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East is East Chai Lounge - Main Street

4.7
4.7
990 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mediterranean

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.

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Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 565-4401

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We offer catering for fundraisers, private and corporate functions, weddings etc.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer the space at our restaurants for private events.

  • Neighbourhood

    Mount Pleasant

  • Cross Street

    28th Ave E

  • Parking Details

    Underground parking for guests of Chai Lounge

  • Public Transit

    Bus 3 (Main St)Bus 25 (King Edward and Main) Three blocks away from Chai Lounge

  • Entertainment

    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.

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Eastern Tapas

    Soups & Salads

    • Soup Bowl with Salad and Boulani

      Your choice of Dhal soup, Mystic Soup, or Sambar Squash Soup

      • Green Salad

        Baby spinach, greens, avocado and sprouts with hempseed pesto dressing

        • Chai Salad

          Baby tomato, artichoke hearts, olive oil, grapes, sheep feta cheese, almonds, baby spinach, olives; oregano & white wine dressing

          • Mediterranean Platter

            Organic Quinoa salad, hommus, baba ghanoush, olives, roasted garlic, boulani, mint, dates and feta cheese (vegan option available)

            • Quinoa 'Tabouli' Salad

              with hommus and boulani

              • Mango Prawns

                Prawns sautéed in a spicy mango, lime leaf and star anise curry on basmati rice

                • Tibetan Mantu

                  Dumplings stuffed with green onions, chives and herbs

                  • Dhaalcha

                    Roasted chunks of chicken or lamb, Afghan rice in our organic dhal soup, served with roti and side salad

                    • Masala Praws

                      Prawns pan-sauteed with garlic butter in South Indian spices

                      • Eastern Calamari

                        Spicy calamari sautéed in giner, garlic and vindaloo spice on Basmati rice

                        • "Baba Chapati's" Pate Platter

                          Rustic hempseed vegetarian pate (served cold) with fresh pesto, roasted vegetables, green salad and kefir naan

                          • Kabuli Pulao

                            Grilled lamb kebab sautéed with basmati rice, carrpts, aromatic spices; topped with Persian salad

                            • Boulani

                              Traditional Afghan whole wheat roti stuffed with potato, green onion and herbs; served with chickpeas, dehydrated yogurt, beets and sprouts

                              Chai Feast

                              Our signature tasting menu, the Chai Feast features a selection of our favourite dishes from East is East and Chai Gallery. The Chai Feast is served with your selection of soup, salad and any two main dishes. It comes with boulani, kefir naan, garlic pickle, Afghan and basmati rice. You may choose more of the same or different dishes throughout your meal to complete your journey

                                Soups and Salads

                                • Persian Salad

                                  Finely chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, nions, romaine lettuce, mint and cilantro

                                  • Beet Salad

                                    Steamed beets, sour cherries with cumin w/ balsamic vinaigrette

                                    • Quinoa Tabouli Salad

                                      Parsely, quinoa, red peppers, cucumber, lemon and spices

                                      • Dhaal Soup

                                        Three different kinds of lentils, cauliflower, spinach, herbs and spices

                                        • Mystic Soup

                                          Lemongrass, green curry, ginger and mushrooms in coconut milk

                                          • Sambar Squash Soup

                                            South Indian yellow dhal with squash, flavoured with tamarind and spices

                                            Mains

                                            • Jackfruit Cauliflower Curry

                                              Jackfruit and cauliflower in a yogurt, ginger and cumin curry

                                              • Afghan Eggplant

                                                Baked eggplant, sautéed with herbs, tomato, onion and garlic

                                                • Eastern Ratatouille

                                                  Zucchini, potatoes, eggplant, whole garlic in a lentil plum sauce

                                                  • Alu Gobi

                                                    Cauliflower and potato in a tangy tomato coconut sauce

                                                    • Peas & Cheese

                                                      Peas, ripened paneer cheese and potato, mixed and spiced

                                                      • Spinach Paneer

                                                        Whipped spinach & paneer (Indian Cheese) with mushrooms (vegan option available)

                                                        • Baby okra

                                                          Baby okra and tofu sautéed in a sundried tomato and chipotle sauce

                                                          • Mango Butternut Squash

                                                            Butternut squach and mango cooked with coconut milk, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and curry leaves

                                                            • Chana Masala

                                                              Chickpeas, onion, tomato, herbs & spices

                                                              • Wild Salmon

                                                                Baked miso salmon in coconut milk, lime leaves and red/gree Thai curry

                                                                • Seasonal fish curry

                                                                  Seasonal fish in an exotic South Indian Curry

                                                                  • Chicken Masala

                                                                    Chicken in creamy masala and herbs

                                                                    • Lamb Kebab

                                                                      Perfectly spiced and grilled chunks of lamb in a savoury yogurt, black cardamom and bay leaf curry

                                                                      Eastern Roti Rolls

                                                                      Each roll comes with green salad, dhal soup, yogurt - mint sauce, brown lentil rice or Afghan rice (basmati rice with raisins and carrots). When ordering a double, you can choose a combination of any two rolls

                                                                        Vegetarian

                                                                        • Bombay Masala

                                                                          Cauliflower and potato in a tangy tomato coconut curry sauce

                                                                          • Ghandi's Breakfast

                                                                            Whipped spinach with mushrooms

                                                                            • Yogi's Treat

                                                                              Chickpeas, onion, tomato, herbs and spices

                                                                              • The Gypsy

                                                                                Baked eggplant, mango butternut squash with Afghan rice

                                                                                • Ghandara Blues

                                                                                  Baked eggplant sautéed with herbs, tomato, onion, garlic and spices

                                                                                  • Lion of the Desert

                                                                                    Peas, paneer cheese and potato mixed and spiced

                                                                                    • Spice Caravan

                                                                                      Chickpeas, cauliflower and Afghan rice

                                                                                      Non-Vegetarian

                                                                                      • Afghan Nomad

                                                                                        Charbroiled lamb kebab with eggplant

                                                                                        • The Silk Route

                                                                                          Baked miso salmon in coconut milk, lime leaves and red/green Thai curry

                                                                                          • The Mughal

                                                                                            Chicken in creamy masal and herbs

                                                                                            • Persia's Favourite

                                                                                              Charbroiled lamb kebab with spinach and basmati rice.

                                                                                              Kids Meal

                                                                                              • Kids Meal

                                                                                                Your choice of rice bowl with any topping

                                                                                                Drinks and Desserts

                                                                                                • Eastern Teas

                                                                                                  Our Chai is made with tea, brown sugar, organic milk, ginger and a secret blend of spices. It is a meticulous and sensuous process which ensures an enjoyable cup of chai

                                                                                                  Hot

                                                                                                  • Darjeeling Masala Chai

                                                                                                    This classic Chai hails from the darjeeling region. Made with black darjeeling tea and milk, it will satisfy your need for an original Indian Chai

                                                                                                    • Soy Chai

                                                                                                      Our classic masala chai with soy milk

                                                                                                      • Rooibos Chai

                                                                                                        In this masala chai we use rooibos tea instead of black tea, offering you a healthy boost that is caffeine free

                                                                                                        • Persian Tea

                                                                                                          This classic black tea is made with cardamom and saffron, brewed without milk and served with sugar on the side

                                                                                                          • Select organic teas

                                                                                                            A premium selection of organic teas

                                                                                                            • Green Masala Chai

                                                                                                              In this masala chai we use green tea instead of black tea, offering you a healthy boost without the strong caffeine

                                                                                                              • Almond Milk Chai

                                                                                                                Our classic masala chai with almond milk

                                                                                                                • Apple Ginger Chai

                                                                                                                  This is healthy Chai is our take on hot cider: made with organic apple juice, ginger and our secret spice blend.

                                                                                                                  • Chocolate Chai (add organic cacao to any of the chai)

                                                                                                                    This chai is for the chocolate lover. Upon request we will add organic cacao to any chai of your choice.

                                                                                                                    Cold

                                                                                                                    • Iced Masala Chai

                                                                                                                      Our masala chai served on the rocks

                                                                                                                      • Hibiscus Tea

                                                                                                                        This delicious cold tea is perfect for a hot summer day. An infusion of hibiscus flowers, mint and honey

                                                                                                                        • Iced Lemon Ginger Chai

                                                                                                                          Our lemon ginger chai served on the rocks

                                                                                                                          Eastern Desserts

                                                                                                                          • Gulab Jaman

                                                                                                                            Traditional Indian cakes topped with pistachio and rosewater (served hot)

                                                                                                                            • Kir

                                                                                                                              Rice pudding with pistachio and rosewater

                                                                                                                              • Eastern Ecstacy

                                                                                                                                Rice pudding, ice cream and a warm gulab jaman on top; sprinkled with rosewater, pistachio and cardamom

                                                                                                                                • Chocolate Pudding

                                                                                                                                  Vegan chocolate pudding with organic cherries and pruit preserves

                                                                                                                                  Eastern Shakes

                                                                                                                                  Your choice of ice cream or frozen yogurt, and soy or organic milk

                                                                                                                                  • Kathmandu Hash

                                                                                                                                    Blueberry, strawberry, cherry

                                                                                                                                    • Kabuli Dream

                                                                                                                                      Pistachio, cardamom, rosewater

                                                                                                                                      • Ganges Nectar

                                                                                                                                        Blueberry, strawberry, cherry

                                                                                                                                        • Nutty Gypsy

                                                                                                                                          Mixed nuts, cardamom, cinnamon, chocolate

                                                                                                                                          • Himalayan High

                                                                                                                                            Honeydew, pineapple, lychee, rosewater, cardamom

                                                                                                                                            • Turkish Chill

                                                                                                                                              Espresso, chocolate, hazelnut, cinnamon

                                                                                                                                              • Kama Sutra

                                                                                                                                                Darjeeling masala chai with a secret blend of spices

                                                                                                                                                Yogurt Lassies

                                                                                                                                                Plain organic yogurt, fruits and ice

                                                                                                                                                • Kashmiri Sunset

                                                                                                                                                  Mango, cardamom, rosewater

                                                                                                                                                  • Buddha's Blesing

                                                                                                                                                    Cherry and mixed berries

                                                                                                                                                    • Rangoon Rain

                                                                                                                                                      Peach, lychee, pineapple, banana, coconut

                                                                                                                                                      • Rumi's Joy

                                                                                                                                                        Blueberry and strawberry

                                                                                                                                                        • Shiva's Nectar

                                                                                                                                                          Hempseed, banana, blueberry, almond milk, strawberry

                                                                                                                                                          Smoothies

                                                                                                                                                          Fruits and Ice

                                                                                                                                                          • Calcutta Monsoon

                                                                                                                                                            Pineapple, coconut, banana, lychee

                                                                                                                                                            • Tibetan Wildflower

                                                                                                                                                              Cherry, mixed berries, flower essence

                                                                                                                                                              • Bhutan's Secret

                                                                                                                                                                Mango, orange, peach, mint

                                                                                                                                                                • The Indonesian

                                                                                                                                                                  Kiwi, strawberry, banana, blueberry

                                                                                                                                                                  • Khayyam's Orchard

                                                                                                                                                                    Apple, cherry, lime, ginger, mint

                                                                                                                                                                    Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    What 990 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                    4.7
                                                                                                                                                                    4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                    • 4.7Food
                                                                                                                                                                    • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                                                                    • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                    • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                                                                                      AmandaC

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                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                      We had a party of 8 and I specifically told the hostess when I made the reservation this was an important dinner as my partner and I were Introducing our parents and there were two belated birthdays. I asked for a high chair for the baby as well. Mind you.. they placed us RIGHT next to the stage so it was incredibly loud and we could not speak or get to know one another, three of our guests are over 6 feet and we were crammed into a bench for children and a couple beside us moved because it was so squished at the bench. We asked multiple times to move or to swap chairs and everyone was acting as if we were an inconvenience just trying to rush us out. There were plenty of normal sized chairs and tables with 2 people sitting in a booth which would have suited our group better. The server was so rushed and no one understood the menu. The baby spilled a water and we used all our napkins and no one replaced ours for food. Over all it was a horrible experience, I would not go back. I heard such great things but it was just one problem after the next.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Claire

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Delicious food, live music and dance, beautiful surroundings and excellent service. Excellent.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Rb604

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Salmon was too fishy and didn't really match the cuisine. Would like more dish choices that are not stew or curry textured.

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                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      My 2 companions had not been before and were so impressed with the food, music and service!

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                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      Great service, great food and good value! I love the chai feast idea, you get to try everything. Overall a great dining experience, I will definitely be back!

                                                                                                                                                                    6. MM

                                                                                                                                                                      MonikaM

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Aside from slower than usual service, it was a great experience!

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                                                                                                                                                                      NanF

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      8 of us were there to celebrate a birthday. The complimentary chai tea at the start was an excellent feature. We ordered the chef feast and we were able to sample different unique dishes and then compare them. One iof our friend’s was middle eastern and she raved about the lamb, spinach paneer and the salmon. Best she’s ever had. Wine was affordable and dessert was excellent. The violinist was soo talented. Glad they charge each person a fee for the entertainment ~ he deserved it. If you’re looking for an experience and not just a restaurant, try East is East on Main.

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                                                                                                                                                                      AnkitaS

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Amazing food and amazing staff! We went to celebrate a coworkers' birthday and it was perfect. We all ended up getting the Chai Feast and their tea is just lovely. Definitely a round 2 soon!

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                                                                                                                                                                      bearsdining

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Had a great time however ordered the feast and server never came back (this was during an over 1.5 hour stretch) to ask me if I wanted to order more food. By the time we were able to flag someone over it was close to 10pm and our food came shortly after 8pm. We ended up choosing to leave because it was quite late. The service is always great here but perhaps they were short staffed yesterday.

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                                                                                                                                                                      RonG

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Great food, excellent service! Definitely will be back again!

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                                                                                                                                                                      EvelynG

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                      Really enjoyed our time and entertainment and the food was delicious

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                                                                                                                                                                      Andi

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      1.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                      We are bigger group, so we confirmed and did some pre order, order was lost when we went in . menu is very limited unless do tasting menu but that means all of us have to have the same dishes Service is very from reception to table is very confusing , mandatory charged us $3 per head while we specifically we don’t like that while we were put at the corner table aren’t able and o see the stage at all ?! Whats the point to ask you customers permission then enforce the charge on them ? We spent lots on drinks and food but will not go back nor recommend anyone to go .

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                                                                                                                                                                      chris

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      This is one of my favorite restaurants to go to. The concept of it is wonderful. The tasting menu is nice but perhaps the portions could be very slightly larger. Still good though to try lots of different items. Would be good to have more than a bite of each item though, they are so very small.

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                                                                                                                                                                      MarG

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 2, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                      Great atmosphere and servers know the menu very well

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                                                                                                                                                                      Tomv

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                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      We had a great dinner, really enjoyed the food which was great!

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                                                                                                                                                                      tanyar

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                      We had a 5:15 reservation and were made to pay $3 entertainment fee. There was a paino player (terrible) and couldn't not hear him. When we had to leave at 7:15 the dancers came out but we never saw them! A rip off to pay for entertainment when the food is already expensive. The table and chairs are hard and very uncomfortable. I would not come back.

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                                                                                                                                                                      DeniseP

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      As soon as you walk in you are transported in Zen. The impeccable service begins as you enter, warm greetings to a complimentary chai. The food is favorable and good portions. Highly recommended this experience. My brother from out of town was very impressed.

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                                                                                                                                                                      JasminM

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food3service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                      Unfortunately, I did not have a good experience at East is East. The live entertainment is beautiful, food is delicious, but there is not enough staff. Our server did all that she could, but unfortunately the servers are overworked, and there is not enough staff in the sections. Considering we are paying $39 for unlimited rotating dishes as advertised, we did not get to eat much since our server did not have enough time to keep up with her section surrounded by large parties. It is not the servers fault, she did the best she could. I believe management needs to carefully look over the sections of the restaurant. The portion are small, about 2 bite sizes, so with that in consideration, there should be enough servers on the floor who can be constantly checking on tables, removing empty dishes and taking new orders regularly. There is a 2 hour strict time limit on dining, however it took 45 minutes to get our first round of dishes which does not allow for much of a food experience. Compliments to the servers doing the best they can, and the cooks for delicious food.

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                                                                                                                                                                      DarcyW

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      We loved our experience at East is East. The food, music and service were all outstanding. My only feedback would be the seating - extremely low. Our group was fine but if anyone had mobility issues or were elderly, higher seating would be much more comfortable. Will definitely return.

                                                                                                                                                                    20. E

                                                                                                                                                                      Evelyn

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      I came here for my birthday with friends and our waitress gave us a complimentary dessert (:

                                                                                                                                                                    21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      It was lively, food was good :)

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                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Fantastic experience!! Wouldn't change a thing. Definitely will be going again!

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                                                                                                                                                                      Katt

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                      I love the Food Journey choosing to sample a variety of meats, and vegetables prepared in wonderful sauces. It was good to the last bite.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Stefania

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Amazing place, I highly recommend it! The food is always great, the interior is so unique and service is amazing as well.

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                                                                                                                                                                      MellieF

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      East Is East never disappoints! The food is so delicious and dining there is a whole experience. Between the music, food, decor and ambience...you feel transported to another place. It's a great feeling. The staff are always very welcoming and friendly. Highly recommend!

                                                                                                                                                                    26. CJ

                                                                                                                                                                      CherylJ

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      A dining experience I have enjoyed in the past and was happy to bring my family to enjoy last night. Thank you for a beautiful evening!

                                                                                                                                                                    27. SB

                                                                                                                                                                      SueB

                                                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Love everything about this place. Live music which was not too loud so my husband could still hear conversation. Helpful staff with knowledgeable recommendations. The chai feast menu allows you to try many different bites. Everything was delicious. I particularly enjoyed the Dahl soup, Mango Butternut Squash & Lamb Curry. We’ll go back and our guests said the same.

                                                                                                                                                                    28. F

                                                                                                                                                                      Farid

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      What a place, what a vide, what a service and what a reasonable price. Thank you all the staff and the managers. Will definitely go back again and again.

                                                                                                                                                                    29. AS

                                                                                                                                                                      AmoraS

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Fantastic place, amazing performances and exceptionally knowledgeable and kind staff!

                                                                                                                                                                    30. ZK

                                                                                                                                                                      ZeinabK

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                      They forced us to select chai feast platter and none of them were good. Foods too spicy and it took long time to bring our order.never back there.

                                                                                                                                                                    31. FP

                                                                                                                                                                      FabiolaP

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      I always forget how good this place is, Always delicious and great service.

                                                                                                                                                                    32. LC

                                                                                                                                                                      LynnC

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Delicious food, friendly and efficient servers, lively music, and a very fun vibe.

                                                                                                                                                                    33. AC

                                                                                                                                                                      AmberC

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      Live music and special desert for a birthday. Great tasting menu. Only thing I disliked was the comfort of the chairs. If I could rate them a 0 I would. Overall great.

                                                                                                                                                                    34. TM

                                                                                                                                                                      TimM

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Such great service and friendly staff! Was celebrating my partner’s birthday and they were so accommodating and even gave us a celebratory dessert! Would definitely be coming back again :)

                                                                                                                                                                    35. MC

                                                                                                                                                                      MayleneC

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Amazing food ang service. Will definitely be back .

                                                                                                                                                                    36. B

                                                                                                                                                                      Beatrixh

                                                                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      Lovely place and best vegan chocolate mousse (pudding they call it). A bit pricey for the feast, wish there was a smaller version of it as well.

                                                                                                                                                                    37. C

                                                                                                                                                                      Cassidy

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Wonderful experience. Will be back frequently. Noise level is high if you dine during a period with live music.

                                                                                                                                                                    38. S

                                                                                                                                                                      Shaggy

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Fantastic and they made our birthday very special

                                                                                                                                                                    39. TT

                                                                                                                                                                      TaniaT

                                                                                                                                                                      Toronto

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Perfect food, service and ambiance. Would definitely recommend.

                                                                                                                                                                    40. MZ

                                                                                                                                                                      MindyZ

                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      It was our 3rd time. Always incredible. Have been 2 both locations. Only issue is that the chairs are a bit challenging.

                                                                                                                                                                    FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                    East is East Chai Lounge - Main Street does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and 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 4.7 stars by 990 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                    Google Map for East is East Chai Lounge - Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                    4433 Main Street Vancouver, BC V5V 2M4

                                                                                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                    • Cross Street

                                                                                                                                                                      28th Ave E

                                                                                                                                                                    • Neighbourhood

                                                                                                                                                                      Mount Pleasant

                                                                                                                                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                                                      Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

                                                                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                      Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian

                                                                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                      Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                                    • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                                                      Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                                    • Parking Details

                                                                                                                                                                      Underground parking for guests of Chai Lounge

                                                                                                                                                                    • Public Transit

                                                                                                                                                                      Bus 3 (Main St)Bus 25 (King Edward and Main) Three blocks away from Chai Lounge

                                                                                                                                                                    • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                    • Entertainment

                                                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                      Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                      (604) 565-4401

                                                                                                                                                                    • Catering

                                                                                                                                                                      We offer catering for fundraisers, private and corporate functions, weddings etc.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                      We offer the space at our restaurants for private events.

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