce, shrimp, garlic fries with a lemon aioli sauce & those plantains YUMMM. The service is great, everyone is so friendly & welcoming. LOVE the decor.  I felt like I was at a restaurant in the carribean. I can't wait to go back. More...

K
29 July 2017

I decided to try this place out, but I only ordered take out. I got the pom pom shrimp and garlic fries -- so good. I also got an order of plantains, thanks to my Yelp checkin. Everything was delicious, and the garlic dipping sauce added the right touch. The price point did seem a bit high at $16 though. I may come back and actually dine in the next, just so that I can get a proper feel of the restaurant. More...

S
23 July 2017

Make sure to try the fish and chips, salmon and sweet plantains. I loved their cute little outdoor area.

J
23 July 2017

Super cute seafood shack, we went early but by the time we were leaving the line was out the door. For nice days the outdoor space is great but it was hot and I wanted AC so we sat in the room in the back. Crabby dip: so good def worth a try Seafood boil with the curry sauce is amazing!!!Soft shell crab sandwich was good but I only recommend it when it's season and right now is the season!Drinks: some tequila cocktail I had was so good and pretty strong. More...

G
22 July 2017

This place was so delicious, my husband and I had 2 rounds of the 1lbs crab& 1/2lb shrimp in the  Lolo special sauce and regular Old Bay butter sauce. I dont know if it's in the sauce or how they cook it, but the crab legs cracked perfectly each bite, didn't even have to use the crackers. Grapefruit beer was perfect to wash it all down. Also the price is super affordable, you can't find anywhere in manhattan. Definitely coming back for more! More...

N
19 July 2017

Jennifer and Syliva are a dynamic duo!! Best Jerk Chicken basket ever- lolos is a gem in Harlem...love this place!

X
15 July 2017

It's nice and hip. It makes you feel like you're in Williamsburg. Love the outdoor area. One of the most exciting spots so far. You would never know how nice the vibe is here until you step in. I was there on a date and the waiter served me up a special drink which kicked off a wild wild night. Guys if you want to feel like a big shot with the ladies take them to this exciting little location. More...

M
13 July 2017

We ordered Conch Fritters, Fish Fry Basket & Jerk Chicken Basket..... All delicious and tasty. We sat outside and I thought I was in a Caribbean shack experience music and all. I found it on Black owned restaurants site in Harlem was very pleased will return. When leaving had the pleasure of meeting the Chef Sylvia and thanked her... chicken fell off the bone and was not too spicy, and the rice I could eat solo. Thanks again. More...

T
13 July 2017

after living in New Orleans, it's great to have that vibe up here in the city. And I missed eating crawdads! Make sure to get an order of those here. There outdoor seating area also makes this place worth any wait time. Get some cold abita and sit outside and enjoy it! More...

E
11 July 2017

Ok I really wanted to give this place a 5 star. So let me tell u all about it. Me and some friends are coming from Philadelphia and was hungry for some seafood. So we looked up on yelp and found this place in Harlem. As soon as we got there it look like it's just a take out spot. Little do we know they have outside seating. The thing about it is that we have to order our food upfront first and pay on the spot. So we sat down on a tight table of the edge of the deck where my friend almost fell a couple of times. The food took awhile to come. We order snow crab curry and crawfish curry and the wings. I warn u now that the portion is for 1 person only and we didn't know that so we had to share. But here's the thing. Not trying to brag but we own a restaurant back in philly and our crawfish is amazing. I think one of the best. But God damn Lola's crawfish beat us. It was so delicious with curry sauce I had to drink it while no one was looking. Same with the snow crab. And don't get me started with the wings. That JAWN was poping made me want to slap my mama. And the drink they had called Lola's punch was soooo juicy good I had to chug that jawn. The guy who waited us was very polite and patience with us since we keep asking for a lot from him. They backyard seating made u feel like your at a family BBQ and very comfortable except that table where was at. Like I said I really do want to give this place a 5 star but it's just that table where we was seated. I salute to the chef who mad that curry sauce because I thought my mother made the best one. I even told her about the place. Next time I come to NYC I bring my mother there. Love from Philly More...

S
9 July 2017

Oder at the counter and sit down and wait for you food. Really cool decore and good music! I got the soft shell crab sandwich which is in their homemade bread which is amazing! My partner got the coconut shrimp basket which came with fries. The fries were meh which is why we gave 4 stars instead of 5. Also the pan friend cauliflower was really good but all three dishes was too much food. Ghost pepper sauce is not spicy which is weird but the salsa verde and habanero sauces are amazing. Overall, great greasy seafood, good price, and a good time!!! More...

A
4 July 2017

I've been here several times over the past couple years, with large and small groups.  I've never heard a complaint.  I also order delivery. The smoked chicken wings and coconut shrimp are fantastic.  The fried smelt is my least favorite dish.  The jerk chicken is great.  The crablegs and shrimp boil are my favorite.  Pay the $1.50 for the extra sauce with the crablegs.  You're welcome. More...

E
3 July 2017

Great fries, great crab cake sandwiches.  Their fried plantains were delicious.  Which by the way, if you check in on yelp, you get for free! We arrived just before a huge party took over the back of the store so service was a little slow.  Not their fault.  The employees working here are friendly. In addition to the outdoor seating, there's also two areas to eat indoors.  One in the front near their entrance.  Another in the back of the store with about six tables.  I saw a lot of people dining in ordering the bake + shark but I didn't get to try that.  Next time! More...

J
2 July 2017

Awesome seafood boil! Fun little restaurant in Harlem. You feel like you are in Key West if you sit outside on the colorful deck. Delicious peel and eat shrimp. Make sure you don't come in your finest clothes, it sure does get messy!! More...

A
30 June 2017

This is a fun neighborhood place. The food is excellent. They have bibs and gloves if you're venturing into the crab legs, etc. They have a ton of tasty sauces. The staff is happy and mostly attentive - that tells you a lot about an establishment. Definitely dine in the back patio area (reservations accepted). More...

K
28 June 2017

Wonderful.  First off the service from the staff in front and the waitress was amazing.  It's hard to find good service in New York and we found some. I checked in and got the free sweet plantains.  They were so good my wife decided to go and get her own cause I was eating them so fast. Then we down outside at first to decide on the menu but after a few creepy crawlers fell from the wood beams above us on too the menu is was time to get out of there so we sat inside which was perfectish. We ordered what we call the Simon smorgasbord.  Which means we ordered everything that peaked our interest.Simon Smorgasbord -Bake and Shark-Jerk Ribs- Smoked Wings-Corn on the cob w/ cotija cheese -Eat and peel shrimp -Coconut shrimp basket- Garlic fries-Lunch order up grade garlic fries- two Rum punchFood came out as soon as it was ready and was delicious overall.  My bake and shark was phenomenal a lil of the habanero sauce and it was perfect.  Jerk ribs, wings and corn on the cob were also real good.  We got the peel and eat shrimp which was cooked perfect and got it in the garlic butter and old bay which was good but we also ordered a side of the ginger butter ($1) and it was the only thing I used.    My wife loved the coconut shrimp basket and would not share with me.  So the bake and shark stayed with me. The garlic fries were delicious as well not over garlicky and the fries were crispy.  Now for my uh oh's Uh Oh 1 : I love rum punch having a Caribbean background has nothing to do with it either. I just love rum punch.  One time in Puerto Rico I drank my body weight in rum punch over a weekend. True Story Bro.  So when I say it tastes like medicine.  It tasted like medicine. I mean just like cough syrup medicine.  I drank mine quick and stuck to water my wife could not finish hers. I would definitely avoid the rum punch I don't know if it's the rum they use or the juice sat too long or what but but if you have a slight cough go for it. Uh Oh 2: The table we sat at was next to an employees only door. Which employees went into several times and with it so close that I felt it on my back once.  It would have been nice to get an excuse me, warning, pardon when someone went into the door. I would have even settled for a don't let the door hit you as you eat. With that said that's all my Uh Oh's. Avoid the rum punch.  And sit outside at your own risk. The  food is good, portions are a bit small for the price. But delicious. Enjoy. More...

C
26 June 2017

This was such a cute place. I found it on Yelp and am so glad I stopped and ate here. I was here in the winter and sat outside. They have an outdoor seating area that's heated. It was really nice. I would definitely eat out there again. The inside of the restaurant was a little dark and cramped. The food was so yummy! I had shrimp, corn, and seafood. The place is definitely worth the hype! I can't wait to come back here and eat more delicious food. The staff was friendly and the service was speedy, too. This place is centrally located and easy to get to. And street parking or a lot is the best place to park when coming here, unless you're taking the train. More...

N
24 June 2017

I took my partner here for Father's Day last Friday if you've never been to Lolo's you order first and then you head downstairs.  There appears to be no seating in the front but there is seating in the back and even outside is very reminiscent of a actual place in the Caribbean which I thought was really really nice. I ordered grilled salmon and my partner order fish and fries. My salmon was good actually very tasty not much broccoli but that didn't stop the food from being good. My partner enjoyed the fish I believe he had some type of shark but it was prepared as though it was your traditional fried Whiting or Cod. This place carries Island Vibes and serves lots of Louisiana style dishes such as crab boils and fried shrimps. I thought it was impressive how they gave people gloves to wear while they were eating there crabs. If I had to change anything I will probably change the tip procedure the tips are actually taken when you pay for your food in the beginning which can be kind of weird what if you didn't like the service the cashier was nice.  I love how the staff tend to work together. Another thing that I could pass on is the lack of selection of the beverages they have limited space to keep them cold so the drink that you order on the menu may not appear in the cooler. Another word about the drinks the mixed drinks signature drinks that they offer were very weak and served and very small cups pointless over priced. Overall very nice establishment I will come again but definitely on date night it is pricey but the Ambiance is everything More...

K
22 June 2017

Excellent service and wide variety of menu options. The baskets come at a decent price and fill you up well. Decor of the restaurant is also pleasant and homely.

R
19 June 2017

+++- bess coconut shrimp++- awesome service+- rum punch is good- delightful sweet potatoes- if u like fried and greasy food, you good   (lucky for them, i do)- - wife was not fan of crawfish- good garlic friesTIPS- order first, then sit

P
12 June 2017

Lolo's is definitely a secret little treasure in Harlem. They offer a cute indoor seating area and a nice, outdoor backyard area as well. The vibe is Caribbean chill.You come in and place your order at the counter in front. They give you a numbered sign and you find a place to camp out until your food arrives. The shrimp and crab legs are pretty good although the fritters are a little too battered for my taste. The plantains are definitely a local favorite. All of the food is made-to-order, which, especially for the mammoth legs, can take some time. Be sure to order extra beer/soda if you come during peak. Once your order is completed, you have to wait on line to start a new tab if you wanted seconds. More...

E
12 June 2017

Delicious! Great, chill,  atmosphere. Just like being in the Caribbean. Pricing is high,  but the food is worth it.  Bring a bottle and be prepared to wait on yourself. This is not typical waiter service.  They bring your food,  but you get your own tableware and napkins and water,  and clean up after yourself.  Loved it! More...

D
10 June 2017

Went on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, had the jerk chicken, the salmon and crab legs the food was EXCELLENT!  Will continue to go back until I've tried everything on the menu.  The place is small, but the service was great and the food arrived to our table quickly and piping hot.  Keep it up! More...

M
8 June 2017

I enjoyed my food here. It's a very small causal restaurant with small table dining. Great for carry out or a bite before heading home.

D
6 June 2017

Amazing. Just amazing. Service was great, food was even better. The decor is really cute and made for a really cool experience overall. Also, try the Johnny Cake-- it will change your life forever. More...

A
3 June 2017

Lolo's is one of my favorite places to eat in Harlem. Everything is delicious and the Johnny Cakes are to die for.

S
31 May 2017

Crispy "shark" + bake-very good. Spiny dogfish tastes like crab meat. Very flavorful. Chewy bread. Pom Pom shrimp + garlic fries basket-good. Flavorful crispy shrimp. Tasty garlic fries. Sweet plantains-very good. The best plantains I have ever had. Sweet and buttery with cheese and herbs. Johnny cakes + honey butter-good. Sweet and chewy pan fried cakes with butter. Reminds me of mama's cooking. Interesting outdoor seating area. Excellent service. More...

H
29 May 2017

In my opinion, the is the best restaurant in Harlem. I eaten here a lot and the food is consistently good, the staff is always fun and helpful, and it's just an overall great place to eat. I grew up in South Florida and this is probably the closest I'll come to eating the really ecletic mix of foods you can get down there. Lolo's does a great job of bringing together seafood, great Latin and Caribbean inspired side dishes, and even some traditional northern seasonings (looking at you, Old Bay) to create a really delicious menagerie of menu items. Also, don't be food by looking in the window and thinking it's really small, there is seating in the back and even more seating outside, which is a great place to sit, and they even keep it super warm and cozy in winter. More...

M
19 May 2017

YUM! Loved eating at Lolo's. We came for dinner on a hot evening in May. At the shack, you order up front and a runner brings out your food "when it's ready. " This makes it ideal for sharing items. All staff were very friendly. We ordered the salmon shrimp and broccoli basket, the coconut shrimp with garlic fries, and the broccoli salad. All the seafood tasted fresh and the garlic fries were bomb.We sat outside on the adorable patio and met some really cool people. Great hang out spot! A few recommendations would be to add more/stronger fans on the patio because it gets very sticky out there More...

J
18 May 2017

Amazing!!! Simply amazing!!! I had the steamed pot that brought crab legs and shrimp. It was seasoned to perfection! Right along with the garlic fries. Service was great and the young man was attentive and kept asking us if everything was okay. It's a little hole in the wall, but once you find it step right in to some great seafood. I will definitely be coming here every time I need my seafood fix!! More...

C
17 May 2017

My boyfriend and I wanted a quick bite to eat and he ordered coconut shrimp with garlic fries, and I ordered a soft shell crab sandwich. The entire meal was delicious. The soft shell crab was served in Johnny cakes which was very unique and tasty, but my boyfriend's coconut shrimp were fresh and full of flavors. I'm from California where we claim to have the best garlic fries and I can confidently say that these are the best f delicious fries I've ever had in my entire life. Instead of loading the fries with garlic, they drizzle them with a garlic (butter?) sauce that's still very garlicky but not over powering. The meal was so good we ordered another basket of fries and shrimp when we were done with our first meal! More...

S
4 May 2017

Food and service absolutely amazing. Sauces incredible. Great indoor or outdoor space!

E
29 April 2017

This place was amazing! The food was delicious and the lolo punch was on point! Jeremy gave the best table service and was super personable. We would definitely come back to experience that type of hospitality again! More...

L
23 April 2017

This is my first time writing a review on yelp for a restaurant and I must say, the food is amazing. I dislike curry but when I tried it here, it was delicious. I had the jerk chicken and it was perfect. The portions size was great as well. Worth the money. I can't really rate the service since I ordered for delivery. I'm sure the service is just as great as the food. Will definitely be eating here again and I may just eat in next time. More...

J
22 April 2017

So I had the wings, fries, and ribs. Everything was good, the ribs needed some BBQ sauce.

B
22 April 2017

A uniquely ambient space that will turn any non-seafood person into a fan.I live in the neighbourhood. I remember walking past here a few years ago when it first opened and I was offered tasty samples with a smile. So why it took me so long to go inside, I don't know, but I sure wish I had!Looking through the door, it seems at first glance like a tiny counter with a couple of small tables. But don't be fooled! Walk past the ordering window and it opens up into a cozy back room leading to a welcoming outdoor area.We had the boiled crawfish and shrimp combo, as well as the ribs (Our friendly server seemingly approved of our choice: "Nice, you got the land-food as well as the seafood!") and the plantains were among the best I've had.Don't let the small frontage put you off, it's definitely worth venturing in! More...

P
20 April 2017

One of the best restaurants in New York City to enjoy sunshine, escape from the busy streets of the city and relax with friends as if you've traveled to your favorite island is Lolo's Seafood Shack. Lolo's uniquely creates and serves a variety of seafood and Caribbean food of the Cape. Their menu includes everything from deliciously fried conch fritters to jerk ribs. But, before you put your food order in, order the Lolo's Punch and mention Simplypamarie for a large Lolo's Punch for only $5 (available in April only.) Now you're ready to eat!To read more about my experience and see great pictures, visit simplypamarie.com/loloss… More...

K
19 April 2017

Context: Came with my wife for lunch on a Sunday.Pros: Love the ambience in the outdoor seating area in the back. Feels exactly like a seafood shack should. Sweet plantains and fries were both excellent. Plantains were juicy and exploding with flavor and the fries had a great texture.Cons: Food took a bit longer than I had hoped. I thought the wings and coconut shrimp were both just ok. The wings were cooked well, but the sauce was missing a punch of flavor (that said, my wife really enjoyed them, so maybe you will too). The coconut shrimp's batter was a little heavy for my taste, and the sauce a little one note.Bottom line: A great place to grab a casual meal in Harlem. Would love to come back and try something else. More...

J
19 April 2017

I want to say that this was my first time here. My son treatrd me to dinner and it was the best seafood i have had in such a long time. The staff were extremely respectful, helpful, and provided excellent service. More...

P
16 April 2017

I had the 1-lb shrimp combo. It was excellently freshly sweet! For people who love seafood, you must try their non-deep fried dishes. You won't be disappointed. Also the atmosphere just brings to you a seaport. Casual but not chaotic. It's self-service but staff there is super friendly and helpful. More...

M
15 April 2017

I had the crabby dip and plantains it was amazing! My tastebuds were dancing in my mouth! Lol The Gouda cheese mixed in with the dip was insane and the beans and rice were so tasty n soft! The plaintains so crispy! I will be back to dine in! Thanks Lolo's! :) More...

J
13 April 2017

I was looking to have quick lunch with my husband and I came across this place on yelp. I want to start off saying the service was great. The waiter was very attentive.  The decor was so different then your usual seafood spot. It was like I almost forgot I was in the middle of the city. My husband had the shrimp and salmon platter They were both flavor full. The salmon was juicy and the shrimps were soft. I had the fish fry basket and it was delicious. The fish was seasoned very well but soft and juicy on the inside. They overall visit here was great and I'm definitely coming back in the summer to try out the outdoor area. More...

V
9 April 2017

WOW! Service and food were great! Decided to check this place out after seeing a deal on Groupon. Its a cute "shack" just off 116th. It was a rainy day but the interior still made me feel like I was somewhere tropical. Pom Pom Shrimp - A M A Z I N G. I would be happy with just this. Fried shrimp were crisp and the sauce wasn't an overpowering slop. It was enough sauce to keep the shrimp from becoming soggy.Pineapple salsa & plantain chips - Perfect amount of sweetness and spicy. I would buy a jar of this.Crawfish - Good, but I could do without. Crab dip - nicely warm and cheesy. Definitely something to share.Prices aren't too bad for it being seafood but with a Groupon its definitely a steal! Will return when the weather is warmer to take advantage of the back patio seating and drinks! More...

A
2 April 2017

Staff was super cool & professional. I enjoyed dining in because we got to sit in the cute flamingo room which was super cozy because we had the heater right next to us. The atmosphere was welcoming and The vibe was Caribbean through and through! I enjoyed the food, I ordered crabs and shrimp and my friend ordered salmon and shrimp. We shared some delicious plantains. The crab and shrimp meal was great, because the size was perfect for the price & that lolo's special sauce made it really tasty. On the other hand, in my opinion the salmon and shrimp meal was a bit overpriced for the modest amount that came with the meal. All in all I def come again! More...

M
1 April 2017

Such a gem located in Harlem. The decor is so cute and really transports you out of Manhattan. There is spacious and nice seating located in the back, where you can sit after you order and have your food brought to you. It is designed to look like a beach shack, with fun decor and bright colors. There are lots of benches to sit at with smaller groups, and also a separated area to sit with a larger group. There is also a heated cabana in the back! The food here is DIVINE! As a seafood from Maryland, this place does not disappoint. I have had their jerk chicken, coconut shrimp with garlic fries, and the crab pot. All of these dishes were so flavorful! They also have a wide selection of great sides to split with friends, like their sweet plantains.I also didn't know that they offered a happy hour deal from 4-6pm during the weekdays! Their deals were on beer and wine. Will definitely be back for happy hour! More...

M
31 March 2017

First time visiting LoLo's (and certainly not our last...) and we really enjoyed it. The atmosphere and the quality of food were great! We bought two dishes to share and the portions ended up being pretty big (great if you want to take some home), so if you're not too hungry you could probably share one dish between two with one or two smaller sides. Highly recommend the jerk chicken, sweet plantains and the fried fish basket. The only slight downside is that the place is pretty small (and usually quite busy), so if you're going with a group of people then I guess its better to reserve a table ahead of your visit. We were just 2 so we quickly found a place to sit. More...

M
25 March 2017

I love this place, a really good time, the food was outstanding, ribs as good as they get!!  The shrimp, amazing and I loved the Johnny cakes.  Everything was great and it was like being in the Caribbean!!  A unique dining experience, really nice people and great food, what more could you ask for.  I'll be back!~ More...

M
20 March 2017

First things first if you don't get here and try this food you are missing out big time ! I love the fusion fusion of wonder flavors they have to offer with their variety of menu items. Everything about this place is great. You walk and and think hey this is so small but BOOM ! You walk to the back they have a bigger space and there is even outdoor seating available. The decor is beautiful. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. Can you say free food !! You check in on yelp and you get their side order of sweet plantains that are too die for. I mean everything on the damn menu is good. I would know I have come here many of times and tried something different. More...

G
20 March 2017

Tasty food. I shared the corn on the cob, fish and chips, sweet plantains (free with check in) and "shark" bake with a friend. It was more than enough food! The fried stuff was good but the corn and plantains were my favorite. We came in the winter so it wasn't busy at all, but I can see there being a line out the door in the warmer months. More...

M
19 March 2017

I live very close to Lolo's, but only explored it recently when I was grabbing dinner with a friend. We checked in with yelp and got a free order of plantains, which was very good, and proceeded to share the crab legs and shrimp steam pot with Lolo's special sauce, and the wok seared cauliflower. It was just enough food for two people, but I would recommend ordering another dish if you're really hungry. The steampot was very good - the seafood was light retained its original flavor, and the Lolo's sauce was a kind of curry that you could dip your seafood into if you wanted additional flavor. The cauliflower was ridiculously good, with a little bit of a crunch and a nice smokey, savory flavor. The price for the steampot was a bit steep, $30 for only a smallish portion, but the quality is good. I will be taking my other friends here next time they visit NY. More...

L
18 March 2017

Great food, ok price. The interior decor is cute and special. The seating area in the back is a bit cold. More like a lunch or quick dinner place, not quite good for a date night. The special sauce is surprisingly like Thai green curry, and we liked the garlic butter sauce more. More...

D
2 March 2017

03/02/2017 Update: I'm in Harlem again for an event at Columbia University and stopped in at LoLo's for dinner.  It wasn't too busy at 7:45 on a Thursday night.  I ordered the Shark Bake and plantains.  The plantains were excellent.. sprinkled lightly with cheese, which sounds strange, but it works, trust me.  They were hot and very tasty.  The Shark Bake was very nice.  Spiny dogfish in a pita-type thing with tomatoes and other goodies inside.  A little greasy, but in a good way.  They were all out of Ting (my favorite Caribbean soda) and also sold out of Caribe (one of my favorite Caribbean beers).  I had a coconut soda instead.  The total for the meal came to less than $15 before tip.  Despite the aforementioned AWOL drinks, everything was very good.  I'm docking one star because how can you run out of Ting The other negative was listening to "sophisticated" Manhattanites ignorantly discuss politics.  I felt like saying, "Just Google the Logan Act already!  You clearly have no clue about what you're discussing."Nevertheless, I love LoLo's and will return whenever I'm visiting Harlem. More...

M
1 March 2017

Super tasty food and cute seaside atmosphere. Come prepared for a casual dining experience. I ordered the softshell crab sandwich and garlic fries. Was impressed with the number of sauces they had to offer up on the house and the friendliness of staff. More...

Z
28 February 2017

Everything here is delicious and fresh. The best menu items are the conch fritters, wings and jerk ribs. Food wise the best are the Pom Pom shrimp n jerk chicken baskets. I'm forever in love with this place. I live in Brooklyn and travel here for good seafood More...

N
22 February 2017

Went here for a friend's birthday. Space is a bit limited, but they were happy to accommodate a large party which we really appreciated! I shared the Belizean conch fritters with a friend. I always thought conch fritters were more of a Bahamian thing, and beats me what makes them Belizean, but they are delicious. Really flavorful and only fried as much as necessary - you won't feel gross after eating them.My main was the Shark + Bake. YUM! This was my first experience with shark (spiny dogfish). I was reassured that LoLo's cared enough to advertise that their shark was sustainably sourced, which has been the main concern preventing me from trying shark in the past. It was delicious! The texture was kind of like scallops, and it was super flavorful. It was served in a johnnycake. Growing up with a mother from Rhode Island, I had always thought a johnnycake was a Rhode Island food item, like a pancake but with cornmeal. Apparently it is also a thing in the Caribbean, and it was a pleasant bit of surprise nostalgia.Their drink selection is pretty good too - classic Jamaican beer Red Stripe for those who drink, and Ting (Jamaican grapefruit soda available throughout much of the English-speaking Caribbean) for those who don't! More...

E
19 February 2017

Amazing jerk chicken set (with huuuuuuge portions!)! Durty rice and bread were on point. Also highly recommend getting the Ting soda to go with it.

D
17 February 2017

This is my absolute favorite place in NYC to get my seafood fix. I love this place! The staff is alway's friendly, and courteous. I always get the snow crab legs with the special sauce, and occasionally I splurge and add the jerk ribs to my order. I have eaten here a couple times and they never disappoint! The food is always consistently delicious, and the customer service is always on point. They are conviently located just steps away from the 116th subway stop. More...

L
13 February 2017

Today was my second time ordering the soft shell crab during the lunch special. It comes with garlic fries and everything was A OK. I did call the mealin and picked it up to go. I prepared ghost pepper, salsa, and habenero sauces as I waited for my meal. I also paid 65 cent for the pineapple sauce which was very tasteful (thank you to another Yelper who mentioned this sauce). I am not afraid to try what others deem is great, :-). The first time I had this meal, it was better, yet, I guess my taste buds changed, lol. I also purchased a Ting with my order and it was okay. Ting is a grapefruit kinda bubbly, for anyone who loves grapefruit, you should definitely try it. Additionally, I was able to get a side of complimentary sweet plantains because I checked in on Yelp (great deal). In total, everything was 17$ and change. I recommend trying this shack :-). The guy who took my order was also engaging with his conversation after I told him I am Caribbean. He shared with me that the executive chef is also Guyanese and makes the sauces daily. I recommend that the chef start making a wiri wiri sauce. More...

Y
31 January 2017

Delicious hot fish soup, shrimp, potatoes, and corn. Almost a Gumbo no okra.Crab cake sandwich Amazing. Service ver nice, price just a tad high for a shack. Friends like the shark bake.Will be definitely back. More...

C
24 January 2017

I don't know where to start! Every time I come here, I order like $50 worth of food. I've tried almost everything on the menu. But I love the bake and shark and Johnny cakes with honey the most! It's nice to eat out in the back in the summer. In the winter, it's cozy but a little too small. The staff is nice. Prices are a bit high for some things. Always a favorite go-to spot for my best friend and I. More...

A
23 January 2017

Alright.....Alright.....Alright! I finally landed the opportunity to sit in at this shack.  And I love the theme by the way of a cozy seafood shack. It runs through the place seamlessly. The minute you walk in......it's a seafood joint with friendly workers and happy "readable signs". Let's get to the palate: I ordered the crabby dip and salmon shrimp/broccoli. Let me tell you what was fantastic about the menu......it truly described every aspect of what I ordered. It was beyond my expectations. Seasoned, fresh,cooked well, and smelled delicious. Now the appetizer, was a bit disappointing bc of the choice of cheeses. The intensity of cheese layed low and allowed the crab to shine through......I mean great pieces of real crab but I wanted a cheesy....unhealthy version to dip my plantain chips in.Okayyyyyy okayyyyy.....the best part was the rum punch. My goodness!!!!! Refreshing and electric.....it had ginger and sorrel!!!!! #NeedISayMore More...

C
20 January 2017

Oh man where to begin. The great atmospheres or the great food. Been here twice and I love it.  It's so good. And I seriously love the ambiance so colorful and comfy.  They have different hot sauces. Cold tap water. We had the seafood boil, sweet plantain, corn, fried shrimp, crawfish. Etc.  we went on two occasions and not too busy, staff was friendly. We ate like piggies.  The cook is great because the food is delicious. It's a small place and seats not super comfy but I will definitely keep coming back. More...

R
20 January 2017

Lolos is a cool small Caribbean feeling restaurant. The decor is bright colors and and the food is delicious. There's seating in the back and further back, outside there's a heated shack in the back. The food is so good you need to throw your ego to the side, roll up your sleeves and jump right in. I ordered the steam pot(1 lb of crab legs and 1/2lb of shrimp). They don't give you seafood crackers so it's a bit difficult to get all the meat but the sauces mixed with the meat is absolutely delicious. I will certainly return and will bring a group next time More...

N
11 January 2017

Being from the Bahamas I have to say that every time I go to Lolo's it reminds me of home. The food is out of this world delish and the atmosphere is so homey. During the summer months if you sit on the back patio, you can feel like you've been transported to some Island and can hear the ocean in the background. I know I am going back and would definitely recommend this place. More...

C
9 January 2017

Definition of money can buy you happiness.I was craving crawfish and made the trip up to LoLo's. WOW. The staff could not have been more helpful about food suggestion when we were there. And our crawfish, pom pom shrimp, garlic fries, complimentary Yelp plantains, and corn on the cobs could not have been more on point. Honestly I don't know which one to highlight because they were all so f**king delicious. Never knew I was a plantains person until LoLo's. The crawfish was so fresh and awesomely spiced. The Pom Pom Shrimp basket with the garlic fries...just simply amazingly indulgent. The corn was there to top everything off. Everything was flavorful and so so good.The space was also super cool. We sat at the back patio with cute colorful picnic tables that had a Carribbean vibe. There was also a bar area there that seemed like it'd be a great time at night with music and booze. The staff let us put on the radio since we were the first party there that day. Loved it all! More...

N
3 January 2017

My low-key, chill, Caribbean, beach-vibey (made that word up) seafood spot. We've gone here a few times to get the shrimp boil and wings. The wings are super good - they come with this garlic cream and what I think is Dill and an achiote glaze. The best time to come I think would be in the summer or when it is warmer since there is an open area out back with patio tables (although, I'm told this is heated in the winter as well). This is one of the few places I would like to keep coming back to, just so I can try everything else from the menu. Wholeheartedly recommended. More...

D
1 January 2017

This place is awesome!!! I had the crab legs w/old bay and garlic sauce and corn...omg so good!

J
26 December 2016

Food was awesome but the staff was kinda rude. They wouldn't give me salt and pepper even though I asked for it many times?

K
20 December 2016

Stumbled upon this place after our initial restaurant choice in Harlem had a long wait on a Saturday night. What a fun surprise! LoLo's is a small, narrow, cool spot on 116th Street with Caribbean cuisine and very friendly service. There's some seating in the front and then a larger space in the back behind the kitchen with some picnic tables. The staff was eager to give us recommendations about what to order and definitely steered us in a good direction. We checked in on Yelp so got the free plantains deal (delicious) and also tried the broiled salmon, the fish fry basket, the salmon + shrimp + broccoli basket, and the avocado toast. Everything was unique and delicious.Would go back when in the area! More...

D
15 December 2016

My friends surprised me last night and took me here for dinner. When I say I LOVED everything we ate...I LOVED IT!!!!! The ribs, the corn, the crab-cake sandwich and the steam  crab legs. ..Oh let me not forget about the Sorrel!!!! This place is truly AMAZING plus they gave us coconut long boy candy when we left....my favorite childhood candy!!!!  Keep up the amazing work!!!!! More...

A