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Island Flava

409 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9K4, Canada
+1 613-321-4198
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (7 reviews)
“roti” (10 reviews)
“oxtail” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
Caribbean, Jamaican
409 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9K4, Canada
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Not much atmosphere in this hole-in-the-wall but the food compensates for that. At least the curried chicken roti does, Roti thin but stuffed with delicious curried chicken, spiced as you like. Reasonably priced. Fast, friendly service.

Thank Masca
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Great service, tasty foods, highly recommend the roties and platters. One of the best Caribbean places in the NCR, prices are good.

Thank lamorena10
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I had the chicken curry roti platter. It was a whole lot of tasty food for a great price! The chicken was tender and tasty. As far as sides go, the plantains were especially delicious! I'll be getting extra of those next time for sure!

Thank Ashli H
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely awful place! Their evening staff think it's acceptable to throw buckets of water on people outside their restaurant! I recommend everyone stay far away from Island Flava.

1  Thank Kelli_Fiji
Reviewed 1 May 2017

It isn't five star dining but the food is excellent. There are only a few tables to eat in but if you are looking to ick up a bite to eat and love Caribbean food stop by and enjoy the music while you wait.

Thank J1124YJsandraa
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have always enjoyed the friendly, relaxing atmosphere at Island Flava ! The food is awesome !!! This is a small sit down Caribbean style restaurant & have take-out as well .

Thank CherylMcGee
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Went to this place with a girlfriend on a weeknight before heading to the Bytowne for a movie. She ordered the oxtail platter and I had the Chicken Curry Roti. The roti looked fine but when I had my first bite, I was surprised at...More

Thank judith201640
Reviewed 18 October 2016

They are located on the same strip mall as A2Z Cellular Repair, love the music and the food! feels like you are eating in the Caribbean loved it!

Thank Waji S
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

In the shadow of the Rideau Centre on the Ottawa U side of the Canal and steps from Rideau street is a little gem of a quick serve Caribbean style food. There's a few tables to sit at but it's mainly a take-out restaurant. I...More

Thank RJM0183
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The jerk chicken here is relatively good by comparison to some others in the city. I wouldn't recommend the roti, it's just not the real deal...the roti was not soft and fluffy and the flavor of the curry wasn't exactly what I expected. Overall, it's...More

Thank SBentham
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 03:00
12:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9K4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-321-4198
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