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Jambo Grill & Paan House

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Vancouver, B.C 3219 Kingsway | B.C, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada (Formerly Jambo Grill & Good Morning Paan)
+1 604-433-5060
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Burnaby, Canada
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72 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had Lamb Kabobs and a veggie curry plate. The meal was good but not as great as recommended. The beer was quite expensive @ 7.00 each and the on tap Stella they advertised, was not available. The veggie dish came with three dishes and nan. It was tasty but I've had better. The lamb kebobs were small and the... More 

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Thank Ludwig K
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I, my wife and two other guests went to the restaurant to celebrate my anniversary on 16th Aug, 2016. We ordered, beef ribs, shrimp curry and butter chicken. While every other food was delicious but the butter chicken was a disaster. It was as if somebody has put chunks of chicken in yellow curry and spread some butter and black... More 

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Thank Taslim A
Surrey, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you have time to kill and money to burn don't even bother. Food is very good but what's the point of good food when you wait so long for your order, get wrong orders and no apology from manager or owner Nash. He is a coward

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Thank desigirl122
Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a group of friends on a Saturday evening for dinner. Drinks took over 20 minutes on average coming at different times. Food took over an hour with one of us waiting almost two hrs. One persons food never did arrive. I ordered the chilli prawns which took over an hour. They were far too sweet and spicy.... More 

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Thank concertinagal
Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place just by searching Google as was wanting something different. There were 4 of us so we all had something different to eat and it was enjoyed by all so can say good things. From the atmosphere to service by a soft spoken lady and the African/ SE Asian décor right down to the food I can say... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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96 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

I did not really know what I wanted so I just ordered the plate of different appetizers. It worked well for me since I really didn't know why to order. I liked it all. The waitress was extremely nice and made suggestions when we asked. We chose this because it was close to where we were staying. I would go... More 

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Thank Kim B
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I had read good reviews for the vegetarian options at Jambo Grill, so wanted to try it out. We went for dinner on a weekday. Despite the fact that it wasn't busy, the service was exceptionally slow. Our waitress was nice enough, but it took forever to take our order, for our food to arrive and to finally get the... More 

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Thank RP_traveller_2013
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23 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Decor: 4 Service: 3 Presentation: 2 Quality: 1 I went with my wife for a Saturday lunch yesterday and was hoping to see what some reviews were all about. To my surprise, it was a let down. We arrived and was standing at the door waiting to be seated but saw three standing at the bar chatting. The restaurant had... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Visited in Jan, heard good things about the food. Went on a mon for lunch. Owner Nash served me, what a disgrace. Not only was he rude, he became standoffish when I asked questions about food prep.

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

If you are looking for generic 'indian' food this is not for you. If you want regional flavours, cooked with love with a sense of place then you will love Jambo Grill. Took some of my friends who swear by indian restaurants and indian food. After the meal one of them piped i have been eating indian food for many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $15
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vancouver, B.C 3219 Kingsway | B.C, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada (Formerly Jambo Grill & Good Morning Paan)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Renfrew
  • Neighborhood: Renfrew
  • Phone Number: +1 604-433-5060
Description
Welcome to Jambo Grill. "Jambo” is Swahili, East African word, meaning hello. “Paan” is a betal leaf wraped with sweets & nuts. The dishes at Jambo Grill are Khoja style cooking, which is quite different from other Indian style dishes. Khoja’s, followers of the Ismaili Branch of Shia sect of Islam, our forefathers in India, were converted to Islam by the Dais from Iran. Thus, there is a strong Persian & Gujarati influence evident in our cooking. The Tandoor, a deep clay oven is one of the key elements in cooking these dishes, like Chicken Tikka, Kebabs & Naan bread whick cooks on the walls of the tandoor. Around the 1920s, the Khoja’s settled in large numbers in East Africa before immigrating to Canada in the 1970s. Certain African style dishes such as Cassava & Tilapia Fish are influences from that continent. Also cooking on the Grill (Sigdi) was very common in East Africa. Dishes like Mishkaki & Kuku Choma are prepared in this manner. At Jambo Grill we present you with the tastes of four continents, Iran, India, Africa, & Canada which we now call home. Our ingredients, tastes, & style of cooking are influenced by each of these unique places.Our Symbol Shaped like a betal leaf & the flame of a tandoor oven, on top of our naan bread, with paan leafs falling into a jar of sweet syrup.Voted Vancouver's Best East African and Indian Cuisine & Restaurant in Vancouver.

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