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The Calabash African Bar and Restaurant

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57 Union Street, Glasgow G1 3RB, Scotland
18:00 - 23:59
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant and was blown away by the friendly atmosphere and amazing food. The food was simply some of the best I have had in Glasgow. There is something to suit the taste of everyone. Great for kids as well. We had lamb, rice, fish with chappatis and was amazing. Definitely give this place a try it's on Union... More 

Thank Imranfarid
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017

So I had a takeaway so can only talk about the food quality (although the delivery man was adorable), which was excellent int he extreme. We had a big range of food and dipped into everything and there was no disappointing dish - all hearty, filling and yummy. Can't recommend more.

Thank GNR88
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Decided to try something different when in town with friends. The restaurant is near the train station, our server was friendly and described some of the menu for us. The Egusi soup was really nice with the pounded yam. We also tried some cassava and jollof. I recently went back after travelling to Uganda and had Katogo and spinach -... More 

Thank Laura84x
fort william
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

MY MEAL WAS JST AS I EXPECTED TYPICAL AFRICAN FOOD.,it was spicy nd met every point.i had cabbage spinach curried goat nd tripe and liver,nd cassava nd fufu

Thank pamellaFortWilliam
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

3rd time here, with friends, food service was a bit faster this time, but still as good. Place Was busy with England Vs Scotland match and a good atmosphere. Waiting staff were helpful and polite and it's an easy atmosphere to get talking with patrons from Africa and elswhere. Our friends would return. We tried a lot of the real... More 

Thank whitesettlerbrummie
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I would recommend this to anyone who likes African authentic food. both food and service where excellent.

Thank Ian D
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

a nice place although a fun night out what ever your culture back ground is . I went here with a work colleague on a night out we had an amazing night.

Thank Lindsay M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

After I placed my order I asked the waiter how long it would take to get my meal and he said 15mins tops. My food didn't come until after 40 mins. I ordered assorted pepper soup and it was not bad but not great. The pepper soup had just tripe and liver in it. I also think they need to... More 

Thank Yewande O
Durham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I have only one word to describe this hidden treasure in the middle of glasgow.... that word is Wow. I would go out of my way to visit this extremely friendly adventure of taste and culture again. I had the goat. I had absolutely no idea what to expect. It came out on a sizzler plate and from then on... More 

Thank Malcolm_Barwick
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

It's a different restaurant to most others in Glasgow. The food is unique and typical to the theme, although I did not spot any Ghanaian food I knew, I suppose it is difficult to cover every African dish. Overall I would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a different culinary experience with tasty food.

Thank Matt W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:59
18:00 - 23:59
18:00 - 23:59
18:00 - 23:59
18:00 - 23:59
18:00 - 23:59
18:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Union Street, Glasgow G1 3RB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?