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.
Awesome atmosphere, great, friendly service and amazing food.
Dinner with show! Was a very god experience, must go back!
I love East is East. Awesome ambiance, live music, the servers are really sweet and the Afghan Eggplant is one of my favourite dishes on planet earth! So good.
I loved this place!
Very nice for any occasion:)
We were here for a romantic date and I would also bring friends or family.
My only complaint would be the chairs. While super cute and funky ,not conducive to a dress and heels
I noted that one of our my party is having a birthday and they offered a complimentary dessert. The dessert came with a candle and my friend really enjoyed it. Definitely coming back for special occasion or just for a night out with friends.
Always a pleasure to visit this restaurant. The food, service, ambiance and entertainment never fail to please.
Great food - if you like a little spice. I always feel good after eating at East is East. Staff are friendly and helpful. It was nice to hear some live instrumental music - it's been a long time. COVID protocols are in place which made it comfortable for our group.
This was a very pleasant dining experience. We had great food in a lovely space and were served by professional waiters. The food was very goode in ample amounts. The ambience was quiet and restful, just the way we like it.
Really nice music but is was too loud.
It was hard to communicate with waitress.
Food used to be much better.
Food is always so delicious. Great service. Great overall!
As always we had a great time in the restaurant! The servers were great, the food delicious but the best of all was the iconic band, very well known musicians, Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble
The space is very well organized, we felt safe in this COVID new reality.
Good experience overall. Lovely server. Unsure why appetizers were served together with entrees. Would love it if the time for live entertainment was not 6 pm. Hard to hear in restaurant when music starts.
Get the chai feast and eat as much as you can until you can't anymore. It's a worthy experience for $40 plus tip and tax. The chai tea is incredible and their quality of spices are second to none.
Really tasty food and amazing chai
Will definitely return
Overall good. But getting bored with the menu :(
I've been there like 4-5 times and menu hasn't changed since. I feel they need to add more options.
Excellent good and service
nice environment, will go back to do their feast option
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.
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 4.5 stars by 696 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.