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East is East Silk n' Spice - West Broadway

4.6
4.6
436 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mediterranean
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 734-5881

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Kitsilano

  • Cross street

    between Trutch and Blenheim

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Bus #99, Bus #9

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 436 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Healthy

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Hot Spot

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Live Music

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Vancouver

    Best Ambiance

  • Vancouver

    Healthy

  • Vancouver

    Hot Spot

  • Vancouver

    Notable Wine List

  • Vancouver

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. NP

    NazP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food , great service beautiful music . We enjoyed our dinning experience at East is East . I will definitely go back to this amazing restaurant .
  2. JN

    JudithN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance! Loved the music entertainment! A wonderful experience overall.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Was pleased with the food and the ambiance but service can improve as it was so hard to find my server. Also was charged for live performance although I left as they are setting up.
  4. B

    Beth13

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The menu was varied and everything sounded good to me. Got the spinach and eggplant wraps which came with a delicious cup of mushroom soup and a lovely small salad. It was too much food for me to eat at lunch so I’m having the eggplant wrap for dinner tonight. Thought the spinach wrap was superb. Will definitely return!
  5. JR

    JoeR

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Possibly the most confusing menu I’ve seen for awhile, but the pleasant staff helped us through it. The food was quite tasty and the guitar music was nice and not too loud.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service, live music starting on Sunday at 7pm, we got the chai feast and it was an experience, definitely we'll go back for more and highly recommended, a try must place in Vancouver.
  7. G

    Gingertrash

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our second time going to this location and each time has been phenomenal. The service, the value of what you get, and the quality is exceptional. Highly recommend to anyone!
  8. A

    777Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an exceptional experience of incredible servings. What a treat to try so many middle eastern varieties! The place itself is visually alluring and set in warm colours with lower lighting, quite romantic The live music variety has me going regularly without a disappointment to date! Bravo!
  9. D

    Droo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food. Seats are a bit uncomfortable. Got the silk and spice tasting menu. I wouldn’t say it was good value, but it was high quality.
  10. FL

    FoodLover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    East is East Silk n' Spice has become one of our favourite restaurants. The food is delicious and there is a nice variety to choose from. The decort of the restaurant is quite interesting such as the feature wall made out of salt bricks. The staff is also very friendly and we would highly recommend this place.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The restaurant felt a little too warm and dim in lighting. Everything else was perfect
  12. M

    Madlee

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We order the chai set which gave us the opportunity to try a soup, salad, dip and 3 main dishes. The cauliflower, mango chicken and lamb curry were so good. The waitresses asked if we wanted to order more main, so we did. We were not aware the additional orders would cost $3 each. There was no indication on the menu nor did the servers inform us. This was disappointing. The next sets of main dishes were not as appetizing and felt like it was the last batch of the night. Would suggest you visit the place on a less busy night, and probably order other food to get the value and taste this place is known for.
  13. v

    vikimor

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting food, excellent service. Only small problem is the uncomfortable seating :(
  14. KC

    KatherineC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good value for money. Tried the tasting menu, mostly good and in right proportion.
  15. KB

    KateB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Amazing food, will definitely revisit. Decor was beautiful, (chairs would be the only down side, not comfortable and rather unstable for a larger person.) service was average.
  16. T

    Tiffany

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We visited East is East with my family. We have previously enjoyed ordering dishes off the menu and all sharing. They have stopped doing this. One where on their website, menu not server informed us of this. We were forced to spend 40 per person to participate in the chai fest if we wanted to stay. We unfortunately were not able to get the other two options that you could get for dinner. The food was tasty but for 40 per person it is not worth it. I will continue to order take out from here as you can order specific dishes at a dinner size. I will not be dining in any longer.
  17. WC

    WestCoastTravelBug

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place - love the Chai fest and drinks.
  18. OG

    OwenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What a lovely spot. Food absolutely scrumptious, live music enjoyable and unintrusive. Initial service a little delayed (45 mins or so till we had any food).
  19. HR

    HootanR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food and our server was very helpful a me are our experience lovely
  20. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! We had the tasting menu, no one could decide on any single item as their favorite. The price was more than fair, considering the unlimited supply of dishes. Plus, the serving staff checked often to see if we wanted more food.
  21. J

    Jlee604

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took hubby and my toddler here for fathers day dinner yesterday. We had the Chai Feast Tasting Menu and it was absolutely amazing. It's pretty much the classiest and most tasty all you can eat in town. They bring you small portions for you to sample and if you like it you can order it again. This is how all you can eat should be done! Zero food-wasting since you order as you finish the items. My favorite was definitely the mango chicken! The restaurant was busy yesterday and they knew they were running behind and they warned us in advance saying our food may be delayed and they gave us big glasses of chai tea, which by the way is absolutely delicious, on the house to sip on while we waited. I don't know how much better the service can get? Instead of leaving us frustrated waiting they warned us in advance and gave us complimentary chai! It took about an hour for our food to come but we had zero complaints because we were told in advance! The food was absolutely delicious and we savored every bite. We will definitely be back again! As a bonus my toddler didn't even want to leave because the seating was so comfy she wanted to lay on all the plush pillows! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Ambience, food, service, decor, authenticity is 10/10!
  22. A

    Anika

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went for our 2 year anniversary and loved this place. I found the chai to have a little too much spice in them (and this is coming from an Indian who has has masala chai in India many times). Overall though I loved it! The love music was the cherry on top! I would go again if life brings me back to Vancouver. Highly recommend.
  23. H

    Huregomi

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food and pleasant atmosphere. Average service and outrageous tip policy.
  24. LA

    LoraineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance, great food, friendly staff and wonderful violinist! I highly recommend it! :)
  25. KW

    KatW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, nicely decorated dining area. The food and service were excellent, overall would highly recommend.
  26. RK

    RogerK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I enjoyed outstanding food, service and ambiance. I have a new favourite Vancouver restaurant.
  27. A

    Andrew

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We’ve been multiple times. Great atmosphere and food. Highly recommend
  28. MT

    MaryT

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! 5 stars all the way! Delicious food, good service, great ambience….excellent value!
  29. SL

    StefanieL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. We had family visiting from abroad and this was their favorite meal so far! Definitely worth trying out the Chai Feast menu - Amazing value for $40 and you can try as many dishes as you like! Servers were also really lovely and attentive - will definitely be back before the family leave 😊😊
  30. AS

    AngieS

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great value for the meal and exceptional service - will definitely be returning!
  31. L

    Louline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Nice ambiance, food portion is excellent and the creamy mushroom is outstanding good thx you
  32. BK

    BernadetteK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my mum here and we both absolutely loved it . We opted for the taster feast and it was divine . Our server was so lovely and helpful . She had great recommendations for wine too . I was there once before but this time was exceptional
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    East is east was a wonderful experience. They made my mother in law’S birthday extra special. The food was so good! We will definitely come back.
  34. HR

    HonestReviewer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Amazing venue decor and ambience. Should change the name to Silk and Sweet though as there is literally no spice at all and most dishes are overly sweet instead. Whitewashed Mediterranean/South Asian food. If you don't like spicy but would like to try this culture's cuisine and dishes it will be heaven for you.
  35. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    East is East is an excellent restaurant for a very delicious, eclectic and comfortable dining experience. The atmosphere and the service is amazing! Highly recommend the total experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening. The food was good and the ambiance was even better. Make sure you try their wonderful teas.
  37. FS

    FaroS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every *measure* of a restaurant is Five-Star for this place: Food (Chai Feast is great) and drinks (unique and tasty teas), service, cleanliness, decor, music, etc. My family and friends dined in this restaurant, and we left very happy every time.
  38. S

    Shawn

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    The food was very good and exactly the same as the Main Street location. This was our first time at this location. The service was terrible. Excessive wait for food, and they were constantly bringing the wrong plates and not what we ordered. I resent a restaurant automatically suggesting a tip when paying with a card when service is so poor.
  39. D

    Duncan

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food. Excellent service from both server and bussers. Warning: The front door was kept open which meant most guests had to keep a coat on to deal with the cold wind. They refuse to close the door despite numerous tables requesting.
  40. g

    goodstuff

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Wish Chai feast items were available as separate dishes vs having to order Chai Feast to get them. Excellent service.

FAQs

East is East Silk n' Spice - West Broadway does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. East is East Silk n' Spice - West Broadway also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 734-5881.

East is East Silk n' Spice - West Broadway is rated 4.6 stars by 436 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for East is East Silk n' Spice - West Broadway

3035 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G9

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between Trutch and Blenheim

  • Neighborhood

    Kitsilano

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Bus #99, Bus #9

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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