East is East - Main St

570 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Our food consists of thoughtfully prepared recipes that will take you on a culinary journey along the ancient Silk route.

As evening descends upon the vibrant city of Vancouver, Chai Lounge comes to life like the courts of the eastern Raja's. Imagine a warm, dreamy and visually arresting venue where global sounds cascade the room over the din of lively conversations. Spicy scents waft from the kitchen followed by an abundance of delicious trans-himalayan cuisine.

Chai Lounge is our landmark location. There is no place like it in Vancouver,and visitors from near and far marvel at the ornate carpets, ceiling mandala's, and the nature-inspired furnishings.
The large central stage features a rotating line-up of world class musicians and dancers. We ask for a small patronage fee of $3 per person which goes to support all the live local music at East is East. Because we are very busy we hold tables for 2 hours. We look forward to serving you.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Indian, Mediterranean, Southeast Asian
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Hours of Operation
Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:30 pm
Daily 11:30 am–4:30 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(604) 565-4401
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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We offer catering for fundraisers, private and corporate functions, weddings etc.
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Cross Street
28th Ave E
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Parking Details
Underground parking for guests of Chai Lounge
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Public Transit
Bus 3 (Main St)Bus 25 (King Edward and Main) Three blocks away from Chai Lounge
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Music is a cornerstone of East is East and Chai Lounge. Every night at Chai Lounge is a musical one. The large central stage features a rotating line-up of world class musicians and dancers from Spain,India, China, Persia, Romania, Canada and more, playing traditional and modern instruments in rare and unique combinations.

Whether you are a music lover, or just a casual listener interested in expanding your musical vocabulary, Chai Lounge is a gateway to an exciting world of sound.
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine