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East is East

#161 of 3,028 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Kitsilano
Indian, Afghani
As featured in 3 Days in Vancouver and 1 other guide
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Be adventurous

You have to be adventurous to dine at East is East. We opted for the Silk Road Feast - which is a kind of like a buffet that they bring to you in small dishes - which you get to choose. Dish after dish was delicious and filled with flavour - from chicken masala to wild salmon to mango butternut... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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  • Romance
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San Jose
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225 reviews 225 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

You have to be adventurous to dine at East is East. We opted for the Silk Road Feast - which is a kind of like a buffet that they bring to you in small dishes - which you get to choose. Dish after dish was delicious and filled with flavour - from chicken masala to wild salmon to mango butternut... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

The food is really good. The chai is fantastic. I often just pop in for a chai to go. It's a great treat an a lovely alternative to coffee without the wait as its on tap, so to speak. I often meet friends for lunch or business colleagues. Nice ambience. The one on main is much brighter than the broadway... More 

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Vaduz
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153 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited this restaurant on a Wednesday evening. The restaurant looks quite authentic and on the way to our table, we were greeted with a complimentary Chai. East is East offers a tasting menu that is an all-you-can-eat platter for $25, but we opted for some Eastern Roti Rolls that are served with a dhal soup and a green salad.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Quite the experience to eat here. We lucked out and got a table right away. Three of us had the "tasting menu" which gives you a great variety of different tastes. Excellent value. Note that the Broadway location is not licensed in case you like a glass of wine with your meal. Very friendly service. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We arrived at East is East on W. Broadway and were lucky enough to snag the "Sultan Room" strewn with pillows and exotic ambiance. Everyone had The Feast, an all-you-can-eat platter for $25. Order as many more dishes as you able to put down so order this only if you are mega hungry. As always, it was delicious and the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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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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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26 helpful votes 26 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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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

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?