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East is East

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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 68
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 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
Great lunch spot

We had a great lunch at East is East. The food was of high quality and great taste. We tried the salmon rice bowl, chicken rice bowl and roti roll plate (with the lamb kebab). Would go back anytime.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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  • Romantic
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Edmonton
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had a great lunch at East is East. The food was of high quality and great taste. We tried the salmon rice bowl, chicken rice bowl and roti roll plate (with the lamb kebab). Would go back anytime.

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vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Spiritual place with amazing live music and great Chai, the all you can eat tray are fun, you get to try different things. I love their Gulab Jamun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It's been a few years since I've stayed in Vancouver, but this restaurant is so neat and the food is ethnic and delicious. My favourtie part about this place though, is the complimentary tea/chai they serve you (also availably full sized to purchase seperately!). I don't know how they make it sooooo yummy (besides extra ginger?) but it is the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

With a friend visiting from out of town we decided to try a few local restaurants, and East is East was one of them. It is a really unique spot and I can see why it is so popular. it was certainly busy on the Thursday of our visit. we go early to places (such as 5:30) to get a... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Average food in a nice setting - we had the feast menu which allows you to taste a lot of different dishes - a few were really nice, some were OK and some not to our taste. But the staff is nice and its a nice place - the mixture of Indian and Afghan kitchen goes well with the concept... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I called in an order, and it was ready to be picked up in about 10 minutes. So I drove straight over, enjoyed a complementary chai, and brought home a delicious meal. The salmon curry was particularly excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

excellent food, warm location and atmosphere, friendly personal and quick service. The Silk Route Feast is the perfect choice to try everything: for 25CA$ all you can eat from the menu! Food quality really good and delicious dishes! Will join it again!

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Four of us met at East is East for Sunday lunch. When I entered the space, dim lighting, colorful cushions, and the smell of fresh chai met me. Our server greeted us with free samples of chai, which were delicious. We all chose the tasting menu, which is a Middle Eastern, Indian, and Southeast Asian spread with unlimited refills. My... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I saw the TA reviews and we sought this place out and I would be a weekly regular if I could. the interior is perfectly magical with all the unique wood, carpets, pillows and intimate dining spaces. the service was excellent. the menu was completely unique and each item was delicious. I have to say that the spicy mango and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I was taken here by a friend of mine in Vancouver. It was dinner time and I hadn't eaten all day so I got the feast, which is an all you can eat menu. I had 1 of every single plate on the menu and everything was really good. There wasn't a single thing on there that I didn't enjoy... 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, Middle Eastern, Afghani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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

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