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Jambo Grill & Paan House

3219 Kingsway | B.c, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada
+1 604-433-5060
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“ribs” (21 reviews)
“samosas” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, African
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3219 Kingsway | B.c, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

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...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jesse S
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
Thank Gabi K
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

I went here with friends for an impromptu dinner. It was a great choice. We shared the chorma platter, which had spicy ribs, chicken, kebabs, etc. With East African and Indian spices - none of which were mouth burning! The vegetable curry was decent too....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sandeepina
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Went for my husbands birthday family get together yesterday. The food is always fresh and consistent with great flavors. So tasty. We had Bhel, chicken and beef samosas and boneless ribs for appetizers. Then we had,within our group, lamb biryani,chicken poussin, kuku choma and ribs...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 680rosie
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Food and mango lassi are good but their service is really slow. Also they have a strange system. We wanted to change the table but this eas not possible because it was not the same servers area. We couldn't understand their strategy at all as...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank NickBaba17
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Friends got together for dinner at Jambo Grill, the ambiance was great, very busy for the weekend , one has book a table in advance. The service is very friendly and helpful. The food quality is excellent, it very tasteful and freshly cooked so there...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Hussain18818
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Excellent place for Indian and African food. Wide range of options in the menu. Comfortable atmosphere and very friendly staff. Bombay pilsner beer is a must to try

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Edgar C
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit along with friends. The food is delicious and the service excellent. The manager at the reception was particularly helpful.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Leena J
Reviewed April 20, 2018

I'm not a fan of East Indian food, but agreed to go here as everyone else wanted to. I ordered the Masai Ribs and they were really good. The group shared a couple of appetizer plates, and they were good too, except I didnt like...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank iceman68
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant features typical East African style Indian food as well as authentic East Indian dishes. Fried cassava starters were cooked just right with on the button seasoning. The mixed tandoori grill was excellent with the chicken taking top honours while the sheesh kebabs were...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Sheriff60
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3219 Kingsway | B.c, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada (Formerly Jambo Grill & Good Morning Paan)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Outline
  • Neighbourhood: Outline
  • Phone Number: +1 604-433-5060
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Description
Welcome to Jambo Grill. "Jambo” is Swahili, East African word, meaning hello. “Paan” is a betal leaf wraped with sweets & nuts. The dishes at Jambo Grill are Khoja style cooking, which is quite different from other Indian style dishes. Khoja’s, followers of the Ismaili Branch of Shia sect of Islam, our forefathers in India, were converted to Islam by the Dais from Iran. Thus, there is a strong Persian & Gujarati influence evident in our cooking. The Tandoor, a deep clay oven is one of the key elements in cooking these dishes, like Chicken Tikka, Kebabs & Naan bread whick cooks on the walls of the tandoor. Around the 1920s, the Khoja’s settled in large numbers in East Africa before immigrating to Canada in the 1970s. Certain African style dishes such as Cassava & Tilapia Fish are influences from that continent. Also cooking on the Grill (Sigdi) was very common in East Africa. Dishes like Mishkaki & Kuku Choma are prepared in this manner. At Jambo Grill we present you with the tastes of four continents, Iran, India, Africa, & Canada which we now call home. Our ingredients, tastes, & style of cooking are influenced by each of these unique places.Our Symbol Shaped like a betal leaf & the flame of a tandoor oven, on top of our naan bread, with paan leafs falling into a jar of sweet syrup.Voted Vancouver's Best East African and Indian Cuisine & Restaurant in Vancouver.
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