Calabash Bistro

4.8
198 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Caribbean
Calabash is still OPEN for take out and delivery. Checkout our delivery partners: Door Dash, Foodora, Skip the Dishes and Ritual.

The Calabash Bistro in Vancouver, serves up Caribbean cuisine in a creative and unique, environment. The atmosphere is inspiring and artistic, and the menu at Calabash Bistro is a unique combination of West Coast and West Indian flavors.

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.
What 198 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RoseMarie
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish, service was awesome and the music was exactly what we came for 🙂

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AmandeepK
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Probably some of the friendliest staff members in Vancouver. Would highly recommend! The vegan jerk roti stack did not disappoint

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Beans
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see these guys still thriving throughout covid season ❤️ our table enjoyed the jerk Burger and fried fish plus some patties and Coco dumplings. EVERYTHING tasted super good. I had Reggae on Broadway beautiful spicy tequila with mango drink. loved the servers everybody was masked and having a good time!

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GavinO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Great vibes, nice staff and delicious food.

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lemming
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for happy hour. As always, they have the most beautiful and tasty dark and stormys in the city. Love that there's a vegetarian option for poutine! We ate too much.... Food is too good.

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NoelleW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made a reservation at Calabash Bistro to celebrate a milestone anniversary. We had some special requests that the restaurant did their very best to accommodate. The restaurant was nearly empty likely due to Covid. The servers were attentive but not overly so - they allowed us lots of time to enjoy the evening and the food - which was delicious,. Order the coconut dumplings. This was our first time at the Bistro, and we will certainly go back.

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NasyaC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with a friend in Friday night, really enjoyed the oxtail stew and the mango mojitos were delicious. Our server was a gentleman with great energy and was always attentive to our needs. Calabash never disappoints. I recommend going if you want good food, music and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday, our server was amazing and so sweet. They played all out favourite music and made my night so special

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MulaloS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and drinks. The service was fantastic. Loved it!!

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NatashaC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!!! Food made both my mouth and stomach very happy! Love this place! Brought three new friends with me and they were talking about how they wanted to come back and we hadn't even left yet!

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Zeez
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved it, amazing food! Will definitely be returning soon!!

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PatrikCure
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calabash is a no brainer. Every time we dine here it is an absolute treat!

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AmandaP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is fantastic, drinks are delicious and the staff were on point. Will definitely be returning!

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SaraC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a friends birthday party, Amazing food and service 100% recommend

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Keray
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall, good experience music was a bit loud!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really knowledgeable staff and great service. We have been wanting to come here for ages and our anniversary was the perfect reason.

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MaryV
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I meet up here regularly for end of week chill with a friend and we love it. It's a cool, funky place. Seen a few servers come and go and without exception all were super friendly, helpful and happy to please. A big shout out to Colleen, she is super awesome! All the food I've tried has been great but I particularly love the roti stack, and if you're vegan this is a find.

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kevinh
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, people, service, and music. The salad is an unreal start

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner.....Excellent Time!!! Fantastic attentive staff

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner and food was amazing! The all around vibe was relaxing and romantic. I highly recommend eating here.

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ChrystalB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places in Vancouver. Excellent food, service, and cocktails. Best Dark and Stormy around!

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vipask4janice
Vancouver
66 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time visiting. It smelled absolutely amazing as we were shown to our table. Really loved the atmosphere & decor. Menu is simple and straightforward. Portions look small but are very filling! Never having had Caribbean food before, I would imagine it was very authentic. Nothing too showy or inventive but delicious & proper comfort food. Cocktail list is nice too.

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deneicew
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, good service and delicious food!

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JennaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in Vancouver! The staff are so friendly, food and drinks are amazing and vibe is always so good.

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AmanuelT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly highly recommended Calabash Bistro. Great vibes, great food, and great service.

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ChloeM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best food I have had in Vancouver yet. The chicken curry roti was so flavourful and the rum punch was perfectly strong in flavour and alcohol! Our servers were so kind and attentive and great with recommendations. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have such a great experience at Calabash. Great food, and even better service!

JB
JennaB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Caribbean food!!! Love this place for all occasions

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RayM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food great service would recommend to friends

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Poochie
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is NO WHERE else in Vancouver that you can catch a sweet vibe, listen to dope Music & the most delicious , flavourful food. This spot ticks all the boxes. We highly recommend it!

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MaiaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing and the service is even better. Everything we ate was bursting with flavour; you can tell the amount of care that went into each dish.

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Salf
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were great and service was excellent right from the moment we arrived.

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ILOVEFOOD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so yummy! Have eaten here before and took my mother-in-law this time and she loved it too. Get the Coconut Dumplings and thank me later, they're mouth watering.

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Davidf
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome as always. And the rum selection is to die for.

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Nico
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, wonderful service. I absolutely recommend.

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monicak
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails are great and the food's amazing too! Definitely will visit again.

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JustineS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic Caribbean food. Love it! Service was fantastic too.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Located in a rough part of town, however the food and service are amazing.

Food was great. Not authentic (I’m from the Carribean) but a good spin. It was tasty overall and I would highly recommend.

Ambience was great.

Service was great, they were polite and checked in on us.

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Sharon
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food here was salty. Our table shared food and so we tasted different menu items. The options seemed interesting but the food was not much better than average. Sorry to say as I am from the Caribbean and was hoping it would be good.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night! Good food good music. Coconut dumplings are a must try

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Calabash Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats.

Calabash Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 198 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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