Overall food service & ambiance excellent
Great experience and chai feast was incredible! I would prefer not to have to pay extra for the music, feel that should really come with the vibe of the restaurant but saying that, service was friendly and attentive, and they give a free birthday dessert! Fun night out.
The food was excellent. The Persian salad was particularly outstanding. Lovely ambience. I'll be going back.
Beautiful space, lovely people, loud and rambunctious in a good way. It feels like you are genuinely drinking chai and eating good food in the most authentic way you can in Vancouver. Amazing Chai Feast
There was a live music with extra cost. It was nice but music was not match with food and ambience.
Absolutely unbelievable in every way! The flavours are everything!
Very nice time. Only regret is that we didn't realize Monday nights were the only night without live music.
Went for a birthday. Reservation for 9 but only 7 made it, wasnt an issue for the restaurant at all. It was lucky really, 9 wouldnt have fit. Food, service atmosphere excelllent.
The new room is gorgeous, great decor, warm atmosphere and delicious food, plus extra bonus of excellent musicians playing interesting music. The Chai Feast option is a great choice that allows diners to sample several dishes and to have more of their chosen dishes or sample another during the meal. Service was very good as well. We were a group of five and and all agreed East is East deserves a 5-star review.
Excellent food, ambiance, music. Pricey but worth it.
We had a wonderful dinner with friends during Dine Out Vancouver. Our waitress was efficient but not too attentive. The decor and live music were excellent - we had a wonderful time and were there for 4 hours. At no time did they make us feel like we needed to leave, which we really appreciated. Highly recommended!
Delicious food! Great service! Quiet peaceful music! Fun time! Great value!! Thank you 😊
Pricey but delicious. Wonderful comfort food and such a beautiful atmosphere to enjoy it in. I would highly recommend it for vegetarians. My biggest complaint was the music that was playing the night we were there - it was too loud and wrong for the atmosphere. It needed to be quieter so we could talk and it needed to be more mood music - not entertainment.
I have been a regular customer of the previous Broadway East is East and wanted to try the new location. The food was excellent as always, and the new larger space is very welcoming. However, we did not know it was Dine-Out Vancouver that evening. We arrived on time for our reservation but were asked (politely)to leave just as we were planning to order dessert. It was not made clear to us before we sat down that we would have limited time for our dinner.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with our 2 kids.. delicious, healthy food, lovely ambiance, pleasant live music. Can't wait to go back.
Food excellent as ever.
We had a great dinner. We ordered the chicken masala, basmati rice, hummus and the mushroom soup. They were all delicious. The chai tea with almond milk was a nice starter.
Delicious food and great service. It's a beautiful spacious restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
The staff are delightful and the dishes are wonderful. The chefs knows their spices. Every time we go for dinner I feel like our dining experience is an adventure for our palette.
Love the new space. Eclectic and fun. Servings are generous. Spicing exquisite. The only downside was a $10 Caking fee for bringing your own birthday cake for them to serve it.
I made a reservation at East is East on Broadway to host a celebration dinner with a large group of people with various dietary restrictions. The menu is very approachable for vegans, vegetarians, and gluten free people, and the staff were wonderful with accommodating extra people last minute into the reservation. We had great live music that served as a graceful background to the otherwise fantastic ambiance of the new location. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great place to go out with friends!
Very different dining experience- food is wonderful, setting unique, live music!
Food was great. Service was great -had three children under 9 and they enjoyed it. Had lunch and dinner there
The overall experience was fine. The only issue I had was there was no place to hang a coat. When we ask the server she said there only room to accommodate staff coats. When I asked what we were to do if we did not want to sit on our coats she shrugged her shoulders and walked away. Not a great start to an evening.
I was blown away by the vibrancy and complexity of the taste of the food. The staff were also very friendly and accomodating.
Great place. Fantastic food at a reasonable price. The only negative is the uncomfortable chairs.
Excellent food and great ambiance. The decor was beautiful, service fantastic and live music added to a very enjoyable and uniquely memorable evening!!!
Great food in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Live music is at the perfect level, not too loud, great musicians. The hosts were up front with us about the small fee that they charge as a donation to the musicians, which is a system I prefer to having to drop money in a hat. The feast menu was delicious, you can order more of anything, which is awesome, but would be better if the dishes were smaller so you actually could order more plates! I was stuffed after the initial two dishes. The chai tea sample we were given was unreal, pretty much the best chai I've ever tasted. I will definitely return, great experience.
A great new location with lots of (comfortable) seating and a nice atmosphere. Food was great with lots of options for smaller portions or sharing although the menu is a bit confusing and does not really explain this- so be sure to ask your server. Music was fabulous; there are not many places where you get live music anymore. Kudos to the restaurant for inviting patrons to add a few dollars to their bill for the musicians. This will easily become a regular haunt.
Excellent service. Tables not designed for comfort but ok. Food was great.
I really like the food here, the decor and experience.
It is a bit pricey, the multi choice option is kind of confusing, too much food if you go that route, but wonderful if you are hungry.
Overall though I will keep coming back for the tasty soups, salads, and the wonderful lamb curry.
Booked 2 weeks in advance to be seated first in an area that our party of 10 would definitely not fit, ask what the seafood of the day is and we were told they were not sure as the kitchen staff could not tell “some sort of whitefish”, we were informed of the chai feast that was a great dish as you would be trying multiple dishes don’t waste your money not worth it, our service was slow with many dishes coming out cold and one guest was forgotten all together we all were eating while he was still sitting and waiting! I asked to speak to the manager who did very minimal to rectify the issues.
We arrived at the restaurant on time, and found out it is closed for business for a while, with no sign outside to indicate when and why. We are most disappointed with your reservation service, to make us a reservation when the business no longer exists.
Great place. Love the tea.. Usually go to the one on Main but this time we tried the one on Broadway. It was much noisier and smaller. But food and service was great.
I will probably recommend the one on main over the one on Broadway.
Been visiting for a few years now, and the food or service has never let me down. Great vegetarian options. Highly recommended!
The food is so good and they can easily do vegan and gluten free options for a lot of their menu with no problem (even the roti rolls!). I really enjoy their food and we even order extra to take home with us at the end of the meal. My only mild criticism is that the benches are a bit uncomfortable - on one side of the table it is a flat wooden bench with no back support and on the other side it is a bench with a thin cushion but you need to sit at the edge of the bench to be close enough to the table. For the younger people this is likely no problem but I need some extra support for my old bones. There are cushions they provide that you can use but no back support. I like this restaurant so much I bring my own cushions - small price to pay for the great food! They are likely trying to recreate the typical Afghan dining experience where you would typically sit on the floor (and then I would need someone to help me get up so the benches are appreciated). They greet you with great Chai tea - so tasty.
They don't actually let you reserve in advanced. Though we filled out the online form and called in advanced they did not honour our desired table and my group and I had to wait half an hour for the table which was meant to be reserved for us. The food was wonderful per usual, though next time I won't waste my time reserving online.
Ambiance was fine. Service was great. Had the tasting menu with several courses that you can re-order along the way. Most dishes were tasty and nicely prepared and served. The salmon and fish curries were inedible- just tasted rubber-y like it's been frozen and re cooked. Quality of the fish just tasted poor and not fresh- so if the restaurant management/owner reads this, please take it off the menu or get better quality fish....
Live music on weekends.
Great for dates and friends getting together.
Little pricey for the offering, in other words the menu size relative to the price is a little on the small side. Indeed, there is the option of getting a sort of all-you-can-eat option (feast) for $27 per person, but it's not what I initially thought. Overall, a good place, not noisy, good ambiance, and most food is tasty, although it may be tweaked a little bit to get on the more Afghan side not Indian...