Silk n' Spice Restaurant

4.6
99 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Indian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Live Music
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Mediterranean, Southeast Asian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 734-5881
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
between Trutch and Blenheim
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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AB
Munich
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We had an amazing time in family. Beautiful decoration, the food was tasteful, we loved the music and got to dance even though nobody else did. I would only suggest more dessert options for kids.

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OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Liked the live music

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M
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place has been reliably delicious since I first discovered it 15 years ago. Thank you for yet another good experience and wonderful memories.
:-)

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VM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food and atmosphere are great and consistently good. The live music is nice. The staff was very good and accommodated our needs well.
I love the ambience, however I find the seating arrangements could be better. The natural wood tables and benches are not that practical, especially if you have a larger group. Those who get the upholstered seating along the wall are more comfortable than getting a hard bench with no back. Otherwise the evening was very enjoyable.

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LK
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was cosy and vibrant! Loved the live band

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A
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great food music and ambiance. We have come many times and love it. I think the restaurant might have been short staffed as the service was a little uneven - very friendly and polite but a little scattered, this particular evening. I still love the restaurant and will recommend it to everyone!

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F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this place! The all you can eat trying different kind of food is so amazing! Try the Mystique soup it’s hot and yummy

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AN
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, live instrumental music on Friday night was fab and still easy to talk over. "Feast" menu option a bargain, considering you can order as many dishes as you like for the same initial price. We were full after the first round.

Several tables had very well behaved kids, including a birthday girl dancing to the live music. Very sweet. Staff were very accomodating.

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CR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Allways a huge pleasure to be one of your guests at your location with your amazing food and absolutly friendly staff :-). Cu again

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CF
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely setting. Great live music. Super food. The roti was delicious -nice coriander dip. Large menu which offers something for everyone

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CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is amazing!! A must do in Vancouver. The staff is so great and the food is delicious and a great variety. Also live music!!!

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BM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

East is East has never disappointed!! The ambiance is incredible - as soon as you step into the restaurant it is as though you are in a completely different place where the relaxation flows. Food is amazing as are the drinks. There was live music the night we were there and it also fit the feel of the restaurant perfectly. Have come back many times and will continue!

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KO
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

For a night that will inspire much laughter and dialogue, I recommend East is East. I particularly enjoyed the melding of the music, the decor, and the food with exemplary service. Our waitress was quite an intelligent person. - Kate Orland Bere

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LC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Live music is a great addition since they moved. Lovely decoration. Service impeccable

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P
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

The food here is unique and simply incredible. The staff could be more attentive and friendly, but overall - our experience is consistently positive. The beautiful decor and soothing ambiance adds to the meal. :) Highly recommended.

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EA
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food and service. They were very fast a nice

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v
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Make reservations in advance. I like that patrons are not rushed. The wrap meals including the
Dahl soup & small salad are terrific. Great assortment of lamb, chicken and vegetarian.
Only possible downside is the seating -not bad if sitting against the wall on cushions but the hard backless benches are uncomfortable. Great music group was playing while we ate at 7:30 a quartet with violin, double bass, guitar and drums .

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AV
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

This was our first time at the new Broadway location, even though we've been to the old location and the Main St. location several times. The food is tasty, well done, fresh, and just right amount of spices, plus you have vegan choices, and gluten free options.
I really have to place a big complaint to the most uncomfortable seating ever! The biggest problem is for the too short of a sit-length of the sitting platform. Anyone exceeding the petite asian female size, namely 5ft3, is unable to get anywhere near comfortable on the actual seat of the couches that have been made along the entire wall of the restaurant. The backing is too straight so pillows are great but the seat is too damn short! Even sitting sideways was not working for any of us as we are all over 5ft3. It did make a great bonding experience between several of the tables around us as about four tables with people all over 5'3" were all having the same experience. So at least we felt better being able to complain to each other.
Needless to say, we will not be returning to your new Broadway location.

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P
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I go to this specific broadway east is east location frequently as opposed to Main st because it's a place one can have conversation without loud music drowning you out yet have amazing gentle ambient live music in the background. The only criticism I have is when I go by myself reservations are not allowed. So then each time I need to go through management to reserve. I do this due to limited mobility issues. Each time I am accommodated but due I find having to complain to management each time reflective of not being a space open to inclusion if an individual cannot reserve and dine on their own. I have also complained that as an individual I should be entitled to dine for at least 2hrs and not be rushed out in an 1.5 hrs. Just because I am by myself doesn't mean I don't want to have a wonderful dining experience. My complaints have been listened to but each time I have to go through a manager. They need to think about this. I still keep coming back because the staff do accommodate. I am a regular.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was really good experience, good food , good ambience, , courteous staff .
Loved the evening

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l
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It's super delicious and we can definitely recommend East is East to everybody. But one thing we didn't know and isn't mentioned anywhere is the fix 18% tips amount for groups with only 6 persons. In other restaurants it starts with 7 or 8 persons. That was a little sour aftertaste :(

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CG
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

We love the food at East is East, but unfortunately it took over an hour after we placed our order to receive any food. The seating/chairs are extremely uncomfortable. The food might have been worth the wait, if we had been sitting comfortably.

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing! Our group had the Chai Feast and it was such a fantastic way to try new dishes that I would ordinarily not try. The creamy mushroom and eggplant dish was my favourite (and I don't like eggplant!) and the chocolate pudding dessert was the die for. I cannot wait to go back!

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N
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We very much enjoyed the "Chef's Feast" which gave a wide selection of delicious dishes. As I like my food piping hot, I would have preferred that to the merely warm temperature of the food which then cooled quickly after arrival, but having said that, the dishes were delicious either way. Ambience and music were excellent. The natural wood furniture had a rather unique presentation. Due to the thickness of the tabletops however, I would recommend the legs of the tables being an inch or two longer, so tall individuals can sit and perhaps cross their legs comfortably beneath the table. I will return to this restaurant and bring my friends as the food was excellent and catered to both carnivore and vegetarian.

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K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Vancouver. Great ambience, excellent food, and although it's a bit pricy it's very much worth it.

Also their chai is perfect.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall food service & ambiance excellent

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N
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience and chai feast was incredible! I would prefer not to have to pay extra for the music, feel that should really come with the vibe of the restaurant but saying that, service was friendly and attentive, and they give a free birthday dessert! Fun night out.

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AD
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent. The Persian salad was particularly outstanding. Lovely ambience. I'll be going back.

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LC
Adelaide
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful space, lovely people, loud and rambunctious in a good way. It feels like you are genuinely drinking chai and eating good food in the most authentic way you can in Vancouver. Amazing Chai Feast

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HK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There was a live music with extra cost. It was nice but music was not match with food and ambience.

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KR
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely unbelievable in every way! The flavours are everything!

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G
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice time. Only regret is that we didn't realize Monday nights were the only night without live music.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a birthday. Reservation for 9 but only 7 made it, wasnt an issue for the restaurant at all. It was lucky really, 9 wouldnt have fit. Food, service atmosphere excelllent.

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5
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The new room is gorgeous, great decor, warm atmosphere and delicious food, plus extra bonus of excellent musicians playing interesting music. The Chai Feast option is a great choice that allows diners to sample several dishes and to have more of their chosen dishes or sample another during the meal. Service was very good as well. We were a group of five and and all agreed East is East deserves a 5-star review.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food, ambiance, music. Pricey but worth it.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner with friends during Dine Out Vancouver. Our waitress was efficient but not too attentive. The decor and live music were excellent - we had a wonderful time and were there for 4 hours. At no time did they make us feel like we needed to leave, which we really appreciated. Highly recommended!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food! Great service! Quiet peaceful music! Fun time! Great value!! Thank you 😊

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MC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Pricey but delicious. Wonderful comfort food and such a beautiful atmosphere to enjoy it in. I would highly recommend it for vegetarians. My biggest complaint was the music that was playing the night we were there - it was too loud and wrong for the atmosphere. It needed to be quieter so we could talk and it needed to be more mood music - not entertainment.

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DK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I have been a regular customer of the previous Broadway East is East and wanted to try the new location. The food was excellent as always, and the new larger space is very welcoming. However, we did not know it was Dine-Out Vancouver that evening. We arrived on time for our reservation but were asked (politely)to leave just as we were planning to order dessert. It was not made clear to us before we sat down that we would have limited time for our dinner.

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M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with our 2 kids.. delicious, healthy food, lovely ambiance, pleasant live music. Can't wait to go back.

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