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Rainbow Caribbean Cuisine

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29 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 2K4, Canada
+1 519-579-2618
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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
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Waterloo, Canada
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165 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pleasantly surprised when I arrived as the place was renovated since I last visited and looks great! I had the curried goat and it was delicious as usual. Love their focus on quality rather than speed. Portions are big enough that I wasn't hungry the rest of the day!

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Thank JeffGingerich
Waterloo, Ontario
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

My boyfriend and I visited Rainbow for dinner. We received a warm welcome from the ladies behind the counter upon our arrival. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly, we felt very much at home. we both had the jerk chicken and pork, both were very very good (spicy but not oh my god i need a glass of water... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Nice local hangout with delicious food and very friendly staff. Had the dinner special with goat curry and was not at all disappointed.

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Thank TumbleweedNorth
Kitchener, Canada
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This place has a good selection of Caribbean food. From fresh made soup to sweet treats. The food is delicious and it is a good value. They serve late into the evening. Whether you like spicy or mild food, you will find something you like. There is very little available that is NOT Caribbean style food so consider your group.... More 

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Toronto, ON
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

I visited for take out while I was in town on a business trip, and I'll be sure to visit again.....I had goat curry, which was terrific, and came with a side of a little fried plantain and coleslaw (though the coleslaw was a little more pickled than the typical raw slaw). I ordered a goat roti, but it really... More 

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Thank roseandribbons
Kitchener, Canada
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Went into Rainbow on Wednesday July 6. Used my loyalty card for a free dinner. Curry chicken, rice and peas and fried plantain. It was amazing as always. So incredibly flavourful and tasty. Should have gotten the bigger dinner however it just wasnt enough. If you get a chance friends got there and have something . Everything is amazing .

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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257 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

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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Thank HungryGreg
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I love their curry chicken. They give big portions. However they can be very pricey. I know how to make Curry Chicken. So I only go to James once in a blue moon or whenever I am in the mood which is very seldom as I am on a pretty tight budget.

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Thank Jen S
Montreal, Canada
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

I have not been to Rainbow in years, so I made sure that I went as I was taking the bus back from Kitchener. It is conveniently located 2-3 blocks away from the bus station. When you go to Rainbow, you are getting the genuine article. They really do not skimp on anything. I ordered a beef roti. What I... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We come here at least once a month (would be more, but gotta alternate our other fave places). Always good service and friendly, speedy staff. Never a disappointment. :-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Jamaican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 2K4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener>  > City Commercial Core
  • Neighborhood: City Commercial Core
  • Phone Number: +1 519-579-2618

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?