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Chef Roland's Cajun Cuisine

Rated 2.91 out of 5 based on 43 reviews.
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1221 W. Boise Ave. Boise, ID 83706 208-344-4387
phone 208-344-4387
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Restaurant Description:

Chef Roland's Cajun Cuisine is a Cajun restaurant located in Boise, ID.

Meals Served:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Kids
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NorthEnder said:

I recently saw on the news that Chef Roland passed away. Is the restaurant still open?
February 21, 2011
Votes: +0

jay said:

idahoians have no taste in cajun food
everyone that says anything negative bout southern cooking needs to stick to white food. yall have absolutely no taste.
September 02, 2010
Votes: -2

Kayla said:

Such good food!! I definitely recommend this place to anyone look for great southern food.
July 25, 2010
Votes: +0

PJ said:

PJ.....southern hospitality....
My best friend and I traveled from our quiet little country towns in Eastern Oregon & Western Idaho to visit Chef Rolands on advice from a mutual friend. We arrived on a Wednesday afternoon about 3pm. We were the only guests for the first hour. Chef Roland introduced himself and welcomed us into his restaurant. He told us what his specials were and introduced us to the spunky blonde assistant cook. We ordered the Crawfish special and the Crawfish had just came in from his home of Louisiana. It was tasty, spicy, and filling. The surroundings were like some of the hole in the wall Cajun restaurants that my husband and I visited and loved in Georgia and Florida when he was stationed there. No, it wasnt the "cleanest" dinner atmosphere, and No, it wasnt the "fanciest" place I have visited. But Chef Roland was personable, kind, and he made us feel welcomed. The prices were a little steep, but we had a great time. I would recommend it to my friends.
June 26, 2010
Votes: +1

tim said:

my food looked and tasted like dog food
I went to Chef Rolands with my parents for dinner one night last summer. I ordered pulled pork and gumbo. I recieved my gumbo first it looked like a bubbling bowl of sewage with grains of rice and it tasted like fish oil. Then I got my entree of Pulled pork it was cold and had a black sauce over the top that resembled canned dog food, It didnt taste much better than it looked. After we complained to our waitress, she told the chef we did not like the food. He came stumbling out of the kitchen extreemly angry telling us we did not know what quality food was. On the way out we saw the fat chef sitting in a pool of filth he called a kitchen.
April 06, 2010
Votes: -4

tori mitchell said:

an embarassment to the city
Filthy, horrible unedible food and a very drunk chef/owner.
Refused to pay told the terrified waitress she should quit,
(it was her first day) and went home to wash up! YUCK!
April 06, 2010
Votes: -2

visitinBoise said:

Good food and times
I read all these comments here and wanted to see for myself what the buzz was all about.

Met 2 friends at here for lunch, we went after the lunch rush (1pm or so), we were greeted as soon as we walked in by a burly man and a voice to match.

We seated and a few minutes later he same man came and handed us our menu's and told us about the specials after introducing him self as Roland.

About 5 minutes our soup and hushpuppies arrived, they were both delicious. Our meals arrived soon after and were equally as good.

I can concede that Chef's Roland's a bit unorthodox but well all is said and done, I can recommend this place without hesitation.
April 02, 2010
Votes: +2

Scott said:

NOT Authentic New Orleans Food
I was born and raised in New Orleans, so I was looking forward to my first vist to Chef Roland's. I ordered a bowl of gumbo and a side of red beans & rice. Wow, what a disappointment. Both the gumbo and red beans were bland, with very little flavor. The gumbo had no okra or seafood, and the "sausage" in the gumbo was actually sliced hot dog weiners. This food is nothing like you would eat in New Orleans. Also, the place is a mess. I will never eat here again.
March 26, 2010
Votes: -2

JJ said:

smilies/smiley.gifsmilies/smiley.gifsmilies/wink.gif I can't believe all of the negative reviews on this absolutely authentic and wonderful cajun restaurant. My wife and I have traveled through Louisiana and eastern Texas extensively and I was hesitant to try Chef Rolands place. Well, it's the real deal! Roland came across as treating us as if we were house guests rather than restaurant patrons. This is very much in the manner of the south.
I kind of think that all of these uptight Boiseans idea of cajun food is the blackened chicken at Applebees or something. If you go to Rolands place with an open mind and in search of authentic home style cajun/ southern fare, you won't be disappointed.
March 25, 2010
Votes: +3

usa123here1 said:

I ordered the cajun ribs they were the worst ribs I have ever had!!! The chef was rude (he was also our waiter) and the gumbos tasted like the worst soup I have ever eaten!!! YUCK it was all bad! He also over charged me but I was just dying to get out of there after I asked him if I could please pay to leave and he kept on saying when I get to it! Horrible service bad food and overcharging. I hope to see this business shut down. It sucked! smilies/angry.gif
March 19, 2010
Votes: +1

Alfred Aragon said:

Easily the worst eating experience our family has had
Wow where to start...Its been two days since my daughter, my wife and I ate at Chef Rolands and I am still chapped about my experience. There was not a kid friendly menu so we ended up getting an overpriced adult chicken meal that was too spicy so she only ate the fries. My wife ordered a crab shrimp pasta meal that she enjoyed. I ordered the "Blackened Prime Rib" which had been way over cooked and had the texture of cardboard or cheap steak and I noticed that Chef Roland's hand had "massaged" my steak as he brought it to the table. No refills, even after requesting refills.
My wife could tell that I was ready to voice my opinion on the meal and begged to just
"take a to go box and make up an excuse to leave" so we did.
We paid $60 for cheap steak, bad service and a chef that displayed Mardi Gras but could not explain what it was to our 12 year old daughter?!
But not all was lost our two dogs enjoyed the cheap steak.
Save your money and eat mac n' cheese at home
October 17, 2009
Votes: +0

sara perkins said:

best cajun food
amazed that people did not enjoy the experience...chef roland treated us like kings very out going and personable which made the experience even better..food was amazing
October 13, 2009
Votes: +1

Michael Boss said:

Intervention Time?
My first experience with Chef Roland's Cajun Cuisine was a good one, and I tried it on the advice of a friend. I wasn't disappointed with my ribs, although it seemed pretty obvious that the waitress was not well trained. A second visit with my spouse was so-so. My third experience mirrored some of the other commenters: meat was underdone (absolutely no excuse for that), lukewarm, and some kind of row was going on in the kitchen, which is embarrassing to have to sit through. My impression if you connect the dots on these reviews is that Chef Roland's place, whatever promise it might have had, is going down the wrong road. A restaurant can't afford to let that happen in this market, especially when Ono Hawaiian Cafe is just around the corner on Broadway.

I hope some one does an intervention!
February 24, 2009
Votes: +1

Patrick Mulhaney said:

Chef Roland, please call A.A.
My wife and I and a friend ate at Chef Roland's on 2/20/09. We waited 55 minutes before someone took our order. The chef was drunk and rowdy with customers and staff. But he has a young black employee who took our order, cooked our food, and served us. We tipped him and thanked him. At one point the chef asked me to clear two tables! I did, in case my refusal might rile him up any more. When we paid our bill, I had to add it up and figure the sales tax. The chef was too drunk to add. Then as we made our way to the door, he had the nerve to ask, "Where's my tip?" I said, "We gave it to him" (pointing at the young man. Then, believe it or not, the chef demanded the tip from the young employee! We'll never eat there again. We pray that his young employee finds better work.
February 21, 2009
Votes: +0

Ekim Skrap said:

Chef Roland needs to shape up.
In one of those surreal Twilight Zone/Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf kinds of situations, we came to Chef Roland's for the first time. Also, surely our last. Based on the other reviews, it's obviously feast or famine that this place.

It was Friday evening, January 16th, 2009. We wanted someplace nice to dine with our daughter and son-in-law after we arrived in Boise for our first visit in over a year.

The first clue that something was amiss was the large number of tables, uncleared, with half-eaten platesful of food. There was a party of 8 obviously scramblingto get out while the "gettin' " was good.

The wait staff was visibly embarrassed by Chef Roland's behavior...so loud that one could not hear others in our own party, apparently under the influence of the boubon hard sauce prepared for the bread pudding, and pawing the patrons as he made his rounds and sat or stood close to each table. When our food finally arrived, the ribs were undercooked, the jumbalaya as well as the sides, while good tasting, were luke warm. When we went to bed that evening, we joked that maybe we should pin a list of what we ate to our PJ's so those finding the bodies in the morning could trace the origins of our demise!

I suggest calling ahead to determine Roland's sobriety and decibel levels before venturing into this place. No wonder he was begging people of come back again as they bolted for the door.
February 17, 2009
Votes: +0

bruce said:

excellent place, nice apmosphere . the pulled pork, blackend primerib, callard greens. oh ya and crawfish some off the best tasting I've had. will definetly go back to sapport the best cajun food in boise
February 15, 2009
Votes: -1

yo-mama said:

Don't waste your money...
ummm...seriously. i think i got food poisoning. old food. the chef is reallllllly cheap and doesn't want to waste anything so he feeds you from food that has been sitting around for days. it is probably going to close soon because no one wants to work for the crappy owner...
January 29, 2009
Votes: +1

Josh said:

I don't know if the management changed or what, but the food there was disgusting. Neither my wife nor I could eat more than one bite of food, after which we both felt a little queasy. The base of the gumbo and jambalaya is canned. Somehow there was a "mishap in the kitchen" and they ran out of rice, which seems pretty bizarre for a place that serves 2 servings of rice with every meal. The rice we did have under the jambalaya was over cooked and had been sitting around for hours, so was nice and dried out. So instead they served us canned green beans instead of the homemade red beans and rice I was expecting. The ribs were so tough that I had to yank on them to get them off the bone, not supposed to happen to smoked ribs. My wife had the brisket which looked like a few day old roast beef, definitely not smoked. The barbecue sauce also left a lot to be desired, very watery. There was one other couple in the place and they eat about as much as we did. The bathroom was also disgusting, as if someone had actually vomited all over. Poor beer selection, very bad service, terrible ambiance and easily the worst food I have ever had in Boise. I will not be going back.
January 18, 2009
Votes: +1

David Price said:

Chef Rolan is a great man that can cook some great food. I am just visiting Boise from TX and this is some of the best Cajun food I've had outside of LA and TX.

Excellent food with the personal touch.
January 14, 2009
Votes: -1

Gabe said:

For Real, Some of the best food in town!!
If you haven't tried Chef Roland's then you are truly missing out. A great guy who makes great food.
October 25, 2008
Votes: -1
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