Silk n' Spice Restaurant

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Indian

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The original Silk n' Spice Restaurant in Kitsilano holds a special place in the hearts of our customers. With eleven years running, it is a place for new lovers to meet, and old lovers to rekindle romance.

Just like the Dhabbas of the the Silk Route, East is East is home to everyone. Artists, musicians, minstrels and youth eat next to business men, politicians and professionals. Come and experience the mystery and vibrancy of the east, right here in Vancouver.
What 156 People Are Saying
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OT
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and always enjoy the live music.

SS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating my husband's 70th birthday. Our server was excellent, the food was very good, and we very much enjoyed the live music. We love the ambience and will definitely be back.

HK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Music was very good.
Nice arrangement of violin.
Food is alway good.

TS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding experience! The food, service, and live music were all top notch

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The appetizer plate though beautifully presented, had a very strong spice in one of the dips that gave me indigestion. My vegetarian roti with salad and soup was delicious, however; the server brought it out before we had finished our appetizers. In hindsight, I should of asked the server to take it back to the kitchen until we were ready. As a result my meal wasn’t hot.☹️

M
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great birthday party for my wife and kids. excellent staff and outstanding food and music. it would be perfect if it had something very simple for 5 yr old kids, as (unfortunately) they are used to french fries and catchup.

OT
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always.

AS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was beautiful, the live entertainment was awesome and our server, Lindsay, was fantastic

F
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Super flavours not crazy hot just very interesting and flavourful.

HB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! I love the Chai Feast because then I get to try a few different foods. Also the live music is a nice touch.

ZL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty food, the chairs could have been a bit more comfortable. Especially just the wooden stools however the group had a lovely time and we hope to return soon in the future.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit and won't be our last.My wife and I sat along side each other and both could watch and listen to the musicians.The food and service was beyond expectations.

a
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and the entertainment was perfect. The service staff were also very accommodating.

D
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. With friends. All enjoyed the “feast” option. Service was excellent. Helped resolve concerns with the first wine selection...no issues. Enjoyed the music. Dance show was little loud for a small venue so couldn’t visit easily during show. But breaks allowed time.
We’ll definitely come back.

BW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with our daughter and grandchildren for our anniversary dinner. Wait staff very accomodating for the children aged 10 and 7. Had kids dinners out very quickly. We all enjoyed the atmosphere. Our food was delicious.
Would recommend highly. When we go out,which is not often,we like to eat food we do not normally prepare. This is one of those places.

RT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Not good value for money. Drinks too expensive, portions small.

k
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. The only thing that was a bit frustrating was making space for the shared dishes on the table. We were a group of 8!

M
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Silk n’ Spice Restaurant was beyond expectation! The staff was very polite and nice and the food was amazing ! Very delicious, definitely coming back here next time I visit !

OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Wasn’t impress with food or the seating outside.

BR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such an amazing experience. Loved the food the service and the atmosphere.

V
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is very interesting and fun, the food is quite delicious but the chairs and the seating are extremely uncomfortable. While artsy and rustic it is still extremely uncomfortable. I could only hope that they might invest in some table and chairs or at minimum modify the wall benches to be a least a little bit comfortable and anthropomorphically correct and more in keeping with the calibre of the food and the very pleasant service. Did I mention that the seating is EXTREMELY uncomfortable? If they were to fix the seating it would be a great dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent

C
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

A little spacey service but overall friendly and kind.

OT
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & recommendations from Mya, our server. Chai feast was fun & great way to taste several dishes. We will be back again in the future.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine here regularly and enjoy bringing out of towners to experience the food and ambiance.

JS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space! Delicious food! Wonderful to enjoy a tasty lunch with family at a place that offers, healthy foods with GF and Vegan options. Worth the drive!! Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The castanet dancers were a little much. We were ten feet away and it was difficult to hear each other.

SK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very tasty, and nicely located in Kitsilano
The roti rolls are good value for money and quite filling.

DB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

the seating is not very comfortable, server never asked if we wanted after dinner drinks or dessert.

L
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughters graduation. Service, food, music and ambiance were superb. Highly recommended. - particularly the Chai tea.

E
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was great, service was really slow though, even to get our drinks and a long time to get the check even though the place had nearly cleared out

KW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish Silk n' Spice was a superior dining experience. Host and table staff were friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. The decor is stunning and the ambiance ideal. Chai and bread were offered as soon as we were seated. The menu is presented originally, a set dinner with variations, and we were all impressed with the flavours and presentation of our meals. Toque Flamenco, the entertainment, is the perfect dance and music ensemble for the venue. We will definitely return to this restaurant.

a
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always amazing and service is always fantastic! We love the chai feast because it's such a perfect way to try a little bit of everything. The eggplant mushroom curry is absolutely divine!

AW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Our dining experience would have been a lot better if it wasn’t for our distrscted server.

LG
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time when we attend. The boulani is the best as well as eastern ecstasy. I always get the Ghandara Blues roll which never disappoints.

NB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

East is East has been my favorite restaurant for years and I highly recommend it, amazing food and chai, lovely ambiance and service.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing as always. Service was friendly. And live music never disappoints. I will keep coming back.

A
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our waitress was super sweet and overall helpful. I did feel the service was a bit slow (bringing out the food) just because there were so many people in restaurant that night and other 2 Birthday parties that night? I was really not happy with the location of our tables right by the entrance and the scene. That’s where the people were lining up and the “live music ” which turned out to be a FlAMENCO DANCE was just too loud ! I guess they should have mentioned it or at at least discuss the seating with me when I called you numerous times ! Also please update online that you DO Seve alcohol at this location. We had a great night never the less so big thanks !!

WE
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

An extremely tasty menu featuring many Afghan, Tibetan, Pakistani and Indian dishes rarely encountered elsewhere. The service was excellent and before we left to go to the restaurant, I received a very pleasant phone cal confirming my reservation. Decor was rustic and interesting. We went for linch but discovered that live musical entertainment from Silk Road countries is a feature in the evenings. We shall most certainly return !!

IF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a small child with us and the staff were very accommodating. Music was great

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