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Sula Indian Restaurant - Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC

Sula Indian Restaurant - Commercial Drive

4.4
4.4
93 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Indian
Since 2010, Sula has received numerous awards for it’s unique decor, traditional Indian preparations, Mughal inspired tandoori meat & vegetables in a warm indoor garden style seating

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 215-1130
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    https://sulaindianrestaurant.com/catering-vancouver/
  • Private party facilities
    https://sulaindianrestaurant.com/dine-in-group-lunch-at-sula/
  • Neighbourhood
    Commercial Drive
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 93 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

93 Reviews
  1. GuyS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply excellent food. Quantities were really large so our only critique is wish the waiter had stopped us from over-ordering. On the other hand, the left-overs were amazing the next day.

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  2. JetL

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such delicious creative food. And friendly attentive service.

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  3. Gastropod

    Vancouver

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time to Sula on the Drive and we can't wait to come back. For our own "Dine Out" menu, we shared the chicken coconut yellow curry, lamb korma with cashew & onion curry and Achari Tandoori Cod. Round off with steamed basmati rice and an order of Garlic & cheese naan to get every last drop of the wonderful curries. Everything was so tasty with earthy undertones - sweet and spicy. Best dish for me was the Tandoori Cod, moist and generous portion. Our server and the ambience made for great dining experience. My takeout was mysteriously gone the next day but who can blame them?

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  4. AllanC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Diced avocado and puffed wheat appetizer bowl was larger than expected. Chicken curry on your choice of green onion, garlic or regular fresh naan bread was excellent for lunch. Mango pudding dessert just as great as last year's. Carrot cake with shaved almond flakes had good flavours.

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  5. govt

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The room temperature was very cold. Told 14 degrees. Too cold. Some of the food was only slightly warm. We had to put our jackets on, as did other guests. Very disappointing. If they couldnt fix the temperature they should have closed the restaurant.

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  6. Bill

    Vancouver

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food, location and Service - easy 5 stars !!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were fantastic. This is our second time and we will be back again. Great place to order a few dishes and share amongst the table to try more things.

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  8. Brenda

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Sula, ever dish is delicious! Service is excellent. I'll go again for sure!

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  9. GrantD

    Vancouver

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant was amazing as ever . I there often

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  10. ClareR

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second visit to this location. It’s a very busy restaurant because the food is delicious. The service was a wee bit slow but that’s to be expected. Noise level is higher than Main Street location. All I all a very nice experience.

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  11. CarolW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely dinner here w friends. Everything was very tasty - size of appetisers was very generous!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, lovey service everything was just perfect!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor ventilation. The restaurant felt really hot. When we let the service staff know, they said the air con was on, but the place wouldn’t stay cold because of people coming in and out of the restaurant, which was not the case. The place was busy but the front door was closed at all times. No windows either. It was like being in an oven.

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  14. EVTK

    Vancouver

    71 reviews

    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great venue fo enjoy a meal with small or larger groups in a comfortable setting. It took a while to get our order taken as well as for the food to come out of the kitchen. However, the food did look good when it arrived and and tasted flavourful.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff and food was amazing, very friendly. Very busy but I as ok

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  16. cnagappa

    Vancouver

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at this location on Commercial Drive. We were there for Happy Hour. We've dined at the Main Street location a few times before. Our reservation was for 4:15pm on a Sunday, but the door was shut until 4:35pm due to a plumbing issue. I would have appreciated it if they called in advance to inform me about a delay. In any case they agreed to extend the Happy Hour menu deadline for us. We only ordered off of the Happy Hour menu. The food, especially the railway vada pav was excellent. Only one item, the tandoori wings, was a bit over spiced. The drinks were great, and they obliged in reducing the sweetness of the cocktails we ordered. Overall, it was a good dining experience. The staff were pleasant and the service was good.

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  17. WestSeattleDeb

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried Sula on a tourist visit to Vancouver BC based on a foodie friend’s recommendation. We walked about an hour from L’Hermitage to get there. It was a level/easy stroll through interesting neighborhoods — a delight on a beautiful Spring early evening. (Fortunately someone warned us against coming near Hastings Street and sadly we saw why on our bus ride back downtown following dinner.) We were warmly greeted as soon as we walked into Sula and immediately seated in a great location next to the front window. I love the dark decor that feels authentic and also contemporary. The Sula Chaat Platter is a generous sampling of appetizers served with one spicy and one sweet dipping sauce. Each platter selection tastes unique, fresh, and flavorful. For a main entrée selection, we could actually taste the fresh coconut In the Chicken Coconut Curry — the best presentation of this dish I’ve ever had. Plenty of bar/drink options; the French sauvignon blanc paired perfectly with the meal. We only had 3 precious dinner opportunities in Vancouver. Sula earned its rightful place as a worthy destination.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Only good thing was the Naan bread. Everything else was average

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  19. happyeats

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy food, excellent service. Good value. My new go to place for authentic Indian food. We sat under the speakers and asked the music to be turned down which the staff did. Thank you. Really appreciate lowering the volume so we can talk and be heard.

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  20. Phil

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great experience across the board. Amazing food and excellent service. I will back soon

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  21. Phil

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent professional and friendly Service. Food is very well presented on impressive tableware. The ambience is too cluttered and dusty. Not impressed with the food at all and will not recommend it to anyone looking for truly, traditional, exotic Indian food.

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  22. LaurenH

    Calgary

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner out with friends. Food and cocktails were amazing and great value. The food was packed full of flavours and great portions.

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  23. CaroR

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, with great service and great food.

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  24. MarnieG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot with tasty food and attentive service. Thanks for a great meal.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was about 20 minutes lates with our reservation. We didn’t mind as they had us sit by the bar to wait and gave us complimentary drinks while we waited. The restaurant is stunning. We were impressed with that. We had the dine-out menu. The chicken lollipops and momos had tasty sauce but the chicken/momos themselves were flavourless. For the mains we had the lamb ,paneer tikka masala and the Mushroom curry. The mushroom was the best although we’ve had better. The other 2 curries were okay flavour wise. The paneer tikka masala vegetables were cut really long and thin so they kept falling onto our faces when we were eating. Not a big deal just something that was messier. For dessert we had the mango rasmalai, mango coconut puddings and the chai tiramisu. They were okay. We expected more for a place with such high reviews but then again we eat A LOT of Indian food and majority of our table hails from India so high standards for flavour. The service was good at first but when we sat down the server seemed impatient. 1. We asked about how long it would be to get the appies ( not in a rushed way we were just curious) and the server replied “ you just got here!” 2. We weren’t told the spice levels were on the milder side for an Indian restaurant. That’s fine. My friend asked for green chiles on the side to add more heat to his food. The server said they are out of green chiles ( impossible for an indian restaurant) so he brought some siracha :s. Not a hot sauce that goes with indian curry So it was not worth the price. We would not return.

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  26. RaviD

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service could be better. Food was nicely prepared. Main courses could have been done with less sugar.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst experience ever! Made the reservation on OpenTable app but when we got there, the restaurant was about to close. They said they can’t do anything and the way they talked was not appropriate or professional. The day was for sure ruined! Anyway went back another day, and guess what it was the worst Indian food I’ve had. Waste of time tbh!

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  28. NolaG

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing, it will never disappoint.

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  29. JemmaS

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great service. Have never been disappointed with this restaurant.

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  30. sweeteats

    Vancouver

    58 reviews

    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time to this restaurant. Ambience is lovely with a small waterfall,Indian decor and music. Given what I consider the best table in the place….a table for two on a platform in front of the windows. Service was excellent. The food was good but thought it a little pricey for the amount of chicken in the sauce.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was Saturday night at the peak hour . The restaurant was extremely busy, that’s the reason for the slow service.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is incredible! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The decor is beautiful, it’s a vibe. Will be back again!

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  33. MelinaM

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were pleasantly surprised as we walked into the commercial location of Sula - definitely a gem hiding behind a regular looking building. The atmosphere and decor were so unique and fun, service was almost perfect - they knew exactly what we needed when we needed it and the food was phenomenal. Definitely recommend Sula!!!

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  34. DinersRUs

    Vancouver

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a birthday with friends. Our server, Geet, was amazing. Very friendly and efficient. Food was delicious and the ambience was excellent. Everyone had a great time.

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  35. FoodieinFlorida

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful and the waitstaff was attentive. I highly recommend.

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  36. PeterC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, reasonable price, nice place, you will not be disappointed

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed the food here. A lot of options to choose from and very delicious.

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  38. VrushaleeP

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great! I love it when the staff is friendly and helpful. Very satisfied.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great decor, friendly staff and delicious food! A great experience! Will be back!

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  40. DaveG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is great here. I would recommend . We'll be back

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Sula Indian Restaurant - Commercial Drive offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 215-1130.

Sula Indian Restaurant - Commercial Drive is rated 4.4 stars by 93 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 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sula Indian Restaurant - Commercial Drive

1128 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X2

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Commercial Drive
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Asian
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 215-1130
  • Catering
    https://sulaindianrestaurant.com/catering-vancouver/
  • Private party facilities
    https://sulaindianrestaurant.com/dine-in-group-lunch-at-sula/
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