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East is East

) #213 of 3,074 Restaurants in Vancouver $$ - $$$ Indian, , Vegetarian Friendly
4413 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3R2, Canada
+1 604-879-2020
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Indian, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4413 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3R2, Canada
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1 - 10 of 179 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful meal at this Bohemian beauty of a restaurant! Very cool vibe, friendly staff and super tasty food. I gorged myself on the Eastern platter. Well worth the $$! Lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Great live music as well - very...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

East is East has been one of my favourite restaurants for the past few years, but I was disappointed with my last visit. We went on a Tuesday afternoon and service was very slow. We sat at our table for a long while before we...More

Thank Alissa7890
Reviewed 1 week ago

Date night with my husband is usually this place. You can get vegan and veggie stuff. Super delicious, live music sometimes. We love it and love walking down the block to eat. The decor is very warm and inviting.

Thank Jacqueline d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very relaxed dining experience, with relaxed but attentive staff. The food was very good, and the atmosphere was good as well. Opt for the feast if you go there. It is well worth it.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our food and the East is East experience a lot and would highly recommend this place to anyone in town.

Thank twistedfoodlover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was very good and the service was very quick enjoyed the food with my friend would go back again.

Thank stevenwilliams5144
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I really like that they do a chai tea with almond milk and offer many veggie options. Nice spot for a date night or group of friends.

Thank Sam F
Reviewed 22 June 2017

There were six of us for dinner at the Main street location. The menu is a fusion of Afghan and Indian foods. Each of us ordered the Chai Feast and everyone was pleased with their meal. The service was very fast and friendly, After our...More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This Persian place serves up a blend of various eastern cuisines. I could see some Thai, Indian and Persian foods on the menu. It is a warm inviting place, with lots of different carpets, pillows and various types of seating. There is a little stage...More

1  Thank TannisRob
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We had a reservation for 4 at 7 pm. Were greeted by hors d'oeuvres at the front and seated very promptly. Loved the look of the place; enjoyed the live music. Lots to choose from on the menu, including vegan and vegetarian options. We all...More

1  Thank ericdda
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 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
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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