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Jambo Grill & Paan House

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3219 Kingsway | B.C, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada (Formerly Jambo Grill & Good Morning Paan)
+1 604-433-5060
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the better restaurants for Indian food. Most dishes are made well and delicious. Have visited a few times. Never been disappointed.

Thank Salman S
Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

You would want to go back again to try all the items from their delicious menu. Their boneless ribs, masala steaks, masala fries and chili chicken are among their best items on the menu.

Thank s4n48
Toronto, Canada
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went on a weeknight and was excellent. Had the masala prawns and it was one of the best I have ever had. Really enjoyed. The rest of our family had chicken and also pili pili corn and mogo. Service was good and chai was also good. I would return for sure.

Thank ZayM
Vancouver, Canada
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

My girlfriend wanted to try somewhere different and exotic for dinner so we decided to visit the Jambo Grill and Paan House. It's located on East Kingsway just west of Joyce and we found parking to be a bit of a challenge but it's worth finding a spot! The restaurant is nicely decorated with a variety of wood carvings and... More 

Thank Gord L
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Good friendly service and very nice Indian food with an East African influence. Reasonably priced too. Thumbs up!

Thank Flipmode777
North Vancouver BC Canada
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A group of us went. Free refills on chai tea. Had the chicken tikka with pili pili corn and masala potatoes. My son had a chicken dish off African side of the menu. Veggie pakora was good. One friend had the lamb biryiani which was good. We will go back to try different dishes. Friendly attentive service.

Thank NorthVancouvergirl
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The food here is so so delicious! We had the beef kabobs- wow, lamb lollipops- yum and chicken biriyani. Everything amazing. Definitely will be back.

Thank angies_kitty
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I love this place, the kebabs, the puri, the naan. ribs, chai.... Everything is top notch. We always go here whenever we visit vancouver, for brunch, lunch and dinner! Service is good and the location is easy to get to.

1 Thank Rabia M
Burnaby, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had Lamb Kabobs and a veggie curry plate. The meal was good but not as great as recommended. The beer was quite expensive @ 7.00 each and the on tap Stella they advertised, was not available. The veggie dish came with three dishes and nan. It was tasty but I've had better. The lamb kebobs were small and the... More 

1 Thank Ludwig K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I, my wife and two other guests went to the restaurant to celebrate my anniversary on 16th Aug, 2016. We ordered, beef ribs, shrimp curry and butter chicken. While every other food was delicious but the butter chicken was a disaster. It was as if somebody has put chunks of chicken in yellow curry and spread some butter and black... More 

2 Thank Taslim A
3219Jambo, Owner at Jambo Grill & Paan House, responded to this review

Sunita Jangra This is not a Punjabi restaurant it's Indian African food so order the BBQ dishes samosa mogo the appies but traditional Punjabi food you'd get disappointed Coz they make it Ismaily style it's not the same. I'm Punjabi so I know the difference. But this place has great food love it so much..!! ❤️ Like · Reply ·... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Indian, African
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
Good for
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
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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