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East is East Chai Lounge - Main Street, Vancouver, BC

East is East Chai Lounge - Main Street

4.6
4.6
1400 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • 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
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,400 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Healthy

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Hot spot

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Great for live music

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Vancouver

    Healthy

  • Vancouver

    Hot spot

  • Vancouver

    Great for live music

  • Vancouver

    Vegetarian-friendly

1,400 Reviews
  1. IzabelaD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic ambiance with live music daily. The food platter is a delicious choice as it allows you to sample pretty much everything. Oh and don’t forget to get a chai! It’s perfect. Love this restaurant.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were given just the right amount of attention and service to enjoy the Chai feast. Didn't feel at all rushed and had a lovely meal with family.

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  3. GabrielG

    Vancouver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated a birthday here and really enjoyed the evening. It was our first time dining at the restaurant and the tasting menu is a great format - each person picks their preferred dishes and portions are small so it feels like having an endless choice of tapas. Food was delicious and most folks could only order 2 platters and were stuffed. Service was wonderful right from the start with a small cup of chai offered upon entering. We were a large group (7 of us), and everything went smoothly. Enjoyed the live piano music too. Highly recommend!

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  4. TammyS

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience. The best chai ever! We had the sampler and I think it's the best way to experience all the dishes. A must have. Our server was wonderful and knowlegeable, thank you!

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  5. PierreH

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was so loud that we left before ordering anything.

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  6. Jbak

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I seem to eat at East is East about once a month or so. I love the ambiance and the music and the food. Like everywhere though it's getting pricey which is a concern.

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  7. JessicaT

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Great ambiance. Had something weird playing that sounded like the jungle book?? Like music story time? It started halfway through our lunch so it wasn’t the whole time but it cracked us up

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  8. FizzioC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    To pay for way too loud entertainment when you have no choice and now can no longer converse is not great. Too many people serving our table so nobody was really listening. The food is good and always unique but todays experience will make me think again before rebooking

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  9. Aniyvr

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, delicious food and excellent service. The best Chai in the city imho.

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  10. Omarion

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always, one of mine and my family's favorite spots to come to. Server was amazing, warm, and demonstrated a high level of customer service. One of the best spots in vancouver.

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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 4.6 stars by 1400 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for East is East Chai Lounge - Main Street

4433 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 2M4

Dining areas

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
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • 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
  • 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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