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Jambo Grill & Paan House

3219 Kingsway | B.c, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada
+1 604-433-5060
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“masala” (11 reviews)
“ribs” (19 reviews)
“naan bread” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, African
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3219 Kingsway | B.c, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada
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11 - 20 of 91 reviews

Reviewed September 20, 2016

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
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...More

1  Thank Ludwig K
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...More

2  Thank Taslim A
3219Jambo, Owner at Jambo Grill & Paan House, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2017

Sunita Jangra This is not a Punjabi restaurant it's Indian African food so order the BBQ dishes samosa mogo the appies but traditional Punjabi food you'd get disappointed Coz they make it Ismaily style it's not the same. I'm Punjabi so I know the difference....More

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...More

1  Thank desigirl122
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...More

2  Thank concertinagal
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...More

1  Thank BCR4601
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....More

1  Thank Kim B
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...More

1  Thank RP_traveller_2013
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...More

1  Thank David L
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.

2  Thank Van B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $16
Cuisine
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
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
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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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