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East is East

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) #225 of 3,047 Restaurants in Vancouver $$ - $$$ Indian, , Vegetarian Friendly
4413 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3R2, Canada
+1 604-879-2020
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Indian, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4413 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3R2, Canada
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1 - 10 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

There were six of us for dinner at the Main street location. The menu is a fusion of Afghan and Indian foods. Each of us ordered the Chai Feast and everyone was pleased with their meal. The service was very fast and friendly, After our...More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Persian place serves up a blend of various eastern cuisines. I could see some Thai, Indian and Persian foods on the menu. It is a warm inviting place, with lots of different carpets, pillows and various types of seating. There is a little stage...More

1  Thank TannisRob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a reservation for 4 at 7 pm. Were greeted by hors d'oeuvres at the front and seated very promptly. Loved the look of the place; enjoyed the live music. Lots to choose from on the menu, including vegan and vegetarian options. We all...More

1  Thank ericdda
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My Vancouver friends took me her for a weekday lunch, and I'm so pleased they did! The food is a fushion of Afghan, Indian and Pakistani (sorry if I've forgotten anyone!). We started with a Chai, we all chose a different one, then proceeded to...More

1  Thank Mich G
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

CHAI East Is East, Main Street, Vancouver - Chai Feast ($33/pp) 4.5 Stars Masala Chai served on the table as starter Starter - Quinoa Tabouli Salad - was ok Soup - Mystic Soup (Too good) Mains Round#1 - Creamy Mushroom & Egg Plant, Spinach Paneer...More

1  Thank KriKayK
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Came here for a birthday party and we were told there would be gratuities added on for groups of 8 or more. When the bill came, suddenly it was 6 or more. Also additional charge for live music after 5:30pm. Food was pretty good but...More

Thank jwong731
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Good atmosphere, good live music, great selection of food. You have the option to taste various items of the menu with the Chai Feast. Highly recommended to get a good taste of the Middle East and Indian culinary.

1  Thank hmiranda
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

It's a fantastic place to celebrate birthdays with family. I totally recommend it even with toddlers. They have live music as well. Food was so tasty. Their chai feast is a great choice to try different dishes. Their seasonal fish dish was incredible. Loved their...More

1  Thank Parisa P
Reviewed 2 April 2017

As a long time customer, it was a shock when veteran servers and managers were summarily dismissed. The new manager watches everyone like a hawk and isn't approachable; thus the entire atmosphere at East is East has become tense and unwelcoming. I feel that they...More

Thank aleea8
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

3 of us had the greatest lunch. Highly recommend, and will definitely go back if I am in Vancouver again.

1  Thank Lori D
South Main
South Main, or SoMa, is a neighbourhood in upswing.
Inhabited by young humanitarian professionals in
converted lofts and studio apartments, what was once
an industrial centre is now a wellspring of vintage
and eco fashion shops, contemporary sawdust-floor
galleries, craft beer joints, and basement acting
studios. All set to an Art Deco background with a
strong blue collar sensibility underpinning each new
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Is this family friendly? Do you offer high chairs? Thank you
22 June 2017|
Response from Parisa P | 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.
Is this family friendly? Do you offer high chairs? Thank you
22 June 2017|
Response from Tishtoo | Reviewed this property |
Definitely family friendly, sorry I am not sure if they have highchairs.
Elsy H
do we [2] have to make a reservation for diner on monday may 23??
27 March 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4413 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3R2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighbourhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: +1 604-879-2020
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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