We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rainbow Caribbean Cuisine

$
City Commercial Core
Caribbean, Jamaican
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
29 King St. East, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
(519) 579-2618
Improve this listing
Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 26 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Authentic

The food is great! Always leaves you wanting more! The only thing you don't want more of is a bit of a sour attitude from the staff! You would think by creating awesome dishes to people that love & appreciate a meal that is not consumed everyday that they would smile more! Almost a "Soup Natzi... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
SnowGirl68
Add Photo Write a Review

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The food is great! Always leaves you wanting more! The only thing you don't want more of is a bit of a sour attitude from the staff! You would think by creating awesome dishes to people that love & appreciate a meal that is not consumed everyday that they would smile more! Almost a "Soup Natzi" feeling! No soup for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Everytime I go into Rainbow I leave disappointed. The women serving me are not friendly. I have asked friends that are regular customers there and they say that it is normal for them to be like that. Poor customer service shouldn't be normal. The food once was great and the couple of other times I've been there it's just been... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Like so many places in Kitchener, Rainbow Caribbean is not a fancy place, but has really good food. And this place is truly authentic -- I would not be surprised to walk into the exact same restaurant in Jamaica or some other Caribbean island. They serve a variety of delicious food, but if you don't have any other favorite, try... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Guelph, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Just a couple days ago I went to Rainbow at the recommendation of my daughter and it was fantastic! I had the curried goat with a jamacian patty on the side. Meat was super tender and perfect amount of kick.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I eat here 1 to 2 times a week and its just amazing. The food here is better than in Jamaica! A different soup everyday, just savoury and really comforting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kitchener, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

The food here is absolutely delicious! I stopped by for lunch and had the curried beef with rice and peas. The meat dissolved in your mouth and had just the right amount of flavor and spices. I also had one of their beef patties, equally delicious! I will definitely be going back!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Waterloo, ON
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

I come here all the time and it's always good. Usually get the curried beef roti but have tried lots of other stuff as well. Curried goat and oxtail are both solid as is the chicken roti. The decor and cafeteria style service aren't fancy they get the job done: delicious food in my belly at a reasonable price.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Waterloo, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My go to dish is the curried goat and it's delicious. Bring your appetite as the portions are large. Nothing fancy about the decor but it's clean and pleasant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ontario
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The is a casual caribbean restaurant with truly authentic food. Everything we've tried so far is delicious! The patties, chicken curry, roti, pasta salad, coleslaw, jerk chicken and rice & peas are to die for. :)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Delicious. Would pop in for lunch all the time. Great service. Delicious food. My favorite being the beef patties.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Rainbow Caribbean Cuisine also viewed

Kitchener, Region of Waterloo
Kitchener, Region of Waterloo
 
Kitchener, Region of Waterloo
Kitchener, Region of Waterloo
 

Been to Rainbow Caribbean Cuisine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 King St. East, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener>  > City Commercial Core
  • Neighborhood: City Commercial Core
  • Phone Number: (519) 579-2618

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rainbow Caribbean Cuisine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?