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Rainbow Caribbean Cuisine

29 King St. East, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (City Commercial Core)
(519) 579-2618
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Ranked #17 of 427 restaurants in Kitchener
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican
Neighborhood: City Commercial Core
Most recent review
- Jul 26, 2014
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Neighborhood: City Commercial Core
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Waterloo, ON
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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.

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Waterloo, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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Ontario
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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. :)

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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

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

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Brantford, Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I have not been to the restaurant, my wife picked us up some takeout. We had the goat, chicken and beef roti. I love roti and have had it from many different places and this in my top 3. I wish I lived closer to Kitchener. Can't wait to go back again.

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Montreal
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23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I came here with a friend and I went back twice on my own while visiting KW. The food is excellent - tastes like home cooking Caribbean food. The soup is also extremely tasty. If you`re lucky they will also have some home made ginger beer on hand. I read some other reviews where people complained the staff was cold.... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Rainbow is a downtown staple, and the go-to destination for Caribbean take-out. They do also have a small seating area. Service is cafeteria-style, and not overly friendly, but the food is excellent.

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Angus, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Been walking by the restaurant for months, finally stopped in. One of my better decisions. I tried the curried goat, which was very tasty. It came with rice and peas, plantain and a side salad, all for $11. Will keep you full for a long time. I will definitely be back to try the ox tail.

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Kitchener, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I've been eating here for years, and I don't see myself getting tired of it anytime soon. Love the chicken roti, love the ackee & codfish...really I just love the entire menu. The atmosphere is relaxed, and although the decor is standard cafeteria style it feels comfortable and homey. I look forward to eating here for years to come.

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Lindsay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

What a pleasant surprise to find this cafeteria-style Caribbean restaurant in downtown Kitchener! Curries, rotis, patties and many other specialties are filling and tasty. Reasonably priced for what seems to be all homemade food that will stick to your ribs all day. I didn't try the patties, but the woman behind me ordered two dozen, so they must be good!

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