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Sula Indian Restaurant

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Commercial Drive
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1128 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X2, Canada (Formerly Palki)
+1 604-215-1130
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Today
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
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Vancouver, B.C.
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472 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 657 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

A first visit to Sula provided an outstanding (although not exceptional or extraordinary) culinary experience. All dishes were very, very good accompanied by solid service in a warm and eclectic atmosphere. The ownership should be commended for the ambiance created within, as it is rare nowadays to find an establishment that places a diners personal space ahead of the monetary... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Joined a group of friends for dinner. They take reservations, which is nice. Tables not too crowded and beautifully decorated. Tons of gluten free opinions and they even have a separate GF fryer so I was able to enjoy pakoras. What a treat. We shared a half dozen items... all gluten free and all very tasty. Serving sizes not huge... More 

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Thank TheHappyCanadian
Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Three visits to this restaurant in last few months since I have discovered it, and every time the food, service and atmosphere have been wonderful. I absolutely love this place. The décor is tasteful and food is yummy. Typically we order too much food just to have leftovers for the next day. My favorites are; tandoori chicken, shahi paneer, bhaigan... More 

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Thank Mobska
Red Deer, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This restaurant has great service, wonderful ambiance and fabulous food! If you like pakora, try the vegetable pakora, it's my absolute favorite. The food is so well prepared, the flavours are never overpowering, which I can find with some restaurants, Sula does it perfectly! I would make a reservation as to not be disappointed, I have arrived on a few... More 

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Thank Christine H
Surrey, Canada
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

A restaurant with great ambiance, great service - especially if your server happens to be named Nico - and lovely-tasting foods. Obviously pretty popular as it was pretty crowded on a Sat. night at 8:30 and only too bad that it closes at 10 p.m.. Exactly! But this is one restaurant you want to remember to go back there pretty... More 

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Thank Madelief2016
Healdsburg, CA
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358 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Note the overwhelming number of high-rating reviews. There are reasosn: High quality ingredients in a lovely atmosphere...with a capable server. We greatly enjoyed our meal. It can be a bit noisy, howevert.

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Thank CaliforniaFellow
Fort McMurray, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

we tried a new south Indian Antares and we very impressed. The sauces were exceptional. The art of Indian cuisine in my opinion is the subtle layering of flavor...and Sula did it masterfully

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Thank Amgadr
Vancouver, B.C.
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My husband and I do not frequent restaurants often as they usually disappoint us. This makes Sula Indian Restaurant on Commercial Drive an exception. We first found it last December after a show at the Cultch. We were so satisfied with our dining experience that after a show last week we decided to go there again. The atmosphere is pleasant,... More 

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Thank Angela M
Skillman, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Sula was a good choice for us while we visited Vancouver because we wanted to explore many different sections of this beautiful city. This Indian restaurant is one of many, many ethnic places along a section of Commercial Drive. The food was graciously served by a charming young waiter from Bombay and everything was delicious. This area was developed largely... More 

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Thank Margush
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is my favourite place for butter chicken and Mattar Paneer. Naan is amazing particularly the one wuth Nuts and Fruits. You get a huge portion for your money.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1128 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X2, Canada (Formerly Palki)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-215-1130
Description
Previously known as Palki Restaurant, We gave your favorite Indian restaurant on commercial drive it's own identity in Aug 2013. Now called as Sula Indian Restaurant serving authentic Indian food with great choices of traditional indian curries, tandoor baked breads, rice preparations offering vast choices of vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options for dine in, take out and delivery

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.
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