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East is East

3243 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Kitsilano)
604 734 5881
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Ranked #94 of 2,788 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian, Afghani
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Kitsilano
Description: Our cuisine is inspired by the opulent flavors and meticulous cooking processes of Eastern cultures found along the ancient Silk Route - which includes the flavours in India, Afghanistan and Persia.
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My friend and I each ordered the "feast" basically you get a lovely platter of rice, roti, salad, dahl and many other items as well as starting with 2 of the entrees. From there you get to keep ordering until you can't eat another bite. We lounged on piles of cushions, ate absolutely delicious food and watched the action of... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Well....!!.....not a total fan of Asian food......but this place was awesome.....the whole ambiance, friendly attentive and tuned service.......then the food arrived.........WOW again....it was delicious, different, exquisitely presented.....10/10 well done

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. The atmosphere down to the uncomfortable wooden chairs really transport you to another world. At first I wondered what I was doing ordering the chai feast, but it was the best decision I made. There were so many options and you can continue to eat until you're sick. No limit on... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

They have great vegeterian/ meat options, eveything is delicious. The atmosphere is great and staffs are friendly and can guide you through the menu. Don't forget to try their ice cream dessert, it;s kinda hot n cold and that's make it really unique and tasty.

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Palermo, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

In one word: spectacular! Very tasty food and perfect both for vegan or not. They have a kind of "all you can eat" (called feast) and you can try all of their main courses! Service is very gentle and the price is affordable. Great place

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Langley City, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

East is East is amazing. We felt transported to a different country when we entered the Chai Lounge. I love to go out to restaurants for more than just the food, I want an experience, and East is East provided just that...but the food is delicious, too! They had me at the warm Chai tea upon entering. When we arrived,... More

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BC, Canada
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We had the sampler menu where you can basically keep ordering little taster dishes until you have had enough, for one reasonable price. What a great idea and the food was very good. We had a guitar player right beside us and he kept us unwittingly entertained with his illogical environmental tunes. Very mellow vibe, not fancy, but it was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

East is East makes flavourful, consistent food. Especially good: Kichri, mango butternut squash, Boulanyi. their rolls are wonderful, and on the occasions when the upstairs is open (weekend evenings usually) the buffet is a good deal if you have a HUNGRY person or two. I've been to one private event there and it was a perfect venue for that. However,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Came for lunch. Loved the variety of food items within a single order, multiple portion sizes offered and the interesting menu. Food was great with serene atmosphere..

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Calgary
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We had a very interesting and good meal here. We were not familiar with Afghan food but the waitresses were very helpful and explained it to us and helped us make good choices. The Boulani was excellent. We also had a couple of roti rolls - the lamb was delicious, I was not as crazy about the salmon, but it... More

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