Jamjar on Granville

4.1
38 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Lebanese
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Casual
  • Gluten-Free Options
Jamjar is inspired by East Mediterranean flavours that utilize fresh vegetables, olive oil, & lemon juice as a base for dishes that are crafted with aromatic spices & cooked with passion. Jamjar brings you meals you would normally only find in Lebanese homes paired with flat bread all creatively presented in a warm industrial setting.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Lebanese, Middle Eastern
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Hours of Operation
Brunch and Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 733-2211
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Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Cross Street
Granville
Additional
Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 38 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.0
Service
3.9
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Theatre night

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food was amazing, and our server was awesome!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Had the 3 course sharing platter. Loads of food for such a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend and go again.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Wholesome food, simply served, with the option of patio seating. Perfect for sharing. Good choice for a light dinner in warm weather.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

A little cramped for space but overall a good experience.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Delicious variety, great for sharing with friends and an option for all dietary restrictions. Servers were pleasant & helpfully. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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).

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food, value and service were amazing.
The tables were set very close together which made it difficult to get in and out.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Totally amazing food, presentation wonderful, staff knowledgeable! Definitely
Will go again.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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 .

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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).

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

I have eaten here many times with friends and family and it is always a huge hit. Fantastic food and great service!

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Quality of food was mixed. Some impressive mezzes, some quite subpar ...

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food and a lovely ambiance. Our group had a fabulous time!

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3.0Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Really enjoyed the food especially the cauliflower and the prawn dish. Very creative. Service was very good. A bit drafty near the door

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Fantastic food, some good wines and beer too. Fairly casual, but great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2017

The Lebanese style mainly vegetarian dishes is a very trendy direction in the young dining scene and JJ comes up tops!

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2.0Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Delicious middle eastern style cuisine that's great for sharing. Good if you have veggie or vegans in your party!

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2017

Tasty Lebanese dishes, in a casual environment. Small plates; those expecting heaps of food should look elsewhere. Staff is amicable and accommodating.

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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

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!

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Food is fantastic, authentic Lebanese, great variety that please everyone. Servers are super helpful guiding you through the menu

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2017

We loved our meal and the ambience. Our service was excellent! I can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2017

The food is interesting, delicious and good value. Good service

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Tasty food. Modern take on Mediterranean/Lebanese/Israeli food.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on May 9, 2017

A disappointment compared to experience at the JamJar on Commercial Drive last year...lack of focus and not particularly good value...

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