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Jolly's Indian Bistro

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Kitsilano
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West 4th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1R2, Canada
+1 604-730-6926
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jolly's do the best butter chicken in Vancouver. It is silky and full of flavour. They will also season (spice) it to taste so the kids can have it. Every dish I tried I loved. Lots of veggie options also. Great service, not in your face like some places. Every time I go I can't help saying " this is... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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1,259 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We've been patronizing Jolly's for years but admittedly not quite as frequently since we've moved out of the neighborhood. Our favorite table is by the window so we generally try to arrive at 4:30 PM when the doors open. For as long as we can remember we always see Jolly's smiling face through the pass though. The butter chicken and... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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1,259 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We don't frequent Jolly's as regularly since we moved out of the neighborhood. As usual we start with either naan or samosas. Our favorites are butter chicken and goa fish fry and finishing our repast is either rice pudding or a carmalized banana

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Thank Renegade225
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Best indian in town. Seriously. My server elizabeth was very kind, very fast and the food is de-li-cious! Its a must!

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Thank Lys L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great food,friendly service and reasonably priced. Will be back to taste more of the menu.The dine in special which has lentil soup delicious,appetizer,main Butter Chicken outstanding,and dessert with a glass of wine or beer $28.Lamb Rangosh was flavourful and great pieces of lamb. Obvious care from the owner/Chef

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Thank Keith J
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Kitsilano currently has quite a few Indian restaurants. Most of them really suck: cheesy portions, stuff defrosted and reheated, sauces mixed from packets... Refreshingly, Jolly's is not like that. Wisely, this place offers a limited menu and concentrates on getting the relatively few dishes on offer right. Dinner plates offer ample entrees, well spiced, rice, salad and tasty nann for... More 

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Thank NormBC
Vancouver, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The butter chicken dinner special is delicious, well portioned and a very good deal. A very nice traditional Indian food restaurant. 9/10

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Thank Vancouverbraces
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Excellent value. Great food. Very friendly and professional staff Those thalis are to die for. Location and interior design is very pleasant

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Thank Herbertbrauch
Richmond, Canada
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1,259 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We dined at Jolly's for at least a decade, nothing much has changed except the prices (which of course can be excepted). Over the years Jolly has regularly promoted his business on Groupon (which I believe accounts for much of his business). The wait staff seems to regularly change but the food still remains very tasty.

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Thank Renegade225
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Good plain, hearty Indian food adjusted for western tastes. Nothing fancy, just good Tuesday night food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West 4th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1R2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-730-6926

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

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