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Lions Den Cafe

651 15th Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 2R6, Canada
+1 604-873-4555
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good50%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
26 Jul 2016
“Happily Surprised”
2 days ago
“Great Little Neighbourhood Gem”
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Cafe, Jamaican, Japanese, Caribbean
651 15th Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 2R6, Canada
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Reviews (27)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love this place! They offer great food for decent prices. The place is a local gem! Ken and Junko are a fabulous team and bring such happiness to what they do each day! The place offers a mix of Caribbean and Japanese food melted...More

Thank jackolatern
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This family run local diner is worth a visit if you're in the area. I had the all day breakfast special of eggs, bacon, toast and hashbrowns which was good and a great value at $6.50. It's an eclectic place with homey mismatched decor and...More

Thank Irish L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whet here for the beef patties andwas a little disappointed. Got the spicy patties and oh yes spicy they are! Might go back and try another dish but the beef patties, no thanks.Really like the place and the owners.

Thank Kimmie3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a reason why I gave this friendly interesting decorated place a low score. (1) I agree with the reviews that this is a homely friendly atmosphere especially the owner Ken /Junko /waitstaff who are very warm and welcoming. Decor is a few mismatched...More

Thank Travelledzeworld
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were way early for an appointment at a physiotherapist's nearby and had to kill an hour. So we wandered towards this very short street that I had seen from my car and that had some restaurants on it. Two of them were closed, so...More

1  Thank traveling-family-o-4
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Just love this family run restaurant, especially the curry goat and rice. When I have no time for dinner I stop in to get some patties to go. They put on a southern menu once in a while cooked by big Al, that's some corn...More

1  Thank 19Keys
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Funny little place on a funny little street. You may have never heard of "Japarribean" before, but you should definitely try it out! Ken and Junko are wonderful hosts and the food is delicious. It might look unassuming from the outside, but it's worth stepping...More

1  Thank MommyMago
Reviewed 9 December 2015

This is a small, funky coffee shop and restaurant with a stuffed lion staring at you from above. The owners are a Chinese- African Canadian couple who live above. the food is eclectic and average ranging from Asian to Caribbean with local specialties thrown in...More

Thank Roberto C
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We went to this place to have a small lunch. The owner is always welcoming and make sure you're enjoying your life. He would give you a tour of why it's called lion's den, and hist story is amazing. We tried the jerk chicken and...More

2  Thank May_Malek
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Excellent and very personal service, lovely food in a most unlikely setting. Ken is the ultimate host. This epic place is a must when you visit Vancouver.

1  Thank Lena S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 15th Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 2R6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Mt. Pleasant
  • Neighbourhood: Mt. Pleasant
  • Phone Number: +1 604-873-4555
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