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Kalvas Restaurant

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180 Moilliet St, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1K8, Canada
+1 250-248-6933
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Kalvas has been converted to aclassy upscale log cabin with dark wood...
Kalvas has been converted to aclassy upscale log cabin with dark wood tables and a warm atmosphere. The semi-circularbuilding offered almost every table a view from large windows. The focus of Kalvas is on thedining experience and the quality of the selections on the menu. Specializing in seafoodand premium meats such as AAA Alberta Beef and Island Springs Lamb, Kalvas offers highquality meals at reasonable prices.
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Good for:
Romance
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Seafood!

This is a super quiet, beautiful log home style restaurant with some amazing seafood. Went for a birthday dinner. The servers were great as was there atmosphere. The seafood was cooked to perfection. I will definitely be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Julie C
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Zeballos, British Columbia, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Zeballos, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a super quiet, beautiful log home style restaurant with some amazing seafood. Went for a birthday dinner. The servers were great as was there atmosphere. The seafood was cooked to perfection. I will definitely be back!

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Parksville, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I thought we'd give Kalvas a try, as it was Prime Rib night. We waited a few minutes to be greeted and seated, as we watched staff quickly move about the restaurant. Seating is close in Kalvas, unless you can reserve something in a corner. We could hear the people's conversation sitting next to us,which was annoying.... More 

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Kalvas, Manager at Kalvas Restaurant, responded to this review

Kalva’s appreciates your comments. Yet we are truly puzzled about your impression of flavorless prime rib, because we go through so much garlic we should have shares in a garlic company! We only buy Canada AAA or Reserved Angus beef, which are the top grades for best flavor and marbling for tenderness. We slowly cook it for at least 7... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We joined very good friends on their recommendation to eat dinner at Kalvas. The salads were large but very tasty. We shared the roasted golden beet and the balsamic onions and goat cheese. Very enjoyable! My wife had the halibut and I had the the filet. Both very tasty and well presented. My only negative experience was the server who... More 

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our first visit to Kalvas was a little disappointing. (I wish there were a "Good" rating in between "Average" and "Very Good".) The menu is promising but the results were mixed: the Steamed Clams & Mussels Natural were excellent, but the Veal Schnitzel was a bit ordinary and the Rack of Lamb was a bit over-sauced (my own fault for... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband and i had dinner again and we both agree that this is still the best place to eat in parksville .this time we had the prime rib on friday night and it was the best ever great quality and the biggest yorkshire puddings we had ever seen we will definately be making this a regular friday night date

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Everyone must go to Kalvas on a Friday night for their prime rib diner. I have eaten in a lot of high end restaurants in Vancouver, and this tops them all. Excellent service; friendly, prompt, polite. The food great presentation, great taste and perfect. The only thing missing (my couch) lol thanks guy we will be back

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Nanaimo, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Birthday meal with a friend. Quality service. From the appetizer to the desert we had a great meal. Oysters were fresh and tasty same as the Halibut. The desert was also fresh and great portion size. We will be back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The food was fine but the lack of service ruined our dining experience. New owners for the past 6 years and the quality of food and service just isn't there anymore. The last 3 visits have been a fail we won't be back👎

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Kalvas, General Manager at Kalvas Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings. I am Adel Chmait, the chef and owner of Kalva’s. We truly appreciate our customers, and all of the staff at Kalva’s are trained to ensure a wonderful dining experience for every individual diner at a reasonable price. This is why people return again and again. A little bit of background with your experience: our manager/co-owner checked on your... More 

Cannington, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had dinner here on xmas night...they were very accommodating for a wheelchair. Very good meal and service. Had seafood skillet was terrific and good portion. Salmon was very well prepared.

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Parksville, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Wonderful food if you like Meat, Prime Rib, and Schnitzel, great comfort food, beautifully presented, and prepared, large portions. Loved the Schnitzel prepared with red cabbage which is seasoned just right and cooked to perfection, the sweet and sour taste compliments the meat, the homemade noodles add the crowning touch! The Owner made sure to visit each table to talk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 180 Moilliet St, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1K8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-248-6933

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

Description

Kalvas has been converted to aclassy upscale log cabin with dark wood tables and a warm atmosphere. The semi-circularbuilding offered almost every table a view from large windows. The focus of Kalvas is on thedining experience and the quality of the selections on the menu. Specializing in seafoodand premium meats such as AAA Alberta Beef and Island Springs Lamb, Kalvas offers highquality meals at reasonable prices.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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