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Kalvas Restaurant

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Canadian, Seafood
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180 Moilliet St, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1K8, Canada
+1 250-248-6933
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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British Columbia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here last night and were very pleased with both the food and service. I had escargots and mentioned to the server that the first one had some grit in it but the rest were very good. Shortly after, the chef sent out a new order of escargots on the house. My son's steak was properly cooked, my daughter... More 

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Thank ZucciniLoaf
Victoria
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had our first visit there recently to celebrate my wife's birthday. Was easy to make reservations through their website, and communication was great. (I had to change my original booking). Service was great. Our server was a perfect blend of personable and professional. We were a group of 6, so we had a selection of entrees from the menu. All... More 

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Thank JammerVictoria
Parksville, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I both really enjoy a special night out at Kalvas. My favorite is Friday night when they have a Prime Rib special. Other nights I will have the Panko Encrusted Halibut or the Red Snapper. My wife loves the Prawns. The waiters are friendly, knowledgeable and the service is very good. We both recommend this restaurant.

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Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

everything about this place was quite good. i don't have any complaints, except that it falls short of being great across the board.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped to have dinner here there it was recommended by the hotel next door where we were staying. We had no reservations but did not have to wait long for a table for two. The restaurant itself was quite nice and the service was good and friendly. The food delicious,and that is the main thing. I would recommend this... More 

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Thank Hannekeweaver
Kelowna, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner around 6 without reservations, and were immediately seated. At 7:30 when we left, there was a line of people waiting to go in, that went out the door. The people who served us were very knowledgable and made good suggestions. We had the seafood plate and the scallops and prawns. They were very good. We loved... More 

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Thank Linda I
British Columbia, Canada
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330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we used to come here years ago for special occasions with our sons and my parents. our sons grew up and moved away and my parents passed on. came occasionally after that for excellent oysters. changed hands, same pink tablecloths and quit coming. went here with friends last night and very happy to do so! good service, water glasses kept... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and were seated by a very Rude host. She threw the menus down on our table and then turned around and proceeded to push past us, without even seating us. Like my wife and I were in her way and inconveniencing her. We then sat at our table for 15 minutes without a server or host even looking... More 

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

Hello You did not have a reservation, despite it being summer, and busy. At least you did not have to wait in a lineup at the door. The hostess found you a table and placed the menus on it, then she walked away to help the servers and busboys who were whizzing by with drinks and platters of food for... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a log house; very much island feel, yet high quality food. You can tell its done from scratch. All was delicious. Prices, well, living cost more all over so...Service was excellent. Attire of waiters were professional; not many "family"restaurants have staff in black/white where waiters are well groomed. They actually know how to prep your napkin and from which... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The design of the building no doubt meant to lure you in with its rustic charm. Interior could use some attention. But the service and quality of food are what will pull me back to this place. Their seafood chowder think and rich and filled with an assortment of seafood. Worth every spoonful. The beet salad cannot be beat. Fish... 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $19
Cuisine
Canadian, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?