Start your meal off at Calabash Bistro with a serving of jerk fries or plantain chips, and maybe try a mango and goat cheese salad or vegan chickpea choka and roti. But make sure to leave room for the main course. Entr�es and staples include oxtail, ackee and saltfish, a vegetarian platter and much more. You�ll also find a number of curries and jerked dishes, like goat curry and jerk jackfruit.
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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:45PM
Tue 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:45PM
Always a vibe! Great food and ambience. Will be back
Great food and service. Very unique, delicious dishes and drink. We had a great time and everyone around us seemed to be doing the same.
It was my birthday. I wanted to have a nice dinner with friends and dance. The bratender upstairs was not super nice. I said it was my birthday and that I was meeting friends and he said they were booked (I had reservation). Another sweet person said, are you? and told me my friends were downstairs. There was an Australian waitress super rude, interrupted me, ignored me and really made my night not cool. I left without dancing. I had high expectations for my birthday but was quite disappointed. Not very authentic in terms of people working there. I was hoping to have Caribbean people and nicer vibes...
Not too many places In GVA have Caribbean food, and at Calabash it's terrific. The Roti stack is delicious whether you're vegetarian or not. The wait staff are superb, amiable yet efficient. Come here regularly and have never been disappointed.
The food was great and the staff were very friendly and accommodating! We had a really good time here.
The Roti was with very thick bread. The bread was so thick that did me let me taste it’s filling.
This is my 4th time eating hear and it was the worst...no Caribbean taste and too water down...need to sit before serving!!! Service was OK. Waitress too energetic. I will try one more time as I really loved this place when it first opened.
Music was really pounding away on my way drums . Seems to be getting louder.
Tasty food and drinks and our server was very attentive.
Music later in the evening was great, especially for 90s music fans.
Great, and relaxing Carribean vibe. Good, basic Carribean food, and a wicked rum punch!
We have been there 4 times now, each meal has been fantastic, our server was great, the drinks were all bang on, the staff seemed to care about us, it was a great night out and we will definitely be back!
Great and awesome staff
Favorite place to go with friends that are visiting town.
Great food and great music, very crowded but what would you expect on New Years Eve
It was my first visit there and it was amazing! Great night of food, dancing, and service! Thank you!
We went as a family before going to Cirque du Soleil. Everything was delicious, great flavour, would come back again!
Food was fantastic! They were super accommodating to my large party and the music was great!
This restaurant is located in a run down neighbourhood nearby YVR Chinatown filled with homeless & drug addicts.
Friendly staff; mediocre food execution; goat meat is tough; the so-called coconut dumplings are merely deep fried dough without any coconut flavor nor any coconut flakes in sight; jerk chicken is not as good as I expected; ox tail stew is very salty.
Very authentic Caribbean food, I enjoyed very much
Awesome food and vegan options, their dark and stormies are amazing! Two thumbs up!
Great food..not.over bearing jerk spice. Just the right heat and cooked well..beware they add a gratuity to bill.we only had 3 guests and still had the gratuity added
Ope Table did not list my name on the reservation despite calling to reconfirm and change numbers. - my name was not listed on my reservation - this caused confusion and stress for the attendees and the birthday girl.
Had a great time and the service was great. Between the 6 of us, we tried a variety of dishes and each were fantastic. Would highly recommend the oxtail stew, island tacos, roti stack and the coconut dumplings to share. As for drinks, a variety were ordered and enjoyed but their dark and stormy was the table favorite.
We had a diverse group of tastes and food restrictions in our party of 7, and every single person left raving about their meal. Huge portions, delicious tastes and aromas, attentive and friendly service. If I had to criticize one thing, the bar was quite slow making drinks even though we arrived at 6 before the place filled up. But not slow enough that it changes my 5 star rating!
Food was delicious. Was taken here for birthday. Had the jerk chicken, friend had oxtail, other friend had curry. All amazing. So tender and full of flavor. Would definitely go again!!
LOVED every bit of this restaurant!!! From the incredibly friendly and warm service to the awesome beats and, of course, the tasty food.
We ordered the mussels (my mom could not stop raving about them) and the pork belly to share. We had the oxtail (so good!!), the jerk chicken, and the roti stack as our mains. Very good portion sizes, great value :)
I’ve never really noticed this gem before, despite frequenting the area quite a bit, but it’s now one of my favorites in Vancouver. Can’t wait to come back to check out one of the gigs in the basement lounge!
We came as a group of 6 people. All of us had such a great time, our server was energetic and bubbley. The food was amazing, the hummus was our favourite! Cocktails were great too, they did take a while to make though. We will definitely recommend this restaurant!
I wish I could give a higher rating because I love the food here which keeps me coming back but I left this time extremely disappointed as I am vegan and ordered a vegan dish only to discover the bottom half was full of cheese. This was after I’d eaten the top half and then noticed pieces of cheese in the bottom. The staff was very apologetic but I feel disgusted at the thought of consuming cheese accidentally. They took that item off my bill but I feel more should have been done as this is a serious issue especially if allergies were involved.
Food was fresh and delicious. Staff was very friendly and helpful although maybe a little overworked as restaurant got busy. Overall a good choice for trying something new. Neighborhood is rough though so if you’re a single woman make sure you aren’t alone when arriving or leaving. Fantastic dinner before a movie choice!
The food was amazing except the Jerk Chicken recipe. It was not authentic Jerk. Other than that, the rest of the food was great!
Nothing but good vibes, beautiful people, and food ❤
Great food! Great service. Really fun vibe. Was a slow night and we had an early dinner so it was exceptionally quiet. The location does make you feel bad when looking outside at real social issues while inside having nice meal (first world problems) and others are just surviving. I will definitely go back and recommend it. My out of town guests who were shocked as they walked from their hotel to the restaurant. Next time I'd be sure to not forget to let people know what to expect. They look loved it as well.
The restaurant was a bit loud, but that was because there were lots of patrons. Which is a good sign. The food was delicious and the service was polite and attentive. We enjoyed our experience there.
Hi Danw We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Calabash never disappoints! Great food, drinks, music and vibes.
Hi VancityO - Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are so glad you had a fabulous time. We look forward to your return.
Thank you we had an excellent time at Calabash, everyone was energetic and great at serving. Thank you!
My friend and I tried out Calabash for the first time and I made a reservation for 6:15pm, at around 7:35pm a server came by our table to inform us that our reservation was up. Our table was booked for another party. I am aware that many restaurants place a 2 hour limit during busy nights. But just over an hour seems ridiculous. Apparently another server had informed my friend that another party was booked for 8 or 8:30, she agreed to that as that would give us around 2 hours to enjoy or meal and catch up. To ask us to wrap up and pay our bill at 7:35 is very rushed. Why wasn't this noted when I made the reservation. In the end we ended up going to another restaurant for several drinks and to finish our catch up. So lost business and future customers. To be fair all the servers were friendly, just the overall logistics very poor.
HI Emmie, We do apologize for the negative experience you had and we thank you for providing us this valuable feedback. I will be passing on your feedback to our service team. We definitely try to keep good communication with our guests on busy nights and don't mean to make anyone feel rushed. We would love the opportunity to win back your service and encourage you to make a reservation with us.
Love this place! Food is always amazing and the vibe is great. Check out their music features.
I’m comin back real soon the food was outstanding , love the ambiance and art work , everyone was real friendly , the cocktail are deeeeeelish
Great food, staff and atmosphere. Will be back for sure.
Great food. Great staff. Great cocktails. I’ve never taken anyone here and had them be disappointed.
One our favourite places to visit. Great food, best dark and stormy drink ever. Love the coconut dumplings.