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East is East

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Mystic Soup (Veg)
Coconut, lemongrass, green curry, spinach, basil
Thai Tofu (Veg)
Red peppers, mango - in a sweet, sour and spicy sauce
Mongolian Beef Kofta
Organic beef, tomato, basil, herbs and spices
Turkish Eggplant (Veg)
Okra, sundried tomatoes, herbs
Vegetable Pakora (Veg)
Chickpea, cilantro, mixed vegetable, potato
Tibetan Mantu
Steamed dumplings stuffed with chives, leeks, spinach, topped with chickpeas and dehydrated yogurt mint sauce
Tandoori Cauliflower (Veg)
Potato, bell pepper and spices
Indian Saag Paneer
Slowly cooked spinach, paneer cheese, five-spice blend
Peas and Paneer
Cooked in an aromatic tomato and coconut curry
Mango Prawns
Mango,​ coconut, ginger, lime-leaf
Organic steamed beets
With sour cherry
Persian Salad
Tomato, cucumber, lettuce, mint baby tomato, basil, ginger and sesame oil
Sweet and Sour Yam Salad
Shiitake in mango ginger dressing
Chickpea Salad
Herbs lemon, red peppers, parsley, tomato, onion, lime juice, olive oil, salt
Carrot and Cabbage Salad
With white wine vinegar
Kale and Broccoli Salad
Cumin, roasted almonds
Wild Rice Salad
With kamut and currants
Carrot Salad
With​ crushed black pepper, tofu and shitakee mushrooms
Cous Cous Salad
Quinoa Salad
Almond-walnut oat crumbles
With​ seasonal fruits and berries
Apple crisp
Baked with butter and organic pastry flower
Tropical ambrosia
With pineapple, coconut, mango (veg)
Ras malai
Baked ricotta with cardamom and rosewater
Rice pudding with milk, cardamom and rosewater
Custard pudding with cardamom, rosewater
Energy Balls
With spirulina, dried fruit, hemp seed and nuts
Chocolate pudding
With cherries (Veg)
Rhubarb and Berry upside-down cake
Apple-Apricot Struezel
Banquet, Salad Bar, Desserts
Large Group Reservations
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.
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Indian, Middle Eastern, Afghani
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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All reviews chai salad butternut squash mediterranean platter roti bread tasting menu lamb mango kebab soups all you can eat silk route the main street location love this restaurant vegan options tasty food small portions
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This looked like another Indian restaurant but was much more interesting. The kitchen is run by women who are Afghan refugees, we were told. The food fuses Persian / Mediterranean with northern Indian. There is also live music. Delightful.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 908harryk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the unique experience of dinner with entertainment with my friends on Friday evening. Their food is plentiful as you can refill when you order from the "feast menu". The only thing I won't give a 5 stars ratings is their Chai Tea, which I...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank CoCoLau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a unique dining experience where you can have the buffet brought to you! for $30-35 pp you can order as many samples as you like and they are brought to your table. Sadly most of the options were much too spicy and were...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Karen M
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Decided to take friends there for dinner at 6pm Saturday. We were told 90 minutes so we went somewhere for a drink to wait. Ended up eating there and were marvelling at how we were never called. Have been here several times because I love...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed January 31, 2019

It was nice not being rushed out during lunch. I asked to be moved since the first table I was shown was underneath the speakers and I found the music too loud. The servers came by quickly and filled up our water cups without us...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ava L
Reviewed December 14, 2018

The food is passable but the waitresses are so rude. They made fun of you in front of your friends. I was really feel embarrassed when one of them warn me that I cannot ask fro refill in an ironic and offensive way in front...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank UBCreunion
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Food was amazing, atmosphere was great , the chai was exceptional, weird chairs but really tasty roti - although disappointingly not real roti bread. Very good

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank keenenb2018
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Went with a group of 10 and decided to do the sampling menu. It was 35 dollars per person. Did not disappoint. It wasn’t a gourmet meal but it was fun to try the different dishes and they were tasty! Overall good casual dining experience...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 39olao
Reviewed October 18, 2018

A friend brought me here for the first time, and I am so happy she did! Upon entering for dinner, we were given a lovely cup of steaming, fragrant and slightly spicy chai as we looked at the menus. This is a great place whether...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Patti G
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We were very disappointed by our experience with our family. We reserved over the phone and agreed on a specific time, then were told via vmail that there is place before our reserved time and had to be on a waitlist because we did not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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June 22, 2017|
Response from ppadidar | Reviewed this property |
It's family friendly. We took our 3 years old son. I don't think they have high chairs. You can ask for a comfortable seat when you make a reservation. Live music is entertaining for kids.
June 22, 2017|
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Response from D4wong | Reviewed this property |
I saw families with kids but it is loud inside
Elsy H
March 27, 2016|
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Response from dlpkl | Reviewed this property |
my experience has been that if you don't get there by say 4:00 pm, you will have to wait. It can be over an hour...they will take your cell number and text you when a table is available. Which is okay, but if it's raining... More
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