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James Street Cafe & Grill

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3819 Canada Way, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-676-1876
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Marin County, California
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The owner should take a course on how to be nice to people. I go there grudinginly for some family events. Much better places to go than this place. Try the agra restaurant across the street or safari snack house also on Canada way close to sperling.

Thank globalnomadforyou
campbell river, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

If you have ever lived in East Africa...thank this place is a must. Beef kebab....mohogo....nylon bhajia.. varda...several chutney...and Masala tea...hmm mm. Hmm mm.. hmmmm

Thank Meb V
Vancouver, Canada
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119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere and friendly service.. The Grilled Nyama Choma platter is my favorite. I am always running into people I know over hre and that adds to the experience.

Thank MebsT
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Was here for a staff dinner party and the service was buffet with appies served family style. With a name like the James Street Cafe & Grill, you wouldn't expect the East Indian influence on the menu, but that's what is featured here. The food is Western-friendly (i.e. butter chicken) and tame enough for timid palates... I'm not sure they... More 

Thank Vcurve
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 6, 2016

This place is close to work so we dine here for business lunches, the food is pretty good, they have an interesting selection that has a spicy Indian character along with more mainstream items. They try hard to be kind of fancy, with linen tablecloths and a fireplace but the service can be kind of indifferent and on cold days... More 

Thank john d
Mission, Canada
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66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

After many years of having work related trips to that neighbourhood, and a secondary home for years I finally discovered this fantastic restaurant with take out options. It is located on the North Side of Canada Way a few blocks W of Boundary Rd. and it has good parking, in a corner next to a mechanic garage, the parking lots... More 

1 Thank MarriedAnd-Over-50
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

First time here and I enjoyed it very much. My father in law doesn't eat out much and it was his fave restaurant but he said the quality in meat went down as well as the spicyness of the food. I did not know, I enjoyed it and the staff were good too.

Thank Yoko E
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Convenient location with parking spots. Karaoke every Friday night! They have good Chai Tea if you are a fan of Chai. Daily special for good deals. Lamb curry and prawn curry are the best of the best!

Thank Francine0377
campbell river, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 14, 2016

This place has an impressive CLEAN look, food is just FANTASTIC and service tops it all. If you like eating Aromatic Indian Spicy food that is not going to burn your pallet , yet give your taste buds the enjoyment...I suggest you visit this place. Unfortunately "James Street Café" is a confusion...I thought it was some sort of English Café....until... More 

Thank Meb V
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Burnaby
  • Phone Number: +1 604-676-1876
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?