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The Calabash African Bar and Restaurant

57 Union Street, Glasgow G1 3RB, Scotland
+44 141 221 2711
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
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“african food” (8 reviews)
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57 Union Street, Glasgow G1 3RB, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such delicious dishes from different countries in Africa. It was so flavorful. Our server was so friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The atmosphere might have been a bit lacking, but the food and service more than make up for it. You go down...More

Thank Siham L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu covers most of the continent and everything I've eaten has been good to excellent. Nyoma chama on my most recent visit was delicious and tender, staff are always helpful and happy to recommend things. The green bananas are amazing, get them as a...More

Thank uberteeb
Reviewed 15 March 2018

After a few visits to this place I managed to get an idea of how it is. Basically, it's an experience. The place is very run down and waiters are not the best at math (check the bill in case they calculated wrong, happened twice),...More

Thank Cernunnas
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

A very welcoming family friendly restaurant. My kids had a fab time playing with the children of other diners. The atmosphere is very warm and everyone is made to feel welcome and valued by the owners. The Nyamachoma their signature dish is amazing as are...More

Thank Kavanaghdc
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Service music and atmosphere unique just like Nairob. wide variety of African food from many countries including Nigeria and the West of Africa. The restaurant is full of local African people,a testament to its success over the past five years. Everything is fresh and home...More

Thank vanessafletcher82
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

The service is rather apalling. I usually get deliveries couple times a month, however everytime i make an order they tend to spend more than the required time to deliver ( 2hrs longer) and the most annoying part is the attitude even after i waited...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

THIS IS THE MOST DISGUSTING BATHROOM I HAVE EVER SEEN! Food is good however this made me wonder about the kitchen!

Thank Glaswegians74
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I did enjoyed the meal but I mostly enjoyed the music and the friendliness if the DJ miyak .nice place to be always.

Thank Onome3210
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

As an African living in Glasgow this is a great place to go to get a taste of home! The food was well prepared, there’s diversity of options from all over the continent. The egusi soup with pounded yam was flavourful and the nyama choma...More

2  Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Busy restaurant and bar down stairs on Union street. Authentic African menu, pumping music, great service and really reasonably priced. This place with its layered spices was a godsend after weeks of bland, stodgy food. Someone in that kitchen really knows what they're doing. Will...More

1  Thank Abernethy1
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charlotte g
8 January 2018|
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Response from Matthew N | Property representative |
Hi Charlotte, the last food orders are usually about 12:45. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Union Street, Glasgow G1 3RB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 2711
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