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Jambo Grill & Paan House

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Indian, African
3219 Kingsway | B.c, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada
+1 604-433-5060
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“masala” (11 reviews)
“ribs” (19 reviews)
“naan bread” (8 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
Indian, African
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3219 Kingsway | B.c, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Visited this East African restaurant with Family. Owner is friendly and accommodating. Food is okay. Service was good Would recommend Dishes are authentic East African Recommend

Thank Gav D
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Love this restaurant. I first came here with some family friends, and loved it so much that I've been back a few times with my family. They're very friendly, and the food is great. Lamb lollipops, classic mogo (cassava chips, kind of like fries), and...More

Thank raspberrysmoothie
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This may be the best East African Indian food experience in town. Well, that is what the locals believe and there were a lot of families there to praise its credentials. Because we could not get beyond the appetizers and a delicious Kenyan beer, our...More

1  Thank lloyd b
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Yum-ers!! Love this place. When we are craving comfort food, we come here. E order the usual suspects: samosas, Mogo classic style, ribs no bone, chicken biryani, goat curry, butter chicken. And naan. And it's 'naan' not naan bread. We discovered something new today too,...More

Thank shabjessa786
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Wr were invited by a good friend who lived in Africa for a while to dine with her at this restaurant. The moment you entered you were surrounded by the aromas and odors of spices. Needless to say that was a first for us. We...More

Thank Overseasreader
Reviewed 13 March 2017

One of the better restaurants for Indian food. Most dishes are made well and delicious. Have visited a few times. Never been disappointed.

Thank Salman S
Reviewed 10 December 2016

You would want to go back again to try all the items from their delicious menu. Their boneless ribs, masala steaks, masala fries and chili chicken are among their best items on the menu.

Thank Sanz K
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went on a weeknight and was excellent. Had the masala prawns and it was one of the best I have ever had. Really enjoyed. The rest of our family had chicken and also pili pili corn and mogo. Service was good and chai was also...More

Thank ZayM
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My girlfriend wanted to try somewhere different and exotic for dinner so we decided to visit the Jambo Grill and Paan House. It's located on East Kingsway just west of Joyce and we found parking to be a bit of a challenge but it's worth...More

1  Thank Gord L
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Good friendly service and very nice Indian food with an East African influence. Reasonably priced too. Thumbs up!

Thank Flipmode777
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3219 Kingsway | B.c, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5K3, Canada (Formerly Jambo Grill & Good Morning Paan)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Renfrew
  • Neighbourhood: Renfrew
  • Phone Number: +1 604-433-5060
  • E-mail
Welcome to Jambo Grill. "Jambo” is Swahili, East African word, meaning hello. “Paan” is a betal leaf wraped with sweets & nuts. The dishes at Jambo Grill are Khoja style cooking, which is quite different from other Indian style dishes. Khoja’s, followers of the Ismaili Branch of Shia sect of Islam, our forefathers in India, were converted to Islam by the Dais from Iran. Thus, there is a strong Persian & Gujarati influence evident in our cooking. The Tandoor, a deep clay oven is one of the key elements in cooking these dishes, like Chicken Tikka, Kebabs & Naan bread whick cooks on the walls of the tandoor. Around the 1920s, the Khoja’s settled in large numbers in East Africa before immigrating to Canada in the 1970s. Certain African style dishes such as Cassava & Tilapia Fish are influences from that continent. Also cooking on the Grill (Sigdi) was very common in East Africa. Dishes like Mishkaki & Kuku Choma are prepared in this manner. At Jambo Grill we present you with the tastes of four continents, Iran, India, Africa, & Canada which we now call home. Our ingredients, tastes, & style of cooking are influenced by each of these unique places.Our Symbol Shaped like a betal leaf & the flame of a tandoor oven, on top of our naan bread, with paan leafs falling into a jar of sweet syrup.Voted Vancouver's Best East African and Indian Cuisine & Restaurant in Vancouver.
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