East is East, Chai Lounge - Broadway

  • 3243 West Broadway
  • Vancouver, BC V6K 2H5
  • Phone: 604.734.5881
Anybody who's traveled along the ancient silk road will know of the quaint dhabba's (eateries) that have served adventurous travellers through the centuries. Today, these dhabba's have transformed into charming little street vendors that dot the silk road from Mongolia through Tibet, India, Persia, to Istanbul.

At East is East, we capture the vibrant energy of these charming dhabbas that represent the beauty and diverse flavours of this ancient region.

Dine Out - Dinner Menu

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  • Special Notes: Our food consists of thoughtfully prepared recipes that will take you on a culinary journey along the silk and spice road. All our food is cooked with natural whole ingredients. Our signature tasting menu, Chai feast is served with your selection of soup, salad and any two of the main dishes. it comes with Boulani, Afghan and Basmati rice. You may choose more of the same or different dishes throughout your meal to complete your journey.


  • Neighborhood: Kitsilano, West Side
  • Cuisine Type: Mediterranean
  • Dinner Menu Price: $40
  • Reservation Status: Accepting Reservations
  • Gluten-Free Options Available:
  • Vegetarian Options Available:

Appetizer 1

  • Appetizer 1: Tibetan Mantu- Dumplings stuffed with green onion, chives and herbs (Vegetarian)

Appetizer 2

  • Appetizer 2: Mango prawns- Prawns sautéed in a spicy mango, lime leaf and star anise curry on basmati rice

Appetizer 3

  • Appetizer 3: Eggplant & cheese Boulani- Traditional Afghan roti stuffed with eggplant, paneer cheese, potato, yam and green onion; served with cilantro mint chutney, & garlic mint yogurt (Gluten free, Vegan Option)

Entree 1

  • Entree 1: Afghan Eggplant- Baked eggplant sautéed with herbs, sundried tomatoes, onion and garlic (Vegan)

Entree 2

  • Entree 2: Wild Salmon- Baked miso salmon in coconut, green lentil and basil curry

Entree 3

  • Entree 3: lamb curry- Lamb cooked in onion, sundried tomato, garlic and five spice curry, with potatoes Or Chicken Masala- Chicken in a creamy masala and herb curry Or South Indian Fish Curry- Cod fish in an exotic South Indian curry Or Baby Okra- Baby okra and potatoes sautéed in a sundried tomato and chipotle sauce (Vegan) Or Chana Masala- Chickpeas, onion, tomato, herbs and spices Or Spinach paneer- Whipped spinach and paneer with mushrooms (Vegan option) Or Alu Gobi- Cauliflower and potato tangy tomato sauce (Vegan) Or Beef Keema- Minced beef with mushroom, onion, potato, peppers and herbs

Dessert 1

  • Dessert 1: Khir- Rice pudding with cashew, rosewater and cardamom

Dessert 2

  • Dessert 2: Chocolate Pudding- Vegan chocolate pudding with mixed berries (Vegan)

Dessert 3

  • Dessert 3: Gulab Jamun- Traditional Indian donuts topped with rosewater and cardamom