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Tilefish in Coconut Broth - Canje, Austin, TX

Canje

4.9
4.9
1748 Reviews
$31 to $50
Caribbean
Traditional meets modern in this new age Caribbean cuisine restaurant brought you by Chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph of E&R Hospitality Group.

Named after the Canje pheasant, national bird of Guyana, Canje pulls inspiration not just from mainland Guyana, but from Jamaica to Puerto Rico, and all the islands in between. Our menu explores the cooking techniques, ingredients, and many expressions of vibrant food across the region.

Tucked away on the east side of Austin, this lively environment brings a unique cocktail program boasting both spirit forward and fruit driven cocktails and a small selection of natural wines alongside our inventive food menu.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 85 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 706-9119
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive Chef
    Tavel Bristol-Joseph
  • Catering
    Canje offers full service catering and we would love to bring our unique cuisine to the privacy of your home or office! For more information, please visit the events tab on our website and our events team will reach out to you right away.
  • Private party facilities
    We would love to host your group with us for private events at Canje! Our Private Dining Room seats up to 16 guests, otherwise we offer patio and restaurant buy-outs. For more information, visit the events tab on our website and our events team will reach out to you right away.
  • Area
    East Austin
  • Cross Street
    On 6th street just east of Chicon Street.
  • Parking Details
    Canje offers limited parking spaces in our private lot otherwise street parking in the neighborhood.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,748 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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1,748 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal - service was wonderful, and the food was unlike anything we’ve had in Austin. Highly suggest the Wild Boar Pepperpot and the Jerk Chicken (very spicy!)

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  2. SeanR

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    incredible food. we ordered everything on the menu all fantastic. great service

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  3. fab1

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Canje lived up to its hype! Every dish brought something different/wonderful to it. The ceviche was unique and delicious. The octopus and shrimp had layered flavors that delighted, as did the tilefish. The boar in molasses was exquisite, as was the chocolate flan. My Lime Light cocktail was possibly the best cocktail I’ve ever had. Service was not as casual as I prefer, but solid. If inside, quiet conversation is not an option, but small tables make conversation workable. I don’t live in Austin, but if I did, this restaurant would be on a regular rotation!

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  4. TaylorC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Canje exceeded my expectations. The shrimp and octopus is WOW. Berniece was our server and she absolutely slayed. Gave the best recommendations along with an experience we’ll never forget. Her personality and charisma is contagious! Will definitely be requesting her when we come back very soon.

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  5. austinnative

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fourth visit was as delightful as the previous ones. The menu changes with the chef's imagination and what's freshest and in season. Even the same dishes may vary, for example the ceviche may have dragonfruit on one visit and lovely little pepper wisps on another, but always with the freshest fish and subtle seasoning. Sorry to see the callaloo go, but the roasted cabbage was great. The chef never seems to be bored, and neither are the lucky diners. And, the cocktails/mocktails are perfectly balanced with the menu. We like to go early and sit outside in any weather just to exhale, regroup, and thoroughly enjoy!

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  6. aitch

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional in every way From cocktails to apps to mains to dessert…lots to surprise and delight

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Way, way, way too loud. It was the worst dining experience in my life. And I've been to 1,000 rock concerts. It's like being in a bunker with 50 screaming people.
    CanjeResponded 1 day ago
    Hi there - While we do like to keep the energy high at Canje, there are ways we can help mitigate that in your dining experience. Could you please tell me more about your reservation name or send me your email? I would love to invite you back and give you a better experience this time around. Thanks for taking the time, Ellie General Manager

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  8. AndrewL

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and cocktails, lovely decor, we had a large group so the noise level was a bit too high for our conversation but overall a great dining experience

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  9. ConnerC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wholly unpretentious atmosphere with excellent food. Patio was perfect in the evening. Every dish was complex, balanced, worth the time to discover all the layered flavors and ingredients. We couldn't get enough! We shared these items and would order each of them time and again. Smoked Avocado Escabeche, Ceviche, Shrimp and Octopus, Curry Wagyu Beef, Wild Boar Pepperpot, Jerk Chicken, Guyanese Style Roti, Trinidadian Pepper Rice, Cassareep Ice Cream, Rum Punch Sorbet

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  10. LisaB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was so creative and delicious. The staff is Uber attentive — we had someone in our party with a mango allergy and the whole kitchen and service staff was tuned in and on top of it.

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FAQs

Canje is rated 4.9 stars by 1748 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 85 times today
Google Map for Canje

1914 E 6th St ste c, Austin, TX 78702

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    On 6th street just east of Chicon Street.
  • Area
    East Austin
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Canje offers limited parking spaces in our private lot otherwise street parking in the neighborhood.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive Chef
    Tavel Bristol-Joseph
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (512) 706-9119
  • Catering
    Canje offers full service catering and we would love to bring our unique cuisine to the privacy of your home or office! For more information, please visit the events tab on our website and our events team will reach out to you right away.
  • Private party facilities
    We would love to host your group with us for private events at Canje! Our Private Dining Room seats up to 16 guests, otherwise we offer patio and restaurant buy-outs. For more information, visit the events tab on our website and our events team will reach out to you right away.
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