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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%
Travelers talk about
“curried goat” (14 reviews)
“roti” (20 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
14 Charles St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1H2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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 1 April 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
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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
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic
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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