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Kalvas Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian, Steakhouse
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180 Moilliet St, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1K8, Canada
+1 250-248-6933
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Victoria, Canada
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a special restaurant. Food and service are excellent. It is a fine dining experience, rather than a pub or specialty restaurant.

Thank Joyelise
Parksville, Canada
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the food was exelent .very well done just the way we ordered it .steaks are at the top of the list .if you are selaborating a birthday or everything this is the spot .must reserve .friday night prime rib a must .staff very friendly even when busy and they are busy .the prices are in line with a white tablecloth... More 

Thank Wayne C
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A large group of us (30+) were staying in Parksville for a couple day over New Years and had a dinner reservation for 25 people at Kalvas for dinner on New Years evening. When we arrived we had more people than expected. This establishment was very professional and managed to accommodate us all any way. The atmosphere was pleasing, the... More 

Thank laf592017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service Food and Ambience was a perfect. Special nite for us. We will come again. The building is a log house and is beautiful inside and out. For a special occasion this is the place to celebrate.

Thank Barb V
Comox Valley, Canada
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120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to Kalva's every year for Christmas dinner. Food is good, atmosphere is beautiful but this year I feel I need to make mention of one thing that happened that just shocked us and we found really off-putting. Our waiter (usually loud and animated) made a comment to one of the women with us as a glass was dropped... More 

Thank cdnIriegirl
Kalvas, Public Relations Manager at Kalvas Restaurant, responded to this review

We at Kalva's were equally appalled, and offer our deepest apologies for the remark of our soon-to-be-departed server. That kind of comment is totally unacceptable. Thank you for providing your comment, and we hope you give Kalva's another chance. The chef/owner and his wife are always on site and willing to do what it takes to make sure your dining... More 

Nanoose Bay, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top of their Menu, 8OZ New York cut was prepared as requested, but it was grizzled, very chewy, like one would buy at M and M meats. Garlic potato was splashed onto the plate, one lonely piece of carrot and two broccoli with what appeared to be a sort of tomato item, not sure though. Presentation was poor and the... More 

Thank rbhebert2016
Kalvas, Public Relations Manager at Kalvas Restaurant, responded to this review

Kalva's appreciates your comments about your experience and would like to take the opportunity to respond. When the rare complaint about beef tenderness arises, we take it seriously. This is because not only do we pay handsomely for the best AAA beef, more importantly, we want our guests to enjoy their meal. The chef cut at different angles into the... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked Kalvas Restaurant on July 25, 2016 for my wife's parents 60th Anniversary. Since we live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and my wife's brother and sister-in-law live in England, planning an event on Vancouver Island provided somewhat of a challenge, but Kalvas helped to make it much easier. They opened up the restaurant for us, even though it was normally... More 

Thank WinnipegRocky
Winnipeg, Canada
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156 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall this was a good dining experience; four Friends for dinner. The menu was reasonably diverse with good seafood coverage. It was busy so the entrees took a while to arrive; we had been forewarned though. I chose the New York strip steak. The steak was not as tender as anticipated; the sauce was delicious. Others chose oysters and salmon... More 

Thank Dave1xyz
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This is a GREAT restaurant and our favourite in the mid island area for over 25 years! There is an exceptional chef, the food is fantastic and the service is professional. We love the food and lovely location.

Thank Sharon D
Vancouver Island, Canada
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

What's a great time......hostess was polite, seated us immediately, and gave us a choice of areas to sit. Waiter arrived, very friendly yet professional. Not rushed, waited for the "green" light to take our order. Appetizer of Oysters Rockefeller was superb. Dinner was better. Scallops, prawns and the seafood medley. All cooked to perfection. This should be the number one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $19
Seafood, Canadian, Steakhouse
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Moilliet St, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1K8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-248-6933
Kalvas has been converted to aclassy upscale log cabin with dark wood tables and a warm atmosphere. The semi-circularbuilding offered almost every table a view from large windows. The focus of Kalvas is on thedining experience and the quality of the selections on the menu. Specializing in seafoodand premium meats such as AAA Alberta Beef and Island Springs Lamb, Kalvas offers highquality meals at reasonable prices.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?