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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)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Indian, African
€€ - €€€
3219 Kingsway | B.c, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

We were surprised to find this restaurant in the middle of Chinatown. the restaurant is modern and the food is as good and the service is excellent. we had two different dishes and both where very good. Just a good restaurant between all the Chinese

Thank Twinmanfred
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We were a foursome; first timers to the restaurant. Each of us was delighted! We had the rib platter, chicken in coconut curry, cornish hen, vegie burani, and my absolute favorite the 'bhell puri'. The rib platter had three rib styles, different cuts, varied seasonings,...More

Thank raspberries2015
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I normally go for lunch..Owner Nash knows me well. I just phone in ahead of time,by the time I get there, the food is ready and hot. While having lunch, I order a couple of dishes to go also. The chicken curry is great. All...More

Thank sokaboy
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Horrible service, not only once but twice at this restaurant. We waited for an hour before they were able to sort out our orders. We had asked why it was taking so long and they blamed it on the kitchen. The servers should have taken...More

1  Thank E T
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Our son requested Jambo Grill for his birthday dinner. We went on Sept 10th at around 6:30pm. We ordered chicken 64, the appy combo, bhel puri, and two beef skewers/curried potatoes/salad. The chicken 64 was very tasty, with a nice spice to it. The order...More

Thank Mullo99
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

We came in at around 6:30 and the place was packed. We were able to get seated right away and ordered within 10 minutes but it took a long time to get our food - in large part due to a party of about 20-30...More

Thank Derek W
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This isn't your Main Street Indian. This is Indian/African fusion. We grew up in East Africa and this is exactly the kind of Indian food we ate: grilled meat, grilled chicken, kabobs, beef samosas, fish curry, chicken curry. When we need a fix of Indian...More

2  Thank vancityfoodiegirl
Reviewed 27 May 2015

My wife and I bring our family here on a regular basis. We love the jungle ribs and the cassava fries, we are both from East Africa and the food reminds us of home. The service is always excellent, the staff really make us feel...More

Thank Shafik L
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Went on a Wednesday evening, the place was a good busy but we got a table immediately. Waiter came across and put down water and took drink request, explained some items on the menu. Shared various dishes of lamb, fish, vegetables and a few starters....More

Thank honestopinion86
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Yesterday I was invited by a friend for dinner. We went to "Jambo Grill", a restaurant on Kingsway near Joyce Street that offers Indian and African food. Despite directly on the Kingsway it was a bit hidden that we first passed it with the car...More

Thank Ben W
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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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