East is East Chai Lounge - Main Street
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.
Made reservations. We were seated immediately. We were asked if we wanted to sample the mango smoothie drink. I was surprised that we were only given one small sample given there were 3 of us... Other than that, overall it was a nice experience. Everyone was friendly. Customers were friendly. Place was clean.
Love this place. Food is excellent, staff is always welcoming, music is always intriguing and unique.
We loved our visit. Warm and welcoming staff. The all-you-can-eat tasting menu is worth every penny.
Delicious food (Chai feast -- got to taste many flavours), amazing chai, lovely service, and delightful live music on Thursdays! Pricier for 2, but worth it for a special occasion.
Food was fine. Music was great. Chai was delicious. Wood bench was very painful to sit on. Service was fast, attentive and polite.
A nice experience, good food, service ok. Best part is the beautiful space.
The wine list only had sweet wines, a few dryer and less sweet would be better.
Sunday dinner with my family was fantastic! Tried the rolls rather than the feast this time, and they were delicious. Was expecting flamenco entertainment, but the harp, cello, drum and vocals did not disappoint!
Thanks to all for a great night!
Busy, exciting, fun! Great food in small portions so you can try lots of things - and the live music and dancing was awesome!
Unique and amazing spot for dinner with your partner or with your pals.
Loved the food and the music. Noise level was perfect - still able to talk while listening to the music.
Love this place! My husband, who doesn't like Indian food, loves this restaurant!
The food was excellent but expensive.
The staff were very good and communicative.
Really cool date and party spot! Music was incredible! Really like how they give you samples when you first come in the door
Excellent spot for a dinner date! $30 for unlimited access to menu items is a nice bonus. I stuffed myself silly, then relaxed the rest of the night to live music and talented dancers. Overall, a night to remember.
Food was sensational. The Silk Road Feast was exactly that! A great way to sample a number of dishes. Well presented and super tasty!
First time there. Will be back. Great friendly service and lots of choices. Lots more for us to try.
Always good here. It’s a little pricey. Especially the drinks considered the 5oz wine pours but over all it’s a great place to enjoy yourself. Special thanks to Emma our server. She was very patient with us.
I went here for my birthday party with 10 family members and it was absolutely amazing the food came out quickly and everything was such great quality! The music was live and beautiful and the ambiance was not too loud I had such a great time thank you so much❤️
Great evening but there shouldn’t be a wait to seat us if we had reservations.
Funky restaurant, delicious food, warm,friendly and attentive service! Mood setting music completes the feeling of traveling to an exotic country! Will definitely come back!
Our server was excellent - very knowledgeable, helpful, effiicent. Great live music, not too loud. Great food.
My husband ordered the feast and was very pleased. Good value and tasty options. I ordered the lamb kebab and the meat was very tough but the sauce so yummy! Overall a very nice time.
I love the musicians!!
Amazing foods, cozy ambiance, lively music, and great service! My friend and I had a fantastic experience at our first visit East is East. I loved Afghan Eggplant, Tibetan Mantu and Darjeeling Masala Chai!! We definitely go back and want to try the other dishes.
It’s always a pleasure to visit East is East. Our young sons try the feast and try almost everything on the menu. The very tasty food comes piping hot and served with a smile. A welcome change to all things fast food
Was so happy! Awesome food, only one miss. Real bang for your buck for dine out. Service was fantastic and made the experience. Music was lovely.
Was great ! Went for my birthday and will be back for sure . Love the food it’s always delicious 😋 thank you !
I should come here more often. A nice change of pace from the typical fate and ambiance of so many Vancouver restaurants. A nice night. To be repeated soon.
So great to sample various dishes in perfect portions. Each dish was very tasty & service superb!
I love the relaxed feel of this place . I definitely would return to try more dishes.
Great ambiance, decent food but lacks quantity for the price value.
Best vegetarian food in Vancouver and my favourite restaurant!!
Very uncomfortable seating. Tables not large enough to accommodate food and plates. Food was very mediocre. Service was rushed. Better places to eat for the price.
Friendly , good food, atmosphere and music , little Main 's street gem !
Was there for NYE and had an awesome time. Food was great and so was the service!
Our third visit was December 31 2019.A wonderful way to spend the last night of the year and bring in the new year.The food as always was delicious ,and the entertainment ,amazing.
This place has a magical formula, we love it.
Great ambience and food. Love the chai feast option where you can taste a variety of items for a cost effective price.
The night I attended is too crowd. The table besides us is too close. the noise level is difficult for me to enjoy the conversation with my friends. The live music is not always there.
4 of us for dinner, could not ask for better service and the food was outstanding
East is East Chai Lounge - Main Street does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. East is East Chai Lounge - Main Street also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 565-4401.
East is East Chai Lounge - Main Street is rated 4.6 stars by 679 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.