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East is East

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Indian, Middle Eastern,
4413 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3R2, Canada
+1 604-879-2020
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“chai” (45 reviews)
“lamb kebab” (9 reviews)
“salad” (30 reviews)
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Indian, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4413 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3R2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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

Thank siska30
Reviewed 7 March 2018

I have been a regular East is East customer for over 15 years - mainly on Main! and sometimes the Broadway location where I have celebrated 2 birthdays - Main street another birthday and one for my sister - I have a serious chai addiction...More

Thank Sandi N
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Very eclectic atmosphere, food as well as music under one roof. Food was tasty considering the cooks rotate frequently and are all women who are apparently refugees. Service was good and music by night ($3 tip per person)is nice touch. Late night open and waitress...More

Thank Kris K
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Nice varied menu, tasty food and very friendly staff. We had a very enjoyable lunch and can't wait to go back.

Thank Freda H
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Had lunch with friends at the Main Street location. Excellent varied menu! Different from the standard! Reasonable priced! Friendly service. Would return if in town.

Thank seaugu66
Reviewed 25 February 2018

My girlfriend and I were there for the first time yesterday. We had a reservation (which I would recommend on a busy Saturday night). We were led directly to our place by a very nice waitress. The food and the ambience were great. They even...More

Thank Marcel B
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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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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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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