Indian - Vancouver Restaurants


Da Tandoor (Victoria)

Da Tandoor (1010 Fort St, Victoria, BC, Canada, phone: 250-384-6333) is a cozy, authentic Indian restaurant near downtown Victoria. I enjoyed the Chef’s Special Platter ($20, pictured below) which came with Tandoori chicken, chicken Tikka, prawn skewer, two vegetarian side dishes, rice, naan, and an appetizer. It was really delicious, but the chef could have easily used a bigger plate which would have given him/her more room to present all the tasty food.

Chef's special platter

(above) Chef’s special platter at Da Tandoor restaurant in Victoria

Naan bread

(above) Naan bread from Da Tandoor restaurant in Victoria

29,413 views - Posted Monday, July 14th, 2008


Taste of India Restaurant (Tinseltown Food Court)

Taste of India Restaurant is a fast food restaurant located in the Tinseltown Food Court at International Village mall (view map, address: 88 W Pender, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-806-0799) on the edge of downtown Vancouver.

The mall is really close to GM Place Stadium and BC Place Stadium, as well as the Stadium skytrain station, and it’s a convenient place to stop for a bite to eat before the Canucks hockey game or BC Lions Football.

The food court at Tinseltown mall is on the level below the movie theatres. Taste of India Restaurant provides a healthy and delicious alternative to the other fast food outlets such as Taco Time and Vana Vietnamese.

At Taste of India they make their Naan bread fresh to order – I was really surprised: it only takes about a minute for them to roll the dough and bake it, and it tasted awesome! Pictured below are two different orders of Combo 2, which includes two items of your choice from their menu with rice and Naan bread for $6.25. Some vegetarian items are available.

Indian food with Naan bread
Indian food with freshly made naan bread ($6.25)

More Indian food with Naan bread
Indian mixed vegetables, Curry Chicken, and Naan bread ($6.25)

26,543 views - Posted Saturday, March 8th, 2008


Green Lettuce Restaurant (Surrey)

Green Lettuce Restaurant (112- 6350 120th Street, Surrey, BC, Canada, phone 604-572-8677, at 120th Street and 64th Ave) is a Chinese – Indian fusion restaurant with a truly unique approach to the combination of these two cuisines, as reflected in the extensive menu full of remarkable and delicious dishes.

A reviewer on writes (click here for review link):

First off this is the best Chinese/Indian restaurant out there. The food is amazing and always good! Being Indian, I love the authentic Indian taste with the Chinese twist. The menu is huge, and everything is worth a shot.

As an appetizer, we tried the Deep Fried Mini Buns (pictured below, $1.95). We also enjoyed the Green Lettuce Masala Wrap, which is like Chinese lettuce wrap with Indian spices, served with chutney sauce (also pictured below, $13.95). Other dishes we liked were the Hot and Spicy Squid (shown below, $14.50) and the Chinese stir fry vegetables (pictured below, $10.50). This restaurant is one of my all time favorite restaurants, mostly because of the unique and tasty way the dishes are spiced.

The restaurant is also very popular for take-out orders for those lucky enough to live in the North Delta/ Surrey area.

Deep fried mini buns ($1.95)
Deep fried mini buns ($1.95)

Masala Lettuce Wrap ($13.95)
Masala Lettuce Wrap ($13.95) – also includes a head of lettuce.

Chinese stir fried vegetables ($10.50)
Chinese stir fried vegetables ($10.50)

Hot and spicy squid ($14.50)
Hot and spicy squid ($14.50)

28,216 views - Posted Sunday, January 27th, 2008