Ember Indian Kitchen

4.6
108 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Indian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 108 people are saying
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Ritz
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good size portion for the price...would have prefered a whole naan to half...and warmer but really it was good will go back again and again...bit hard to find..did not realize it was in the back and front door - actual entrance is locked
Value for Money!!!!

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very quiet during the pandemic; very clean and safe to dine in.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time here. Servers were courteous and respectful. The food was amazing, the best butter chicken I’ve had actually. Would recommend to all my family and friends for good Indian food.

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vipDianaT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Delicious food but incredibly slow service. This was my second visit and both times it took an hour to get our food. It appears they prioritize their take out business.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend introduced us to this neighbourhood GEM! Great food and such a friendly place. We'll be going back as soon as we can

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vipMiranda
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal as always, and great covid protocols in place. We felt very comfortable and it was nice to get out of the house!

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BinaD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were extremely thrilled with our delicious meals & over the top service!
Thank You Khalid!

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LuciaR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening and delicious food. One of my favourite places superb service.

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pearlg
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food / service great atmosphere really enjoy dining there

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service. Food was delicious. Very nice ambiance

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PamelaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food. The lightly battered fish Pakoras and the Karai boneless chicken is so delicious. My favourites.

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twohearts88
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is very flavorful. Only disappointment of the night was the chicken in the butter chicken was dry and tough to eat. otherwise no complaints.

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vipLuvtoeat
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time to Ember, as I have a very sensitive stomach and am allergic to black pepper and chilli pepper.
I ordered the eggplant dish with roti and enjoyed it very much. My friend ordered 3 appies from the ‘Happy Hour’ menu
with a gin & tonic. The server was very pleasant and made the overall experience very welcoming. The patio setting is perfect for this time of year. Will definitely be back.

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vipfarley
Vancouver
117 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was good. Food was okay. Pakoras were not cooked in the middle

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vipLowenpe
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We are frequent patrons of Ember and always like their food. We had Masala Okra (Vegan) which is tasty and enjoyable and Palak Paneer which my wife swears by. Our guests had the Aloo Gobi and Lamb Vindaloo and were both very impressed.
the food at Ember continues to impress.

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LLYN
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was okay - pricey on the side, i guess ambience makes up for it. Customer service was good.

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LyndaA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I think we have visited Ember three times in the last two weeks. The food is wonderful. Beautifully presented, extremely flavourful and decent size portions. Some favourites were fish pakoras, Mumbai street bhil puri, Congolese salad, lamb vindaloo, chicken tikka, aloo gobi, vegetable korma, and eggplant bhartha. The setting by the river is lovely and if the weather is warm, do reserve a table on the patio. Really amazing African Indian fusion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! Food was delicious. Friendly & accommodating staff. Great service & venue! Would definitely recommend.

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Colleen
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ember Indian Kitchen was recommended to us for a birthday dinner. We were very happy. It did not disappoint. The service was efficient, pleasant and accommodating. We were seated on the patio which is where we wanted to be. The food was excellent. We opted for a medium heat (spice) level which was perfect for us. The house wine (red cab-sav) was very good and reasonably priced. We will definitely eat here again.

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KatieM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at Ember is consistently delicious and high quality and this beautiful evening on the patio was no different! Prices are fair and reasonable and serving sizes are perfect. A wide variety of options to keep everyone happy. A couple tiny things that would improve the place: Adjustable patio umbrellas! On more than one occasion, the glaring sun has taken away a bit from our experience on the patio. Also, a more interesting cocktail menu and more wine by the glass options would be lovely! Overall, I highly recommend Ember for excellent food and beautiful ambience and views!

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vipGourmand55
Vancouver
72 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great East African influenced Indian food. Fabulous patio and a beautiful room. Friendly service. Good value.

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Cindy
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Good customer service. Attentive servers. Nice seasoning. Beautiful interior decor. The restaurant is situated by the water in a quiet residential neighborhood. Food has room for improvement. Overcooked prawns. Grilled chicken and beef very very dry.

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LinS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice patio area! Had a very wonder birthday lunch.

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MichaelP
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a chance, based on OpenTable reviews to make the drive (from Maple Ridge) to try this place. Was not disappointed. The food was authentic, very tasty and well presented. The service was fantastic and Amin, the owner, very passionate about the food and sharing stories about menu items from his childhood. I can't wait to return with friends to explore other treasures on the menu.

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ReviewEd
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant with delicious food and tranquil ambiance. We visit often and sitting on the patio on a nice day can't be beat. Servers are very friendly and attentive. #DefinitelyRecommend.

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vipRobC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with a unique menu and flavours. The reduced covid capacity of the restaurant may not be good for the business but makes it nice and quiet and spread out.

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vipLowenpe
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Started with Maru Bhajia (thinly sliced potatoes battered in chickpea-flour) which was really good as was the chicken samosas.
The entrees, lamb Biryani was really terrific, as it always is, as was the Beef Roganjosh. The Masala Okra was really tasty and I would definitely have it again.
We really enjoy our meals at Ember and every new menu item we try seems to be better than the last.

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Time2dine
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, our server, the food, the view, and ambiance. Have recommended Embers to others, have also heard from friends, how great the food is, very authentic.
Thank you!

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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
7 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
38 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
3 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.

FAQs

Ember Indian Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Ember Indian Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 370-4485.

Ember Indian Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.