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Jambo Grill & Paan House

€€ - €€€Indian, African
3219 Kingsway | B.c, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada
+1 604-433-5060
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“ribs” (20 reviews)
“naan” (12 reviews)
Indian, African
€€ - €€€
3219 Kingsway | B.c, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada
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Reviewed 27 August 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

Thank 680rosie
Reviewed 24 August 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

Thank NickBaba17
Reviewed 23 July 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

Thank Hussain18818
Reviewed 28 June 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

Thank Edgar C
Reviewed 25 June 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.

Thank Leena J
Reviewed 20 April 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

Thank iceman68
Reviewed 4 March 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

Thank Sheriff60
Reviewed 29 January 2018

This is one of my regular go to places. If you like spicy food or grilled food this is the place to try! I like East Indian food but did not realize the unique spices and dishes that a West African style had to offer...More

1  Thank r0nj0e
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The food at Jambo tastes great! However, the meat and chicken dishes are fairly expensive for what you get. Be prepared for great tasting food but a pricey bill

1  Thank Lioness94
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Was in the area visiting family. Stopped by due to its good reviews and it didn’t disappoint! Delicious fusion food; had the share platter that was recommended, to try a bunch of the dishes. Will definitely go back!

1  Thank Melanie_423
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
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
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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>  > Renfrew
  • Neighbourhood: Renfrew
  • Phone Number: +1 604-433-5060
  • E-mail
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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