Maurya Indian Cuisine
Maurya Indian Cuisine

Maurya Indian Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mauryaindiancuisine.com/
  • Phone: 6047420622x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We at Maurya are very capable of doing professional catering for upto 500 people. We have done a lot of high profile events as well as smaller caterings. We can bring our tandoor (clay oven) and make fresh food on site including naan bread.
  • Private Party Facilities: Maurya is sophisticated, healthy Indian cuisine with five star service, a lengthy wine list and a mesmerizing room. Maurya uses traditional methods of cooking as compared to the other Indian restaurants.
  • Private Party Contact: DAVE 8774238051
  • Special Events: Festive signature lunch buffet $20
    Christmas Dine-in Deal $80 (For 2)
    Christmas take out and Delivery $70 (Good for 2)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fir
  • Public Transit: 99 from UBC
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary parking in the back of the restaurant.
A word from Maurya Indian Cuisine
Maurya Indian Cuisine is a landmark of fine dining in Vancouver. Serving exotic, mouth watering dishes, Maurya balances flavour with healthy cuisine using minimal oils, butter and creams. Using a base of five "mother sauces" instead of the usual one, Maurya's splendid cuisine is light while still keeping the flame of traditional Indian cuisine burning bright. Each dish is prepared & served in the same manner as it was made really for the Maharajas and Nawabs (Emperors) of India. A true oasis for food-lovers Maurya delivers impeccable service and a team of chefs direct from Delhi to greet every customer with a bright smile. In a unique approach to Indian food, Maurya's proprietors have prepared an extensive and select wine list to be paired with memorable, complete meals versus a la carte service. Its interiors are elegant, calm and beautiful, producing a harmonious and exotic environment. A sun-drenched patio is sure to mesmerize you.
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Maurya Indian Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (9)special occasion (8)neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (7)romantic (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Prices a little high
    VanFoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Small portions. Steep prices. Mediocre food. Excellent service. Nice decor.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice find
    Cassandra
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent food and plenty of it, friendly but quite professional service, lovely spot, good location. Liked the 6 and 9 ounce wine options, but um, those last few drops in the carafe? Could I have those too please? Could use a little diversion of frigid air blasting from ceiling directly onto diners' necks. Fortunately, this was intermittent. Notwithstanding these small detractions, a delightful evening in a pleasant atmosphere. There was a screen, but fortunately I couldn't see it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighbuorhood place
    cmariec
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We love coming here because we can just walk...a lovely space with very attentive servers. The restaurant was buzzing & the food was delicious. We finished every last morsel!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Indian Food...
    PoCoFoodies
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I have been to Maurya several times and have never been disappointed. The ambience, service and food are all outstanding. I have taken my friends and family here- they all loved it. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We did not have a bad dining experience, but it was not notable either. We had the buffet and I guess for kids on a budget it was a good fit. Lots of food for a reasonable price. For people looking for quality and the wonderful spice of East Indian food - we did not find it here. Perhaps had we ordered off the menu it might have been different.
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  • Definitely Neighborhood gem
    Charlan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food buffet was excellent, tasty, great variety Ambience is superb Best customer service Cannot wait for my next visit, even better than I remembered
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything perfect
    Angyxx90
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great and kind service, really great food!! Wonderful experience
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good stuff
    gourmand
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Pleasant staff - quick service - great food - spiced exactly to our wishes - authentic
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 305 reviews are from the Maurya Indian Cuisine reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Our party was a large group of women gathered for a retirement luncheon so you can imagine how disorganized that can be. We all had the buffet which was excellent - lots of variety, well presented and, of course, very flavorful. The staff were efficient and gracious. Thank you - we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    foodiefamily
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family loves Indian food, and this was by the far best Indian food we have had in Vancouver. It was a sunny day, so we were able to sit outside on the patio, and overall it was just a lovely experience. I will definitely be back -- especially for the butter chicken. Yum.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but quality has dropped
    Jacob
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The food we had on Thursday was very tasty but based on what I had eaten there about 7 years ago has changed significantly. Might be because of all these groupons being offered thereby impact quality of food. All in all I'd recommend people coming to Maurya but if going there after many years then don't expect the same.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre buffet
    Gazza
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I have been to the lunch buffet at Maurya on a couple of occasions. I have found the food to be rather ordinary. I may be more picky here because I generally do not find buffets exciting from the perspective of food quality. The variety is satisfactory but the quality of individual dishes is sub-par. The dishes are too greasy for my preference and this is something that the restaurant should be able to address. On the one occasion that I went to Maurya for dinner, I found the preparations to be better but oily still. I do like the location and space; I have found the restaurant very convenient for taking a largish group to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too loud to have a conversation
    JbvanVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food was good, service ok, room was too loud to have a conversation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was very bad; I mean bad!
    Tsawwassen2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Always having enjoyed this restaurant, I thought this would be a good place to meet a student for the first time. We waited for some service, and after about 10-12 minutes, I started to wave at the waitress to get her attention. She saw me more than once but didn't come over. I then went to the desk to ask if we could get menus. The waitress was not pleasant at all and said she would bring them over, which she did eventually, all in 20 minutes had gone by. The place wasn't packed. When it was time to pay the bill, again, I had to wave and call over the waitress again who was cleaning a table about 4 feet away, after the 3rd or so "excuse me", I got up again to ask for the bill. Not good and not ok.
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  • great food and service
    Jayb
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I came to Maurya about 2 years ago and I asked for a menu, and waiter told me it is by the door. Food was just ok about 2 years ago. I had bad image since then about this restaurant. Last week I went there with a friend, service and food was so good. It was totally day and night difference. I will go there again.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Not bad, a bit spicy and price
    Ryan
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Went for late night dinner. Not bad Indian food, but a bit too spicy. A bit on the pricey side, but good service. It would be better if more spacious.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointing
    Anon514
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    The serving staff seemed more interested in their conversations than in attending to the customers. We were positioned right in front of the open door to the kitchen and so could hear the constant chatter. It was almost impossible to get attention even to pay at the end of the meal. The menu noted that tea could be refilled but in two hours of being at the restaurant we were never offered a top up or asked if we needed anything else. No one asked if we were enjoying our meal. As for the food - I have been to Maurya a number of times for lunch and have always enjoyed the buffet. So, I was looking forward to dinner. A friend forewarned that the restaurant had changed hands and that the food was not as good as it had been. She was correct.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stay Away
    None
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Read the recent reviews about the restaurant online. Since 2012, it's been downhill ever since. Poor service, stale food, exceptionally slow kitchen, and waiters that just don't care. One of the rare times I have walked out of a restaurant...because after 1.5hr, all I got was a seat and a glass of water. And I made reservations too!
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  • Horrible!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This restaurant was definitely unprepared for Valentines day evenning. From the time we sat down we spent an hour and a half waiting for our food after we had ordered. The wait staff came around every 20 minutes, every time only to apologize and say that the kitchen was slammed! It got to the point where we just walked out after having had sat there for almost two hours. The worst service I have ever experienced!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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  • reasonably priced good Indian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Was very pleasantly surprised at the excellent food and very reasonable price..we dined here for the first time on Valentine's Day, and expected high prices, but in fact the price was exceptionally reasonable. Dinner for two including excellent cold Indian beer was $75.00. The stuffed mushroom appetizer was AMAZING and enough for two to share. The spinach and cheese naan was so good we couldn't stop eating it..and SO reasonably priced at 4.95. We would highly recommend Maurya!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good experience, food was
    Alex55
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    good experience, food was good, particularly that I had a great experience with good Indian food while I was in the UK and It did taste like proper Indian food so i definitely recommend it if you are craving for good spicy Indian cuisine but not for a romantic meal or a formal night out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Indian
    CherVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    After traveling to India, I can say that this was the best black Daal I've had since. So happy. Everything else we ate was amazing and perfect as well. The staff were very accommodating to our very large and rowdy group. Our waiter Hamza was an absolute sweetheart. A memorable night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    EatVan
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Maurya is always a favorite! Fantastic lamb korma and halibut tandoori! Great service too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment with Maurya
    Choosey
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Service was non-existent. We were shown own table then completely ignored until I asked for a menu. Did not see a server again until we left. Food was luke warm. Have been to Maurya several times but probably will not go back again.
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  • Maurya - a great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    our group of seven recently dined at Maurya and had a great time - great ambiance, attentive service and excellent food. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and acquaintances.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place has great potential
    FoodjunkieVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    This place has great potential but the lunch buffet was a shame to most less expensive Indian buffet restaurant. For a high end Indian restaurant, a better quality of food, service and dining experience is expected. Better off not to offer a buffet if it can't deliver on quality.
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  • One of the finest Indian food
    Foodiesorta
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    One of the finest Indian food restaurants I've ever been to in Vancouver. Very satisfying.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration turned awkward
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    This was the first time a server has ever told me, "If you don't tell us, we assume you don't want your leftovers". Can't believe she (server "deer") actually said that. My family was there to celebrate my mom's birthday & we never liked wasting food. We had a few of each of the different Naan's we ordered left over, along with some other stuff; so we piled all the leftover bread together into one full basket, /assuming/ server was going to pack it. While busy taking photos of my parents with the cake, our food were all taken away without notice. A lot of other problems on top of this but pity there's a character limit. Never returning again since not only did their food get worse (3 burnt dishes), so did their service.
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  • The service was dreadful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    The service was dreadful. And the food was not good. I have been here before and it was excellent so not sure why this was the case. Mentioned to the waitress rhat one of our dishes didnt taste right (which was why we had hardly eaten it) and she didn't care at all. It was strange.
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  • Have been here many times,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Have been here many times, noticed the flavour of the food slipping gradually over the years. During most recent visit a couple of dishes were decidedly "bland".
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  • I will be back. The food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/25/2013
    I will be back. The food was fast and excellent. Service was good. Portions were decent
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • The food is OK, but not great.
    MimiVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    The food is OK, but not great. It seemed mainly salty or bland. The service, while pleasant and friendly, was disorganized. For example, I asked three times before getting a cup of hot water, and then it wasn't really very hot. I had asked for hot water, like tea water without tea. After asking three times, I got a cup of water that was lukewarm, as if drawn from warm tapwater. We ordered two courses, and the meal took nearly two hours, with a very long gap between appetizers and the main course. The dining room wasn't even half full, so it seems unlikely that the kitchen was overwhelmed with orders. Different waiters came by asking us the same questions. We were disappointed.
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  • Nice ambiance. Friendly staff.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Nice ambiance. Friendly staff. Compare to other indian food places prices are higher but not better food.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attentive service although
    DeepCoveLover
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Attentive service although they were going to sit us at a different table from our friends who arrived earlier and were booked under a reservation. Food was average tasting and servings on the small side but still delicious as I wasn't cooking! Not a complaint as most Indian restaurants seem to have typical portion sizes. A bit noisy but to be expected for the open sitting area. Would recommend as food is consistently good.
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    special occasion
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  • Tasty But Pricey
    Yummy
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Tasty food, but pricey for the SMALL portion you get...one drink, one vegetable dish and two curry dishes was $90.00 with tip. Would not go there often for dinner and only for a special occasion if I go again. I would look for another restaurant that has just as tasty food, better portion size and gives better value for your hard earned dollar.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • I made my reservation days
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I made my reservation days ahead of time. Then when I showed up with my girlfriend they did not even acknowledge that I had a reservation. I even saw my name on the computer. Ive been before and the food was great. Unfortunately I did not get to try the food this time as I wasnt going to sit around and wait for table when I made a reservation. They couldnt even give me a wait time. It was chaos in there. So we left and whent across the street to cactus club.
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  • Food was great, nice and quiet
    LoveFoodFoodie
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Food was great, nice and quiet atmosphere, and good service. We had the butter chicken dish and I tried the Chicken Chettinad for the first time and I thought it was excellent. The waiter was friendly and helpful. We will go back again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • A large group of us went out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    A large group of us went out for dinner. We shared a variety of appetizers and main courses. Everything was delicious. We'll definitely come back again and try some different dishes.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • We've been to Maurya a number
    EconomistAtLarge
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    We've been to Maurya a number of times since it was mentioned to me by a sub-continental Indian in Whitehorse, Yukon of all places as his favourite Indian restaurant in Vancouver. It's certainly become mine! From easy, free parking (front or rear) to the beautiful room itself, to the excellent service and topped off by really top notch Indian fare, Maurya is not to be missed. If you like Indian food, it's difficult if not impossible for me to imagine that you would be other than delighted with Maurya.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • over all it is just a so so
    blueskyjeffVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    over all it is just a so so food, so so service, and pricey place. The only few restaurant still take reservation one day before Christmas or on Christmas.
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