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Ellison's Bistro

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€€ - €€€
City Commercial Core
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14 Charles St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1H2, Canada
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 New York or Toronto. Plus you get more than you think for less than you'd... More 

Thank Scott H
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 he knows what he's doing with all the dishes - but seafood and the curries... More 

Thank H L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. Service is excellent and the whole experience is fabulous. A perfect place to impress her... More 

Thank Yahya_2010
Waterloo, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 sure!!

Thank Courtney W
Kitchener, ON
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 it so good. I have also tried the Pepperpot soup - really good!

Thank bgmaze
Cambridge, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Ellison's Bistro offers consistently great food and service. On our most recent visit we enjoyed the pepper pot soup and the black bean soup. Delicious! Home baked herbed buns accompanied our first course. We followed this up with jerk chicken and jerk pork with veggies and the fabulous rice and beans. This was such great value! My jerk chicken was... More 

Thank StephanieDB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Try the Jamaican stout to wash down the Goat Curry. Great little restaurant, quality of food far exceeded our initial expectations. Elvis stops to talk with everyone and is happy to share stories.....until the kitchen calls him back.

Thank CPF C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome food,great service.Elvis and Zarina know how to treat people. We will be back.My wife had ox tail and rice I had goat Roti and soup.

Thank Rudy T
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Ellison's Bistro is a great place to have a meal. Affordable, delicious, and with great customer service, I enjoy going there every time! Definitely try the jerk chicken, as the chef knows his spices. The portions are on the smaller side, but considering the intensity of the flavours that might be a good thing to ensure you don't feeling heavy... More 

Thank Chris B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?