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Jolly's Indian Bistro

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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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Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Last night we dined at Jollys and had a most delicious tasty meal. We started with Pakoras, which were served with an excellent sauce. This was followed by two entrée selections which we shared as well. We had the Bangali Baby Eggplant, very succulent, and the Lamb Rogenjosh, which had a rich sauce that we mopped up with fresh naan... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This small Indian restaurant came well recommended by a local and we were quite happy with our meal. The somosa was beautifully presented on a mango sauce with chickpeas, an excellent choice. The main dishes were small portions, but excellent. We tried the rogan josh, the buttered chicken and the eggplant; all dishes were wonderfully flavored and delicious. One of... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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766 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been paronizing Jolly's off and on over the years. Jolly's restaurant has only a limited seating capacity so it tends to fill up quickly. The crispy coconut prawns are always nice, another favorite is the butter chicken, the masala dishes always work well also. We generally wait for the Groupon specials which are offered often.

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Thank Renegade225
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a great little spot, with a variety of interesting Indian fare. We tried the roasted eggplant, which was excellent, along with butter chicken that was very good. Top it off with some fresh, hot naan, and a pot of Chai tea, the bill was less than $40 - great value for the money!

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Thank Patti C
Hong Kong, China
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249 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Not wanting to travel either downtown or into a predominantly South Asian area, we wanted something tasty, South Asian and local. Jolly's fitted the requirements perfectly and the food was very tasty. Each dish was unique in its blend of spices/masala and even the Naan bread was hot and tasty. I will go back.

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Thank RafikiLondon
Richmond, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Groupon vouchers initially brought us to Jolly's over the years and again Groupon enticed us back. We generally like to dine at the table next to the window where it's easy to glimpse at Jolly's ever smiling face. As usual we ordered the butter chicken finishing off with the rice pudding. What an enjoyable repast.

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Great food. Great service. The vada appetizer was really good and different. We will be coming back.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

From the street, this restaurant looks like just about any other neighborhood eatery. On a Sunday evening about a third of the table were taken, so the service was quick and the food was surprisingly good. Butter Chicken was advertised on the reader board—we choose it and the Mulgai Paneer Jalfrezi. Both were exceptionally seasoned and not overly oily as... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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890 reviews
766 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We used to dine at Jolly's frequently because of the numerous Groupon offers. We were back in our "old neighborhood" and decided to pay Jolly a visit again. As usual we attended at about 5:00 PM so that we could sit at the only window table for 2 persons. Our evening meal of coconut prawns, butter chicken and goa fish... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Tiny place on the South side of West 4th Ave, just West of MacDonald St. with an owner-chef which features trans-Indian inspired cuisine available in not-spicy and mild for timid palates or full hot by request.there are maybe 10 tables, lights are low, soft, hanging drapes define the ceiling, decor is discreet and appropriate and the servers are in costume.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Kitsilano

Neighborhood Profile
Kitsilano
Kitsilano is one of Vancouver's most transformative neighbourhoods. With a long history of coffee culture and poetry readings, its days of flower children and buskers may be long-gone, but not without leaving their mark on the number of organic restaurants and fair-trade cafes in the area. At the centre of Kitsilano ("Kits" for short) the almost idyllic expanse of Kits Beach offers the opportunity for a relaxed afternoon of beach volleyball or sunbathing. Along with the beachfront, nearby public pools and trendy street-beats have driven up the homeowners prices, making it a haven for stylish home goods stores, from design and furniture, to supplies and appliances. The multitude of both families and public spaces also make it a happening neighbourhood in the summer, when festivals and fairs take to Kits' streets.