Ms. Ena was born in Mendez, Saint Catherine, Jamaica in the 50's. This is where she mastered her craft of cooking and perfected her well-known jerk sauce. Immigrating to the United States in 1982 under the leadership of her husband, Lloyd Hayles, they moved their five children to the Linden Area of Columbus, Ohio.
Known for their large Sunday family dinners, someone jokingly suggested the family open a restaurant. By December 1999, Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen opened its doors to the public in the same Linden Area they had immigrated to almost 20 years earlier. By 2004, Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen opened a larger location three doors down by renovating a dilapidated laundry mat. Currently, Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen has become one of Central Ohio’s favorite Caribbean restaurant and a staple within the Linden Area.
Come visit Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen at the intersection of Cleveland Ave and Myrtle Ave!
"The food was amazing, I went there because I always see post and pictures about how good the food is and I never had Jamaican food and this cornbread OMG it taste like Heaven!"
"Quiet family restaurant. Clean...clean...clean. I am picky so cleanliness is important to me."
"The food is absolutely amazing, and the owner is very lovely!"