Jamjar on Granville
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
overall a very good experience for the first visit. I did indicate on the reservation that it was a birthday celebration and our server asked if we were celebrating anything and I told her birthday and that was the last we heard about it. Nothing was done or said beyond that. That was disappointing but the rest was good. They need to pay more attention to details.
The food was amazing, and our server was awesome!
Had the 3 course sharing platter. Loads of food for such a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend and go again.
Wholesome food, simply served, with the option of patio seating. Perfect for sharing. Good choice for a light dinner in warm weather.
Good food except halloumi was a bit burnt. Otherwise excellent food. Service quick and very pleasant servers. Enjoyable. Took too long to get bill. Overall , I would go back Again.
All the dips were amazing. Olives and pickled items were very salty. 3-course tasting menu was too much food for 2 adults. However, for a first-timer, it was a very good intro to the menu. Highly recommend shrimp, hummus, and spinach dip!
A little cramped for space but overall a good experience.
Severs kept bring the food without an explanation of what was on the platter. Music loud, we made a reservation but were when we arrived were not allowed to sit in the outside seating which was quieter. Our reservation was for 5:30.
Delicious variety, great for sharing with friends and an option for all dietary restrictions. Servers were pleasant & helpfully. Will definitely return.
The food was very tasty, and while you may be thinking that it's just going to be lots of pita and hummus, there is a lot of variety to try. We ordered a number of dishes and shared around - for the 5 of us, the recommendation was 8-10 (take the recommendation - the plates to share are a good size).
Had a lovely pre-theatre dinner here with a small group. The food was overall very nice although we were a little underwhelmed by the lamb sausage and the falafel balls were over-fried to the point that when I tried to cut it open, it slipped off my plate and flew across the restaurant... Having said that, the fried eggplant and falafel eggs benny at brunch is one of my fave dishes in the city!
The food, value and service were amazing.
The tables were set very close together which made it difficult to get in and out.
Totally amazing food, presentation wonderful, staff knowledgeable! Definitely
Will go again.
The restaurant was very cold. Had to keep your coat on. Servings were quite small. The best was the rice that came with the lamb Popsicle. Overall we were disappointed .
Food was disappointingly lacking in flavour. Bread was dry enough to be more like a cracker - although they did provide a small complimentary dessert after we mentioned this. We know this cuisine well and were expecting good things based on word-of-mouth. We won’t return.
Great food! Special attention was made to ensure everything had a perfect taste and was spiced to delight! Portion sizes a bit small, but I guess that's what you get when the quality is so high. Other than value-for-food, it was a delight to eat here. Very high service-standards and well dressed waiters (even refilled our water from the left side, never reaching over or making any service faux-pas).
I have eaten here many times with friends and family and it is always a huge hit. Fantastic food and great service!
The food is made to a high standard, but I would share one GIANT CAUTION against ordering too large a sampling of variety such as one of their sharing plates. All subtlety is lost with the strong flavors and oils of each dish. It's like the food is yelling at you from all directions. If I find myself back, I think a glass of wine, a plate of hummus, and maybe one entree is the way to go here.
Quality of food was mixed. Some impressive mezzes, some quite subpar ...
The food is overall good. Some vegetable items were a bit salty. I really like the Turkish coffee and the meat dishes. Overall is a very comfortable setting.
Great food and a lovely ambiance. Our group had a fabulous time!
The tables are too packed together on the side with the windows. When all diners are seated, there really isn’t enough room for people/waitstaff to walk by. They were always squeezing through. Very disruptive to the dining experience. Food was nothing to write home about. The cauliflower dish was over salty.
Really enjoyed the food especially the cauliflower and the prawn dish. Very creative. Service was very good. A bit drafty near the door
Fantastic food, some good wines and beer too. Fairly casual, but great atmosphere.
This was my fourth JamJar experience, but the first time for my three friends. One friend was unhappy with his first cocktail but LOVED the food and the other drinks he ordered. I found the food to be flavourful and imaginative, and our server, Edila, made excellent suggestions for our meal! We will definitely come back.
The Lebanese style mainly vegetarian dishes is a very trendy direction in the young dining scene and JJ comes up tops!
Was this their day off? I mean the food was very bland and, worst offence, the pita was awful.
Pitas should be arm and absorbent and overall delicious way to mop up the middle eastern food. Theirs tasted like it had been purchased three days ago at Safeway and left in the fridge until ready to serve.
Overall, overpriced and no atmosphere.
Delicious middle eastern style cuisine that's great for sharing. Good if you have veggie or vegans in your party!
Tasty Lebanese dishes, in a casual environment. Small plates; those expecting heaps of food should look elsewhere. Staff is amicable and accommodating.
Both food and wine were very good, although a bit pricey considering that the portions were not extremely generous. JamJar is nevertheless my favorite Lebanese restaurant in town, I definitely recommend it!
At any middle eastern restaurant I have ever been to, and As I have travelled there many times, I have never received the houmous plate sometime in the middle of the meal. It always comes first, not at Jamjar. I didn't think the quality was particularly good either, extremely bland. Spices were minimally used. If you want really good mid-Eastern food go to Chickpea on Main or Tamam on East Hastings - authentic.
Food is fantastic, authentic Lebanese, great variety that please everyone. Servers are super helpful guiding you through the menu
We loved our meal and the ambience. Our service was excellent! I can't wait to go back.
The food is interesting, delicious and good value. Good service
Tasty food. Modern take on Mediterranean/Lebanese/Israeli food.
A little loud, but the space is small so it is to be expected. Servers were great when they had the time to be attentive. They seemed a little understaffed. Once the kinks at the Granville location are ironed out this place will be a neighbourhood gem. Will definitely be back to try again.
A disappointment compared to experience at the JamJar on Commercial Drive last year...lack of focus and not particularly good value...