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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Indian, African
€€ - €€€
3219 Kingsway | B.c, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Unless you have time to kill and money to burn don't even bother. Food is very good but what's the point of good food when you wait so long for your order, get wrong orders and no apology from manager or owner Nash. He is...More

1  Thank desigirl122
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We went with a group of friends on a Saturday evening for dinner. Drinks took over 20 minutes on average coming at different times. Food took over an hour with one of us waiting almost two hrs. One persons food never did arrive. I ordered...More

2  Thank concertinagal
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Found this place just by searching Google as was wanting something different. There were 4 of us so we all had something different to eat and it was enjoyed by all so can say good things. From the atmosphere to service by a soft spoken...More

1  Thank BCR4601
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I did not really know what I wanted so I just ordered the plate of different appetizers. It worked well for me since I really didn't know why to order. I liked it all. The waitress was extremely nice and made suggestions when we asked....More

1  Thank Kim B
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I had read good reviews for the vegetarian options at Jambo Grill, so wanted to try it out. We went for dinner on a weekday. Despite the fact that it wasn't busy, the service was exceptionally slow. Our waitress was nice enough, but it took...More

1  Thank RP_traveller_2013
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Decor: 4 Service: 3 Presentation: 2 Quality: 1 I went with my wife for a Saturday lunch yesterday and was hoping to see what some reviews were all about. To my surprise, it was a let down. We arrived and was standing at the door...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Visited in Jan, heard good things about the food. Went on a mon for lunch. Owner Nash served me, what a disgrace. Not only was he rude, he became standoffish when I asked questions about food prep.

2  Thank Van B
Reviewed 15 January 2016

If you are looking for generic 'indian' food this is not for you. If you want regional flavours, cooked with love with a sense of place then you will love Jambo Grill. Took some of my friends who swear by indian restaurants and indian food....More

Thank Musafirhoonyaaro
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were driving back from an event trying to find a place to eat. She read some reviews that Jambo had amazing food. We sat down to look over the menu which has both Indian and African cuisine. I was ready to...More

Thank Jpkamloops
Reviewed 25 December 2015

For those of you that love Idian/African food then this is the place. The great selection of grilled meat/fish dishes and the mouth watering curries make a visit to this place a must. We were here last night and they had some great singers performing...More

Thank MebsT
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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