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Sep 14, 2008 08:48 PM

Indian in Vancouver

I apologize - I know there is probably several threads on Indian restaurants in Vancouver, but I am having trouble using the search engine.

I am looking for a great Indian place close to downtown. I am going to Vij's and probably Rangoli - but I am looking for more.


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  1. How about Saravanaa Bhavan (South Indian vege)?

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    1. re: fmed

      I forgot to mention that i LOVE meat ... vegetables are yummy. I just prefer meat with them. :-)

      1. re: boisenewbie

        LOL - I don't miss meat when I eat South Indian food. How about: Akbar's Own and Maurya. Further out is Al Watan and Noor Mahal. Handi Cuisine received a good review here recently. If you would like Indian-Chinese - there's The Green Lettuce and the Chili Pepper House.

        Maurya Indian Restaurant
        1643 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1W9, CA

        Green Lettuce Indian Style Chinese Restaurant
        1949 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N2T1, CA

        Saravanaa Bhavan
        955W Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K3, CA

        Akbar's Own Dining Lounge
        1905W Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6J1Z3, CA

        Al-Watan Tandoori
        6084 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5W2Z7, CA

        Noor Mahal Restaurant
        4354 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5V4G3, CA

        Handi Restaurant Ltd
        4432 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC V6S2G5, CA

        Chilli Pepper House
        3003 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R5J6, CA

        1. re: fmed

          Is Maurya still open? I heard somewhere it was closed....

          1. re: starlady

            Hmmm....AFAIK. Maybe you are thinking of Mysala (on the Granville strip)?

        2. re: boisenewbie

          I find the best indian is when you're invited to an indian wedding or event ;-). I haven't yet but I've heard some good reviews on Desi Downtown on Denman.

      2. It's located at 217 - 755 Burrard St.

        1. Definitely go to Vij's.

          If you're looking for straight up (Punjabi) indian food I would go to Nirvana at Main Street and 7th Ave. I always enjoy their food and find it consistant compared to other Indian places in Vancouver. Get an Aloo Paratha yum.

          1. Any thoughts on Swagat Tandoori? - It looks good