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Copper Chimney Indian Grill & Bar

567 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC V6C2E8
Tel: (604) 689-8862 Reserve Online
Neighbourhood: Central
  • Cuisine: Fusion, Indian
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Service: Takeout, Banquet, Catering
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Features: Gluten free, Patio, Wifi, Television, Romantic
  • Hours: Mon - Fri: 6:30AM - 10PM, Sat - Sun: 7AM - 12PM & 5PM - 10PM
  • Located in the Hotel Le Soleil, the Copper Chimney Restaurant & Bar boasts a menu of Indian fusion food in a fine dining setting. Experience Copper Chimney’s award winning chef’s amazing command of the Tandoor, its copper chimney highlighting the open kitchen. Sip handcrafted expertly mixed cocktails while enjoying an exotic selection of house music in the lounge or retreat to the dining mezzanine for a memorable meal of Indian fusion food.

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Enjoyable dining but average food
By Basilseal of North Vancouver District (32 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 8:58pm [Dine in]

Met a friend here for dinner. It had a nice atmosphere; but service was slow at times. I would hardly call it Indian fusion...Mostly a touch of Indian; with a few standard Indian dishes. The shrimp pakoras were nice; but really battered shrimp served with a chutney. I had the halibut; which was good, but nothing special; my companion had the seafood salad, it had plenty of good seafood, but again nothing special. Overall just average.

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A New Twist on Eggs Benny
By Rapunzel of Gabriola Island (25 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 28, 2008 - 7:04pm [Dine in]

I had the California eggs benny this morning. I was a bit leery about ordering it because it had tomatoes on it. I was assured the tomatoes were "fresh". They did turn out to be very nice.

What a delicious eggs benny. A nice tang to it. Avocado, cream cheese and tomato. The hollandaise sauce was very flavourful - maybe the best I've had, or close to it.

The muffin could have been a little more toasted. I had to grab salt and pepper off another table, as the waitress was separating tables in groups when I arrived, so I guess she forgot to check that all tables had salt and pepper.

Service was quick. My water was topped up and another offer of topping up as I was paying the bill. I liked the decor. I didn't know what type of restaurant it was, as I just went in there because a sign out front advertised breakfast and I saw eggs benny on the menu. I thought it was an English pub type place, but apparently not.

I would go back here and I would also be willing to try lunch and dinner.

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Awesome
By Aussie90 of australia (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, July 13, 2015 - 11:41pm [Dine in]

great food great service Wanita and the crew made the magic happen authentic indian with a great taste. The chicken masala and lamb curry divine. Tandoori wings as starters not to be missed . They went above an beyond with making sure our party was well fed and served. Nice oyster bay NZ merlot finished the meal of nicely. Thanks for a great night

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Never going back
By heatherrobin of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, June 29, 2012 - 4:49pm [Dine in]

Some friends and I decided to head for a couple of glasses of wine and some appies after work. We saw their sign outside adveristing "Free Tapas between 4-6" and thought we would check it out. I ordered a decent bottle of wine and asked about the free tapas and how it worked. The waitress responded "well you need to order drinks" I said "ok well we are ordering a whole bottle of wine does that not count?" She said she would have to check with the chef. About ten minutes later she came back and said very clearly "Here is your ONE complimentary tapas" which was a mini samosa.
Are you kidding me? I can have a samosa for .99 anywhere in Vancouver why on earth would I be ok with that? To top that off we had ordered some other food as well ($150 bill!) and I still wasn't allowed another Tapas!!!
Anyways to sum it up, Cumin fries - no cumin what so ever and we complained and they just sprinkled some more there. Samosa - mediocre. Carb cakes - cold. Naan bread - uncooked.

Waste of time and money!

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Amazing Indian-Fusion Cuisine!
By zarbean of Burnaby (6 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 3, 2009 - 10:11am [Dine in]

I took my husband to Copper Chimney last night to celebrate his birthday. It was our first time there, and we had heard mixed things about the food. We were positively amazed at the high quality cuisine and service! It is one of the best meals we have had out in a long time!!!

The Food: We started with the soup of the day, which was a unique mix of Chinese chicken corn soup, with spinach and mushrooms. It has some Indian ingredients and was topped with fresh coriander. It was divine! And very filling! It came with a few pieces of lovely garlic bread. My husband ordered steak for dinner and he was in heaven! He has tried steak at many different restaurants (steakhouses) and has always found The Keg to be his favourite. He said his steak at Copper Chimney was even better than The Keg steak! I ordered the Chili Lime Prawns, which came with saffron rice and vegetables. It was delicious!!! And the portions were quite generous - I had to take about half of my meal home (had to save room for dessert). Our tiramisu cheesecake was fabulous as well. We were thrilled with everything we ordered, and that included his wine and my Kama Sutra martini!

The Service & The Ambiance: I had reserved my table in advanced and let the server know it was my husband's birthday. They gave us a nice table tucked away in the corner, and really amazed us with great service. It was above and beyond what I expected! The decor of the restaurant is lovely with romantic lighting, beautiful candles, and great curtains.

We are so glad we picked Copper Chimney to celebrate my husband's birthday, and we will certainly be back there for another great meal soon!

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Meh food; don't break a tooth...
By tripware of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 5:59pm [Dine in]

Made reservations for lunch and we were told that the restaurant was fully booked and therefore could not change our table as we were seated by the door. That was fine as it turned out we didn't get any draft, however what was irritating was that there were four empty tables for the hour we were there.

As for the food: I was feeling more vegetarian that day and wanted something light but not a salad. I had the eggplant with portobello mushrooms. First, there was hardly any eggplant and second it was completely covered in cheese and tomato sauce. Not only was it not good, it wasn't satisfying. My lunch dates had the salmon salad and the butter chicken. The butter chicken was pretty tasty and the salmon salad was okay. I should mention that I almost broke a tooth from the pita dipping sauce we were nibbling on after lunch. It was a piece of ceramic that was about the size of gravel. I don't know how it got there and I should have said something to the owner/manager but we were running late.
Just a word of caution.

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Come in out of the rain
By knightmusik of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 11:46am [Dine in]

Amazing little gem of a restaurant! It's always a gamble picking a restaurant at random but this one paid off.

Coming off the street on probably one of the most horribly damp nights the city has seen in days, it is a welcoming glow that permiates your being upon entering the Copper Chimney. It is an incredibly intimate setting with with a well stocked bar and an enormous flat screen television. No reason to miss a Canuck game even when on a date!

You take in the rich colours, the texture of the walls, the smells of the kitchen and the laughter of the couple sitting across the way as the waiter escorts you to your table.

There is a pronounced Asian / East Indian influence on the menu selections which is suprising given the Tuscan inspired interior. The decisions came easily as mussels and crab cakes were in the tapas menu paired with red wine from the Bégadan Médoc region.
The mussels were a revelation stewed in a tangy curry broth. The crab cakes were delicate served with fresh fruit salsa and salad.

Our server turns out to be the co-owner of this wonderful establishment. She answered every question I had with genuine interest. She says her philosophy is to treat every customer as a guest in her home pampered and engaged.

I would not regret my choice of the butter chicken for the main course as every tender morsel just melted in my mouth. I learned that the tandoori chicken used in this dish was prepared separately by an authentic east indian chef that very afternoon.

For dessert, I chose a tiramisu cheesecake served with fruit infused caramel sauce. The 3 layered coffee was delicious paired with a cranberry biscotti. Such a sinful combination!

It was a glorious evening. The owner didn't even take the Entertainment Book coupon. She says to keep it and come back soon. I never hugged a server before but there is always a first time for everything.

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Beautiful decor, okay food, slow service
By Tinika of Downtown Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 25, 2006 - 5:23pm [Dine in]

We were there for lunch and our co-workers who had ate there before had claimed that their butter chicken was the best butter chicken they ever had in their entire life! Based on this review, we went there only to find great disappointments. Let's start with the food:

The butter chicken was okay, definitely NOT the best, or even close the the butter chiken for 1/3 of the price across the street in the International food court stand. There was not a hint of spice in it. The chicken had okay texture, not dry, but it tasted like it was not marinated with the sauce. The sauce itself is not very special at all, it had a pretty colour, but that's about it. It was just bland.

The bread was really hard and yet chewy....the worst combination for Nann bread! I don't know how they manage to acheive such weird texture with their Nann..yuck!

Now moving on to the service, which is not that great. We were confused as to who our waiter/waitress is because we had like 3 people attending our table, yet none of them seem to have good waiting skills: The waitress serve our food without spoon and sharing plate (when we had clearly indicated in the beginning that we were sharing), we order coffee and it never came, and when we ask for the bill, it took a while for them to give us the credit card thing to sign.

The only thing that is good is the restaurant atmosphere. It has a really high ceiling and art-deco inspired furnitures/decorations.

Eventho I wonder maybe they just had a bad butter chicken day when we went, I would not visit Cooper Chimney again, it's just way too much to pay for a "fusion-inspired" curry dish.

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Service at the Dennys is better
By Sean_mendz of West side (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 1:39am [Dine in]

This place use to serve descent Indian dishes. 2 or 3 items on the menu and the owners are supposedly east Indian but this place doesnt serve indian food. But we use to go here every other friday for Butter chicken and rice. Its expensive but consider the descent room ambience and stuff its reasonable. But the server she has been here for long always shows her attitude. Throws her hair left and right and shes like doing us a favour serving us, autographs the bill with her name alway before giving it to us so we may note her name may be. last time she forgot our soups and salad totally and brought us our main. We took it sporting. Shes like you guys want anything to drink. kind of attitude and language as if you are in Dennys.

Food is nothing to rave about. On the whole menu hardly anything to say Indian. Food is below mediocre and the service is pathetic. Glad another new restaurant is open next block wher we can hang around and have a nice lunch.

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Amazing Experience
By dswift of toronto/on (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, January 11, 2008 - 3:25pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is absolutely gorgeous. Just the lighting alone can keep your attention for an hour. The bar is elegant but cozy. We found the service to be very professional with warmth. The timing seemed perfect. We felt as though we were the only ones in the restaurant but it was full. We were well taken care of. When we asked for recommendations, our server provided expert advice in pairing aparitifs; wine with our meal etc...I had Tiramisu, which isn't usually my first choice, but she recommended it and it was unbelievable. The food is art as well as being delicious. I have now made reservations for 2 nights this month, and I plan on taking my clients there whenever I can. I highly recommend you try...just once and you will be back.

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Arrogant service
By STEEVE_HENGRIS of Vancouver westside (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, October 22, 2007 - 5:37pm [Dine in]

This place used to be our regular lunch and afterlunch hangout place. Their service used to be outstanding, used to have a great selection of wines and was run by great people. But its been below par theese days. Th e dining room itsef is great and has a nice bar. The wine list might be made by a wine rep I believe, trying to sell their wines.

The food is so so. There is no presentation period. Finger prints all over my plate with sauce kind of un appetiting. Couple of us in our group had drinks and wine but I had some guests great eastindian guys, but the our server, she was showing her dislike to serve them because they ordered non alcoholic. If we were to see girls we will go to earls the loosers place, we are here because we want good food and service. she got our drinks and kind of forgot theirs and her body language says it all. Being run by I believe east indian people man give me a break. no respect if not racist. I hate theese attitude. it took a while for someone else to clear our table and we had to ask for our bill to getlost and go to lift to hangout. weird experience.

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