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Chakalaka Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$American, ,
13230 Island Hwy., Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1L8, Canada
+1 250-924-0324
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
13230 Island Hwy., Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1L8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had lunch with friends the other day. Welcomed as returning guests, nice to be recognized.They make sure all is ok with the meal, and coffee was kept topped up. Thanked us for our business, chatted when they had a minute, and they were quite busy....More

Thank decogran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband andI went for the Sunday Brunch Buffet. The food was amazing and a great selection. Sausages, bacon, eggs benny, omelette station...too much to mention...all hot, fresh and tasty...the service was exceptional...we will definetly be back again.

Thank LaunaSchonwald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The night we arrived at Chakalaka was Paint Night--the banquet room was full of people getting an art lesson. That's evidence of the imagination behind this unusual restaurant, named for a spicy South African dish. ( from Wikipedia: Chakalaka is a South African vegetable relish,...More

Thank annemooon
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We were visiting the island and looking for a nice place to stop for dinner. We happened to see this while driving by and decided to stop. Lovely décor, friendly waitress, great service, delicious and satisfying food with decent prices!

1  Thank Dreaminjean
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

The Chakalaka Bar & Grill is located in Cassidy, BC, a few minutes south of the Nanaimo Airport. It is quite large, spacious and comfortable. They have an awesome looking patio out back with gorgeous stone walls and a lot of foliage for shade in...More

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Worst borscht ever! Tasted more like canned vegetable soup. Bread that came with it was dry and tasteless. Couldn’t eat more than 2 bites. Staff didn’t seem to care.

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We have eaten at many restaurants from Victoria to Nanaimo and it is by far the best tasting, real food you can get here. We left wanting more and filled our bellies! We couldn't get enough of the Greek food, the homemade nachos are incredible,...More

Thank Shamalea F
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped on 7/3 right before closing. We ordered wings and Poutine with Attitude, absolutely loved it all! Our service was great, the wings were some of the best we've had. First time ever having poutine and I'm in love! Wish I...More

Thank farmgurl1973
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Had the prime rib special. What a mistake! It was warmed over thin leathery and dry. I ordered it medium. Potatoes were stiff and cold. My bottle of beer was the highlight of the dinner. Stay away!

2  Thank chemainus2018
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This is somewhere I’ve driven by a lot and thought to stop in but never did, today I’m glad I did. The food was amazing and a nice surprise, the portion sizes were good and we left full and happy.

Thank Chantel W
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March 26, 2018|
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Response from Norm W | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is food suitable for a child
Susan H
June 17, 2017|
Response from diabow_10 | Reviewed this property |
The menu is posted on their Facebook page, under photos. They have nightly specials and do a Friday, Saturday Prime Rib with Yorkshire Pudding entree special.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13230 Island Hwy., Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Ladysmith
  • Phone Number: +1 250-924-0324
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