Silk n' Spice Restaurant

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124 reviews
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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.
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 !!

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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 !!

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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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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a repeat customer because the food ambiance service and quality are always top notch

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s
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our whole experience here was really good. Dined with my two kids and the staff were very accommodating and the food was excellent. To top it off the entertainment was perfect!

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was hoping for a special night for my boyfriends birthday and got exactly that! Everything was on point

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RO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great evening together as a family. Live music was amazing

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

This was our third visit. Unfortunately this time food didn’t have enough salt. We did request our server for some salt. She said she will ask the kitchen and she completely forgot about. Not something you would expect from a restaurant that charges $33 person for the chai fest.

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PN
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great food, with small portions that allow you to try several different dishes. I've only been twice, but they had live music both times (along with a $10 cover charge). great decor - an amazing transformation for what used to be a 24 hour coffee bar and student hangout. There are still a bunch of dishes I haven't tried yet, so I'll be back again.

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g
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit, and I went with friends who'd not been before. We were absolutely delighted with our entire experience. Special praise for Toqueflamenco who just seem to keep getting better! Well done, Marilu, Mei and Mario.

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M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the complex flavours, the ambiance, the great live music.
A favourite day day!

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LD
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food full of flavour, excellent value for money, great service, memorable decor and ambience. We loved this place, highly recommend!

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t
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Chai Feast is overpriced but other dishes reasonably priced.

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing tea. Do the Chai Feast to sample all of their dishes

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers and manager were very attune to our needs, and were very accommodating. They were attentive enough to notice when drinks and dishes from the chai feast needed to be replenished, but were not overbearing. The variety for both vegetarians and non vegetarians is excellent, and I was particularly impressed with how well the fish ( salmon and white fish) was cooked in their respective curries. Tender and flavourful, not overdone! If you like to sample a range of dishes, definitely opt for the chai feast!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

- loved the live music
- chai feast was amazing
- great ambiance

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DR
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating my birthday! Service, food and music were excellent. We'll be back soon.

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KK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall a Nice exprience but the food was Overly priced.

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RV
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food portions were small and and the food was over cooked and not freshly. I would not go to this restaurant again because of the food. Otherwise everything else was fine.

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LS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great live music and always delicious food.

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AB
Munich
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had an amazing time in family. Beautiful decoration, the food was tasteful, we loved the music and got to dance even though nobody else did. I would only suggest more dessert options for kids.

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OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liked the live music

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M
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has been reliably delicious since I first discovered it 15 years ago. Thank you for yet another good experience and wonderful memories.
:-)

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VM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food and atmosphere are great and consistently good. The live music is nice. The staff was very good and accommodated our needs well.
I love the ambience, however I find the seating arrangements could be better. The natural wood tables and benches are not that practical, especially if you have a larger group. Those who get the upholstered seating along the wall are more comfortable than getting a hard bench with no back. Otherwise the evening was very enjoyable.

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LK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was cosy and vibrant! Loved the live band

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A
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food music and ambiance. We have come many times and love it. I think the restaurant might have been short staffed as the service was a little uneven - very friendly and polite but a little scattered, this particular evening. I still love the restaurant and will recommend it to everyone!

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A
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! The all you can eat trying different kind of food is so amazing! Try the Mystique soup it’s hot and yummy

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AN
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, live instrumental music on Friday night was fab and still easy to talk over. "Feast" menu option a bargain, considering you can order as many dishes as you like for the same initial price. We were full after the first round.

Several tables had very well behaved kids, including a birthday girl dancing to the live music. Very sweet. Staff were very accomodating.

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CR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Allways a huge pleasure to be one of your guests at your location with your amazing food and absolutly friendly staff :-). Cu again

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FC
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting. Great live music. Super food. The roti was delicious -nice coriander dip. Large menu which offers something for everyone

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CS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing!! A must do in Vancouver. The staff is so great and the food is delicious and a great variety. Also live music!!!

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BM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

East is East has never disappointed!! The ambiance is incredible - as soon as you step into the restaurant it is as though you are in a completely different place where the relaxation flows. Food is amazing as are the drinks. There was live music the night we were there and it also fit the feel of the restaurant perfectly. Have come back many times and will continue!

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KO
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

For a night that will inspire much laughter and dialogue, I recommend East is East. I particularly enjoyed the melding of the music, the decor, and the food with exemplary service. Our waitress was quite an intelligent person. - Kate Orland Bere

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LC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Live music is a great addition since they moved. Lovely decoration. Service impeccable

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P
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The food here is unique and simply incredible. The staff could be more attentive and friendly, but overall - our experience is consistently positive. The beautiful decor and soothing ambiance adds to the meal. :) Highly recommended.

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