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“These guys are great” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Calabash Bistro

Calabash Bistro
428 Carrall Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604.568.5882
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Ranked #198 of 2,846 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Pender & Carrall
Transit: Number 22 bus, Number 19 bus, Stadium Sky train.
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“These guys are great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

I work in the neighbourhood and eat at Calabash about once a week and I can't say enough good things about the restaurant.
The food is delicious. The music is always fabulous and the staff are attentive and professional. I have eaten there at least 40 times and never had an experience that was less than great.
Their home made ginger beer is great, though its greatness sometimes wavers depending on who is making it and how familiar they are with the recipe.
They always have an intriguing special of the day, though I tend to go with the jerk chicken or the chicken curry.
If you are in Vancouver and want Caribbean food, I would recommend these guys above all others, but make a reservation because the place is always jumping.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great afterwork or weekend spot, music, drinks, and yummy food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011 via mobile

Ive been to Calabash a couple of times, and am really happy with each experience! The music, the abiance and the display of food all make this a unique spot in gas town! The food is really good as well, both times i ate here i wanted more! I believe calabash also has the largest selection of rum in canada? Anyhow, all there rum drinks are delish, especially their dark and stormy!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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