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JJ's Kitchen, West Vancouver, BC
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JJ's Kitchen

3.9
3.9
35 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French
JJ's Kitchen + Bar: a place to Dine | Drink | Socialize

A lively, unpretentious dining destination off the beaten path in West Vancouver.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Italian, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 11:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 926-4523

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Luigi ( Michelin Starred)

  • Catering

    https://jjskitchen.ca/catering

  • Area

    West Vancouver

  • Cross Street

    Thunderbird Marina, 10 minute drive from Horseshoe Bay Terminal, Whistler

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan

What 35 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Brunch

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Neighbourhood gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Bad service, rude staff and over charged on final bill. Sums up my experience there. First and last time customer.
  2. AM

    AnniM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Our favourite appetizer was just so-so this time. They said they only had one order of mussels left, so we decided to share them. The mussels were chewy and ‘past their best before date’ I think. We left one for the chef to try, but he said it was fine. Our seafood linguini was excellent as usual however. I’m sure it was the end of a batch of mussels. Will still keep going to the place for our special occasions. Service was excellent.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a terrific evening. Food and service was exceptional.
  4. F

    Foodie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    We have enjoyed JJ’s in the past and we’re excited to go for Christmas Eve. However we were let down this time. It was a set menu that was extremely overpriced compared to their usual menu. Their Christmas meal didn’t come close to their steak and seafood platter which we would have ordered. We were still hungry after the meal and ended up going to another resteraunt to have more to eat.
  5. U

    Umbach

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful neighborhood gem! Fantastic food and ambience. Our favourite restaurant to celebrate birthdays and for a romantic night out. The staff are friendly, warm and attentive.
  6. k

    kristil

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A cozy restaurant with great service and food! I would highly recommend dinner here.
  7. IR

    IanR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Very noisy. Little soft furnishings to absorb noise. Music inaudible and adding to the din. Cold entering from door to patio which was left open on a number of occasions. Food was very good but not able to communicate with guest.
  8. W

    Wineaux

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    An interesting menu but even though it is limited, the first 2 items I ordered were not available. The server, a new Canadian, showed no understanding of the wine list and did not even know what the kitchen was short of. She tried to win the day with lots of smiles and nods - A for effort and F for job readiness. Met the owner, a friendly and engaging lady who said she was there because her manager never showed up. This restaurant needs to step up its staff training to play the game of a fine dining restaurant in West Vancouver. Staff must know what the kitchen is serving, and confidently walk people through their menu choices. Prices are high as were our expectations - no rush to return.
  9. JM

    JillM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was very good. I had to have the prawns and scallops dish again - delicious, and huge prawns. Dinner side salads would be a good addition. The caesar salads are much too big as a starter - half would be plenty. We'll be back.
  10. Y

    Yagnim

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We'll be back! Very good food, reasonable selection, good service, limited wine menu and a little on the high side (wine). Great ambiance - too bad it's so far out of the centre of town, but worth the trip!
  11. TS

    TaraS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We were the only customers in the restaurant for brunch and while the server and hostess were very pleasant, they didn’t once return to the table to ask us if we needed a water or coffee refill or anything else. We had to leave the table to find them to follow up on a missing item and again to check on a coffee order. Everything was very slow. The restaurant has great potential but the service needs some work. We were there for a special occasion so very disappointing.
  12. R

    Rosco

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Nicely decorated, both inside and covered deck. Tasty menu and excellent quality food. I highly recommend for either a casual evening or a special occasion.
  13. GC

    GabrielaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The service in general was not good at all. The host seemed new and tried to set us in a 4 guest table and we were 5(mentioned in the reservation), although all of the tables were not taken. The waitress also was new or wasn't properly trained. It took them 40 minutes to bring our orders and one was missing and took 5 more minutes. They don't have children's menu and the options are not very good for them. Although the owner was there, he didn't seem to be taking control under the situation. Other guest had to return their coffee and another their dish. It is a shame because it is a nice venue in a great pleace!
  14. SD

    StewartD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was great, at the time we visited it wasn’t busy which made for a quiet enjoyable date night. Food was awesome, staff were excellent. Will definitely go again.
  15. MW

    MarkW

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Met with family friends for a hike then dinner. All really enjoyed JJ’s. Food and service was great! Only downside was the elevator music which kinda dampened what was a gorgeous evening and an upbeat mood.
  16. CH

    ChrisH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Very disappointing experience! Terrible ambiance and told where we couldn’t sit as if we were lucky enough to be seated at all! The chef was handling the food rather than use tongs. What a shame for this lovely spot.
  17. TS

    TaliaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers and Managers were so friendly and genuine. I’m from the UK and I find that a lot of the servers in Vancouver / surrounding areas to act very contrived. They are not like this in JJs, they are wonderful. We had a server in training that was serving us, she was lovely and the rest of the staff treated her very nicely. Which is very telling of their company. The food was also amazing. We had the steak and seafood pasta but shared a bit of each. Would recommend everyone to do that. They also do have drinks that are not on the menu you just have to ask, for example they do ceasars. The service was also pretty quick Scenery was also beautiful, we haven’t been to that part of West Vancouver before. Would recommend this restaurant
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great food and friendly and attentive staff!
  19. MA

    MarkA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very good food! a great new addition to the neighborhood
  20. S

    Soulflower728

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was very accommodating. We loved the live music and singer although they should have been close to the patio. Overall a great experience!
  21. ML

    MarieL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server, Prya, was outstanding. She personalized the service in a way that I've never seen before. The food was excellent, the quantities were very generous (I had the other half of my meal the next day for lunch). I think their location is their greatest drawback and there's not much that can be done about that - it is far away from the madding crowd. The prices were high, but we got our money's worth.
  22. F

    Frbwh1

    Vancouver

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Living in the immediate area, we have seen multiple restaurants try this location. It is unfortunate that so many in the past have not made it. The menu appears to be overpriced, and will not be competitive with other locations on the North Shore. The wine list is predominantly European, and adding in a solid repertoire of BC wines both red and white would be helpful. A number of the offerings both food and wine are so outrageously priced, that I hardly see that as a selling feature. My suggestion, for the owners would be to take a look at Brown’s, cactus club, or even the keg and look at the wine list and menu offerings, and compare prices. Would love to see this location last, but they’re going to need to make some adjustments. Will not be a place we go regularly, which is unfortunate as it is very close to home.
  23. GH

    GregH

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good feel great food!
  24. KD

    KarenD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting. We ate early to avoid the rush. Great cocktails ! Good portion size. Friendly service. We had the tuna quinoa and the seafood pasta. Both excellent. Calamari entree very good. No space for dessert. Not the cheapest but good quality.
  25. MC

    MaleneC

    Hong Kong Islan

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service!
  26. MB

    MichaelaB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, great food and service! Will be back for sure.
  27. DH

    DarleneH

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It was Father’s Day. They were extremely busy, but frankly don’t seem to have the systems and processes in place to efficiently handle orders and service. We waited for 1/2 an hour for our mimosas to arrive, then one of them was in the wrong juice; over an hour for our food, coffee finally arrived, but of course we waited another 10 minutes for the cream. We want them to succeed, snd will go again, but . . .
  28. M

    Misspiggy

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Father’s Day
  29. RB

    RobertB

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant experience. A well presented menu and fantastic food
  30. JG

    JosephG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Giving 5 stars across the board yet service could use some improvement—it’s a fairly new establishment. Everything and everyone was so great though, so I wholeheartedly recommend.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and drinks ! Restaurant has a nice aesthetic as well. Would recommend !
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The early gray- almond cocktail was amazing. Definitely our new favorite cocktail. It comes deconstructed so you pour the tea and oat milk to make the combo you like! If you enjoy an almond croissant- I highly recommend this cocktail! The truffled spaghetti and meatballs was another fav for us. Overall, great experience!
  33. NS

    NSab

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Overall I thought it was overpriced and the food was very mediocre. The restaurant location was nice and the service was great though. Too bad the food wasn’t good.
  34. SS

    SaSal

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    great addition to west vancouver community :) hard working team to provide good experience, good menu !!food is delicious, and great decor :)
  35. FA

    FoodAdventuress

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Because of the Lion’s Gate closure, I discovered JJ’s by accident. What a little gem! Clearly they need to tell West Van residents they exist. Not everyone drives past this area of Marine Drive. We enjoyed the ambiance, food and service. Unfortunately, the menu is in transition from winter to Spring so some menu items like beef Wellington were unavailable. Regardless our group of four enjoyed appetizers and mains. The hits were calamari, carpaccio, Mac & cheese balls. The salmon, steak, lamb and pasta were all beautifully prepared. We’ll be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

JJ's Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 926-4523.

JJ's Kitchen is rated 3.9 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for JJ's Kitchen

5775 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7W 2S1

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Thunderbird Marina, 10 minute drive from Horseshoe Bay Terminal, Whistler

  • Area

    West Vancouver

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 11:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Italian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Luigi ( Michelin Starred)

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan

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