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India Bistro

1157 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6E1N2
Tel: (604) 684-6342 Order Online
Neighbourhood: Central

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Great indian food!
By brandy25 of Quesnel (6 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 10:55pm [Dine in]

We went out for some indian food tonight after craving it for a week.... this place had great reviews and was suggested by someone we asked at a local gelato shop. We had some potatoe stuffed naan and garlic naan which we both very very good. We had some veggie samosas which were very uniquely wrapped and very good. Our main courses were nice but could have been a bit spicer. We definatly got our moneys worth and were very happy and full when we left. The servers were very friendly and helpful. Definatly worth a try for good indian food!!!

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Absolutely fantastic, delivered to my hotel room
By shilas of Alberta (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 9:26pm [Dine in]

Cant say enough about the food! The minute i called to the moment i finished eating the experience was fantastic!
Food was great quality...I asked for extra hot, and got it just the way i like it. The desert and Naan was done to perfection as well
Will be back when i am back in Vancouver

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Delivery Butter Chicken is Amazing!!!
By Pheendog of Vancouver (downtown) (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 11:44pm [Dine in]

Just ordered two butter chicken. One was extra spicy for my wife, which she absolutley loved, a little too hot for me. My Medium spice was perfect. The Naan bread was so good. I have never had better basmati rice, so fluffy and delicious!! KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO!!!!!

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Delicious Food, Good Ambiance.
By Damian Wall of Kelowna, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 10:56pm [Dine in]

This place is a must try for all those that crave good East Indian food.Lots to choose from on the menu. The Chicken Biryani was just too good. Try the Butter naan with butter chicken and the nice indian salad with tamarind chutney on it. The laasi and the tea were also very.....let me see how do i discribe them....authentically Indian. This was our first time at this restaurant and i know that the next time we come to Vancouver we are definately coming back. The staff was very helpful in explaining the menu. The owner Kamal was very nice and welcomed us very warmly. I wish he could open India Bistro in Kelowna. My wife and i would eat there just about every night. Thank you Kamal and all the India Bistro staff was making this an evening to remember..

Many Thanks
Damian & Samantha Wall From Kelowna BC.

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Loving Place for Eat
By Naveen Bansal of delhi india (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 3:01am [Dine in]

This place is one of my favorite place. The service is also really good. The food is incredibly delicious and reasonably priced. The service is always great. The food although nothing too unique is pretty consistent and good. We always try to head out here for staff birthday lunches. A great place to go to after shopping at Metrotown.

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Not worth the money
By cowonahill of False Creek (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 23, 2009 - 10:19pm [Dine in]

We ordered Vegetable Korma and Vegetable Methi with pulao rice and naan. The rice was good, but the curries were very bland and watery, and the naan was rubbery. It was way too expensive, and they charged a $5 delivery fee. We were not impressed overall. But it was the only place open at 10:30, so they have that going for them.

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Terrific
By rubymurray of Surrey, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 11:19am [Dine in]

Being new to Vancouver I visited India Bistro on a recommendatio from a friend. Overall I was very impressed with the decor, service & food. Manager was friendly and a great host, food was top nosh and value for price was spot on.
In comparison to Curry Houses in England I thought India Bistro would give any one in Broad Street (Curry Mile) a run for their money.

Great place, will definately visit again.

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worst experience
By borsalino of New Westminister (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 7, 2009 - 1:20am [Dine in]

I ordered the mutar paneer and the peas in the dish were not cooked properly. I told the server and she got the manager to come over and I told him about the peas and he assured me that they were fully cooked. But I asked to have the dish replaced and he declined and said that he would not replace the dish unless I pay for the second dish. He told me that I can take it home if I want. Why in the world would I want to take it home when it was disgusting.

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Good food, not so good service
By lhwagner of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 8:30am [Dine in]

Had dinner at India Bistro last night. We were off to a good start, with a warm welcome by the genial host at the front entrance. The interior of the restaurant has a a nice ambiance, very cozy. I liked the food (channa masala, naan, basmati rice) and there was a good selection of wine, beer, and cocktails to choose from.

But the service was awful. The waiter (while fussing over the table of four next to me) completely ignored me. He delivered my food and never once checked back with me, even when I pushed my empty glass all the way to the edge of the table as a clue that I wanted another. One other minor issue: I found the menu difficult to read. Someone tried to be too artsy in layiing it out. Tip to restaurant owners: Clarity and readability are key elements in menu design.

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An enjoyable experience
By appetite99 of Downtown Van (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 18, 2008 - 9:26pm [Dine in]

My husband and I really enjoyed our meal here. The food was good, ambiance exotic, and service attentive. We found the price a little high, but you get what you pay for I guess. The doorman was really charming and greeted us with a nice smile. I think it's one of the better Indian restaurants in the downtown area. We'll definitely go again.

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what a rip off....
By outsidethief of vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 10:23pm [Dine in]

Ordered online through yummyweb.

They didn't call me, after 20 minutes I called them. The man talking the order tells me after he quickly confirms order after I've been on hold for 5 minutes that there will be an additional $4.00 added to my purchase for an 1.80 km delivery distance. Ok Fine, I'll pay, I really want Indian food. I request riata, butter chicken, Veggie pakora ($5.95) and a side of rice.

The delivery was quick, I'll grant it that. The driver comes in I give him (stupidly) a more than $5.00 tip (on top of the $4.00 delivery fee, as I am a generous person). He leaves I open the bag and find that for $5.95 I have recieved only 6 peice of pakora, 6!!! Are you Kidding me! A dollar each for little peices of deep fried veggies)!??! Ok, I put rice onto a plate, and the butter chicken on top of that. I open the Riata to find it is (riata is yogurt) lumpy and I believe by the white chucks, curdled. Nonetheless I have to throw out my first plate of food not wanting to potentially ingest rotten riata.

I would not recommend this place to anyone. I am the guy that never complains when my food is wrong at a restaurant and still gives a tip knowing its not the waitresses fault that the kitchen sucks.

Please don't eat here, very depressing and dissapointing.

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My favorite Indian restaurant
By photogal of South Granville (5 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 3:52pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend tried this place one night trying to find "our" little restaurant.

When we walked inside we were immediately greeted quite warmly and within minutes were seated. The waitress immediately filled out water glasses and took our drink orders.

When we placed our orders, the waitress gladly gave us a recommendation when asked. The food arrived surprisingly quick and all smelled great! We ordered the Aloo Gobhi , Fish Goa Curry, Murgh Korma, rice pulao and garlic naan. Needless to say, the food was absolutely amazing. No joke, probably the best indian food I've ever had out before.

The ambience is great, it's cozy and comfortable and the staff we dealt with were very nice.

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Butter Chicken so good
By jaime5263 of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 4, 2008 - 11:35am [Dine in]

My husband and I have been here a few times and every time we come away satisfied. The butter chicken is so good, garlic naan some raita and he is always well satisfied with his dish as well. Can't go wrong if you're looking for excellent tasting curry!!

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Always Rushed
By november of downtown (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 11, 2007 - 12:28pm [Dine in]

i have been to india bistro numerous time. i feel the owner is always rushing you out. its basically eat and get out. the service really sucks. no one comes around to ask if everything is okay would you like anything else. we have been across the street and the food is better and fresh at india bistro.

the buffet is always fresh and the food is excellent. the ambience and decorations is beautiful.

keep up the tasty food and please don't rush us when we come in.

thanks

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Hockey game & indian food
By restaurantfan of PoCo (4 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 12:58pm [Dine in]

On Nov 6 i went to this restaurant right before the hockey game and had some calamari and onion bhujai (onion ring-like). I really liked them both im not a big samosa fan so i chose to opt for the calamari and onion ring things. My family and I ordered smoked eggplant, some butter chicken, which is a MUST, and some tandoori chicken. Back to the calamari, which was spectaular with some kind of salt, which ive never experience before but had a great kick and taste to it. As for the onion bhuijua (mind my spelling for that) again i was pretty happy with the choice as im a big fan of onion rings and so is my family. On to the dinner butter chicken was outstanding not incredible but outstanding it was nice and creamy with a great aroma. I have read other peoples review and complaining about the butter chicken but maybe the chicken was sick before it died. Eggplant i have had at other restautrants and ive yet to come across an awful tasting smoked eggplant, meaning India Bistro's eggplant was great. All in all some indian food and hockey game go incredibly well together, like green eggs and ham do. Go Canucks Go!

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About Time
By GARYSMITH of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, March 27, 2006 - 11:24pm [Dine in]

What a way to inject a taste of India in our beloved Davie street. I feel bad for the patron eating alone, my first experience was absolutely fabulous! The server guided me to items that most intrigued my curiosity and the dishes didn't disappoint. I have to strongly recommend the India Bistro for those who want to experience a taste of India without going to India...Go and enjoy.

Gary Smith

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Great Vibe, Dissapointing everything else
By KevinKouz of Downtown Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 7, 2009 - 4:57pm [Dine in]

I went to this restaurant a couple months ago, really wanted Indian food and was in the neighbourhood. My being an Englandy really likes his curry. As we went in the restaurant had a great vibe and feel to it. It seemed like a winner to me. However, it took 15 minutes just to get me a beer(restaurant probably had 3 tables at the time) Our Waiter ( I think the owner) was a nice man to talk to but seemed in a hurry to get our order, which I didn't like. After we ordered our food, ( butter chicken, fish masala, raita, aloo gobi, and Naan), it went even further downhill. The butter chicken was tasteless and all watery, plus the chicken pieces were just massive. Naan had to much butter, aloo gobi was the bright spot as the fish masala was over cooked. Like I said, vibe and ambiance great, everything else disappointing.

Cheers,
KevinKouz

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The best Indian in Downtown
By Westenders of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, November 17, 2008 - 10:13pm [Dine in]

Ever since they opened up on Davie we are regulars. They are one of the best in the west end. Consistently good. Butter chicken and Lamb methi tops our lists along with Alu chaat. Its a cosy room and always friendly service. Lots of competetion has come around in downtown and everybody was trying to imitate him and underprice him and tactics a few to grab his business. But westenders gold winner for last year for the best Indian is still the best in our list. We have tried every other Indian restaurant in town neverthless this tops in every aspect except that it is nt a highend. Its a westenders hang out.

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