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East is East

3243 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2H5, Canada
+1 604-734-5881
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chai” (37 reviews)
“roti” (12 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Indian, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3243 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2H5, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I used to adore East is East and it was always our "go to" place for a great dinner, great vibe at fair prices. It had a hippy honesty I admired. Everything changed about my feelings after visiting their new location on Broadway As we...More

Thank badkittyVancouver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to go for eastern cuisine. The chai was delicious and the food was just perfect. Not too hot with just the right amount of spice. The atmosphere was very different with tiny wooden tables and benches with lots of cushions....More

Thank 333travelbug
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Delicious food and great service. The atmosphere is also just super relaxing and we had a really enjoyable evening. I would recommend the taster menu, lots of yummy choices for veggies and meat eaters alike and you can try as many as you can stomach!

Thank cat_b903
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I don’t like spice, but mostly because I very much can not handle spice. That said, my food was delicious. I certainly can’t speak to its authenticity, but it turned my face into a waterfall. If I’d been able to not react like entering a...More

Thank Brent D
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A great place to go with a small group and try the feast, a sampler of all of the dishes and they keep it coming. The new place is larger, liquor licence and music some nights. Great food, great service.

Thank lvartell
Reviewed 24 January 2018

The new location a few blocks from the original is beautiful. We went on a Tuesday night and we're glad to have reservations. Lovely live music Food was great, service as well. Vegan friendly

Thank travelling55
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have eaten at both locations, and the food is consistent at both locations. However, I wasn't enough to bring longing to return. However, I preferred the atmosphere here at the Broadway location.

Thank P S
Reviewed 27 December 2017

This was our first visit to East is East. Liked the extensive menu and offering. Ambience was nice with a harp player followed my some recorded instrumental music from the East. Enjoyed our meal. 3/5 of us ordered the Chai Feast, Our choices were Lamb...More

Thank MS V
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous atmosphere in this restaurant. Excellent food from countries along the Old Silk Rd. I loved the Almond Chai Tea. We had a lamb roti and a salmon and green curry roti which came with salad and dahl. Great flavours, great staff, excellent...More

Thank Kiwitraveller502011
Reviewed 5 December 2017

The West Broadway East is East has recently moved a bit farther east along Broadway to the old Calhoun’s cafe location. This open space has been nicely renovated and redecorated to create a really attractive space. Service was very pleasant and our meals were attractive...More

Thank Kermit2010
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23 June 2017|
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Response from Charlene M | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they have high chairs and would be considered family friendly particularly during the day. Some of them have live music at night so it may not be quite as good a situation. If you've already gone, I'd like... More
10 November 2016|
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Response from lindacita | Reviewed this property |
Dry! But They let us bring a bottle for cork fee!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3243 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2H5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-734-5881
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Our cuisine is inspired by the opulent flavors and meticulous cooking processes of Eastern cultures found along the ancient Silk Route - which includes the flavours in India, Afghanistan and Persia.
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