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“Fabulous food and atmosphere!”
Review of Calabash Bistro

Calabash Bistro
Ranked #328 of 3,776 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Cross street: Pender & Carrall
Transit: Number 22 bus, Number 19 bus, Stadium Sky train.
Gatineau
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous food and atmosphere!”
Reviewed February 24, 2012

Had the Cous cous salad. Every bite was a discovery -- spicy yet subtle flavours. Sat downstairs with the DJ warming up.

Visited February 2012
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English first
BC
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“These guys are great”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

I work in the neighbourhood and eat at Calabash about once a week and I can't say enough good things about the restaurant.
The food is delicious. The music is always fabulous and the staff are attentive and professional. I have eaten there at least 40 times and never had an experience that was less than great.
Their home made ginger beer is great, though its greatness sometimes wavers depending on who is making it and how familiar they are with the recipe.
They always have an intriguing special of the day, though I tend to go with the jerk chicken or the chicken curry.
If you are in Vancouver and want Caribbean food, I would recommend these guys above all others, but make a reservation because the place is always jumping.

  • Visited January 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great afterwork or weekend spot, music, drinks, and yummy food!”
Reviewed December 4, 2011

Ive been to Calabash a couple of times, and am really happy with each experience! The music, the abiance and the display of food all make this a unique spot in gas town! The food is really good as well, both times i ate here i wanted more! I believe calabash also has the largest selection of rum in canada? Anyhow, all there rum drinks are delish, especially their dark and stormy!

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