East is East, Chai Lounge - Main St

  • 4433 Main Street
  • Vancouver, BC V5V 3R2
  • Phone: 604.565.4401
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
Dine Out - Lunch 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: Main Street / Mt. Pleasant
  • 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)
  • BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Wild Goose pinot Gris, BC ~ Kalala Organic Rose, BC

Appetizer 2

  • Appetizer 2: Mango prawns- Prawns sautéed in a spicy mango, lime leaf and star anise curry on basmati rice
  • BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: 2 Bench White ~ Forbidden Fruit Merlot

Appetizer 3

  • Appetizer 3: Vegetable Kebab- Flame grilled cauliflower, yam, sweet potato, kale, and peppers in a vegan creamy black cardamom curry
  • BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Quails Gate Chardonay, BC ~ Kalala Organic Zweigelt

Entree 1

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

Entree 2

  • Entree 2: lamb curry- Lamb cooked in onion, sundried tomato, garlic and five spice curry, with potatoes

Entree 3

  • Entree 3: Wild Salmon- Baked miso salmon in coconut, green lentil and basil curry 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: Gulab Jamun- Traditional Indian donuts topped with rosewater and cardamom

Dessert 3

  • Dessert 3: Chocolate Pudding- Vegan chocolate pudding with mixed berries (Vegan)


  • Gluten-Free Options Available:
  • Vegetarian Options Available: