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East is East

4413 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3R2, Canada
+1 604-879-2020
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chai” (46 reviews)
“lamb kebab” (9 reviews)
“salad” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Indian, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4413 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3R2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, telling ME you want to eat Indian food is a bit tough because hello, I grew up on the stuff. This chicken curry was the real deal and the chai!! Omg. I could write a poem about how good their chai was!! Feel free...More

Thank vancityfoodiegirl
Reviewed 5 May 2018

I took a group of 10 people to East is East and we were all blown away with how good it was. The first thing you notice is the decor of the room which is tastefully done, yet unique and makes you feel you are...More

Thank allstaryvr
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Simply, this was one of the best meals I have ever had. All of our party agreed. The only problem is choosing from the extensive menu that covers foods of the Silk Road from western China through Central Asia. Everything was splendid but I particularly...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 26 April 2018

The atmosphere is very inviting with a mix of eastern symbols and art covering the walls. Some of the tables have the soft cushions of Persia; reclining adds to the soporific mood. There is a small hot chai as we enter and a menu that...More

Thank lloyd b
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Great food . They say it is “ middle eastern “ but I thought it was Indian with a touch of Afghan . We ordered the “ Chai Feast “ . ( $33 pp) Very nice . The quantity and quality were both great but...More

Thank rdmiller_pcj
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Average Indian food. Reasonable prices. Kind of neat atmosphere. I’ve had better Indian but the menu is arranged so that you can try many dishes which is nice.

Thank fuzzynaval
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I took my family to East is East for Easter lunch. We were greeted immediately by friendly staff and offered samplers of Indian style dips and a naan-type bread. Soft music played quietly enough that we were sure we could have a conversation without shouting,...More

Thank danjabour
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Impeccable service. Delicious vegan options. I chose the Chai All You Can Eat Vegan Feast for $29. It features three vegan salads, two vegan soups and seven vegan main dishes. The servers often came by my table to ask if everything was ok and if...More

Thank BC V
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We come here and always order the chai feast, basically all u can eat tapas portions. Great variety and incredible taste explosions with every bite. Live music most nights which changes so always go on different nights. And the ambience and decor is amazing!

Thank Mario B
Reviewed 14 March 2018

This was my first visit and I was excited as I read good reviews about this place. We went to the Main Street location.I am well accustomed with middle eastern, Arabic and Indian food and have high expectations when I have to pay $30 per...More

1  Thank siska30
South Main
South Main, or SoMa, is a neighbourhood in upswing.
Inhabited by young humanitarian professionals in
converted lofts and studio apartments, what was once
an industrial centre is now a wellspring of vintage
and eco fashion shops, contemporary sawdust-floor
galleries, craft beer joints, and basement acting
studios. All set to an Art Deco background with a
strong blue collar sensibility underpinning each new
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Questions & Answers
23 June 2017|
Response from Parisa P | Reviewed this property |
It's family friendly. We took our 3 years old son. I don't think they have high chairs. You can ask for a comfortable seat when you make a reservation. Live music is entertaining for kids.
23 June 2017|
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Response from D. W | Reviewed this property |
I saw families with kids but it is loud inside
Elsy H
28 March 2016|
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Response from dlpkl | Reviewed this property |
my experience has been that if you don't get there by say 4:00 pm, you will have to wait. It can be over an hour...they will take your cell number and text you when a table is available. Which is okay, but if it's raining... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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: 4413 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3R2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighbourhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: +1 604-879-2020
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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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