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Island Flava

409 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-321-4198
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good20%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (7 reviews)
“roti” (9 reviews)
“oxtail” (3 reviews)
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pmAll hours
Caribbean, Jamaican
409 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 25 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 5 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 2 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 15 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 19 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 24 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
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I've long been of the opinion that Caribbean food is good for the soul, and this place lives up to that. I've now done takeout for lunch twice and both times I've been happy. Good prices for the chicken roti and chicken curry. The chicken...More

Thank LisaMcFoodie
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-321-4198
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