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Jolly's Indian Bistro

West 4th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1R2, Canada (Kitsilano)
(604) 730-6926
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Ranked #841 of 2,803 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Kitsilano
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Kitsilano
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Burnaby, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I loved the stuffed aloo dish here.. Mushroom gravy was very tasty.. Loved the ambience and service.. Do not miss!

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Ate here twice and had fabulous meals on both occasions. Jolly is a local 'hero' and the restaurant has a strong local following.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This food was excellent, I went with two friends from Goa, India and they said it was better than being at home. Jolly is really a wonderful host, and the service is excellent. We went there twice in a row and six times over two months. A very memorable experience and definitely somewhere I would recommend going to with a... More

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Vancouver
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This small room on West 4th Street near MacDonald is a nice surprise. I have a passion for naan, and their naan bread is one of the best I've ever tasted, and it is included with many of the entrees. Their butter chicken is a great bargain.-- $9.99 on most days of the week. The service is very good. The... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I've eaten here twice after being talked into trying it following a disappointing first visit by friends who rave about it, but i'm still not convinced. I found the curries to be bland and watery, with lots of salt added in an attempt to add flavour. Saying that I find most Indian restaurants in Vancouver rather poor quality.

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