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East is East

#157 of 2,894 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Kitsilano
Indian, Afghani
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3243 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604 734 5881
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our cuisine is inspired by the opulent flavors and meticulous cooking...
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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Good for:
Romance
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food but lacked in service

We loved the food. The menu is amazing with some really good choices to cater for a wide range of tastes. They serve very good chai. However, we found the service really lacking in terms of enthusiasm and response. We saw many of the servers just busy eating. I presume the owner was not there.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
MebsT
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We loved the food. The menu is amazing with some really good choices to cater for a wide range of tastes. They serve very good chai. However, we found the service really lacking in terms of enthusiasm and response. We saw many of the servers just busy eating. I presume the owner was not there.

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British Columbia, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Came here for dinner, a first timer but excited after my boyfriend and his colleague recommended it. It's small and cozy, there's Indian style seating in the back with curtains and benches. The food is very authentic and the shakes are yummy! I had the Silk Route roti rolls, but I requested for them to come unrolled so I could... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I ate there recently, having been invited out by a friend, while visiting Vancouver. The menu looks good and is very attractive, I tried the salmon rice bowl. The curry was too weak to be remotely close to an Indian dish. The rice seemed to be not a long grain aromatic variety, but more like a par-boiled type. Also, the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for years and I thought it was time to give this place a review. The menu is a combination of Persian, Afghani and Indian cuisine - the food is delicious and very reasonably priced. The staff are friendly and attentive. We love going here for lunch but beware the portions are generous so... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My daughters took us here on our first day back to Vancouver for the Christmas holidays. First time and when they told me it was Indian cuisine, I expected the usual tandooris, daahls, etc. But the food was surprisingly different and really good. We ordered the Mediterranean platter, with various dips (humus, among others) with a tasty naan creation called... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I only had good things to say about this restaurant until my last experience that left me no way but to give a poor rating for it. Two weeks ago we made a reservation for a party of 14 which was agreed. So we invited our guests and arranged the event. But, a week later, someone from East is East... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I really love this place and try to find excuses to eat there whenever I'm in Vancouver. It's a great place to go with a small group or for a romantic evening. The food is really wonderful and a terrific deal I think. Someone mentioned the feast menu and I agree - if you're hungry and want to experience several... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I liked this place a lot and thought the food was really good. We ordered very tasty roti, served with a wonderful soup and healthy salad. Took off the last star because of some noise but mostly because waitresses don't know anything you ask about. Some folks might not like the "small plate" meal but I like it that way.... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

This indian restaurant is genuine and really really tasty. IF you're really hungry go for their feast menu. You can order as many dishes as you can eat then. For 21 dollars, considering the food quality, this is really good value.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant for lunch in Vancouver. I often just pop in for the soy chai which is marvellous. It's got a spicy ginger kick thats great for Vancouvers bone chilling cold. The interior is really dim so I prefer going in the fall/winter. The food is consistent and really tasty. I love the flavours and the vegetarian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3243 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighborhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: 604 734 5881

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian, Afghani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from East is East staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?