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Tilefish in Coconut Broth - Canje, Austin, TX

Canje

4.9
4.9
475 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.

The name refers to the Canje Pheasant - the national bird of Chef Tavel's native Guyana. Canje will pull inspiration not just from mainland Guyana but from many of the islands in the region. From Jamaica to Puerto Rico, Canje will explore cooking techniques, ingredients, and the 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 69 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (512) 706-9119

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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 8 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.

  • Neighborhood

    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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 475 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. JS

    JesseS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is always one of my favorite meals! The staff is attentive and knowledgable, the vibe is lively and the food is always amazing. I could live off the rotis.
  2. VW

    ValerieW

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In love with this place and the staff! Literally one of the best meals that I have had in my life. The pink pineapple, acorn squash and arroz con leche are to die for. I would have rated this 10 stars if that option was available. Incredible food 💜
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food and fantastic experience for my 40th birthday
  4. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience at Canje. We started with the ceviche and she and I settled on the Rock Shrimp (technically an appetizer) and the Wagyu Curry for entrees. The roti was absolutely phenomenal and complemented both of our dishes very well. We would love to go again.
  5. SA

    SAustin

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute perfection thank you
  6. LL

    LanhieLove

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience from start to finish. The ambiance and the decor are just so beautiful. The service was great. But the food. The food exceeded all of our expectations- from the pickiest eater to the novice foodie. It was a truly wonderful dining experience and a great place to share food with family and friends.
  7. DM

    DaveM

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so loud at our table I had to sit next to my date to hold a conversation. Otherwise, the food and overall experience is still among the best Austin has to offer.
  8. L

    Leachim

    Houston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing experience. Every dish we tried (grouper, jerk chicken, pink pineapple, roti, callaloo, plantain) was full of unique flavors. The adult drinks were just as spectacular. An enthusiastic 5 stars.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seat at the bar - great service - food all came out hot and coupled together Jerk Chicken Wild Boar Ceviche Plantains
  10. BS

    BruceS

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special Place! Outstanding.
  11. K

    Kenneth

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, unique menu items that rotate frequently and excellent service. Kimber was able to steer us to some unique ZA wines that paired perfectly with our meal. I can't wait to come back.
  12. s

    showmethefacts

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique and exceptional cuisine. The snapper ceviche with plaintian chips was excellent as was the rock shrimp appetizer. Our group of four split the snapper entree, the boar hot pot (with roti) and jerk chicken. The sauces associated with each dish were standouts and unlike anything in Austin. The smokey mezcal cocktail was very good too. Service was personable and quite nice (a pleasant surprise since this restaurant is associated in some way with Emmer & Rye, where we found the millenial servers unattentive and dismissive of older customers, while annoyingly pushing "upsell" items from a cart after we had ordered dinner). But the servers at Canje were knowedgeable and helpful. We had one server. Inside is loud but we sat outside on a very warm summer night. The overhead fan provided relief.
  13. k

    karenp

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Cool place with innovative limited menu. Lots of interesting flavors. Fish entree was outstanding; pork entree was fatty and flavorless. Very pleased to dine in a restaurant that was generating support for an important local historic house museum by contributing 10% of the night’s gross. That made the menu prices seem just right.
  14. HD

    HappyDiner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Try the fish and the ceviche.
  15. A

    Alicia

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed the atmosphere decor, music. Everything we had was delicious and well prepared. Cocktails can truly run up bill as we enjoyed all we tried with and with alcohol. Plantains and roti are addictive, the grouper was also a group fav...oh and the squash off the charts. I was impressed with jerk chicken, was moist and didn't burn out my taste buds. Would come back.
  16. TT

    TeaTime21

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a reservation for 6 to celebrate my wife’s birthday. It was everyones first time eating at the restaurant. Service was great. Our waiter greeted us, explained the menu and got the drinks flowing really quickly. The drinks were unique and enjoyable. We pretty much ordered everything on the menu. All of the food was flavorful and delicious. My favorite was the wild boar dish. Overall it was just a fantastic experience. We will be back.
  17. RK

    RevKev

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    You come for the ceviche and fried plantains. Stay for the cocktails.
  18. C

    Chance

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! The food was fantastic and the service was great. Will definitely be back soon.
  19. BS

    BrianS

    Central Texas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the escabeche, ceviche, and pepper pot and each dish was amazing flavor and paired well with the craft cocktails on the menu. Service and atmosphere were excellent! We will go back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar and tried a bunch of drinks and dishes. Great service. Best bartender!! Great food. Had the acorn squash, beef and all the sides. Delicious! The greens will change your life!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Canje is the best new restaurant in Austin. The ceviche is easily the best in town. If you get the jerk chicken, be prepared for spicy. Cocktails are fantastic as well.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  23. AC

    AlexC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fast and waitress was knowledgeable able all the choices. Food was amazing. We started with spicy cocktails and the avocado dish. Main meal was the super tender wild boar pepper pot, roti, and melt in your mouth greens. The grand finish was light, but rich tres leches. Everything was delicious. Can’t wait to take friends.
  24. h

    hannahb

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, bevs, vibes and I loved the guest chef for a good cause in honor of Juneteenth. The chefs walking around the restaurant visiting with all the guests made it feel so warm & comfortable, like we were guests in their own homes.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful and delicious place to eat! Everything was absolutely scrumptious Highly recommend!!! Love all these restaurants emmer and rye Hestia and Kalimixmoto
  26. AM

    AMVa

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An impeccable meal all around! The cocktails were delicious and refreshing, and the food was incredible beyond words. I definitely will be going back and recommending it to everyone I know!
  27. JJ

    JasminJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Canje is a MUST GO in Austin. Delicious food, friendly staff, and great ambiance.
  28. SB

    StevenB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very pleasant place to eat. Sitting at the bar added to the ambience because we were able to enjoy talking with our neighbors
  29. C

    Cayhen

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food. Awesome cocktails. Stylish space. We’ll be back💫
  30. JO

    JulianO

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best food i’ve had in austin. visiting for the first time and this is a MUST eat destination. being of puerto rican descent, the caribbean flavors/ambiance was just amazing and fun. ingredients that most may not be familiar with, you wont be disappointed. cannot wait to go back!
  31. S

    Sarah

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was delicious, service was good. Plates were very small for the price - not very shareable.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish oh so so much I remembered our servers name but he was amazing! Actually the whole staff incredible! You can tell the place works together as a team! We will definitely be eating here again! The staff just exceeded exceptional service and the food was absolutely phenomenal!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals of my life. Amazing.
  34. MH

    MeganH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and drinks here were amazing! The staff seemed to rush us a bit, but there was a time limit given when we made the reservation so it's understandable. Would highly recommend this place for a nice/fun night out!
  35. j

    jamesj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Canje was incredible! The roti was a standout; delicious, flaky, buttery and perfect consistency. The Curry Wata cocktail was excellent and unique. The boat, ceviche, and shrimp were all incredible too. Would highly recommend and cannot wait to go back and try the rest of the menu!
  36. HS

    HeidiS

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommended by my cousin who lives in Nebraska. I took some friends while I was in town from Scottsdale and loved it. We go to Jamaica twice a year so we love Caribbean food! This place is INCREDIBLE!!!!!
  37. BL

    BrianL

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I truly enjoyed Canje. We sat at the bar and the service was wonderful. Every dish we had was delightful and each drink was delicious. I really recommend the wild boar pepper pot with the Guyanese style roti. Caleb was working behind the bar, and he was knowledgeable and patient. I will be recommending Canje to my friends and it is perfect for any occasion.
  38. JH

    JessH

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service! We’ll definitely be returning for another visit.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal in every way. Service was impeccable and Blake did a fantastic job of educating and guiding us to experience some of the favorites. Definitely will be back and lived up to all the positive reviews. You won’t be disappointed!!!
  40. AS

    AlexS

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want something different, go for the Caribbean dishes at Canje. We had the Curry Wagyu and the Jerk Chicken for mains, and they are truly excellent! Spicy, tasty, juicy. The sides and condiments play big roles too. We'll definitely dine again when we come back to Austin.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Canje is rated 4.9 stars by 475 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 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.

  • Neighborhood

    East Austin

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    Tavel Bristol-Joseph

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, 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 8 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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