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Jolly's Indian Bistro

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Kitsilano
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West 4th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1R2, Canada
(604) 730-6926
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner with friend..

It has been a while since i visited Jolly's as i was pretty disappointed the last time. It was a Thursday evening and we arrived without a booking, it was pretty busy but our name was taken and we returned 30mins later and our table was ready, Staff was very friendly and polite and helpful. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
honestopinion86
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Vancouver, Canada
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It has been a while since i visited Jolly's as i was pretty disappointed the last time. It was a Thursday evening and we arrived without a booking, it was pretty busy but our name was taken and we returned 30mins later and our table was ready, Staff was very friendly and polite and helpful. The last time i came... More 

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vancouver, BC, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I dined at Jolly's recently and were very impressed. The decor is done in lovely warm, rich Indian colours which makes you feel cozy as soon as you walk in, and the furnishings are contemporary. It's a very small restaurant but they also do a brisk take-out business. We arrived early (5:00) for dinner and so we... More 

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on the road
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We love jolly's. What use to be a weekly staple after volleyball is now a must-have on every trip back to VAN. This small intimate place is great for a date and equally good for pick-up/take out. The aroma will set your mouth watering as soon as you open the door and the food will quench the need. We've never... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I recently enjoyed the value of a groupon deal from Jolly's and the whole family of4 decided to make reservations and have a night out in the neighborhood. Unfortunately they do not take reservations- too bad as I have seen the line up outside the small west side location on 4th Av. and was hoping not to be waiting with... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A group of friends tried this place out on a Groupon. I read the other reviews, and actually had a really good experience. The Indian food was some of the best I had ever had. The meal portions were so big, I could have actually used more rice to soak it up with. We had great service, though a little... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Worst Indian cusine I've ever had. Honestly. I can't believe people dine here. We ordered the pakoras, samosa, butter chicken, malai kofta with rice and naan, as well as a pina colada and a bellini. The pakoras... Basically an onion and potatoes chopped in to a few huge pieces, breaded and fried, with a ton of mediocre sauce and chick... More 

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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had a good experience at Jolly's, nice atmosphere and savoury food. The portions were a bit small, and the rice was cold, but other than that everything was good.

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

we love this restaurant, food is really good but the service is horrible slow, not only once but three times! I am talking an hour wait.... so only good for take out.

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Tried calling before i came for dinner but their phone has no message telling you when they are open. So i drove over there at 3:30 to find out that they do not open till 5 pm. Food was good, service very slow. It was busy and they do not take reservations. Several people left as this is a small... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I haven't been to Jollys for awhile but Wow the food is even better than I remember. We had all vegetarian dishes and every dish and appetizer was outstanding. I love the atmosphere and staff were fantastic. I can't wait to return and it will be soon!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: West 4th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1R2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighborhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: (604) 730-6926

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?