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Apr 26, 2010 02:54 PM

Indian food and Chinatown Noodles?

Husband & I coming up to Vancouver(from Seattle)for a few days.
Want to eat specifically in the Indian District(Main St?)for some quality,
spicy food.
And also looking for Chinatown restos. that perhaps make their own
hand-pulled noodles on site.

Any info greatly appreciated asap as we are leaving tomorrow(Tues AM)for
spur of the moment trip.

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  1. Food in Little India is forgettable and occasionally regrettable-Chinatown is little better.

    Legendary Noodles is the usual suspect for hand pulled product-three locations.

    I've been off Indian for a while now so I'll let someone else chime in-wouldn't bother with theplace on 11th though no matter how many gushing reviews that pap generates..

    Vij's Restaurant
    1480 11th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6H1L1, CA

    Legendary Noodle
    4540 No 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X2C2, CA

    Little India
    15081 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC V4B1C5, CA

    1. Unfortunately, neither of those two areas have what you seek.

      For hand-pulled noodles - Peaceful (Cambie St - close downtown), Legendary (two locations - Main St and Denman), Northern Meixi (Crystal Mall Food Court), Xi'an (Richmond Public Market Food Court).

      For Indian - Punjabi Market doesn't really have a "quality" Indian place. I suggest Saravanaa Bhavan (vege South Indian, Broadway near Oak), House of Dosas (Dosa- focused South Indian at Kingsway/Knight), Rangoli (Vij's "budget" pan-Indian-fusion restaurant on 11th/Granville), or Salam Bombay (downtown - North Indian).

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      1. re: fmed

        Some more: Akbar's Own (Broadway), Ashiana Tandoori (Kingsway). Like Sam, I've been off Indian lately, so hopefully someone will post with some current favourites.

        1. re: fmed

          If I may add:

          Tandoori King - on Fraser Street just 2-3 blocks north of Marine Drive;
          Ashiana Indian Restaurant - on Kingsway, 1/2 block east of Knight Street;
          Jolly's Bistro - West 4th Avenue, 1 block west of MacDonald Street;

        2. Best of both worlds with Indian-style Chinese dishes at Chili Pepper House or Green Lettuce

          Green Lettuce
          1949 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N2T1, CA

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          1. re: el_lobo_solo

            Many thanks to all for various responses,lots of good feedback.
            Will post after return as to where we went.