I've been meaning to post about this place for a while... Caribbean Cuisine (of East Orange) recently opened a restaurant in South Orange. This is the first place I have found in South Orange that I would consider a destination restaurant, good enough that I would tell people to go out of their way to eat here.
The key thing about this restaurant is their pastry chef. Every dish that involves bread or pastry is phenomenal. The roti is the best I have ever eaten; the various bread appetizers are wonderful; the desserts (currant roll and coconut roll) too. Also soups are terrific. If you go on Thursday you will be able to try their pumpkin soup, my favorite; other days, the lentil soup is great and sometimes there is excellent callalloo soup.
Really, this is a place that exhausts my supply of positive adjectives.
The food, while fairly spicy, is toned down a notch from normal Trinidadian standards of hotness; if you desire more heat, ask for their homemade scotch bonnet pepper sauce but apply it with care. I am meaning to visit their original location in East Orange sometime soon and find out more.
The restaurant is at the corner of 1st Street and Academy; to get there walk one block south of South Orange Ave. on Valley St. and turn left on 1st Street for one block.