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East is East

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3243 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2H5, Canada
+1 604-734-5881
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
Indian, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3243 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2H5, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The new location a few blocks from the original is beautiful. We went on a Tuesday night and we're glad to have reservations. Lovely live music Food was great, service as well. Vegan friendly

Thank travelling55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten at both locations, and the food is consistent at both locations. However, I wasn't enough to bring longing to return. However, I preferred the atmosphere here at the Broadway location.

Thank P S
Reviewed 27 December 2017

This was our first visit to East is East. Liked the extensive menu and offering. Ambience was nice with a harp player followed my some recorded instrumental music from the East. Enjoyed our meal. 3/5 of us ordered the Chai Feast, Our choices were Lamb...More

Thank MS V
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous atmosphere in this restaurant. Excellent food from countries along the Old Silk Rd. I loved the Almond Chai Tea. We had a lamb roti and a salmon and green curry roti which came with salad and dahl. Great flavours, great staff, excellent...More

Thank Kiwitraveller502011
Reviewed 5 December 2017

The West Broadway East is East has recently moved a bit farther east along Broadway to the old Calhoun’s cafe location. This open space has been nicely renovated and redecorated to create a really attractive space. Service was very pleasant and our meals were attractive...More

Thank Kermit2010
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

the vegan version of himalayan high is the best smoothie i've ever had! their dahl is amazing too! their chai is amazing as well, they offer samples with non dairy options! try a chai with soy!!!

Thank savillafu
Reviewed 24 September 2017

It's good to know this busy restaurant will soon be moving down the street to a larger location. Although the small space is pleasant enough it is loud and hard to have a conversation. Really liked the lassi and so many great menu choices.

Thank LaLunaStella
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I can't express how happy I am with the meal my husband and I had at East is East. We both fell in love with this place and will return again very soon! We've travelled quite a lot in Asia over the years and we...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for a pick me up. I had a lovely drink (Nutty Gypsy) and added espresso to it. My girls had different drinks and they were all delicous. Their chai is also wonderful.

Thank ProfAragon
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Like a fragrant aroma that takes you back to that special moment, the food at East is East took me back to my travels to Southeast Asia. The dark, rich ambiance was fitting and the mindful service matched the excellence of the food served. East...More

Thank FunkyWanderer
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22 June 2017|
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Response from Charlene M | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they have high chairs and would be considered family friendly particularly during the day. Some of them have live music at night so it may not be quite as good a situation. If you've already gone, I'd like... More
10 November 2016|
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Response from lindacita | Reviewed this property |
Dry! But They let us bring a bottle for cork fee!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3243 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2H5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-734-5881
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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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