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Simba's Grill

Willingdon Heights
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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
Most recent review
Great dining experience

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Peacock1958
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Seattle, Washington
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223 reviews 223 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This place was a nice change of pace, we were quite happy to find something a little different than usual. The decor is funky, the space is small and quaint. The food was fantastic! Super tasty, and huge portions which nobody quite managed to finish. Was so refreshing to find goat stews and cassava fries and things..! Although their were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We've eaten here on both our recent trips to Vancouver, and will be back! Great African inspired food with spicy but not too hot sauces. Options for vegetarians are available, especially if they eat fish. We loved the deep fried cassava root and fried fish bites as appetizers. We then had the lamb biryani, curried mushrooms, shrimp with spinach, and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It's a cozy African restaurant very close to the Stanley park. Their Kebobs and Beryani are the best. I believe the food style is from Kenya, and it is actually a fusion with Indian spices and rice. It's super delicious and the owner himself would walk around the tables to greet you and make sure you liked your food. The... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

We had an entertainment coupon and decided to give Simba's a visit based on reviews on TripAdvisor and yelp. It didn't disappoint. We got the chef's special mix plate. Even though our coupon was buy one meal and get one free and chef's special was considered only one meal, the owner let us use that coupon for that one meal... More 

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Elora, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I've never had better African food. The meats were velvety smooth, the sauces were divine and their coffee is heavenly. Coupled with a lovely atmosphere it was an unforgettable experience. Highly, highly recommended.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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504 reviews 504 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

The food is just tasty and tangy and abundant. We had the lamb chops and the Kuku Masala Chicken. Both dishes were flavorful, nicely presented and good to the palate. We also ate a naan and my wife had a mango lassi. Great service and the owner and his team always do a super job.

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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very generous portions. Food was well presented and very tasty. Good value for the price. Only problem is the location. Terrible lack of parking in the area.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We are old customers and followed the restaurant from burnaby. Had reservations for 10 people, got there the owner was throwing major attitude as to why we had extra people, grabbed a 2 seated table and gave away to someone else. That was just the beginning!! We requested for ribs dinner and he told his staff not to give it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

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