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Ellison's Bistro

14 Charles St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1H2, Canada
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“curried goat” (14 reviews)
“roti” (19 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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14 Charles St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1H2, Canada
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1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint restaurant with a great Caribbean menu. The roti and jerk chicken were awesome. Make sure to order a Caribbean drink - the pineapple pop was yummy! I will definitely be returning for another yummy meal. :)

Thank Gogojanet
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I went for dinner last night and it was excellent...Food was terrific...service was excellent as well..I would recommend it highly...great menu with lots of options...try it you won't be disappointed..

Thank charlesv952
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We expected good food. Soup was excellent. Then it all went downhill...my pumpkin fritters were microwave defrosted, My Roti was out of the fridge, stuffed then rolled and served...cold. I sent it back. Was microwaved and brought back. My wife's fish was steamed dry with...More

3  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The staff was incredibly warm and friendly. The chef actually came out after we were finished to thank us. I couldn't believe the food, it was so delicious. I can't wait to go again and try more of the dishes. Ellison's Bistro is definitely one...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

All I can say is WOW! there are world class chefs in Kitchener! if I could only eat at one restaurant every day I would pick this one. The high class Caribbean style and food would make this restaurant stand out in a place like...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A group of us ate at Ellison's last night. The restaurant itself is a more intimate setting and we had the place to ourselves. The service was pretty attentive - and the food is so very good. Elvis greets you and is your chef and...More

Thank H L
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It starts with friendliest host you could ever wish for, they look after you from the moment you step inside. All the Caribbean dishes, Rotis and when it comes to fish selection it is second to none (yeah I am pescetarian). Wine is moderately priced....More

Thank Yahya_2010
Reviewed 24 February 2017

if you live in KW, you must check out Ellison's. The food is fantastic, and the service is excellent. I had a great dining experience there and will definitely be returning!

Thank bliss462017
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We visited for my fiance's birthday. We had the black bean soup, samosas, blackened catfish and the okra. Everything had amazing flavour and spice! And the owner personally checked on us and thanked us for coming in. Awesome, authentic Caribbean food, will be back for...More

Thank Courtney W
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Elvis Ellison makes the best Caribbean food in Kitchener, and he cares about his guests, too. Every time I go, I want to try something else from the tempting menu, but I always end up having the curried goat roti, because no one else makes...More

Thank bgmaze
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Questions & Answers
11 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
I have. They even had a sign outside the front door that clearly indicates this policy.
18 June 2015|
Response from Michael N | Reviewed this property |
Their full menu is listed on their website, but Chef Ellison can cook up any custom variations if you just tell him your dietary restrictions.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Charles St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener>  > City Commercial Core
  • Neighbourhood: City Commercial Core
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