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Chakalaka Bar & Grill

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$$ - $$$American, ,
13230 Island Hwy., Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1L8, Canada
+1 250-924-0324
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“prawns” (4 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
$$ - $$$
13230 Island Hwy., Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1L8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time to Chakalaka and we loved every aspect of our experience.... from the moment the amazing hostess - server (Cyan) seated us, to the fabulous food (Port Douglas pasta with succulent shrimp add-on and the Black and Blue burger) we were...More

Thank ccastellar2017
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Eclectic, rather odd place - but was willing to sample their offerings with our party of 3. Nothing outstanding, stellar or wow...just average eats for everyone. One in our party ordered the vegan burger; was simply a mound of quinoa and a few black beans...More

Thank annapace
Reviewed 19 November 2017

You can usually decide if a place is going to suit your taste by the branding/aesthetics. The food here tastes like it's atmosphere and service, mundane and themeless. The menu is trying to please every palette while never quite nailing any. Certainly wouldn't recommend to...More

Thank moon m
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The fish and chips were really good and the menu is varied and there is a good selection of wine and beer. The service was quick, helpful and friendly.

Thank fritzmollie
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Very good food and service will definitely go back! We had a beef burger and a chicken burger the fire grill flavour was awesome :)

Thank Fuzzbunn
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We went Sunday when they have their brunch. Lots of variety, and an omelette station. Chef, and I think the owner, came around and asked if everything was ok, and on hearing we were old friends, and catching up, said if we were still there...More

Thank decogran
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We went to participate in a jam session on Sunday, so only had a couple of drinks. Very large restaurant, nice decor, and friendly staff. Would like to eat there next time we go. The rating below does not allow me to put in N/A,...More

Thank Bertha41
Reviewed 8 October 2017

A good brunch with all the regular items, plus turkey (thanksgiving). The deserts included an excellent pie. The only poor item was the under cooked bacon. The service was great, both the waitress and cook. It was good enough that we definitely plan to go...More

Thank bigsteve772017
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We go often and try something new each time. I had the baby back ribs and my wonderful date had the souvlaki. Was fantastic. The service was a bit slow but was okay since i feel we are always so rushed in a restaurant it...More

Thank brooklyn851
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were a party of 4. We ordered a "Chakalaka" sampler. We had to remind them 3 times, when it arrived it was nothing like the picture on the front of the menu. It was beans in a spicy sauce, very disappointing. We ordered: prime...More

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Susan H
17 June 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, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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