You can find many ethnic and cultural stores and markets in Waterloo Region, including:

  • Local farmers' markets
  • Shopping malls
  • Grocery stores
  • Flea markets

Some of the larger ethnic and cultural restaurants and grocers in Waterloo Region include:

 African Restaurants
Name Type  Address
KW African Cuisine African 101 Hazelglen Dr Unit 8, Kitchener
East African Café East African 50 Ontario St S, Kitchener
A M Africa Restaurant Ethiopian 1472 King St E, Kitchener
Muya Restaurant Ethiopian 215 Highland Rd W, Kitchener
Galitos Flame Grilled Chicken South African 29 King St E, Kitchener
 East and Southeast Asian Restaurants
Name Type  Address
Gol's Lanzhou Noodle  Chinese 150 University Ave W Unit 6B, Waterloo
Crystal Palace Restaurant Chinese 10 King St S, Waterloo
The China Bowl Chinese 258 King St N, Waterloo
China Garden Restaurant  Chinese 31 University Ave, Waterloo
Star Wok Chinese 94 Bridgeport Rd E, Waterloo
Golden Dynasty Restaurant Chinese 175 West Ave, Kitchener
Cameron Chinese Restaurant Chinese 19 Cameron St S, Kitchener
126 Chinese Restaurant Chinese 2922 King St E, Kitchener
Jumbo Dragon Chinese Restaurant Chinese 1405 Ottawa St N, Kitchener
Phoenix Cuisine Chinese 851 Fischer-Hallman Rd #11, Kitchener
Feng Garden Chinese Restaurant Chinese 61 Ainslie St N, Cambridge
George's Fine Chinese Food Chinese 21 Water St N, Cambridge
Bogda Restaurant Chinese & Uyghur 62 Balsam St b103, Waterloo
Egg Roll King Chinese & Vietnamese 85 Courtland Ave E, Kitchener
Nara Sushi Japanese 685 Fischer-Hallman Rd, Kitchener
Linhai Sushi Family Restaurant Japanese 1401 River Rd E, Kitchener
Sushi Stars Japanese 450 King St E, Kitchener
Izna Japanese Donburi House Japanese 137 King St E, Kitchener
Kinkaku Izakaya Japanese 217 King St W, Kitchener
Hungry Ninja Japanese 55 Erb St E, Waterloo
Watami Sushi Japanese 14 King St N, Waterloo
Jinzakaya Japanese 75 King St S unit 53, Waterloo
Suki Sushi Japanese 347 Erb St W #4, Waterloo
KEN Sushi House Japanese Blair House, 256 Phillip St, Waterloo
Izna Japanese Noodle House Japanese 140 University Ave W #6A, Waterloo
Kuro Restaurant & Bar Japanese 222 Albert St, Waterloo
Sakura Island Japanese Japanese 255 King St N, Waterloo
Tokyo Sushi Japanese 253 King St N, Waterloo
Yummyaki Japanese Restaurant Japanese 55 Northfield Dr E, Waterloo
Korean BBQ Restaurant Korean 265 King St E, Kitchener
Taste Of Seoul Korean 154 Victoria St S, Kitchener
Owl of Minerva Korean 2 King St N, Waterloo
Kim's Kitchen Korean 258 King St N Unit #2, Waterloo
Seoul Soul Korean 170 University Ave W, Waterloo
Yang Yum: Secret Korean Recipe Korean 140 University Ave W #2, Waterloo
Nuri Village Korean 160 University Ave W, Waterloo
Nagano Korean & Japanese 10 Pinebush Rd, Cambridge
Northern Thai Thai 95 Queen St S, Kitchener
My-Thai Thai 44 Grand Ave S #101, Cambridge
Thai Coconut Island Thai 580 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge
Bangkok Cuisine Thai 1500 Weber St E, Kitchener
Thai Bistro Thai 735 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener
Thai Sun Thai 75 King St S Unit 61-62, Waterloo
My-Thai Thai 51 King St N, Waterloo
Kitchener Red Ginger Modern Thai+Viet Cuisine Thai & Vietnamese 465 Highland Rd W, Kitchener
Ben Thanh Vietnamese 10 Pinebush Rd, Cambridge
Pho Dau Bo Restaurant Vietnamese 685 Fischer-Hallman Rd, Kitchener
Pho Sunrise Vietnamese 1400 Ottawa St S, Kitchener
Waterloo Red Ginger Modern Thai + Viet Cuisine Vietnamese 646 Erb St W, Waterloo
Pho Time Vietnamese 235 The Boardwalk Unit #3, Kitchener
Pho Vietnam K&W Vietnamese 357 King St E unit 101, Kitchener
Banh Mi Givral Deli Vietnamese 210 King St E, Kitchener
Pho DNK Vietnamese 151 King St W, Kitchener
Pho Ben Thanh Restaurant Vietnamese 36 Northfield Dr E Unit 1, Waterloo
Ben Thanh Vietnamese 500 Fairway Rd S, Kitchener
 European Restaurants
Name Type  Address
Veslo Family Restaurant Balkan 100 Arnold St, Kitchener
Jasna's European Meat & Deli Balkan 46 Courtland Ave E, Kitchener
J & B Family Restaurant Balkan 79 Victoria St N, Kitchener
Two Goblets Restaurant Central European 22 Ontario St N, Kitchener
Concordia Club German 429 Ottawa St S, Kitchener
Metro Restaurant German 164 & 168 Victoria St N, Kitchener
Omega Family Restaurant Greek 685 Fischer-Hallman Rd, Kitchener
Three Kretans Greek 151 Frederick St, Kitchener
Kypreos Restaurant Greek 305 Lancaster St W, Kitchener
Mediterraneo Family Restaurant Greek 425 University Ave, Waterloo
271West Restaurant Italian 271 King St W, Kitchener
La Cucina Pizzeria Italian 320 King St W, Kitchener
Casa Rugantino Italian 709 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener
Ennio's Pasta House Italian 384 King St N, Waterloo
Levetto Waterloo Italian 105 Oak Park Dr, Waterloo
Marcelo's Restaurant Italian 2435 Eagle St N, Cambridge
Amici Restaurant Italian 30 Glamis Rd A4B, Cambridge
Lisboa Bakery & Grill Portuguese  1187 Fischer-Hallman Rd, Kitchener
Algarve Restaurant Portuguese  248 Stirling Ave S, Kitchener
 Latin American and Caribbean Restaurants
Name Type  Address
The Caribbean Kitchen Ltd. Caribbean 300 King St E, Kitchener
Rainbow Caribbean Cuisine Caribbean 29 King St E, Kitchener
Ellison's Bistro Caribbean 14 Charles St W, Kitchener
Silver Spoon Restaurant Caribbean 656 King St E, Kitchener
America Latina Latin American 1120 Victoria St N unit 1d, Kitchener
Pupuseria Latinos Mexican 25 Eby St S, Kitchener
Qdoba Mexican Eats Kitchener Mexican 10 Manitou Dr, Kitchener
The Cactus Mexican Restaurant Mexican 465 Phillip S, Waterloo
Genesis Latin American Restaurant Salvadoran 246 King St E, Kitchener
The Guanaquita Restaurant Salvadoran 273 King St W 2nd Floor, Kitchener
 Middle Eastern Restaurants
Name Type  Address
Saj Time Lebanese 65 University Ave E, Waterloo
Sarai Middle Eastern Taverna & Shisha Lounge Middle Eastern 464 Albert St, Waterloo
Zay Zaman Restaurant Middle Eastern 309 Lancaster St W, Kitchener
Arabesque Family Restaurant Middle Eastern 869 Victoria St N, Kitchener
Yurub Restaurant & Lounge Middle Eastern 146 King St W, Kitchener
Naranj Middle Eastern Restaurant Middle Eastern 646 Erb St W Unit 102 & 101, Waterloo
Mashawi Middle Eastern 572 King St N, Waterloo
Kabob Hut Persian 170 University Ave W, Waterloo
Queen Shawarma & Kabab Turkish 93 Ontario St, Kitchener
 South Asian Restaurants
Name Type  Address
Chopan Kabob Restaurant Afghani 200 Highland Rd W, Kitchener
Kismet Restaurant Bangladeshi 160 University Ave W, Waterloo
New Delhi Restaurant Indian 720 Westmount Rd E #9, Kitchener
Raja Fine Indian Cuisine Indian 725 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener
Vijay's Indian Cuisine Indian 380 Weber St W, Kitchener
Masala Bay Indian 3B Regina St N, Waterloo
Empress Of India Indian 34 King St S, Waterloo
Cafe On Route Indian 427 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener
Koh-I-Noor Indian Restaurant Indian 465 Phillip St, Waterloo
Spice of India Indian 700 Strasburg Rd, Kitchener
Sahar's Kitchen Indian 183 King St E, Waterloo
Urwa's Pakistani and Indian Cuisine Pakistani & Indian 402 King St N, Waterloo
 Ethnic Grocery Stores

Name Type  Address
SMK African Foods Inc African 206-C King St E, Kitchener
F & J African Caribbean market African, Caribbean 261 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge
Best Asian Groceries Asian 500 Can-Amera Pkwy, Cambridge
Waterloo Central Supermarket Asian 140 University Ave, Waterloo
New City Supermarket Asian 236 King St E, Kitchener
Ben Thanh Supermarket Asian 470 King St E, Kitchener
Ming's Asian Food Mart Asian 476 Dundas St N, Cambridge
Montenegro Foods Balkan 192 Activa Ave, Kitchener
Ok's Tropical Supermarket Caribbean 2399 Kingsway Dr, Kitchener
The Caribbean Basket Caribbean 383 Elgin St N Unit 8, Cambridge
T&T Supermarket Chinese 50 Westmount Rd N Unit B1, Waterloo
Desi Food Mart Desi 376 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge
Glogowski Euro Food Ltd Eastern European 403 Highland Rd W, Kitchener
Taste Of Europe Meat European 612 King St E, Kitchener
Eurocan Special Foods European 221 Louisa St, Kitchener
JnP Filipino Grocery Store Filipino 169 Madison Av S, Kitchener
India Food and Grocery Indian 272 Larch St, Kitchener
Best Asian Grocers Indian 500 Can-Amera Pkwy, Cambridge
Onkar Foods & Spices Indian 13-15, 101 Hazelglen Drive, Cambridge
Onkar Foods & Spices Indian 1541 Highland Rd W, Kitchener
Onkar Foods & Spices Indian 500 Glen Forrest Blvd Unit #4, Kitchener
Palm Valley Indian Spices Indian 580 Hespeler Rd D2, Cambridge
TAAZA Food Market Indian 600 Doon Village Road, Kitchener
Vincenzo's Italian 150 Caroline St S, Waterloo
KW Korean Food Market Korean 607 King St W, Kitchener
Lao-Thai Super Store Lao & Thai 114 St Leger St, Kitchener
Mi Tienda Latina Latin American 103 Ontario St S, Kitchener
Uno Marketplace Mexican 1201 Franklin Blvd Unit 5, Cambridge

Kishki Halal Supermarket

Middle Eastern

468 Albert St, Waterloo

Shaan Foods

Middle Eastern

1001 Lang’s Dr, Cambridge

Al-Shukran Halal Meat and Desi Grocery

Middle Eastern, Indian, Pakistani

525 Saginaw Pkwy Unit A1, Cambridge

Al-Ummah halal meat 

Middle Eastern

480 Hespeler Rd #23, Cambridge

Baba Bazar

Middle Eastern

210 Elgin St N, Cambridge

There are also many other restaurants and grocers throughout the Region. You can find listings of local restaurants with customer reviews on websites like Yelp and Zomato

Your settlement worker can provide you with information to find what you are looking for.


Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre

102 King Street W, Kitchener ON