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Ellison's Bistro

14 Charles St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1H2, Canada
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“jerk chicken” (21 reviews)
“roti” (21 reviews)
“okra” (3 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
14 Charles St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1H2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was kind of expecting to walk up to a counter and order a roti and enjoy it on the stoop but was pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere of the restaurant. The waitress and chef were both very welcoming and attentive to our lunch. We...More

Thank BazRasty
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Ellison very kindly allowed my to order by phone and pick up three chicken roti meals half an hour before the restaurant opened. I purchased these for others, two were for friends in Detroit Michigan and they both commented on how great they tasted. I’m...More

Thank canadianbeaver2018
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Food was good, but bit into shard of glass while eating a spoonful of rice. When I informed the waiter she not only did not apologize but made me feel bad about mentioning it. She said it was not their fault that sometimes the rice...More

Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely great food at a good price with amazing service! Would definitely come here again and again.

Thank Zach P
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Went in for dinner with my wife and besides the fact that the service was first class, the food was delicious and well priced. We had the goat curry and ox tail, it was lovely!

Thank Ioan P
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Went here with a few co workers for lunch. Food was delicious, service was excellent and the place is great! Would highly recommend this place to try.

Thank Brad. M
Reviewed 16 February 2018

It was a sunny day so wanted to have a nice lunch, we had been to Ellison's once before for dinner and enjoyed so decided to try lunch. it was great, the bean soup was excellent and tried something called a double, very nice ....More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I've had their jerk chicken at a local blues festival several times but this is the first time to eat in the restaurant. The restaurant is small (maybe seating room for 30) Clean pleasant surroundings. We started with the Samosa appetizers and the sauce was...More

Thank Wayne R
Reviewed 26 October 2017 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
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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, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
  • Neighborhood: City Commercial Core
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