Location
Information
Reviews
Details

Cuisine type

  • Latin American,
  • West Indian,

Dishes

  • Fish,
  • Seafood,

Atmosphere

  • Family,
  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Restaurants,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
5-29 King St E, Kitchener, ON N2G 2K4
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Verify with Merchant

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Methods of Payment:

Ratings & Reviews - Rainbow Caribbean

How would you rate this business?
  • Atmosphere:
  • Food:
  • Service:
Sort by:
Language:
Restaurantica12
By

Definitely a Winner

We decided to try this little place based on its good reviews, and this time we were not disappointed. The food was delicious - the meat tender, succulent, in wonderful curry sauces. We both ordered the small meals, (small? - we needed takeout containers as we couldn't finish) for 10.95. This included choice of meat, choice of rice, fried plantains, and choice of soup or salad. It was a very generous plate of absolutely delicious caribbean food! We highly recommend the place. It isn't fancy, the service is very efficient, but a little cool, and the food is to die for.

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Restaurantica12
By

Great food, casual cafeteria style

I have been here several times with my boyfriend and each time we enjoy large portions of very tasty Caribbean food. It is definitely worth a try, especially if you're in the mood for Caribbean or to do something different. I usually go for jerk pork with the hot jerk sauce and it's delicious. As others have said the service is pretty basic. It's cafeteria style as I said before, but if you don't mind the lack of atmosphere it's pretty reasonably priced and they do give you large portions.

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Restaurantica12
By

Superb Food

Piggy is in carribean heaven! What a treat! Home style cooking carribean style! The food is fantastic, and Piggy is going back for more. The food could be a little spicier for Piggy's taste, but other than that, it is spot on. Delicioussss! The staff are friendly and laid back, and the price is right for the great taste!

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Restaurantica12
By

Best Caribbean Food outside the Caribbean

The thing about Rainbow is, while the service seems frosty at first, they just need time to warm up to you. Now when I go in, the ladies behind the counter often throw in a little extra this and that, or bring a jug of water to the table. It takes a good while, but like the love of a good cat, once they like you, they like you. And beyond that, the food is incredible. My Jamaican accountant says it is the best Jamaican food she has had outside of her home country. Try the soup on Friday, the jerk pork, or the curry chicken roti. Also curried goat is excellent, but has bones in, so be warned. Go here, go often, you'll love it.

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Restaurantica12
By

Like every says, the service is pretty terrible, no smiles, no chit chat, the atmosphere is pretty bad too, but the food is absolutely delicious and good value for the money. So if you just want a good, wuick meal, and don't care about service, this place fits the bill.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 2/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Restaurantica12
By

My DH and I have eaten here/picked up takeout...

My DH and I have eaten here/picked up takeout many times over the past few years. The food is really excellent. Certainly comparable with the Jamaican places in NW Toronto, even with the grub in Jamaica. We typically get the curry chicken roti which is a STEAL at @ $7!! It comes with a nice chunk of fryed plantain that I enjoy but DH turns his handsome nose up at ("too greasy"). The roti is a very substantial meal in itself and arrives at about a "medium" spicy factor. We like some heat in our food so we always add some extra chillies or carribean-style hotsauce, mmmmmmmm! Honerable mention goes to thier Jerk Chicken, hot patties, homemade macaroni salad, and coleslaw. All are surprisingly good. The service is very ummm.. "Jamaican". That is to say that it appears to Canadians to be brusk and unfriendly. Anyone who's spent some time in Jamaica however will understand that the culture doesnt require a lot of smiley greetings to strangers, just efficient service and that's exactly what you get. The ambiance is certainly lacking if you're looking for something quiet or upscale. This is very much a lunch-stop/diner type place but is fairly clean and offers plenty of seating and a view of King Street through thier large plate glass storefront.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 3/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Restaurantica12
By

I eat lunch at the Rainbow quite often. I really...

I eat lunch at the Rainbow quite often. I really enjoy the food. The servings are large. You line up buffet style to get your food so that is a way of reducing the price, which is very reasonable (low for the quality of food). Highly recommended!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Restaurantica12
By

This place is more like an eatery...but the best...

This place is more like an eatery...but the best I've had here in Canada. My In-laws have never been overly impressed with Caribbean cuisine,but since I took them here,they keep asking when we'll be going again.Good food...the right stuff!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Restaurantica12
By

Good Value,Great tasting Caribbean

I was from out of town and hungry. I went in. The following sums up my visit here. Me (to owner): I'm hungry and I only have 8 bucks. Owner: I can get you a small mixed plate for 6 something Me: Thats greaT! Owner: What type of salad do you want? (there was a lettuce sald,macaroni sald and good looking coleslaw) Me: Did you make the coleslaw yourself? owner :Yes.(It was really good) Me: I'll have that please! To make a long story short,I had stew meat,rice and peas,eggplant and some spinach dish that I can't remember the name of ,and it was the best Caribbean meal I have ever had,Including Dining in Jamaica. If you want an authentic meal in the tri city area,,cooked by a great chef and great value for your money,this is highly recommended.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Restaurantica12
By

Food was fabulous. Very tasty. Servers were a...

Food was fabulous. Very tasty. Servers were a bit hard to understand, but pleasant enough. Great value, very reasonable portions. Will definitely return.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Restaurantica12
By

Food was excellent. I recommend rainbow for...

Food was excellent. I recommend rainbow for anyone who wants to try new food!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Restaurantica12
By

I eat here all the time and the food is...

I eat here all the time and the food is amazingggg the service is great and the portion sizes are crazy i always have some left over, it even tastes good re heated lol

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Restaurantica12
By

I hosted a surprise carribean theme birthday...

I hosted a surprise carribean theme birthday party with 30 people in attendace. We had the food delivered. It was hot, seasoned just right and tasted amazing. The amount of food delivered was more than ample for the guests.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Restaurantica12
By

Excellent lunch! The food was very tasty and the...

Excellent lunch! The food was very tasty and the portions were more than ample. The restaurant had many people dining in, but we took out. There were a great selection of authentic Jamaican dishes available, and the aroma in the restaurant was amazing. We'll be back.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Restaurantica12
By

There are other caribbean restaurants downtown...

There are other caribbean restaurants downtown and they can't even compare to what Rainbow has to offer! This food is really like being back on a island!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Restaurantica12
By

I just bought the lunch and ate it on my way back...

I just bought the lunch and ate it on my way back to school so don't pay much attention to the "service" but the food was excellent and it cost just as much as a fast food lunch but wwwaaaayyyy better.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP

Get an opinion about this business!

Think your friends might be familiar with this business? Ask your friends on Facebook to see what they think.

Contact this business
Close menu