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Jambo Grill & Paan House

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3219 Kingsway | B.C, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada (Formerly Jambo Grill & Good Morning Paan)
+1 604-433-5060
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Good friendly service and very nice Indian food with an East African influence. Reasonably priced too. Thumbs up!

Thank Flipmode777
North Vancouver BC Canada
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131 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us went. Free refills on chai tea. Had the chicken tikka with pili pili corn and masala potatoes. My son had a chicken dish off African side of the menu. Veggie pakora was good. One friend had the lamb biryiani which was good. We will go back to try different dishes. Friendly attentive service.

Thank NorthVancouvergirl
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is so so delicious! We had the beef kabobs- wow, lamb lollipops- yum and chicken biriyani. Everything amazing. Definitely will be back.

Thank angies_kitty
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place, the kebabs, the puri, the naan. ribs, chai.... Everything is top notch. We always go here whenever we visit vancouver, for brunch, lunch and dinner! Service is good and the location is easy to get to.

1 Thank Rabia M
Burnaby, Canada
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 

1 Thank Ludwig K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 

2 Thank Taslim A
Surrey, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 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

1 Thank desigirl122
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 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 

2 Thank concertinagal
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 

1 Thank BCR4601
Newnan, Georgia
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123 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Kim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $15
Dinner, Lunch
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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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
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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