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Calabash Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner

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Calabash Salad
Organic mixed greens, roasted chick peas, eggplant,cucumbers, carrots and pineapple tossed in our house vinaigrette. Dusted with herb coconut choka.
Mango & Goat Cheese Salad
Organic mixed greens, cucumbers and tomato tossed in a tamarind dressing.Sprinkled with our Calabash jerk spice and herb coconut choka.Topped with sliced mango and crumbled goat cheese.
* Add free-range jerk chicken skewers or Ocean Wise jerk prawns to any salad 7.50
Jerk Prawn & Green Papaya Salad
Ocean Wise jerk prawn skewer, salt fish, green papaya and bell peppers tossed in our house vinaigrette. Dusted with tamarind coconut choka.
*Add two coconut dumplings 2.50
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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.
US$ 10-US$ 20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Caribbean, Jamaican
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

the hostess was kind enough to accommodate us after we missed our reservations. the food was delicious. drinks & Rum flights were good also. but more importantly, the lower level party floor with the live DJ was perfect. the drinks were good and the music...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Josie G
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I came here on a Saturday night around 9 and it was nice to see this place was busy and clearly popular. I ordered the seafood curry and my friend and I shared the coconut dumplings with mango butter. I can't handle a lot of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Sam C
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Just ordered the take out jerk chicken and a poutine. Their jerk chicken tastes like perfume so I will not ever order from there again. Worst I've had, sorry to say. I had high hopes given its one of the few paces in Vancouver but...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Meiling W
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Really Special Food here and a Really Ingredible and Kind Host. U gotta Check it out if u wanna try something Special.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank janmarce
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We had a date night there. The customer service is amazing! Would definitely go back. The food was good, if you’re into Jamaican food.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Roanne H
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The staff was wonderful to fit us in with no reservation. The dinner and drinks were the best of our entire stay in Vancouver -- Delicious and beautiful presentation. The hostess and server were friendly and helpful with recommendations. Our only regret was not being...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank WhereNext2013
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Food was really tasty and very well priced. We had the Pork Belly dumplings and the Jerk Fish Duo. Our servers & hostesses were all friendly and attentive. Yummy drinks (note that the Krack into Paradise is very sweet). Good vibe - we were there...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 2cantravelbugs
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We had over 40 people in the downstairs room. The staff were friendly, efficient and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. There were a number of tables set throughout the room which made it great for mingling. The drinks were tasty...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Ireneinnorthvan
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We enjoyed the Doubles - tortillas with chick peas and some great spice and veggies. Yummy and quite tasty. My wife had the Chicken Roti - very good, nice flavor and lots of chicken. I had the Vegetarian special with squash, rice, corn, and a...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank JoelK382
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came here with our nephew after his recommendation and previous visits. We started with the jerk pork belly with coconut dumplings.. amazing! We had the jerk chicken, jerk fish duo and jerk beef stew. All were delicious!

Date of visit: September 2017
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