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US$9 - US$16
Indian, African
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Reviewed March 30, 2022

Back in Kenya there was a restaurant called Stavros that made the best Poussin Chicken. I was excited to try the poussin chicken only to be disappointed. The chicken was dried and hard. The poussin sauce was served on the side rather than marinaded with...the chicken prior to cooking. Totally disappointed especially for $30. I will go back to Nandoo’s anytime.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 1, 2020

I live in Seattle and I used to go to Jambo grill a few years ago everytime I visited friends in Vancouver. This time around, we ordered a variety of different dishes delivered to our airbnb and shared it among friends. The taste is just...as good as I remember it from a couple of years ago. The only dish I was looking forward to eating but did not enjoy quite as much this time was the fufu / ugali. It was not as soft as I am used to. It is probably because of the delivery time. So, I would still give this place a 5 star.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 30, 2019

We asked a taxi driver for restaurant recommendations and his description of Jambo Grill as both African and Asian intrigued us. There are few places you can get this kind of food! We went with friends, so there were four of us who had all...lived in Africa (but only one to East Africa). The restaurant is out of the way, t the food is very different, the owner and service incredibly gracious, and the total bill is so reasonable that it more than makes up for the taxi!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 2, 2019

Jambo Grill is owned by a Ugandan, and it has a great range of Indian-East African food, including matoke (a staple Ugandan food). The food is delicious, and it the restaurant is very family friendly - they have a children's menu, and provided crayons and...a colouring sheet, which was appreciated.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Had a wonderful meal and enjoyed the options to try African as well as Indian food. I appreciated the relaxed and generous service, continually replenishing our pots of tea and allowing us to linger over long conversations.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

Great food and service. Highly recommend the masala potatoes. Bottomless chai tea. Only down part was they made us wait 10 mins even though we made a reservation.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Jambo Grill situated on Kingsway is definitely a restaurant to visit if your either a resident of Vancouver or visitor. East African and indian dishes are served and you won’t find this anywhere else in Vancouver. Treat your taste buds I can promise you will...fall in love. Whilst sipping the best chai tea I have ever tasted or their world famous mango shake in a cosy, family friendly environment enjoy their boneless ribs, Bhel puri, pili pili masala mogo, garlic naan and chicken tikka with a salad. My mouth waters just writing this ... 5 stars all the wayMore

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

This is a really hidden gem on Kingsway near Joyce Streets!!! Great ambience and service. We were a party of 10 and the service was impecable from the beginning to the end thanks to Karan and his great skills of profesional customer service. The place...is so cozy and extremely well decorated and with plenty space between tables. Food is a blast of delicacies between Africa and India. We all enjoy each of our selections: chicken pakoras, Jambo salad, grill combo, curry lamb, casaba with tamarind sauce, chicken curry, garlic naan and many others. Very affordable and great delicious portions. We do love to go back and they are well located walking distance from Joyce sky train station. Again thanks to Karan for his great customer service, and last but not least , how delicious and affordable is the Chardonnay house wine. Congratulations to this place!!!More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Once you walk in you are greeted with beautiful murals and a gourgeous layout. We were seated without hesitation and met with only smiles. The wait staff are very knowledgable about their own dishes and wine pairing. The food arrived on our table within a...short time after a few sips of wine. The flavours made us cry (no, really) as we closed our eyes to savour every last bite. We will be back again Jambo, thank you!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

You can totally taste the spices and the care they bring to every dish.One of my favs was the Madras beer too!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Jambo Grill & Paan House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4