East is East Silk n' Spice - West Broadway

4.7
303 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
The original Silk n' Spice Restaurant in Kitsilano holds a special place in the hearts of our customers. With eleven years running, it is a place for new lovers to meet, and old lovers to rekindle romance.

Just like the Dhabbas of the the Silk Route, East is East is home to everyone. Artists, musicians, minstrels and youth eat next to business men, politicians and professionals. Come and experience the mystery and vibrancy of the east, right here in Vancouver.
What 303 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
Ambience
4.4
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CraigF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

We were seated at our table and provided menus. The waitress then disappeared for 15 minutes before we had to flag down someone else to take our order. The food and drink came relatively quick and was delicious. However, no one came to our table for the rest of the evening and we had to flag another waitress down after finishing our meal after another 20 or so minutes. Service was shocking even though they seemed to have 5 servers walking around.

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JPRichmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good atmosphere.
Food is small portion.
Live music was great.

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anikaz
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would go back in a heartbeat. Food was absolutely delicious and the prices were very fair.

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classics
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great. Haven't been to this location for a while. Food was fantastic. Came so fast too. And the music was quietly in the background. Server was very attentive and caring too.

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vippaulD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food warm staff

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LukeM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

East is East is a great restaurant. Food, service and environment are all great. I will certainly be back to eat again.

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ErikaG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super tasty food, lovely ambiance, friendly staff!

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CliftonK
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always impressed with the food and service here. So damn good!

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GraceE
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Would definitely recommend East is East.

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vipCalgarymom
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food!! Love this place for the vegan selections. Too bad the all you can eat is so pricey now!!

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JamesH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious food, spicy but not overpowering, friendly attentive staff and pleasant ambiance that allows conversation

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GerryO
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

This is a simple exotic cuisine served in a comfortable eastern ambience. Excellent service and value. Food is tasty and well presented.

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CraigC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always

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vipCritic1
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Pretty restaurant, but very uncomfortable, shallow bench seating. Basically if you want a dinner type of meal meaning Lamb, chicken or paneer (or any vegetarian dish)with rice & a side salad, it’s $39.99 per person! Otherwise you can get a burrito or quesadilla for $20. We opted to do a la carte without asking prices and pay $147.00 for 3 items, 3 salads and 3 beers! Won’t be back!
Good service, nice music (we could still have a conversation).

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SteveC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We haven't been out to dine much over the past year, but had a wonderful chat & meal with friends! :)

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Harnden62
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent flavours. They overcharge for the rice, otherwise okay value for price. A bit slow on initial service but very responsive to requests.

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ranam
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there first time, food was very good, good value for money, great decor.

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valeriag
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pretty great place. The price is decent for the amount of food you can get. Great overall experience.

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JudyA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We make a point to eat here when we come to the city as the delicious food and friendly helpful service make our trip complete! The servers are knowledgeable about the dishes and are happy to make suggestions.

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TrishP
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is truly amazing, I loved everything we had and we tried many dishes. My personal favorite was the salmon in the roti… But honestly everything else was equally delicious. We are outdoors but the indoors looks very beautiful and the live music most welcoming.

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DebbyS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Live music, beautiful, intimate vibe and amazing food with excellent service. Perfect for a date or small group of friends..

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vipkesh
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the distinct different flavors of the dishes we ordered
Good service too — will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful live music and terrific food!

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vipC00me
Atlantic Canada
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Tasty food, delicious chai tea and excellent service

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goodstuff
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really a whole yum experience. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food with best service beyond comparison!! Every dish is flavorful and chai is yummy!! Highly recommend this gem of a restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a wonderful experience at East is East. The service is excellent and the staff are knowledgeable about food sensitivities. Lots of gluten free options!

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BenL
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and service. The room had a lot of character.

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LilacP
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really beautiful evening. Amazing food, staff and music.

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vipNabbyk
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place, loved the food and the vibe. A must have if you're in Vancouver.

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vipliltea
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had heard about East is East for years but for some reason never made it out. As one of the first meals I got to have with friends since the restrictions lifted, we were so impressed! They had a band playing beautiful dinner music, the Chai Feast Tasting Menu was an awesome way to taste a bunch of dishes, and the service was friendly. We really enjoyed our meal and drinks!

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StefanieL
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was fantastic and the servers were nice enough to arrange a birthday dessert for someone in the group. Would highly recommend :)

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vipC00me
Atlantic Canada
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great place for tasty food. The chai drinks are lovely and the waitress brought us some samples for us to try before ordering.
Everything was very good. We picked the feast menu for trying a maximum of things. A bit pricey overall but we'll be back !

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Server was very nice. Food is always delicious and consistent

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EmilyH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love this place, so nice that there’s outdoor space!
Really appreciated the restaurant calling ahead to confirm and to remind us that there wasn’t a covering or heat lamps so we could dress accordingly.

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paulos
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food and very warm and friendly staff!!!

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Thomas
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at East is East. Overall, our entire experience exceeded our expectations. The background music was romantic and enhanced the ambience without being too loud. The Chai Feast was amazing value and provided an opportunity to sample many delicious menu items. Will be back for sure!

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RyanL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was great. We got lucky and had a live cello player who played the GOT song. How could it be better?

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Mantis
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice setting with a very nice menu. Loved the experience (:

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LornaK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect place for an exotic and romantic evening. The live masked band was so enjoyable and added to the ambiance. Delicious food flavourful and not too spicey.

FAQs

East is East Silk n' Spice - West Broadway does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. East is East Silk n' Spice - West Broadway also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 734-5881.

East is East Silk n' Spice - West Broadway is rated 4.7 stars by 303 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.