Ember Indian Kitchen

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Ember Indian Kitchen is inspired by a Fusion of East African and East Indian Culinary History. The streets of Kampala, Uganda boast tender meats that are charbroiled on skewers on grills and in burning hot tandoor’s. Meats are infused in special homemade marinades. Vegetarian dishes are fresh and cooked with special herbs and spices filled with flavour.
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vipsanllo12
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.
We will be back soon!!

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LindaH
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were so many menu items to choose from. The servers were very helpful with choices.

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SueP
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We've eaten here many times, all of our meals have been very tasty. The owner is very gracious.

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lovetoeatoutDiner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very pleasant and welcoming. She was also very informative about the various dishes offered by the restaurant. We were lucky to get one of their two designated parking spaces but it is unfortunate that the neighborhood does not have an excess of parking. This might be a deterrent for diners.

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NoelA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. The ambiance was lovely. It was our first time. Good Hospitality. The servers were very polite. We got an opportunity to meet with the owner. He is a very gentle and kind person.
I will surely go there again and again with my family and friends.

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vipSsclarke
Vancouver
37 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We started with fish pakora that were so tasty. The food was served hot and presentation was exceptional.

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RigorN
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food is ok, for dine out Vancouver set portion is small for the price compare to other venue. Bit pricey for what is worth.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot! Great food & service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I dine at Ember, the experience has always been the best. If I ever have issues with the food, they always make sure we walk out happy with no hesitations. Mistakes happen, but they are always happy to help. Thank you for making the experience so great every time!

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TimR
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, very flavorful and because of the African influence, the dishes are different from a lot of Indian restaurants. I would highly recommend the Ember Indian Kitchen.

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AvidCANDiners
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

One side dish never did show up and we had to ask that the charge be removed from our bill. The waitress mixed up 2 of our orders and when my friends lamb dish did arrive, it was tough to cut, let alone eat. After we waved down the owner, a new dish was prepared and we 3 got to watch our friend eat her meal. My meal was a dried up version of chicken korma, I barely had enough water to keep my mouth cool from this “mild” dish. Not the korma I’ve been delighted with at other South Asian restaurants. We are unlikely to recommend this place—our second of now two disappointing visits.

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richmondpizzalover
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Short ribs are the best! Naan is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It would be nice if the meal was inclusive of 2 sides, maybe rice should be included. BBQ platter was over cooked and tough. Surprised that a restaurant like this is using paper napkins instead of fabric. Noisy and sound seems to echo

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Jason
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered (butter chicken,beef rogenjosh, masala halibut) was fantastic

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SueP
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner Amin is always very attentive and welcoming. They have lots of delicious vegetarian choices, make sure you try the rosewater pistachio milk dessert.

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MadameLB
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was very tasty.

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Perfect
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous Indian food. My favourite is the Kuka Paka. Always delicious The service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great. Service was slow unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

There was a bit of hiccup yesterday with their system yesterday so that our dishes came a lot later than usual. They gave us a lot of complementary appetizers because of that, which was greatly appreciated as we were all getting really hungry. Mistakes happened every now and then for restaurants. Their willingness to own up to their issues and compensated us showed us how much they valued their customers!

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vipCoconut
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Service was excellent & food was fabulous. One of my favourite restaurants

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SharronS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, friendly service, on the beach. Parking a challenge.

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LindaC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food. Service a little slow. Very nice decor and patio near river. Would definitely return. The prawn biriyani was the 2nd best I've tried outside Hyderabad, India (which is famous for this dish).

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Granny7173
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us had lunch yesterday. We were made very welcome. The manager even suggested we choose a table away from the table a large group had reserved so it would be less noisy for us. Food was good and well presented. Very enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
58 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Four of us all had the lunch special at$15 each, not generous but decent portion. We had chicken curry, vegetable korma and tandoori chicken. Tasty curries, tender chicken and most importantly food came out hot and fresh!
The service was impeccable, competent and professional staff.......we all enjoyed Ember Kitchen and looked forward to our next visit.

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JudyW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, friendly stratosphere and good food and reasonable prices - makes a nice evening out /thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! The pakoras were melt-in-your mouth. The mixed grill was very tasty and a nice assortment of flavours. The aloo gobi was fresh and full of flavour but not too heavy. The Gulab Jamun - I could have eaten 5 of them myself. The kulfi was the best I’ve had. Well done Ember!

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vipsanllo12
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place for special occasions or when we are entertaining people from out of town.
Fantastic food! Good service!

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KKKG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

It was our first time trying out this place, think they really need to work on the service here. The food was really good but two of our dishes were cold - when we told the waiter he didn’t know what to do as we poured it on our plate. We had to wait over an hour for our apples and had to ask 3/4x for it. It definitely didn’t have a WOW factor like other Indian places we tried.

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vipfarley
Vancouver
101 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice patio to enjoy the food and sunshine. Butter chicken was very good

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Foodie
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great location right on the water with modern decor and bright ambience. The food is fresh and tasty. The downside is the service which is slow and confused. They took a long time to bring our food then brought one person’s entree with the appetizers then the rest of us waited a very long time for our mains. Uneven experience overall. Not likely to be back.

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Evie
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great scenic location by the waters. The lamb vindaloo was great. Spinach bhajia is different. Made in house. Dont typically see on restaurant menus.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Life is too short to eat mediocre food. Whenever I travel, I search out places that are slightly different or unusual in some way. With a menu of Indian food by way of Uganda, Ember met the criteria. The service was excellent and the food delicious. The location was pleasant and afforded a nice view of the waterway. I will definitely go back the next time I am in Richmond.

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bobbyc
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered featured lunch, the lamb burger and curry chicken. The food were excellent with good service and wonderful atmosphere.

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Carolyne
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The restaurant is beautiful and is situation in a great part of Steveston. The food was very good but the service definitely needs to be improved.

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vipMariefellinloveX4orsooooo
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent -- the restaurant seemed understaffed in terms of wait staff

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vipRichardA
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richmond is inundated with what I would call "fast food" ethnic restaurants - especially on the south end. We don't live in Richmond but visit relatives often. We happened across Ember on one of our river side walks. Very modern atmosphere but not sterile by any means. They have a patio area which looks like it would be a great place to dine when temps aren't near freezing as they were on our visit.

Previous reviews had warned of slow service but we did not experience that at all. Our server was on top of things throughout our meal. I had the Congolese Salad which was really good and not overly dressed - I added Chicken Tika for protein - just the right amount and very tender. The greens were fresh. My wife had the Cassava fries which were light and not oily. She also had the Veg Pakora and Spinach Bhajia. She thoroughly enjoyed both of them - ended up taking the leftovers home which she said were just as yummy reheated. Don't expect fancy cocktails but they have a reasonable wine list.

I must compliment the owners on their choice of chairs for the restaurant - they are very comfortable as is the overall vibe of the restaurant. Next time we are in town, we'll be back for sure.

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MoharinaA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really loved the place glad i found it. The owner used to be at samosa garden so brought back the good old days but in a much better place and look😊

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vipsanllo12
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a fanastic time. Food is always fantastic, and service was much improved over previous visits. We will definitely return!

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ElsaR
Italy
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My family and I love the fresh and interesting infusion of flavour for each plate of food. From appetizer to dessert, we were all satisfied. Interior of the restaurant was attractive, located in a nice and pleasant seaside community.

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vipBoomer
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Too bright for dinner, lower level lighting would be better

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