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Calabash Bistro

428 Carrall St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J7, Canada
+1 604-568-5882
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“oxtail” (11 reviews)
“plantains” (10 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
428 Carrall St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J7, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for a birthday dinner. Very cool atmosphere and the food was good. The Seafood Chowder was outstanding. The food seems to be a mix of a blend of different islands. I had the Jerk Chicken which was tasty but nothing like the...More

Thank TheFarkman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was walking past here on a Saturday afternoon when it started to rain. Decided to go in and try the brunch. So glad we did. The food was great, well priced and a good balance of flavour, good spicing without being overwhelming. Other people were...More

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and a friend were looking for somewhere new to try downtown and found this gem !! We went on a Wednesday night and were seated right away! The ambiance of this place is laid back but has a Caribbean feel to it for sure....More

Thank SarahVanSlag
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I have visited Calabash for weekend brunch and during the week. The food is delicious and full if flavor in every bite! I would recommend the Jerk Chicken and Waffled bruch and the cocktails are to die for.. One of my favorite places to eat...More

Thank 123travelgirl321
Reviewed 6 August 2017

What a great vibe this place has. The music, the decor and the food are fabulous. The location is at ground zero of the downtown east side, with a very sketchy alleyway just steps away but you would never know it when you step into...More

Thank geoboy89
Reviewed 30 July 2017

It is located in a sketchy area of Vancouver but the food is excellent. I love the Jerk Chicken and Stew.It gets really busy so reservations are recommended.

1  Thank Mike_Nak
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Right off the bat, the back wall of the eatery backs on to E. Hatings alley. Small diner that tries to be classier than it is. The entry is too small and sudden. Exterior awning would help waiting patrons. Some window dressing and better lighting...More

Thank Marshymiss
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Now let me tell you about the best kept secret in Vancouver. Many times I passed through the area blowing it off because of the run down look and homeless people outside. But boy was I COMPLETELY wrong. As soon as I came in I...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I discovered the Calabash Bistro purely by accident. There was parking handy and the bistro looked inviting so I wandered in for brunch. The brunch bowl (with ox tail) was very satisfying and the price modest.

2  Thank Renegade225
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Delicious Caribbean cuisine. The entrees were very tasty but it was the appetizers that stole the show. The Camembert was fantastic and the coconut dumplings were a big big hit. Combine dumplings with the soup for a yummy meal. Dodgy part of town, though. Go...More

2  Thank scipiofan
Nearby
Chinatown
With the recent exodus of massive new building
projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which
has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas;
is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before.
Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian
cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking,
Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a
space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Carrall St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J7, Canada
    (Pender & Carrall)
  • Public Transportation: Number 22 bus, Number 19 bus, Stadium Sky train.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-5882
  • E-mail
Description
The Calabash is a Vessel that Supports Food, Drink, Art, and Music.

With flavorful Caribbean food in a healthy and creative atmosphere, we deliver uplifting cuisine, original cocktail recipes, and a unique downtown dining experience. Come enjoy an inspiring and artistic experience, true to the roots and traditions of the Caribbean. In our daily fresh sheet, discover unique combinations of West Coast and West Indian cuisine.
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