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Calabash Bistro

428 Carrall St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J7, Canada
+1 604-568-5882
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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428 Carrall St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J7, Canada
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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

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

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.

Thank Jan-Marc E
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.

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

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

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

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

Thank Joel K
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!

Thank maurph
Reviewed 13 September 2017

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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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
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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