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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
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews
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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 

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Newnan, Georgia
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129 reviews
28 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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172 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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23 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Kamloops, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were driving back from an event trying to find a place to eat. She read some reviews that Jambo had amazing food. We sat down to look over the menu which has both Indian and African cuisine. I was ready to go with my favourite butter chicken when our server came over. He introduced himself as... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2015

For those of you that love Idian/African food then this is the place. The great selection of grilled meat/fish dishes and the mouth watering curries make a visit to this place a must. We were here last night and they had some great singers performing a selection of Christmas, African and Indian music. It was a memorable evening. The service... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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809 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We returned to this favorite restaurant of our a but we found some of our food lacking. The beef ribs were not meaty and to fatty. The chicken wings were good. The lamb kebab was not what we usually like re preparation. It was however tasty. Service was friendly and helpful.

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Thank Joel K
Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love going to Jambo, I always love the taste of the food. The mix of Indian and East African styles is tasty and distinct. It reminds me of my time staying with some Ismaili friends in Kenya. I don't have any problem with the food. My friends, always love the food as well. The only issues are with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $15
Cuisine
Indian, African
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
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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