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  • Caribbean Wave

  • 2.5 stars
    (15 reviews, average rating: 2.8/5)
  • Cuisines: Caribbean
  • (416) 286-9283
  • 875 Milner Ave Scarborough, ON M1B 5N7
  • Neighbourhoods: Rouge Hill, Rouge
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arunk
1 Review
2011/09/08
  • Cheep on pepper
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 6
  • I ordered their vegetable fried rice, there is barely any vegetable just plane rice. When you ask for a hot pepper they cheep out and just give you on tiny container, if you ask for more they give you attitude. Horrible customer service and cheep on food content. I will never visit again. Non of their food item are real, they are wannabes. Don't bother going. food is not worth for the price.

  • Order: vegetable fried rice
 
lrg
1 Review
2011/06/14
  • Good food, bad service
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • I actually really love the food here. I can't comment on the authenticity of the jerk chicken, but I think it tastes great, regardless.
    My major complaint about this place though, is the service. I don't really mind that it takes a long time, as I'm not usually in too much of a rush. But I have to agree with many of the other reviews that a lot of the time, the staff will ignore you.
    There was a time period when my boyfriend and I would be there multiple times in one week, and the owner would never acknowledge us. He would actually walk past our table to greet others and ask how their food was, and not look twice at us. The first few times, we didn't mind, but eventually we were offended. We were there so often, there was no way he didn't recognize us. At this point we were loyal customers, and it would have been great to be (at least) greeted. My boyfriend (who wasn't as quick to judge) would even attempt to make conversation with him and ask him how he was etc. and he would never give him more than a one word, cold, answer.
    It's come to the point where we actually feel disrespected when we go in there, which is a shame, because we still love the food and even crave it the odd time! But our pride is preventing us from returning for now.
    Don't get me wrong.. I realize this is most likely a family run business, and I'm not expecting to be treated as though I'm ordering a $100 meal. But a little common courtesy would go a long way in this place. A simple "hello" or "how are you?" would be great!!
    This place has great potential... some of the staff are friendly, and the food is great, but that is all overshadowed by the lack of customer service.

  • Order: jerk chicken, fried rice, low mein,
 
DillonD
3 Reviews
2011/04/23
  • Jerk chicken is not authentic
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • When this resturant first opened it was amazing, food was great (chicken fried rice), then I tried the jerk and it was not so great (it still tasted like it as dumped in lots of cassrip). The fried rice was subpar compared to places like LUCKY LIN'S...Hot Roti...

  • Order: Jerk Chicken Fried Rice
 
foodjunkie
1 Review
2011/04/19
  • WORST SERVICE EVER!!!
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 1
  • I went to this place last week to give it a try. I walked in there and the place looked nice, seemed to be a lot of people as well. I walked up to the counter and was checking out the menu. After deciding for about a minute or so, I was ready to place my order. I tried to make eye contact with the owner to get my order placed and nada! After waiting for 10 minutes standing in front of the cash like an idiot ready to make my order, I was about to leave. When all of a sudden the owner says "placing an order or pickup" not realizing he was talking to the person behind me I said placing an......... then turned behind me and was like this is bull! I was standing here for over 10 minutes and you have the nerve to take the order of the person behind me!!!! YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!

    I am done with this place. I don't even care to try your crappy food anymore, and i would not recommend anyone to go there either unless you have all the time in the world to stand there waiting in line just so they cannot take your order. I happen to be light skinned and the lady behind me was dark skinned...... I don't like to think anyone is racist but... you never know.

  • Order: NOTHING!
 
Aqueous
12 Reviews
2011/03/25
  • My dad really likes the food from this place and...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 5
  • My dad really likes the food from this place and I am usually stuck picking up take out on my way home. Most of the time, when I go in I am ignored for a good 15 minutes, not because I'm not visible or because they're busy but the girls at the counter seem to just ignore my existance.

    I did have a pleasant experience this week. There was a new girl (or one I had not seen before) that was quite pleasant. She took my order by phone and was really polite and as soon as I came in she acknowledged me and had my order ready.

    The food is ok (at least in my opinion), but definately not as good as when they first opened.

  • Order: Caribbean Wave Fried Rice, Shrimp Fried Rice, Jerk Chicken
 
Cheeseatarian
8 Reviews
2011/02/14
  • I should have listened to others!!!
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • This place is just nasty. I would have to go on a rant to list all the problems. Just look at the other bad reviews. Believe them. Save your money.

  • Order: We left before we ate our food so I wont judge the food!
 
SecrectDiner
50 Reviews 1 Helpful
2010/07/24
  • Won't be back
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Very disappointing. The beef in my chow mien had been cook, frozen then reheated for my meal. It was watery and tasteless. The shrimp had a funky texture and tasteless. The chicken was still pink in the middle.

    They only had warm white wine or cold red wine..really could not figure that one out!

    We recieved our food really fast but took forever to get our bill and pay it.

    The only reason I gave them 2 stars is that my DH Oxtail Stew was very tasty but is rice was tasteless.

  • Order: Deluxe chow mein, oxtail stew, rice and beans.
 
ladiesMan
5 Reviews
2010/06/10
  • Sanitation not top of mind
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Dragged here by a friend. She wont be going back and neither will I. never order food, see someone handle it and cash at the same time. Gooey all the way. What are the Caribbean wave thinking? This is Canada.

  • Order: pulled mystery meat from Caribbean
 
nestle
1 Review
2009/12/05
  • I love Caribbean Wave! This place is so different...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • I love Caribbean Wave! This place is so different compared to the regular caribbean "rum shop." It is a clean and friendly enviornment where all the staff seem incredibly happy!

    This place was packed when we got there and while the food did take a little while to get to us, the waitresses and the owner came over to check on us and make sure we were okay while waiting. The fried rice is great; the chicken is fried to a perfect golden brown and the jerk chicken is amazing!

    Caribbean Wave was recommed to me by a friend and I would recommed it to everyone I know!

  • Order: Chicken wings, fried rice, jerk chicken
 
2010/06/27

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YouEatit5
2 Reviews
2009/12/05
  • I loved the Wave experience! The food was great...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • I loved the Wave experience! The food was great and reasonably priced. When we arrived we had the option of choosing our table which I thought was great so that we could eat where we felt comfortable. Once we got comfortable our friendly and dare I say beautiful waitress came over to give us menus and take our order. She took our order and served us with a smile and she catered to our needs. When we ran out of drink she brought us water, we didnt even have to ask! Good service!

    The ambience of the restaurant is spectacular, this is not your average fly by night, run down, foul smelling Caribbean restaurant that we have all become used to. Caribbean Wave has such a clean and friendly air to it, that invites you to come and enjoy their delicious food.

    It was my birthday and my friends told my waitress to surprise me, they got me cake and played a birthday song for me. It made my day very special, thank you Caribbean wave! My friends and I have made this place our weekly hang out spot. We love it and gaurantee that you will too.

    The chicken wings are the BEST chicken wings I have had anywhere, EVER. Try them!

  • Order: Jerk Chicken, Caribbean Wave Fried Rice and Chicken Wings!
 
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