Vital Ital Calabash

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4.37 out of 5 stars 4.37 / 5.0, 15 reviews
Address: 3031 Adeline St, Berkeley
Area: East Bay
Hours: Daily 12 - 6 pm.
Category: Restaurant/Food Vendor (Vegan)
Restaurant Type: African
Average cost: $11-$20  per person after tax and tip$11-$20  per person after tax and tip
Vegan Dessert: Yes
Accepts credit card: No
Parking: Parking lot and street parking.
Transit: Across from Ashby BART

Notes: Re-opened March 2008. African Jamaican food, including jerk "chicken", burgers, stews, fried plantains, smoothies and more. Cozy restaurant with limited seating inside (a few small tables and bar seating along the wall) and outdoor seating. Has a friendly and casual vibe.

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Added by Chris on 2005-01-30, Last update: 2010-01-03, Viewed 18970 times
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Average rating:4.37 out of 5 stars 4.37 / 5.0 Based on 15 reviews. (Add/Edit your own review)

Rating Comments   Reviewer Date
3 out of 5 stars Went with a friend a couple of months ago to check it out. The plantains were awesome. iI'd return for those and to try a smoothie. Update 12-30-09: Are they closed? I was in the neighborhood today and everything looked sealed. JamieR
Reviews: 3
5 out of 5 stars BIG NEWS. Seed of Life (another vegan restaurant) is now open late in the same location! Go a little before 6 SUN-FRI and try both! My Vital Ital review ==> I've always been 100% pleased with the food and unique atmosphere. The great recipes and quality ingredients always please, as does the ambience. It's true the place is not the cheapest around, but the quality and preparation are worth it. greg
Reviews: 133
3 out of 5 stars It's worth eating here once in a while. It has good tasting shakes and sandwiches and they all are very filling so you won't leave hungry. The only problem is that everything is too sweet and salty. I always get thirsty after eating here. Make sure you're not in a rush. It can take 20 plus minutes to get your food. Also, the dining area is very tiny and noisy, but is very interesting to look at. eatlightly
Reviews: 2
3.5 out of 5 stars The Rasta stew was of average flavor and creativity, somewhat small portion for the price. Serving plates and bowls need to be removed where cracked and chipped. Cramped and noisy interior, but good place for a vegan smoothie and sandwich to go. Vegan Living
Reviews: 95
3 out of 5 stars Friendly but quirky atmosphere, Very laid back staff that seem overwhelmed at times. Tasty but small portions. The Supreme Burger wasn't very super - hardly any filling. chris
Reviews: 82
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