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Restaurant type

  • Bistro,

Cuisine type

  • Caribbean,

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,
  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Upscale,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
X1-428 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J7
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Methods of Payment:

Ratings & Reviews - Calabash Bistro

How would you rate this business?
September 19, 2019

Had a great night celebrating my husband and friend’s bday. Grey was awesome, our server was awesome, food was awesome and music was awesome. All around awesome lol. Will definitely be recommending to friends!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2019

Honestly such a great evening! Our server was great, the music was amazing and the food was spectacular.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2019

The roti stack was absolutely delicious and the music of Turunesh just stunning. Solid, friendly, helpful service. A fantastic new find. Will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2019

Mr. Roger Collins! Thank you and your team for your exceptional hospitality and food as always! Looking forward to the next time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 9, 2019

Amazing as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 10, 2019

The food was fantastic and the family style service for functions is fantastic as well. We will be back, Cheers,

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 7, 2019

Delicious food, great ambience, fast and friendly service. The plantain appetiser was excellent and the dark & stormies are my favourite.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 2, 2019

Had my birthday here recently. We had a great time. The wait staff was very friendly. They wrote me a cute birthday note and gave me a free birthday dessert! The food was good. We had the snack sharing menu. I have been here in the past and will be back again!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 28, 2019

Amazing food and the male waiter was hot and courteous.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2019

Love it ! Thank you Gray! And everyone there!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2019

Always great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2019

Always a fun time here with funny and welcoming servers. Food is also delicious

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 26, 2019

Just a small lack of attention to detail on the wine ordered. Otherwise, a good night

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 24, 2019

Always amazing! Jason chima

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 22, 2019

Always a great place to have a meal in an excellent atmosphere! #famfavourite! The team was great, attentive and the food was delicious, already planning the next meal there! Undisputed quality!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 22, 2019

Highly recommend. Food and drinks were amazing. Atmosphere and service were great. Good vibes

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 19, 2019

Such friendly staff. And such delicious food!! Feels like home.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 18, 2019

Really good food and the music downstairs was great! I will come back with my kids for an early dinner :)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 18, 2019

Celebrated a birthday at Calabash and stayed afterwards to enjoy the late night DJ. Dinner service was great, Jan our server was very attentive, gave great recommendations and the food was absolutely delicious. Will definitely be back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 8, 2019

Top top dolla! Favourite restaurant in Vancouver. Veggie Roti Stack.. YUM!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 5, 2019

A must when showing off the best of Van. Big love to folks at Calabash for absolutely killing it everytime!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 4, 2019

Awesome place! Would recommend to anyone. Service was great as well

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 3, 2019

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 28, 2019

Amazing food, vibe & service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 23, 2019

Food was delicious. Had the oxtail as a main and the pork belly with dumplings as an appy. Portion size was wonderful for the main but they ran out of plantain so I had to give them 4 stars for "food". Server was sweet and checked in often without being overbearing. Music was a fun trip down memory lane for both me and my friend. Gave 3 stars for "atmosphere" because the aesthetic of the space isn't my style but that's all a matter of preference. GM is a cool friendly dude. Would definitely visit again.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 21, 2019

Food flavour is absolutely incredible! Good vibes all around!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2019

Always good food, and service. Never miss the fried coconut fritters with mango butter!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 13, 2019

Fantastic night! Great food and wonderful service!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 11, 2019

Fire alarm went off and service staff were quick to put us at ease and to to speed up the process of ensuring the alarm was off.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 7, 2019

Love this restaurant! The atmosphere is amazing! Servers are super friendly and the food and drinks are always delicious! It’s one of the restaurants I always bring my visiting friends to! Keep up the amazing work!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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