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Tilefish in Coconut Broth - Canje, Austin, TX

Canje

4.9
4.9
558 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 73 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 558 people are saying

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

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  1. N

    Nelson

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Canje is such a fabulous addition to the Austin food scene! The menu format is best for family-style sharing so keep that in mind as you order. Everything we enjoyed was phenomenal! And don't skip cocktails or dessert: each of these are a true treat! Just one note: it is LOUD inside when the dining room is full. If you're sound-sensitive, I'd recommend booking the patio (which is lovely, as well).
  2. V

    Virginia

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, as always. One of Austin's newest gems. So wonderful to have a Black owned space that offers a beautiful experience from start to finish! And the food taste and display is just truly art.
  3. JM

    JakeM

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Fantastic food, once again. Love this place! The jerk chicken is fantastic.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious , drinks cold and refreshing , service, amazing!
  5. JV

    JohnV

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Not bad at all. Interesting foodie food. Lobster pricing for innovative comfort foods, like potatoes, squash, greens, chicken etc. Nice decor, great style to match the island theme. Service was great. Very attentive and thoughtful.
  6. KG

    KelG

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amazing! Delicious food and our waiter was extremely helpful in guiding us on our order. Great atmosphere but be prepared for it to be loud.
  7. c

    cdmrry

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely order the smoked avocado and the Tres Leches cake.
  8. R

    Ritz

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have now been here twice & we absolutely love everything about this place! The food is amazing and the staff is great!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always fantastic here. Service and drinks are also excellent. The place is a little loud but the originality is off the charts making this one of the best places to dine in Austin.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We gave our server full control of choices and she knocked our meal and drinks out of the park. The Snapper Ceviche is not to be missed! We ended up ordering a second one because we loved it so much!
  11. SN

    SergioNunez

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot! Great cocktails!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food. I don’t get excited very much anymore by new restaurants, but WOW. Can’t wait to go back & try all the things we didn’t order
  13. A

    Aleksandra

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing experience! Too loud to talk is the only negative feedback.
  14. KM

    KatieM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and cool decor
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Bartender was killing it!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    The food was good but extremely overpriced for the quantity and the drinks were undrinkable -the flamingo and the Hutton time tastes like NyQuil and Tylenol and had very odd strong chemical scents.
  17. D

    Dallava

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for bringing such great Caribbean food to Austin! This is such a beautiful, quaint, friendly, and bright spot. The food was outstanding like beyond. The heal levels varied, but enjoyed them all. Service was impeccable. Loved, Loved, Loved. Will definitely be back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on vacation with 3 couples and wanted a nice dinner out. The food was amazing and the staff was great. It was family style and all dishes were shared. They helped guide us in the sides and entrees. It was definitely a unique experience.
  19. SM

    SteveM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Canje was absolutely awesome! The waitstaff were all friendly and truly worked as a team. Blake kept our waters filled and entrees coming out in a timely manner. Dolly was our main server and she was absolutely amazing. There were 3 of us dining and we got the Wagyu Beef and Jerk Chicken as Entrees. We decided to order all of the sides. It was more than enough food for 3 people. The food was absolutely delicious. Wish I would’ve taken pictures. I 10/10 recommend for date night or just dinner with friends.
  20. HG

    HollyG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious - we tried every single appetizer and they were distinct and worked well together. I can't wait to go back when my wallet can handle it. 😊
  21. t

    tjs6677

    Central Texas

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing! Service outstanding.
  22. TS

    TaylorS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Big flavor, big vibes, big recommend. Just do it!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and vibe!
  24. k

    kasim

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Austin. The meat in every dish we had was impeccably tender. And the roti is an amazing fusion of bread and biscuit. Get it, trust me! The staff went above and beyond and brought us shots and the whole lineup of desserts for my friend's birthday free of charge. We'll be going back often!
  25. LH

    LilyH

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Canje was great! We enjoyed all of our dishes. Our waiter was very nice. The restaurant itself is beautiful too.
  26. CB

    ChrisB

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and terrific service. I liked that it's family style, so you get a chance to taste a variety of things.
  27. A

    Aleksandra

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic experience. Great service - love the bartenders - Caleb makes mean margaritas! Only thing I would point out here is that music is too loud and hard to hear each other.
  28. FL

    FoodLover

    Austin

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    One of the best restaurants in town. If only they would bring the music volume down a little so that we could actually hear the music (and be able to talk across the table)
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Believe the hype! Best meal I have had in a long time. Unique flavors that made for an outstanding meal. Will be back soon!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    one of the best dining experiences, everything was 10/10, would highly recommend for casual date night or special occasion with friends. Chef Tavel and his team are so talented!! 🔥
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best ceviche I have had yet. Waiter was super cool and gave great suggestions.
  32. DE

    DiningExplorers

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to dine at Canje. Met expectations. Lovely!
  33. JB

    JosieB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went for dinner and it exceeded our expectations. The drinks were delicious and beautiful and all of the food was amazing! The staff was very nice and helpful and gave great recommendations!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, drink, staff and atmosphere!
  35. j

    jdcoffman

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, as is to be expected at any of the Emmer group restaurants. I had the red snapper ceviche, wagyu curry, and tres leches. All had great flavor and were well executed. I plan to go back again soon.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Closed the deal
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks, and excellent service!
  38. KW

    KorynneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was fantastic. We had a group of 6 people, which allowed us to try different menu items. My favorites were the Wild Boar and the Jerk Chicken.
  39. JE

    JamesE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a must visits every time we are in town from Brooklyn.
  40. a

    ashdeann

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here was delicious - the best we've had in Austin to date. The only downside is that the noise-level made it hard to always hear one another and the servers.

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 558 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 73 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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