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East is East Silk n' Spice - West Broadway, Vancouver, BC

East is East Silk n' Spice - West Broadway

4.7
4.7
640 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mediterranean
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.

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2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

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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) 734-5881
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Kitsilano
  • Cross Street
    between Trutch and Blenheim
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus #99, Bus #9
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 640 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Hot spot

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Great for live music

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Vancouver

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Vancouver

    Hot spot

  • Vancouver

    Great for live music

  • Vancouver

    Vegetarian-friendly

640 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience overall! Delicious food, very nice servers, and warm ambience. Had a great time celebrating my birthday. Thanks for the dessert ☺️💙

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very nice experience with middle eastern food. We have chosen a chai feast where you can choose as many dishes as you want and try all varieties they have. The food is delicious, their stuffed naan is very very good.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and food is very good - especially the Naan - some of the best I've tasted. We did the tasting menu and though there were some dishes that were better than others, overall, there were more hits than misses. The place is very dark so it's hard to see the menu and were we were seated was not the most comfortable. The table seemed too low - so not much leg room between the table and bench. $3.00 PP is added to the bill to pay for the musicians, which I have no problem with. The problem was more that the music can be too loud if you're seated close to it and I would have paid another $3.00 for more silence.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant never disappoints. The food is SO good the atmosphere is like none other. Love the live music and the service was great! I come here everytime I’m in town and love bringing new people with me to experience it

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  5. AlyssaB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous experience. Super friendly and attentive staff. Lovely ambience. Food is next level. Will be back 💕

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So memorable! I took my son and his girlfriend for the feat and we had the most magical time. Will definitely be returning many times over.

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  7. Silentforce

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been there quite a few times. We enjoy the food, the servers are great and we will go again.

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  8. KitsFam

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I visited with two friends on an evening without live music. The room was cozy feeling and quiet even though it was busy, so it was easy to talk. Nice ambiance and the service was good. The food was excellent. My only critique would be that to try any of the entrees you have to order the full tasting menu which is fun to try small amounts of different things but too much food. If you only order one round of the tasting menu it's a bit pricey for what you get. It would be nice to be able to order full portions of the entrees for the table to share. That being said, it was delicious and we will definitely go back. Being offered a small cup of chai upon arrival was a nice tough too.

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  9. PhilH

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and a wonderful location. The Chai Platter was phenomenal and is all you can eat. Super good at accommodating for gluten and dairy free allergies.

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  10. PierreG

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, amazing food, great service and ambience. Love the live music

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  11. NewtoOakville

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and a great atmosphere - would definitely visit again!

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  12. KatharinaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and live music. We had the tasting/all you can eat dinner and they were so Delicious. It was fun to be able to try various different food items. Fun to eat. Enjoyable. Definitely would come back again. Service was excellent - all the staff were very polite and pleasant. The only thing was if they had more staff on a Saturday night dinner time would be great especially the menu involves topping up the all you can eat items. Excellent restaurant.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It’s always a weird experience going to this restaurant, and I don’t think I’ll be going back. The staff are aloof and act bewildered when you ask for something as simple as a knife. Poorly and sadly disappointed.

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  14. Vivienne

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    East is East is a great restaurant choice if you are looking for a unique dining experience in Vancouver. The service was lovely and the atmosphere of the restaurant was quite charming. The tasting menu is a good price and I love that you can choose from so many different options (perfect for indecisive diners like me!) I have been here a few times already and will come here again!

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  15. Maddy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Service and Fantastic Musicians! Would recommend.

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  16. MarcS

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    East is East has long been a favourite of ours. With it's great food and lovely atmosphere, East is East is a wonderful place to dine out.

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  17. MarkK

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is nice food is great if you order the sample meal you can order as much as you like .. good way to try everything ! A little pricey I thought 43.00 and I feel it should include a chai tea and dessert for the price .. but I would definitely go back!

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  18. LouiseM

    Vancouver

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The room is warm and inviting. I've only been here for dinner twice but each night the live music was so nice! Great musicians. We were very near the stage yet we could still talk easily at our table. The menu is inventive, in that you can order almost every dish on the menu for a set price. The servings are small so you can try nearly everything. My only complaint is the miserably hard benches with no backs! We traded off through our meal so we could each rest our butts and our backs. Cushions for the benches - please. :)

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  19. DanaL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good value, tasty, food. We really enjoy it here.

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  20. SanjayMR

    Vancouver

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    It is interesting - for such a busy restaurant, they still charge $4 per person for the entertainment. The customers did not request the entertainment - that is brought in by the restaurant, and as such, the restaurant should be paying for that. The restaurant is handcuffing the patrons to pay for this entertainment, even when the customer didn't request it. This does not sit well with me. It is not new to the restaurant, as it has been something that the restaurant has been doing for a while, but we didn't remember that it was a requirement to add on the $4 charge per person for the entertainment when making the booking. We were reminded on the phone before the scheduled booking time, but it's too late to change locations for dinner. Don't get me wrong - the food is EXCELLENT, and the entertainment was of good calibre! But just like at any other restaurant, the prices of all the food items have gone up quite a bit, and the food portions have gone down quite a bit. When you tack on a forced gratuity for the entertainment, it gets problematic. The entertainment adds ambiance, but it also makes the restaurant quite noisy with all the patrons.

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  21. AykaI

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, food is delicious! Music is not too loud!

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  22. Tanvir

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall experience was great. However there was an additional cost for the booking on a special day and we were not aware of it until we received a call from the restaurant. The ambience was great but knowing upfront would be helpful in the future.

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  23. Sammie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was absolutely amazing! The silk route tasting menu was the best way to try everything… I would back !

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  24. ACla

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, professional, atmospheric, gorgeous music, delicious food.

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  25. 67th

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I don’t understand why we are force to pay $4 per person for live music.

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  26. okokokok

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Boulani was good. The chairs are not very comfortable though.

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  27. JenniferT

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We weren't given the option to dine out canada and it is listed the whole point of getting a reservation we were just given regular menus

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  28. LisaE

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant and it’s always so delicious.

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  29. JamesM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, ambiance and service as always. Great spot

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  30. RobP

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers were attentive and polite. Food was sooooo good! and we appreciated them allowing us to stay and hangout until the table was really needed.

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  31. Faria

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service staff were very attentive and knew the menu. The soft music: cello then piano was soothing and beautiful. My second time there and loved the ambience and food. So much flavour, felt like there was a party in my mouth from start to finish. First time at this location for my mom and sister and they loved it.

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  32. VinayP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All three of us ordered the Silk Route feast and it was fantastic and delicious. Every single dish was flavourful with just the right amount of spices. Especially the wild salmon - the best salmon I've ever had. And the dessert (easter ecstasy) was so good - with the combination of cake from the gulab, and the ice cream/rice pudding. The perfect way to end the feast! Also, don't forget to try the soy chai!

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  33. CynthiaC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, authentic atmosphere/decor that enhanced the experience. Great to have to live music in addition!

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  34. RachelleC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    really cool experience. the vibe is awesome and we loved the live music. We did the Silk Route Feast which is essentially a thali style dining experience. You can try small portions of as many items as you'd like for $43 ++.We were greeted right away with delicious chai and brought to our table which was decorated with Persian rugs and pillows and live edge furniture. A violinist came and played right beside our table as we sat and perused the menu. Very beautiful aesthetic and thoughtful design. I will say though that the food was just OK. There are lots of places in Vancouver for authentic Irani, Indian and Afghani food and though none of them have quite nailed the vibe like East is East has, you can definitely find better quality food elsewhere if you know your stuff. I will say East is East is a great introduction to Irani, Indian and Afghani food. If you're not familiar with these types of cuisine its a great way to dip your toes in.

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  35. StephaneL

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our waitress was amazing and very knowledgeable about the food. we would recommend this establishment to our friends and family.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Indian foods redefined, pirate chai cocktail was too good.

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  37. Arnie

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoy the uniqueness of this restaurant, and the staff are super! Meeting us at the entrance with a hot chai drink was special! But I did feel the $25 per person cover charge was steep, since we were seated where we couldn't even see the players, and they quit playing shortly after we got there.

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  38. Melody

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an elegant environment in which to usher in the New Year. The food quality was excellent, and the service was superb. We also really enjoyed the classy music of harp, cello, and drums in capable hands. Thank you for a memorable evening!

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  39. IngridV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chai tea and mystic soup are beyond compare. Frankly, everything is delicious and the food and service are amazing.

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  40. JoelL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed. Food was okay but not authentic. We ordered the "feast" for two people and were promised the ability to order as much as we wanted over two hour period. Service was poor, wait time for second order was long and waitresses kept asking for our orders and were not in sync/coordinated. We ordered 5-6 times and we're only brought 2x orders. Ambiance was nice, live music was a nice touch. Overall not worth the $150 CAD we paid for two people.

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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 640 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for East is East Silk n' Spice - West Broadway

3035 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G9

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    between Trutch and Blenheim
  • Neighbourhood
    Kitsilano
  • 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
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus #99, Bus #9
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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