When you’re in the mood for exotic and fresh food under a warm ambiance, Chai Lounge is where it’s at. It is a melting pot of cultures, which shine through the cuisine, atmosphere, and entertainment. Blending savors from Afghanistan, Ancient Persia, and India, your taste buds are sure to be enticed by the fusion of flavours that keep you wanting more.
The menu offered at Chai Lounge is very elaborate, offering different options for a unique dining experience. The “Chai Feast” is the most popular; for only $25, you get a choice of a soup salad, and unlimited entrées. The menu is also very accommodating to those with dietary restrictions. There are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options on most of the dishes. For those tea lovers, there is a separate menu, which offers a wide variety of hot and cold teas and lassies.
Besides the food and drinks, the atmosphere of the restaurant is what makes it so extraordinary. As you walk into Chai Lounge through the front doors, you are immediately exposed to the aroma of spices, Persian carpets, textured wooden pillars, and beautiful artwork. In the evenings there are ensembles that put on music and dance performances. Every night there is a different themed performance, making the space even more diverse!
Monday – Classical Indian sitar and traditional Arabic music
Tuesday – Classical Indian sitar followed by “Drew Rouse and The Gathering”
Wednesday – Flamenco Ensemble
Thursday – Gypsy Jazz
Friday – Gypsy Jazz followed by Bocephus King and the Church of Rhythm
Saturday – Flamenco Ensemble
Sunday – Persian Oriental Ensemble
Address (3 locations): Chai Lounge: 4433 Main St 604-565-4401
East is East-Main: 4413 Main St 604-879-2020
Chai Gallery East is East Silk n’ Spice: 3239 W. Broadway 604-734-5881
Monday to Sunday 5:30-11:30
Image: Chai Gallery – East is East