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Purple Hibiscus

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171 Dumoulin St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful vegan-friendly food with personalized service

Since my wife is vegan I inquired about the vegan options when making the reservation. The owner's daughter said that they always have vegan options, but would nevertheless make a note of our preference for that evening. When we arrived the owner asked whether we were the 'vegan' couple and then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
SiasJordaan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Since my wife is vegan I inquired about the vegan options when making the reservation. The owner's daughter said that they always have vegan options, but would nevertheless make a note of our preference for that evening. When we arrived the owner asked whether we were the 'vegan' couple and then explained the vegan menu she had planned especially for... More 

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80 reviews 80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

After reading the great reviews I had been looking forward to eating here for awhile. I knew the restaurant would be very simple and that was fine, but I expected the food to be great. The prices seem a bit high but when you get bread, salad and a good sized meal I thought it was a good value. I... More 

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Winnipeg
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This restaurant is not far from our house so it was a great choice for our anniversary dinner. it's one of Winnipeg's best kept secrets. This Caribbean restaurant is very intimate, seating no more than 30 people or so. The owner and chef is Trinidadian and the servers are usually her daughters. Everyone is super friendly and attentive. They have... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is a good place for lunch, they were quick and food was good. Did not offer coffee or dessert. Yes

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Winnipeg, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A tiny hole-in-the-wall Caribbean restaurant hidden inside a French dive bar. I visited for lunch with a few friends, and we were blown away by the food. The appearance and atmosphere is that of a friendly but dated neighbourhood diner, and gives no hint as to the quality of the food it serves. The small (and well-priced) menu is focused... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

If you enjoy spice and different flavors give it a try. The menu changes often as for the side dishes. Cassava frites were good, jerk wings were nice and tasty, and my bison was grilled perfect and was tender. The atmosphere needs attention but if you can overcome that the food is worth it.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a small intimate family-owned restaurant that features some of the best Caribbean food I've ever had. (I am from the Caribbean and have lived in several different Caribbean countries.) The doubles were superb, with the melt-in-your-mouth quality missing from doubles sold in similar restaurants. I also had the jerk ribs with the delicate meat falling off the bone--perfectly... More 

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swan lake mb canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Small, family-run place. Service was good and staff very pleasant. $10 corkage/table which is very reasonable. We had the cassava frites(good) and the doubles(OK) for starters and I had the chicken cumin dish which was very good. The rest of the party had shrimp/ribs/bison dishes for mains and no one raved about their food. We are probably not really familiar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The jerk chicken was delightful! Wow totally recommend! I only wish I could come there more! This is my new favorite restaurant, I plan on coming back very soon.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Another Winnipeg ethnic gem. So happy we took a chance and tried this little restaurant. Even though it's tiny, it's exceptionally quiet, even when all the tables are filled (including one family with 2 very well-behaved children). One suggestion - in the evening, some dimmer lighting, tablecloths, and some low music would spruce up the decor, and make the atmosphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 171 Dumoulin St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?