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The Karma Kameleon Gastropub

$$ - $$$, , South American
1 Front St N, Thorold, Ontario L2V 1X3, Canada
+1 905-227-2233
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwich” (13 reviews)
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Gastropub, Canadian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Front St N, Thorold, Ontario L2V 1X3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what an incredible meal. We couldn't believe how extensive the menu was, with so many unique offerings it was difficult to choose. Loved the avocado spring rolls, lobster grilled cheese, roasted veggie wrap, and Hawaiian burger. And those fries with housemade ketchup were to...More

1  Thank GO_ofcourse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. All I can say is that it has been a long time since I’ve been THIS impressed with a restaurant! The chicken & waffles were absolutely amazing - something I wouldn’t normally order but so glad I did! We all loved our meals. Will...More

1  Thank jcashin24
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Something different for everyone. I had a lobster tail pasta in rosé sauce. It was really nice, all sorts of flavour. Can't wait to try other items on the menu. Great service. Great presentation. Nice and warm inside on a cold winter night. It's a...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Karma Kameleon is a quaint European feeling Café/Restaurant. The food is excellent. Everything fresh and a unique menu. I love to go at least once a month. Great atmosphere, great food and great service. What more do you want or need.

Thank Thorold Zumba C
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Always a great alternative menu. Good service and reasonable prices. Good quality fresh ingredients. Well Done.

Thank John C
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

This gastropub was highly recommended by an acquaintance so we were very excited about our visit. The menu consists of many items we’ve never seen in other restaurants. We decided to try the shrimp pasta alfredo and the fried chicken with waffles. The alfredo was...More

Thank lena a
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We ate at Karma Kameleon for our monthly dinner club as it was recommended by one of our members. We ordered the lobster grilled cheese, softshell blue crab sandwich, and the chicken sandwich. All portions were generous and the food was fabulous. All of us...More

Thank ProfessorOT
Reviewed 19 December 2017

The food is outstanding and the service was fabulous. Everything was so tasty. Definitely heading back as I want to start at the top of the menu and work my way thru every dish, it was that good.

Thank Toture
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Burgers are hand-made fresh daily. Original recipe ideas. Enticing environment. Quick service. Large portions.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Lunch or dinner Karma is always busy and it is best to make a reservation to ensure you have a table. We introduced friends to this restaurant and they were very pleased. The selection of craft beers were terrific and the menu choices interesting. The...More

Thank teemurphy
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Response from Gourmando72 | Property representative |
No menu per se however we do have options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Front St N, Thorold, Ontario L2V 1X3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thorold
  • Phone Number: +1 905-227-2233
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Born and raised in St. Catharines, the Chef-Owner of Panini Cafe in Thorold, Ontario combines skills honed in his own backyard with a wealth of international experience. He has worked in some of the worlds most highly acclaimed kitchens, including the AAA 5-Diamond Mobil 5-Star Ritz Carlton in Naples Florida, 2 & 3 Michelin Star Restaurants Le Gavroche with Michel Roux, Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons with Raymond Blanc, and Petrus with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey. At home he mastered his craft at The Prince of Wales Hotel, studying Master Chef Lee Parsons. ​Entrepreneur and culinary wizard Shannon Lindsay joined as partner with William in August 2014. She brought with her an exciting vision in all aspects of the operation. Shannon's culinary talents and influences are shown throughout the menu, & has quickly earned a reputation as a sous chef under the leadership of Chef William. Together they owned & ran the Panini Cafe for almost 3 years when they both decided that the restaurant was so much more than just paninis & coffee. July 2016, William & Shannon changed the name to Karma Kameleon Gastropub to reflect some more diverse dishes, as well as their well loved classic favourites such as the "Lobster Grilled Cheese". (Gastropub=A restaurant that serves good, high quality food & alcoholic beverages.) Chef William received the CAA-AAA 4-Diamond Award for cuisine just three months after assuming the leadership role in the kitchen at The Charles Inn in Niagara-on-the Lake. This is were he evolved and perfected his craft.
​By popular demand, chefs William and Shannon's menus feature a few signature dishes, they strive to deliver fresh new balances of quality and diversity, with a dash of adventure.
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