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East is East - Broadway

4.5
74 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Live Music
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
The original East is East in Kitsilano holds a special place in the hearts of our customers. With eleven years running, it is a place for new lovers to meet, and old lovers to rekindle romance.

Just like the Dhabbas of the the Silk Route, East is East is home to everyone. Artists, musicians, minstrels and youth eat next to business men, politicians and professionals. Come and experience the mystery and vibrancy of the east, right here in Vancouver.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Mediterranean, Southeast Asian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 734-5881
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
between Trutch and Blenheim
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 74 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Overall food service & ambiance excellent

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was excellent. The Persian salad was particularly outstanding. Lovely ambience. I'll be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

There was a live music with extra cost. It was nice but music was not match with food and ambience.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Absolutely unbelievable in every way! The flavours are everything!

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Very nice time. Only regret is that we didn't realize Monday nights were the only night without live music.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food, ambiance, music. Pricey but worth it.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Delicious food! Great service! Quiet peaceful music! Fun time! Great value!! Thank you 😊

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with our 2 kids.. delicious, healthy food, lovely ambiance, pleasant live music. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Food excellent as ever.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Delicious food and great service. It's a beautiful spacious restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Very different dining experience- food is wonderful, setting unique, live music!

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Food was great. Service was great -had three children under 9 and they enjoyed it. Had lunch and dinner there

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3.0Dined on December 11, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

I was blown away by the vibrancy and complexity of the taste of the food. The staff were also very friendly and accomodating.

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3.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Great place. Fantastic food at a reasonable price. The only negative is the uncomfortable chairs.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food and great ambiance. The decor was beautiful, service fantastic and live music added to a very enjoyable and uniquely memorable evening!!!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent service. Tables not designed for comfort but ok. Food was great.

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4.0Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Been visiting for a few years now, and the food or service has never let me down. Great vegetarian options. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on August 19, 2017

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....

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2017

Great place.
Friendly staff.
Highly recommended.
Live music on weekends.
Great for dates and friends getting together.

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2017

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...

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