We are an intimate, chef-owned restaurant in Vancouver.
Open six days a week,
Simba's offers African-fusion cuisine featuring the finest
local and international
Having wife Yasmin, as
the backbone and supporter, our chef and owner Kurshid
Khan has prepared
only the finest African fusion
cuisine for over ten years. Immigrating to Canada with
civil engineering, Khan faced the dilemma
many immigrants from developing countries face, his
from Kenya were not recognized in Canada. Khan however
did not let this deter him.
He pursued studies in his culinary hobby.
Today Khan is a successful and celebrated
chef having received numerous awards for his outstanding
cuisine, service and philanthropic efforts.
Khan attributes the success of his restaurants to the
he receives from his family. His wife,
Yasmin Khan, who stood by him right
from the time he wanted
to open a restaurant, quit her
full time job with the Immigrant Services Society of BC
in 2005 to become
the manager of the Burnaby location
in order for Khan to open his second location in Vancouver.
Shezmin and Nabil, Khan's two children
are often seen at either locations assisting their parents.
Shezmin can also be spotted every
Sunday night providing live entertainment at the Vancouver
Restaurant critic for the Vancouver Sun,
Mark Laba, comments about Simba's "Huge portions,
makes for an East African feast" We
say it's cozy and relaxed. While nobody at Simba's is
going to rush you,
over explain the menu, getting advice when selecting from
our wine list or finding out which dessert is our
is just the kind of information our friendly and informed
staff are there to help you with.
We look forward to seeing
you sometime soon.