Calabash Bistro

4.8
240 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.
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and almost looked too pretty to eat!

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Jaimee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was absolutely outstanding, I'll definitely be back!

KM
KenM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my dad and Bro to visit they loved it. The Rum flights are a must try. Music and hosts were wonderful and it’s a must return for me and anyone trying to find somewhere Caribbean to call a new home

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LevonneA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing and the staff were very welcoming! Felt like home.

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Luv2dineout
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and great portions.
Amazing staff as well and topped with fantastic music made for a memorable night :)

CB
CarolB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was delicious as always. The speaker was right above us and the staff were very good at trying to keep the music down. But the server said it’s an old system and the volume control is touchy. But certainly did not ruin the evening. So nice to be back there.

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Trav91
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I loved everything about this restaurant. Friendly service, high quality authentic tasting food and a great vibe. Some of the best food and one of our favourite new date spots.

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Jaytrill
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ambiance and vibe. Definitely would recommend this restaurant to family and friends 2 thumbs up and a full belly!

KM
KhadijaM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver. Outstanding food and service. Black owned and serving it up right. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vipXena
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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SiaF
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and food. The drinks are a must here.

G
Gurj
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time!! Great food, awesome music and just a good vibe.

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Lucie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Great customer service and it's a good value for the quality of food you get. Thumbs up for their cocktails!

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Enchilada
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was such a great experience, but obviously in such a sketchy neighborhood!

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tinymama
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, great selection of rum and good music.

KM
KaylaM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been meaning to go here for a while and glad I finally did. We tried a few cocktails which were tasty and refreshing. The oxtail and jerk chicken were so good. Will definitely be back and would definitely recommend!

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Poochie
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place !!! Best EVERYTHING! Staff was wonderful

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AnnY
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've visited here many times over the years and has never been disappointed. But the first time after the dine in restrictions lift was a great experience. My girlfriends & myself had a blast with the DJ weekend music & the most awesome Caribbean food & drinks! I loved the oxtail brisket mix burger. Usually my go to is the oxtail platter. But you need to try everything in the menu. Lol! I switched salad over fries for the meal. Coconut dumplings are a must! Service is really good! Please support them to keep their business going.
The outdoors of the restaurant is not as desirable but the inside is totally awesome!

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HeathSpen
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Upon arrival our table was ready. They were welcoming and attentive.
Tables are well space out, maintaining Covid protocol.
Their was a sudden leak from a pipe. The staff dealt with the matter efficiently and professionally, moving us to another table which was also reserved. One of appetizers ordered was offered to us complimentary which we appreciated.
Everyone enjoyed their meal and look forward to returning soon.
I highly recommend this space, for the food and the vibe inside.🙏

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Kintu
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location might throw you off but once you’re inside you forget about the outside!
Amazing food, service was great, drinks were really fresh and they had a Dj playing great throwbacks! Was a bit hard to talk downstairs cause it was a bit too loud, but still the vibe was great!

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travisI
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service, we had the veggie poutine, jerk chicken, and chicken roti. All was delicious, and portion sizes were generous. I'd recommend.

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AmoyJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always good vibes at Calabash. Good food, good music, and amazing drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 30th birthday!

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JennH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and is a total hidden gem! The mango dumplings were to die for.

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LesliM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it here, food and service was great. One tiny thing - just too loud on the music. It got really hard to hear each other near the end of our meal and we were glad that it was near the end... just a thought as everything else is really rockin'!

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GenevieveM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good .the workers are super friendly .

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Tony
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good, it's a fun spot to hang out, catch the Dj downstairs. Or just dine.

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huguesc
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The jerk chicken was really not to my liking as a jamaican descent..

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Ashley
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and efficient service! The waiters give you space and are on it when you need something. Such good food!

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Jess
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and servers!!! Definitely recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Family dinner out

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Monica
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, will be back! Great portion for price, all satisfied. Vegan special was a great choice!

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RStJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were fabulous - we especially recommend the Dark and Stormy. The coconut dumplings and vegan special were sublime. We lived in the Caribbean for 2 years and eating here brought back so many memories.

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Calabash
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great first experience. Wonderful food and atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a noisy table so they moved us and comp’d our dessert! Great service! The food is delicious!

DG
DannyG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was great.
Excellent experience all around!

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AmandaA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a let down attending this spot. My favourite place to go with an amazing vibe of music and food. Great experience!

LA
LuisA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and price. Really cool interior design too. Would definitely recommend.

MH
MelissaH
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe - even during Covid.
Can’t wait to go back when we can dance!!

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Poochie
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best vibes & soul food in town !! Highly recommend !

FAQs

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

Calabash Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 240 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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