Jambo Grill & Good Morning Paan

Looking for more tasty restaurants to try out, Jambo Grill & Good Morning Paan was recommended to me by a co-worker who shall remain nameless (you know who you are).  Don’t be discouraged by the long, strange name…  “Jambo” is Swahili for “Hello” and “Paan” is a traditional betel leaf wrapped with sweets and nuts used as a palate cleanser and to aid in digestion.

Since Jambo is a mix of East African and East Indian cuisines, I decided to try a little bit of both.  First off was the Pili Pili Wings.  Pili Pili is the African equivalent of Piri Piri sauce (like Nando’s Portuguese sauce).  The wings were pretty awesome (better than the ones we’ve had at Nando’s) – both crispy and spicy.

The Jungle Ribs is 12 oz of tandoori marinated beef short ribs served with masala potatoes.  I’m a sucker for beef short ribs and these tasted great… the tandoori marinade is the real kicker.

Butter Chicken is the dish we usually try if we’re comparing Indian food.  The dish comes with either long grain rice or naan… do yourself a favour and get both.  The rice is perfect for sopping up the butter chicken sauce.

And look at the size of the Naan!  This flatbread had a nice crunchy, chewy texture and is perfect for dipping in the butter chicken sauce.

The restaurant has free wi-fi (I love restaurants that have free wi-fi) and underground parking in the rear.  Not sure if this is a plus or a minus but the place was good enough for PM Stephen Harper to dine at as demonstrated by the pictures hanging on their walls.

Food:  4.5 / 5
Service:  4 / 5

Take a look at our recent revisit to Jambo Grill

3219 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC


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Posted on September 9, 2011, in African, Indian, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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