Sula Main Street set to open in Vancouver this week

Nov 17 2020, 7:08 am

Sula Main Street is almost ready to invite you inside, Vancouver. And let us tell you, you are definitely going to want to come and dine here.

You may recognize the name, as this will be the second Sula location in the city, joining the original Commercial Drive restaurant in serving up delicious family-inspired Indian eats.

The new 4172 Main Street eatery is slated to open this week in the former location of The Reef, and things are looking very different than how they did when the aforementioned Caribbean joint was the tenant at this address.

In contrast to its enchanted garden-inspired sister spot, Sula Main Street has been outfitted into an airy lounge featuring natural light, reclaimed wood, white brick walls, and antiques around the dining room thanks to the help of Pacific Solutions Contracting.

And it’s not just offering a different look for patrons, as Sula Main Street will dish out a different menu and a playful cocktail program as well.

Sula Main Street

Adraki Lamb Chops with roasted cashew bits  (Hanna McLean/Dished Vancouver)

Sula Main Street

Spice Trade (Hanna McLean/Dished Vancouver)

The soon-to-be-open addition to Vancouver’s ever-growing dining scene has been a passion project for owners Sharath Vittal and Nitesh Shetty, who first opened Sula Commercial Drive a decade ago in 2010.

“We are elated to finally answer to our long-term supporters with another location on Main Street,” beams Sharath and Nitesh.

“Although the pandemic has presented a difficult time for many in the industry, we are fortunate to be able to rise above the challenges and continue to share and celebrate our culture with another location.”

Sula Main Street

Ragda Samosa Chaat (Hanna McLean/Dished Vancouver)

Sula Main Street’s offerings centre around Sharath and Nitesh’s hometown of Mangalore, a coastal region in the southern part of India.

Patrons can expect a vibrant selection of food inspired by dishes they used to devour as children, including nostalgic flavour-packed seafood specialties their mothers would whip up.

Think Prawn Sukka, Ghee Roast, and Chargrilled Lobster with coconut and mustard curry.

Sula Main Street

Tandoori Portobello Mushroom (Hanna McLean/Dished Vancouver)

Sula Main Street

Jackfruit & Vegetable Biryani  (Hanna McLean/Dished Vancouver)

So let’s talk cocktails.

Acclaimed bartender Jeff Savage is behind this program, and it’s a must-try selection if we do say so ourselves.

The sips here perfectly complement the grub offered, as they are inspired by ingredients and flavours from the same region.

Sula Main Street

Kama Colada (Hanna McLean/Dished Vancouver)

House libations like the “Kama Colada,” Savage’s take on the Piña colada, will have you wanting to pop in for just a bite and beverage to get your fix in the event you can’t stay for a full meal (which we highly recommend).

You can make a reservation now at Sula Main Street for its official opening day on Friday, November 20.

Sula Main Street

Ragda Chaat (Hanna McLean/Dished Vancouver)

Sula — Main Street

Address: 4172 Main Street, Vancouver

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