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East is East Silk n' Spice - West Broadway

4.6
4.6
420 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 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) 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

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What 420 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Hot Spot

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Live Music

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Vancouver

    Best Ambience

  • Vancouver

    Healthy

  • Vancouver

    Hot Spot

  • Vancouver

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. WC

    WestCoastTravelBug

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place - love the Chai fest and drinks.
  2. OG

    OwenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What a lovely spot. Food absolutely scrumptious, live music enjoyable and unintrusive. Initial service a little delayed (45 mins or so till we had any food).
  3. HR

    HootanR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food and our server was very helpful a me are our experience lovely
  4. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! We had the tasting menu, no one could decide on any single item as their favorite. The price was more than fair, considering the unlimited supply of dishes. Plus, the serving staff checked often to see if we wanted more food.
  5. J

    Jlee604

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took hubby and my toddler here for fathers day dinner yesterday. We had the Chai Feast Tasting Menu and it was absolutely amazing. It's pretty much the classiest and most tasty all you can eat in town. They bring you small portions for you to sample and if you like it you can order it again. This is how all you can eat should be done! Zero food-wasting since you order as you finish the items. My favorite was definitely the mango chicken! The restaurant was busy yesterday and they knew they were running behind and they warned us in advance saying our food may be delayed and they gave us big glasses of chai tea, which by the way is absolutely delicious, on the house to sip on while we waited. I don't know how much better the service can get? Instead of leaving us frustrated waiting they warned us in advance and gave us complimentary chai! It took about an hour for our food to come but we had zero complaints because we were told in advance! The food was absolutely delicious and we savored every bite. We will definitely be back again! As a bonus my toddler didn't even want to leave because the seating was so comfy she wanted to lay on all the plush pillows! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Ambience, food, service, decor, authenticity is 10/10!
  6. A

    Anika

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went for our 2 year anniversary and loved this place. I found the chai to have a little too much spice in them (and this is coming from an Indian who has has masala chai in India many times). Overall though I loved it! The love music was the cherry on top! I would go again if life brings me back to Vancouver. Highly recommend.
  7. H

    Huregomi

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food and pleasant atmosphere. Average service and outrageous tip policy.
  8. LA

    LoraineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance, great food, friendly staff and wonderful violinist! I highly recommend it! :)
  9. KW

    KatW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, nicely decorated dining area. The food and service were excellent, overall would highly recommend.
  10. RK

    RogerK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I enjoyed outstanding food, service and ambiance. I have a new favourite Vancouver restaurant.
  11. A

    Andrew

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We’ve been multiple times. Great atmosphere and food. Highly recommend
  12. MT

    MaryT

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! 5 stars all the way! Delicious food, good service, great ambience….excellent value!
  13. SL

    StefanieL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. We had family visiting from abroad and this was their favorite meal so far! Definitely worth trying out the Chai Feast menu - Amazing value for $40 and you can try as many dishes as you like! Servers were also really lovely and attentive - will definitely be back before the family leave 😊😊
  14. AS

    AngieS

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great value for the meal and exceptional service - will definitely be returning!
  15. L

    Louline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Nice ambiance, food portion is excellent and the creamy mushroom is outstanding good thx you
  16. BK

    BernadetteK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my mum here and we both absolutely loved it . We opted for the taster feast and it was divine . Our server was so lovely and helpful . She had great recommendations for wine too . I was there once before but this time was exceptional
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    East is east was a wonderful experience. They made my mother in law’S birthday extra special. The food was so good! We will definitely come back.
  18. HR

    HonestReviewer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Amazing venue decor and ambience. Should change the name to Silk and Sweet though as there is literally no spice at all and most dishes are overly sweet instead. Whitewashed Mediterranean/South Asian food. If you don't like spicy but would like to try this culture's cuisine and dishes it will be heaven for you.
  19. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    East is East is an excellent restaurant for a very delicious, eclectic and comfortable dining experience. The atmosphere and the service is amazing! Highly recommend the total experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening. The food was good and the ambiance was even better. Make sure you try their wonderful teas.
  21. FS

    FaroS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every *measure* of a restaurant is Five-Star for this place: Food (Chai Feast is great) and drinks (unique and tasty teas), service, cleanliness, decor, music, etc. My family and friends dined in this restaurant, and we left very happy every time.
  22. S

    Shawn

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    The food was very good and exactly the same as the Main Street location. This was our first time at this location. The service was terrible. Excessive wait for food, and they were constantly bringing the wrong plates and not what we ordered. I resent a restaurant automatically suggesting a tip when paying with a card when service is so poor.
  23. D

    Duncan

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food. Excellent service from both server and bussers. Warning: The front door was kept open which meant most guests had to keep a coat on to deal with the cold wind. They refuse to close the door despite numerous tables requesting.
  24. g

    goodstuff

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Wish Chai feast items were available as separate dishes vs having to order Chai Feast to get them. Excellent service.
  25. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at East is East, and I will definitely be returning soon. We had an early reservation so it was quiet when we first arrived but by around 7pm it had filled up nicely and there was beautiful live music. The staff were kind and very helpful, they walked us through the menu and came by frequently to check in on us. The food was amazing and the Feast option was very worth it, we were able to try almost all of their dishes as many times as we wanted. Dessert was delicious as well. I would definitely recommend this as a go-to restaurant for anyone in the area, I only have positive things to say about it.
  26. TP

    TrevorP

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ordered the feast menu, good way to try lots of dishes. Great service.
  27. SN

    SandraN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very tasty food great environment room temperature was a little hot...
  28. N

    Nicole

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Exotic and cozy atmosphere. Would definitely go back again.
  29. F

    Faam

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great restetaunt...especially for live entertainment, a cozy romantic experience OR for a group ...you feel as if you've escaped from Vancouver to somewhere exotic!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch. The tasting menu was incredibly good value, even more so than usual as it was on special. We enjoyed all of our items, vegetarian as well as meat dishes. Atmosphere is busy yet quiet enough for great conversation. Service is top notch.
  31. GD

    GraceD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great live music, our waitress was friendly and talkative. Overall a 10/10 experience. Will be going back asap!
  32. GS

    GordS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance, food, and service. Loved the entertainment too
  33. NH

    NicH

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service and wonderful ambiance. The live music was fantastic. Diligently accommodates dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian diets which is very much appreciated.
  34. KB

    KristaB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the food, service and ambiance here! Everything was excellent as usual.
  35. CF

    CatFo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A really great experience. We loved the Chai feast tasting menu, but felt it was a bit overpriced at 39$. It should include dessert at that price. Some of the items very really amazing (lamb curry, afghan eggplant, tibetan mantu, boulani) and some were pretty average (mango chicken, wild salmon) or disappointing (saag paneer, peas and cheese, chicken masala). The mango lassi was OK but not great and we ordered a cocktail that was downright bad (pirate chai - chai tea with rum). We loved the ambiance and service.
  36. J

    Janiyvr

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great menu and food very good. Always love the ambience and vibe and great cellist. I think as many restaurants, there may be the current struggles for finding sufficient servers.. we really enjoyed the evening here
  37. AK

    AlineK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The location,food and music are wonderful,very impressed so cheers to that! I had higher expectations, as I've been there with friends previously. This time... Unfortunely ,we were not happy with the overall service. We were celebrating our 15th Anniversary, big millestone that was only acknowledged over the phone. It took time to be greeted and seated,we were not given a drinks list, we felt rushed by the server to take our drinks order anyways. She was not very attentive and made no effort to explain the menu or suggest anything. No eye contact. Never offered another drink. We were rushed to "order another round" as "it would take some time to be ready". It wasn't a busy night like the weekend I came in with friends and had a better experience. So I believe that the staff could have made a little more effort to provide a better service. Great place, mediocre service.
  38. PA

    PatriciaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not my first time and definitely not my last. Love the atmosphere, relaxing music, the service was great and fast, the food is excellent. I recommend the double roti rolls. If you can’t eat both, save one to take home and eat for lunch the next day. Really worth it! Thank you for another wonderful meal!
  39. LZ

    LiseZ

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Lovely servers. Beautiful music & ambiance. My daughter thought the lamb curry was an 8/10. I asked for gluten free roti, but when they brought it, the wrap did not look gluten free so the server went to confirm and it was indeed not GF. So they replaced it and offered a chai tea or coffee and/or desert on the house, which I don’t normally order, but I did because it was free…but when I looked at the bill again this morning, I realized they charged me for the chai tea and chocolate pudding anyway!! Well, at least the pudding was delicious.
  40. VF

    VanFam

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best thing about this place is the decor and the live music. It was very novel compared to regular restaurants! Service was excellent and there is live music many nights of the week. We had the tasting menu which has lots of variety and works for vegetarians and carnivores alike.

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 4.6 stars by 420 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 6 times today
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

  • 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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