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Simba's Grill

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825 Denman Street | Vancouver, BC, Burnaby, British Columbia V6G 2L7, Canada
604-974-0649
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent exotic food at fantastic price & ambiance

We visited this restaurant near Denman & Robson Sts. in Vancouver last evening. And what a treat. We both had the spinach curry, one of us with lamb, the other prawns. Very tasty with large portions of lamb & prawns at about half the price you would pay elsewhere. We were visited by the owner/cook... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
914Tina
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We visited this restaurant near Denman & Robson Sts. in Vancouver last evening. And what a treat. We both had the spinach curry, one of us with lamb, the other prawns. Very tasty with large portions of lamb & prawns at about half the price you would pay elsewhere. We were visited by the owner/cook who was talking with all... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My wife and I had a very satisfying experience in Simba's Grill in the West End of Vancouver. Trip Advisor lists it as a Burnaby restaurant, but the one on Denman, close to Stanley Park, is definitely in Vancouver. We were greeted by the proprietor and welcomed to the restaurant, which is adorned with East African art and an antelope... More 

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Thank MIBum
Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I love tasting food from different countries, and this is a great place to tast African food! I went there 3 times last summer! They have a cassava dish which is really good!

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Thank LilaTrip
vancouver
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This type of cuisine is supposed to be tasty, we ordered Beef ribs, the quality of meet was very low, totally bland, Mishkaki cubes too big, chewy and totally Bland, lousy service, and expensive

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Thank ShamashYogi
Windsor, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I've taken friends to Simba's at each of their locations: Denman and the one in Burnaby near Edmonds station. The first time (Burnaby), I tried the Barracuda, and asked for it 'spicy.' Whew!! Did they ever deliver the spice! The table condiments were delectable, especially the coconut chutney. Everyone was delighted with what they'd ordered, and the owner provided excellent... More 

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Thank Surya N
Cayman Islands
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Simba's features a distinctly African fusion decor and dining offering. The servers dressed in floor-sweeping Afro prints were very helpful in providing recommendations. The menu highlights are the spicy barbecue and curry dishes where coconut is the star. The condiments on the table are a must-try. My favourite was the pepper and herb ground coconut - I could probably eat... More 

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Thank MarzetaBodden
skookumchuck
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I just had to try this African experience. The food was nicely spiced and a very large portion. (I had the Goat Biriani). The hstaff were excellent, and the Boss "call me Simba" was ever present and only too pleased to explain what spices were what. ( I think his name is Kurshid Khan, seen on TV or somewhere). Small... More 

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Thank DiverRob
West Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Simba's food makes you feel good. His restaurant has a great atmosphere and the staff are always kind. This is a great place to go with anyone that loves good food. Every time I have gone, the owner has been there and he always makes sure everyone in his shop is enjoying their meal! Any time I have visitors come... More 

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Thank Ingo_Mueller
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

A place to visit if you like East Aftican atmosphere and food. Very tasty dishes, great location, great variety of real African tasting foods!

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Thank Peacock1958
Seattle, Washington
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321 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We walked in here by chance as we were aimlessly looking for food. I wouldn't say that the food is moderate or inexpensively priced as it is somewhat pricy, but the taste is quite interesting. I would consider the spices to be somewhat like Indian, but it's not.The ambiance is fairly good and the staff and owner were great.

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 825 Denman Street | Vancouver, BC, Burnaby, British Columbia V6G 2L7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Burnaby
  • Phone Number: 604-974-0649

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

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