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Purple Hibiscus

171 Dumoulin St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 1,337 restaurants in Winnipeg
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I have been here countless times for lunch and have yet to be disappointed! The cassava frites with garlic aioli are soooo good! Always start with a double and have a jerk option for the main. Avee is super nice and puts love into everything she serves. The St. B hotel is a sketchy venue but the food keeps me... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I recently had lunch here, and it was fantastic. I had a daily special, tomales with spicy chicken, peppery broccoli, corn bread, mango salad, and deep fried plantain. The flavours were wonderful, and the food was fresh and hot. It's more than I usually eat at lunch, but I had to clean my plate because it was soooo good. I'd... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Arriving at 7:30 on a Friday evening, we were afraid that there might be a long wait for a table. Fortunately for us (but less so for the owners), only one of the six tables was occupied. This is small, simple, and unpretentious place, but the food is outstanding. The "dougla" -- a stew made of pork and vegetables, was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Place is somewhat clean 2* maybe. The food is really good and spiced up but pricey $$$$. Good presentation but poor service. Not enough to go back too but definitely a good place to go once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Delicious home style meals. We had the jerk chicken and jerk ribs as mains along with the chef's surprise sides (which was a nice touch). The jerk was the best jerk since our visit to Jamaica. Excellent family style service in a clean and simple room. Lots of delicious food for the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This small & cosy restaurant, located in its own corner of the St. Boniface hotel, is definitely a hidden gem! Very tasty Caribbean style offerings - menu has gluten free & vegan friendly choices. Love the open kitchen concept in restaurants! Presentation of food is lovely and the idea of bringing your own wine is great! Make reservations as there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Wow, I loved it here. Very small restaurant, have to make reservations, nothing fancy about. Open kitchen, can see everything going on. Family serves you - can bring your own wine! We didn't know that, oh well, next time. A few wines and beers on the menu otherwise. Started with some fried chick peas, wow loved those and some bread... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

So nice to actually sweat at a meal. The appetizers were unique- spicy shrimp with some mango, etc and home made bread. Meal was great. The oxtail was different- not my thing but good. The jerk chicken, surf and turf mmmmmmm. Back again for sure. Small place so reservations needed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I loved the unique and relaxing atmosphere - a very small place, but "oh, such a sweet" place". A wonderful family owned, and caring about the food they are preparing for you! You must go there!!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Interesting location beside StB Hotel, small (seating for around 20 I think). Normally I am a little wary of spicy food so when I was told that the jerk chicken was marinated and the level of spiciness could not be changed, I was a little worried. I decided to try it any way and paired it with a Cesear salad... More

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