Food & Beverage
Island Flava is a Caribbean & Canadian take-out restaurant also specializing in parties and catering for any occasion.
Websitehttp://islandflava.ca/ Island Flava409 Dalhousie Street,Downtown Rideau,Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9K4 Get Directions
Island Flava restaurant was founded by Lennox Antoine. Born on the lovely Island Of Grenada in the Caribbean, he spent his early childhood days enjoying the sunshine and always dreaming about the world outside of Grenada.
In 1990, he migrated to Ottawa, Canada to join his mother and finish his education. Cooking has always been part of Lennox Antoine’s childhood days, and being a Chef and Owner was always one of his goals. “I got started in this business back in 1995 with a friend and always knew I wanted my own location.” On April 9th 2005, he opened his own – this year marking his 15th Anniversary! Island Flava, located Downtown Rideau is voted best Caribbean Restaurant in Ottawa by Faces Magazine 6 times in years 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020!
What’s on the menu? A wide variety of Caribbean dishes. Jerk chicken, Roti’s, Curry Chicken, Oxtail, Curry Goat and our famous Jerk Chicken Poutine. What inspires Chef Antoine are the everyday challenges and delivering an authentic dish that customers appreciate. “It’s seeing the satisfaction on our customers’ face after taking their first bite of our meal.”
There is a diverse customer base that enjoys the weekly promotions from Monday to Friday, including lunch specials from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. “Every day is a wonderful day because of all the different people we meet. And we have quite a few favourite and hilarious customers who keeps us entertained.”
Ultimately, an ideal customer is someone who respects prices, policies, and helps the business grow by recommending the restaurant to their friends and family. “Right now our main focus is building ourselves stronger in the community and looking forward to our busy catering season ahead of us.”
Island Flava is now one of the most recognizable Caribbean restaurants in the Ottawa area catering for most of the international artists and celebrities who crave the “Flava-Full” and authentic Caribbean cuisine.
Caribbean & Canadian Cuisine