We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Calabash African Bar and Restaurant

57 Union Street, Glasgow G1 3RB, Scotland
+44 141 221 2711
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“cassava” (2 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
“african food” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:59 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
57 Union Street, Glasgow G1 3RB, Scotland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (57)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 10 December 2017

fantastic, wonderful holiday ,weather was great . everything about this place is wonderful . So easy abnd cheap to get around. Beaches are superb and within easy reach ,just a bus ride away. People asked me ...Marseille for a holiday?...its a place that I have...More

Thank horseandbarge
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

Thank Abernethy1
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

If you want the full African experience, look no further. Music, food, people & atmosphere.... All there

Thank Cruel J
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Dinner with friend did not go too well. We ordered and paid and was waiting for the food for 1.5hours. We did remind them in between but nothing changed. Once the food came I was tired of waiting and lost appetite. The food is tasty...More

Thank gumna96
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I used to live in Kenya and have been desperately trying to find food with authenticity to the region. I discovered this restaurant and was so wonderfully surprised by the high quality of the food and great service. I had the ugali, the green banana...More

Thank jkoletic
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I had been to Calabash more than 20 times before tonight, and regularly sang its praises to anyone who would listen. As a South African ex pat, I loved nothing more than visiting Calabash for a cold Castle and a boerewors meal. But tonight my...More

Thank StefLachHack
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Spent a week in the Paphos Garden Hotel having booked half board. Everything about the hotel was superb. The accommodation was ideal, the food could not have been bettered. The staff were friendly and efficient and the hotel was just an easy 20 minute walk...More

Thank DesGilmore
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I have been here a couple of times and I would love to have posted something positive as the staff are very pleasant but I'm afraid the quality of the meat used lets it down badly. I have had a Nigerian dish and also an...More

Thank Mark F
Nearby HotelsSee all 93 hotels in Glasgow
Rennie Mackintosh Station Hotel
729 reviews
.02 km away
Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow
1,226 reviews
.04 km away
Grand Central Hotel
4,134 reviews
.11 km away
Artto Hotel
578 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Lychee Oriental
873 reviews
.09 km away
Alston Bar & Beef
867 reviews
.10 km away
Champagne Central
647 reviews
.05 km away
Gordon Street Coffee
149 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Buchanan Street
4,249 reviews
.16 km away
The Lighthouse
771 reviews
.10 km away
Princes Square
106 reviews
.21 km away
The Arches
86 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Calabash African Bar and Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing