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Who We Are

In 1983, Patrick and Phoebe Celestin opened Celestin's Restaurant on J Street. You may remember the steam on the windows, as we served bowl after bowl of  Celestin's Gumbo. It has always been a family affair. We were able after 18 years in our first home to build and relocate the restaurant to 1815 K Street, where the restaurant became Celestin's Restaurant and Voudoo Lounge. We stayed at our home there for eleven years and now we are at it again. Our third restaurant location is in the heart of lovely, Mckinley Park. It's our smallest venue yet.  We are excited to offer our all time local favorites and stretch ourselves to offer some new and appetizing options for your dining pleasure. We love food from all over the world and our specials will be reflecting our passion.

Our retirement plans:


Recently, The Business Journal and The Sacramento Bee wrote about our plans to retire. We have an official last day of Operation! Our last day of service is October 29th, 2022.

Please plan on visiting us and support our final efforts to provide the best product we can to you- our customers during our final days. We have a small dedicated crew looking to provide you the best possible dining experience.


We want to thank our friends, customers and local community and our community at large for your support since we first opened our first establishment in November of 1983 at 2516 J Street. 


We are proud of the thousands of people we have employed over the years. We could not have maintained a small restaurant over the years without their support. 


We are incredibly grateful for the loyal friends and customers who have supported us through thick and thin and show us such great appreciation for the cuisine, culture and joie de Vivre we brought to our efforts to introduce our families cultural heritage to our community for almost forty years.


We are proud, grateful and  truly appreciate all of the relationships we have made in our tenure as a small business in Sacramento.


Come and enjoy our Gumbo, the National dish of Haiti Grio-our twice cooked pork with rice and beans, the always delicious Brazilian Snapper, our Key Lime Pie, fresh Limeade and of course a pitcher of Sangria before we go.


Our thanks to all of our customers new and old for making the third time the charm!


Try Something Different


Here’s how we like to do it:

 Made in house 

We get whole vegetables, whole fruits and whole grains and clean sustainable meats, chicken and fish delivered to our place every morning. Our crew dices, slices, spices and roasts in-house adding flavor to every dish. Every day. It’s simple. Food tastes better when it’s made fresh.



We believe in a transparent supply chain, and we go to great lengths to work with farmers like John Bledsoe of Bledsoe farms in Woodland, Grateful Bread of Carmichael who carries a great “vegan” French baguette and Temple Coffee who are all doing the right thing. You can watch us prep all the food through our  kitchen window.


We pride ourselves on sustainability, from restaurant design and waste management to the food we serve.  As responsible global citizens, we have to think and eat sustainably, and work in harmony with nature.

 Local Sourcing

We source from partners and growers we know and trust. We try to work with companies who are doing the right thing, and we source locally where possible.


 Food Safety

We all know it’s true. Food tastes best when it’s in season, so we look for the freshest, locally grown and best foods available.

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