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East is East

#156 of 2,827 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in 3 Days in Vancouver and 1 other guide
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3243 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2H5, Canada
604 734 5881
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by friends as the "best Indian restaurant" in Vancouver, East is East offers a mixture of Afghan dishes, north and south Indian, Tibetan, and Asian fusion items like miso salmon. The decor is attractively accented by tribal rugs and pillows. The thali (a multi-item platter) is billed as Silk Route Feast and includes two main dishes, plus roti, boulani... More 

Thank Austinwali
Montreal, Canada
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132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the decor, the food the service. A very, very interesting menu and tasting opportunity. Every dish was tasty and different. The blend of spices, sauces, etc. The ambiance is warm with carpets all over the place. We had such a great time. My husband who lived in India was absolutely ecstatic about the place. This was not just... More 

Thank demo51
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119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is set up as authentic as the name says. So is the food. Excellent service as well. The tea has room for improvement though.

Thank W_H_Can
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

The combination of the decor, the wooden tables and chairs, the haunting music, the friendly servers and the delicious food makes this a must do in Vancouver. Very happening. Plus free chai. Can't beat this.

Thank vjktrinidad
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We were looking to go to a nice place and enjoy a nice meal and a bottle of wine! They don't serve alcohol. It's ok, but I would recommend for something casual or lunch! My husband went to liquor store and bought a bottle. They charged us a 20$ cork fee. The food is fabulous and the waitress super super... More 

Thank lindacita
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Such a great place! Very nice staff, wonderful food, excellent value. I would come here as often as possible: check out the dinner "feast" which is very interesting and also a good deal.

Thank Travelsig
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We tried the Silk Route dish which is like buffet but better - they come and serve you. There was a good selection of vegetarian and meat options. We tried all veg entrees. The eggplant one was our favorite. Ordered multiple servings. I liked Afghan rice too. Ambience was really nice.

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Prince George, Canada
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

My sister and I ordered a couple of the wraps from here. Phoned around 6:00 pm and wraps were ready for pick-up in ten minutes. Great service. Came with salads as well. Tasty food, fast service. LOVE IT!

Thank geoboy89
Seattle, Washington
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful space with welcoming good service and great food. Tried 3 roti and they were all excellent. The salmon was my favorite. Good dessert too. I only wish I could have tried all the different chais and smoothies. Wish the smoothie window was open in the morning as it would be a great way to start the day.

Thank carley36
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant for lunch and dinner! Great vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options. Delicious food and chai bar. Samples at the door. Unique decor that contributes to the dining experience. Friendly service.

Thank Kayasaurus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Middle Eastern, Afghani
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3243 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2H5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighborhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: 604 734 5881
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Kitsilano

Neighborhood Profile
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.