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East is East

) #234 of 2,945 Restaurants in Vancouver €€ - €€€ Indian, Middle Eastern, Afghani
3243 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2H5, Canada
+1 604-734-5881
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Indian, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3243 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2H5, Canada
Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to East is East last evening for a birthday dinner with my partner. We were seated, ordered, and 45 minutes later asked one of the servers if she might check on our food. Five minutes later, we saw her and another woman pointing...More

Thank 694Bigal
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ordered some takeout at this Kitsilano restaurant. It turned out to be delectable and reasonably priced. Coconut curry soup w.different kinds of mushrooms was the highlight followed very closely by the salmon curry wrap. Also had an afghan wrap...lamb potato raisins...also scrumptious. Lamb was...More

Thank LarryTheRadioGuy
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I wasn't actually expecting to like it but I did! I had a Roti and it was yummy. Spiced perfectly. The side salad and soup were similarly yummy. Quick service and good staff. Perfect combination.

Thank P&ZH
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant indeed!!! I very good idea about the menu with the feast option and the live music is great.

Thank MHJ17
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Vancouver. One of the draws for me is the eclectic live performances. On our last visit there was an African musician dressed in African attire with a full headdress of feathers and traditional instruments. Then of course...More

Thank Jumfin
Reviewed 4 February 2017

a very nice restaurant in Kitsilano, one of the best neighbourhoods of west Vancouver. Special decor, natural wood tables and benches, eastern cushions, curtains and lighting fixtures, all add to the special atmosphere that this cozy restaurant offers.. the experience is topped with delicious big...More

Thank Sally A
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect but does this place shine! Went for lunch with my crew and had roti. Fantastic spice bug meal served with a soup and salad for about $15. Delicious very friendly staff

Thank Preston S
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Of all the restaurants we were invited to during out two week stay, this stood out for its authenticity and ambience. A great place to eat with a group of friends. The lamb was outstanding and all the dishes we ordered were tasty and colourful....More

1  Thank Nicola P
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Recommended by friends as the "best Indian restaurant" in Vancouver, East is East offers a mixture of Afghan dishes, north and south Indian, Tibetan, and Asian fusion items like miso salmon. The decor is attractively accented by tribal rugs and pillows. The thali (a multi-item...More

Thank Austinwali
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We loved the decor, the food the service. A very, very interesting menu and tasting opportunity. Every dish was tasty and different. The blend of spices, sauces, etc. The ambiance is warm with carpets all over the place. We had such a great time. My...More

Thank demo51
Kitsilano is one of Vancouver's most transformative
neighbourhoods. With a long history of coffee culture
and poetry readings, its days of flower children and
buskers may be long-gone, but not without leaving
their mark on the number of organic restaurants and
fair-trade cafes in the area. At the centre of
Kitsilano ("Kits" for short) the almost idyllic
expanse of Kits Beach offers the opportunity for a
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Do you serve alcohol or is it a dry restaurant ?
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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.