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James Street Cafe & Grill

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3819 Canada Way, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-676-1876
09:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 09:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 22:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great food, great atmosphere and friendly service.. The Grilled Nyama Choma platter is my favorite. I am always running into people I know over hre and that adds to the experience.

Thank MebsT
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Was here for a staff dinner party and the service was buffet with appies served family style. With a name like the James Street Cafe & Grill, you wouldn't expect the East Indian influence on the menu, but that's what is featured here. The food is Western-friendly (i.e. butter chicken) and tame enough for timid palates... I'm not sure they... More 

Thank Vcurve
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place is close to work so we dine here for business lunches, the food is pretty good, they have an interesting selection that has a spicy Indian character along with more mainstream items. They try hard to be kind of fancy, with linen tablecloths and a fireplace but the service can be kind of indifferent and on cold days... More 

Thank john d
Mission, Canada
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

After many years of having work related trips to that neighbourhood, and a secondary home for years I finally discovered this fantastic restaurant with take out options. It is located on the North Side of Canada Way a few blocks W of Boundary Rd. and it has good parking, in a corner next to a mechanic garage, the parking lots... More 

Thank MarriedAnd-Over-50
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

First time here and I enjoyed it very much. My father in law doesn't eat out much and it was his fave restaurant but he said the quality in meat went down as well as the spicyness of the food. I did not know, I enjoyed it and the staff were good too.

Thank Yoko E
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Convenient location with parking spots. Karaoke every Friday night! They have good Chai Tea if you are a fan of Chai. Daily special for good deals. Lamb curry and prawn curry are the best of the best!

Thank Francine0377
campbell river, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place has an impressive CLEAN look, food is just FANTASTIC and service tops it all. If you like eating Aromatic Indian Spicy food that is not going to burn your pallet , yet give your taste buds the enjoyment...I suggest you visit this place. Unfortunately "James Street Café" is a confusion...I thought it was some sort of English Café....until... More 

Thank Meb V
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My wife and I love coming to this place. The food is very tasty. My wife gets the Sunday chef's plate brunch special (not sure of the name). She doesn't like really spicy food but the flavour is great without being too spicy. We've tried numerous other dishes and consider this a hidden gem.

Thank rhouben
Vancouver BC
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We hadn't visited this cafe all year, so it was time! On a chilly rainy damp Sunday after church, we dropped in and looked at the menu. Fortunately it hadn't changed. (you can never tell these days) We discovered this little restaurant on Canada Way near Smith Ave by accident around 5 years ago. It has a delicious Indian and... More 

Thank dragonfly3
Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I was revolted by the sight of bloody and undercooked meat when I cut into the half chicken peppercorn special on my plate; serious risk of food poisioning. I returned the meal to the waiter who was at the counter at the time, with another man I later found out to be the owner. I accepted an alternative meal (butter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3819 Canada Way, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Burnaby
  • Phone Number: +1 604-676-1876
two blocks east of Boundary

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?