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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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12:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Lamb Rogan Josh

Jolly's is a small Indian restaurant on West 4th in Kitsilano. It has been there for a while, but I went there for the first time last month. It was pleasant and the Lamb Rogan Josh was delicious. My friend had the Butter Chicken which was good - not the best I have ever had, but still good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Chilliwack, Canada
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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Jolly's is a small Indian restaurant on West 4th in Kitsilano. It has been there for a while, but I went there for the first time last month. It was pleasant and the Lamb Rogan Josh was delicious. My friend had the Butter Chicken which was good - not the best I have ever had, but still good.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is my favourite Indian food restaurant, great portions, excellent selection and food, friendly service. The prawns were delicious as was the fish, having both again when we go back which will be soon!

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Vancouver, Canada
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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
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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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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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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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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
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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 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
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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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Additional Information about Jolly's Indian Bistro

Address: West 4th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1R2, Canada
Phone Number: (604) 730-6926
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Indian

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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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