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Rainbow Caribbean Cuisine

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City Commercial Core
Caribbean, Jamaican
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29 King St. East, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
(519) 579-2618
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 16
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
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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
It's just so good

The service is cafeteria style, which I love. You walk up to the counter, place your order and pay for it at the end of the line. Seat yourself and enjoy. The interior isn't anything special. It's not the nicest, but I definitely wouldn't call it dumpy. It serves its purpose and allows for lower... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Sudbury, Canada
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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The service is cafeteria style, which I love. You walk up to the counter, place your order and pay for it at the end of the line. Seat yourself and enjoy. The interior isn't anything special. It's not the nicest, but I definitely wouldn't call it dumpy. It serves its purpose and allows for lower food prices. The food is... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had their Lamb Roti which while basic was quite tasty! Came with the Roti Shell and the Goat meat on the side! (I got it to go) A WEE bit pricey for fast to go food but for 9 bucks was still quite good in my opinion!

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My friend and I walked in, ordered from a nice selection of Jamaican-style food and ate in the restaurant. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I was recently in Cuba and this restaurant took me back. Things looked a little questionable- out of my comfort zone but I love trying new food and this lunch didn't disappoint! I got what they call the "small jerk chicken dinner".. You defiantly get great value at this place because I couldn't finish my meal and that's rare for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This (what appears to be a) family run joint has the best value in town. We only managed to try the chicken roti and fried plantains, but the roti was absolutely delicious. The plantains could have been a bit more ripe, but were still relatively tasty. The food was like home cooked Jamaican food. I really wish we could have... More 

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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 

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Toronto, Canada
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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 

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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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 

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Guelph, Canada
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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.

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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.

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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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?