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James Street Cafe & Grill

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3819 Canada Way, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 1G6, Canada
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I love coming to this place. The food is very tasty. My wife gets the Sunday chef's plate brunch special (not sure of the name). She doesn't like really spicy food but the flavour is great without being too spicy. We've tried numerous other dishes and consider this a hidden gem.

Thank rhouben
Vancouver BC
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We hadn't visited this cafe all year, so it was time! On a chilly rainy damp Sunday after church, we dropped in and looked at the menu. Fortunately it hadn't changed. (you can never tell these days) We discovered this little restaurant on Canada Way near Smith Ave by accident around 5 years ago. It has a delicious Indian and... More 

Thank dragonfly3
Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I was revolted by the sight of bloody and undercooked meat when I cut into the half chicken peppercorn special on my plate; serious risk of food poisioning. I returned the meal to the waiter who was at the counter at the time, with another man I later found out to be the owner. I accepted an alternative meal (butter... More 

1 Thank margaretavalon
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Love their shrimp curry and lamb curry. So far they have the best lamb curry in town. A bit too spicy for someone who doesn't usually eat spicy food. Rice, naan, and fresh green salad all included in the curry combo. Price is reasonable. However, the quality of service varies, depends on who the server is. Sometimes the restaurant is... More 

Thank Francine0377
Marin County, California
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Though the food is okay, and I have been here multiple times I am so surprised that the owner does not engage more with his customers. How do they expect to get good word of mouth business when they treat their customers as if they are doing them a favor. Look elsewhere until the service improves.

Thank globalnomadforyou
Vancouver, Canada
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256 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

After hearing and driving by the place non stop I was happy when a business lunch was scheduled here. Big menu for sure centred around Indian food, steaks, and breakfasts. I had the breakfast mix and match and it really was just ok. Modest in size, couple scrawny pieces of ham - could do much better myself in my kitchen!... More 

Thank billybob101
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Love the menu and variety. Great taste and fresh. Well priced... Very reasonable. Friendly service, fast. Convenient location and lots of parking

Thank Nasser L
Vancouver, Canada
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367 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

You can have everything here, big menu. Fairly big restaurant which can easily accommodate larger groups. Standard casual fare of steak, soup, sandwiches, burgers plus Indian food or their lunch buffet. Interesting combination. I was here for lunch and my companion ordered breakfast while I tried their lamb kebab and chicken pakora as appetizer. The meal portions are of good... More 

Thank Where_to_travel_next
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited James Street in Vancouver on our trip to Canada. Wanted to taste Indian food prepared in East African style And we were not disappointed The food was good and service was great. It was after long time visiting Canada so first drink was Cesare Followed by coors light. The food we order was Mogo , Nairobi Bajia and... More 

Thank FLASH88
Vancouver, Canada
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81 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

If you are a fan of Indo African food then this place is a must. The menu is quite extensive and caters to all tastes. The service is super and the endless cups of tea are a treat.

Thank MebsT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3819 Canada Way, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 1G6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Burnaby
  • Phone Number: 6046761876
two blocks east of Boundary

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?