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Kalvas Restaurant

180 Moilliet St, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1K8, Canada
+1 250-248-6933
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Ranked #10 of 93 Restaurants in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $23
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Hove, England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A very busy restaurant specialising in seafood dishes. Not hurried and very good food. Not cheap, but very good value.

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Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have been a diner at Kalvas for 15+ years their food is always amazing- I have just had a month long tour eating at splendid 5 star restaurant resorts and winneries. Kalvas food is up there in 5 star food experience.i have dined many times over the years but had a weird experience this time. For the first time... More

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is one of the best meals we have had in all of Canada. It was obvious from the menu that the chef relied on standard, classic dishes, perfectly prepared (his wife, the hostess, said he had been trained in France). No squiggly lines on a plate or petite servings here! The Wiener Schnitzel, with spatzle and red cabbage was... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were camping in the area, and my Mom came to stay at the Sandcastle Inn right next door. So when looking for a place to eat, Kalvas was the first place that jumped to mind. It happened to be a Friday, and the sign by the road proclaimed the Prime Rib special, so that pretty much sealed the deal.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have been in Parksville three days and struggled to find fresh seafood that wasn't battered and deep fried. Kalvas more than exceeded out expectations. Fresh delicious food, friendly waitress and good prices (5 adults 2 kids = $162 with appies). Definitely a must ea of you want good food in Parksville.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Unfortunately my family couldn't enjoy the food since we weren't served! Stood at the front for 10 mins ( no lineup) before being seated. Then sat at our table another 20 mins without being served as much as water, never mind being able to order an appetizer or glass of wine. Unfortunately there were two other tables in the same... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I visited Kalvas again for our monthly night out this time we had the Lobster platter for two .. the large sized lobster was perfectly cooked and the fish was moist and tasty .. Our waiter Jon went above and beyond to make our dinning experience a time to remember

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Victoria, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The dinner was delicious, the service was great, the location easy to access and log house setting is lovely.

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Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The quality and taste of the food was inconsistent. Mody of the dishes were good, but some were just average. The cherry sauce with the lamb was excellent but the chef struggled to cook the chops to the right temp. I was impressed that they wanted to get it right and tried a couple of times. The steak was good... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Parksville are has one really good restaurant and it is not Kalvas. I had the wiener schnitzel and it was very greasy and not browned on both sides. The plate was heaped with spetzel and red cabbage gravy soaked. Not very pleasant. The atmosphere is very pleasant and perhaps if you order something else it would be a better... More

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Kalvas, Owner at Kalvas Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Kalva’s and taking the time to inform us of your experience, because this is how we learn to be more vigilant about what the guest receives. Having said that, it is difficult for us to comment on food after the fact. Our servers ask our guests a few times how their meal is during their dining... More

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