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Island Soul Restaurant

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4869 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1741
+1 206-329-1202
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The rich flavors of jerk chicken and goat curry were more than i could have ever wanted. I feel like every single item was better than the next, full of unique satisfying flavors. Perfect level for someone who loves spicy. My new favorite.

Thank SylvianFiz
Seattle, Washington
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the chicken and waffles and it was excellent! My girlfriend said the grits were not the best she has ever had though. Under seasoned and a somewhat small portion. Otherwise it is an awesome place to eat in South Seattle. Worth going out of the way for if you like Island/Soul food. Right near the 7 bus line... More 

Thank dansonman22
Seattle, Washington
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant - it has a neighborhood vibe with amazing food. I will drive to Island Soul just for the collard greens alone. However - the selection of yumminess just gets better with everything I've tried. Today it was the gumbo with a side of the coconut cornmeal muffins. And jerk chicken for him. Couldn't resist and asked... More 

Thank MaryAlida
Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

First off, if you are staying downtown and don't have a car, take light rail south to Columbia City station. Walk about 4 blocks east to Rainier Ave, turn right and about mid block is Island Soul. So... no excuses. I've gotten to know the family that owns and runs Island Soul over the last few years and come as... More 

1 Thank Tom A
McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

So this place! I felt instantly comfy, like I was with my peeps! People of all races and walks of life, all of whom felt like they were safe and understanding. Great food! Pick an item and chow down. If you are a yuppie, stay away...no one there likes you in any way. If you wanna place to eat and... More 

1 Thank Charissa W
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for Happy hour which is served until 6pm. The appetizers are priced at a discount price but you have to order one alcoholic beverage. I always opt for the full dinner because I need my sides. What I love ordering here is the fried catfish with collard greens, black eyes peas. I also recommend the... More 

1 Thank DTravelDiva
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This place was close to the place we stayed. We chose it from their diverse menu. We got it to go and it was ready in about 15 minutes. The food was good and had some nice spice.

1 Thank Riverdog_23
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped by the restaurant for dinner and the food was great. We loved the area it was located and the atmosphere was really nice. There is a bar and a couple of TV'S

1 Thank Eddie H
Lawrence, Kansas
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356 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We hit the place for Happy Hour and we enjoyed a table full of fun tastes. The only thing I didn't enjoy was the chicken and waffles, because the chicken was double fried and found it too well done and over crispy. But, we had fun.

1 Thank Robert S
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

During a recent stay in Columbia City the last thing we expected to find was a genuine Caribbean Restaurant in the middle of this historic district of Seattle. Island Soul has a great bar, chill vibe and a diverse crowd. My husband enjoyed the southern friend hen and I absolutely loved vegetarian selections from their a la carte menu. Rice... More 

1 Thank OMGYoga

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cajun & Creole, Caribbean, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4869 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1741
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-329-1202
Island Soul Caribbean Bar and Cuisine invites you to come taste the Caribbean in the heart of Seattle. At Island Soul Caribbean Bar and Cuisine, you will find hand crafted cocktails, a friendly staff, and an array of flavorful island dishes. Our warm atmosphere will allow you to enjoy some soulful options such as Bayou Gumbo, Curried Goat, Savory Oxtails, and much more. Island Soul food is a composed of the cuisines from both Jamaica and Louisiana. Our Caribbean recipes have been passed down through generations. Everything we serve is local and delicious. We also offer catering and private parties, so give us a call if you're interested. Come check out our recently renovated bar and amazing happy hour. We show all of the Seahawks games as well if you're looking for some great food while watching the game. We hope to see you soon at Island Soul Caribbean Bar and Cuisine.

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