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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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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 6 days ago NEW

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 

1 Thank Sonya206
Parksville, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to my favourite Parksville restaurant, KALVAS, with a group of 19 people. Our Parksville Newcomers Club were having their 'Ladies Christmas Lunch'. KALVAS opened at lunchtime especially for us! (They usually open at 5pm.) As we were a large group, the restaurant suggested picking the meals from a set menu, to facilitate serving us all quickly, enabling us... More 

Thank 191penny
Victoria, British Columbia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we travel to Parksville we always eat at Kalvas. The meals are delicious, lots of it and beautifully presented on the plate. The staff is very friendly and make sure you are well fed. Up a few stairs from the front door you'll find a cozy fireplace, the lower level have tables near large windows. A special place... More 

1 Thank annemarie762
Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was a bit "iffy" but the food made up for it. I had a salmon fillet that was delicious. And the price of a glass of Okanagan wine was quite reasonable.

1 Thank jjohnsto
Vancouver, Canada
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227 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wow ! great steak house in a great little town ,I still do not believed the food ,the building ,the decor is so cozy with the fireplace in middle ,I just wish the time just stop ! I have the steak ,cooked it exactly how I order it (remain me The Chop restaurant in Vancouver ),girlfriend order the prim rib... More 

1 Thank TONY L
York, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After getting positive reviews and reading here, we booked Kalvas as a private function for my parents 60th wedding anniversary. The staff were very helpful indeed, helping us with the arrangements and table settings. They carefully timed the servings around the speeches and activities, managing a friendly and atmosphere while somehow maintaining a discreet presence. The food was delicious,well presented,... More 

Thank PeterinUK
Courtenay, Canada
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We had a family dinner that was very good. I had the West Coast Bouillabaisse and the others had the Panko encrusted Halibut, which I also managed a couple of fork fulls. We all agreed that the food what quite good and we all would come back to this wonderful setting in the North end of Parksville.

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were in town for a reunion for a few days and told others in our group about this place - people went back a second time it was so good! Just wouldn't have thought you could get such good stuff in a resort town. Good wines and drinks, everyone loved their dishes and the service was excellent! Don't miss... More 

Thank Danielle E
Lund, Canada
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Treated ourselves to prime rib night. The food, service, and atmosphere were excellent. We had appies, dinner, and dessert. The beef was extremely tender and done perfectly. One small point though, despite being informed, the waiter was not at all concerned about one of us being gluten intolerant. He brought her the Yorkshire pudding anyway and we had to insist... More 

Thank Ann S
Victoria, Canada
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123 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We had been to this restaurant several years ago and were not impressed. However with friends, we decided to give it another try. This time it was great. The waiter gave us some suggestions and he was right. The food was delicious. The only suggestion I could make is that the person taking our orders had a very loud voice... 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?