Luckily, the city relented as the owners received a giant outpouring of support from local residents and retailers. Main Street architecture remains a flash point as a number of developments are at odds with the quirky character and funky charm that gives makes Main Street the vibe that we all love.VanCity Buzz (VcB) chats with Mustafa Reza, who along with his sister Razavia, are the proprietors of East is East.VcB: First of all, congratulations of the upcoming opening. We were astonished to hear about the legal battle involving the sign and are thankful it is over. Will any menu items or drinks reference this fight? (De Niro’s Restaurant in Yaletown changed its name to Section (3) after the actor Robert De Niro sued them for copyright under section 3 of the legal code).
East is East: No, we will not be referencing the fight with the city hall in our menu
East is East: Yes we have decided to add alcohol due to frequent requests from our guests.
East is East: Yes, we have added some exotic new dishes to the menu.
East is East: Vancouver is the Silk Route of the new world. Reminiscent of the ancient silk route that extended through China, India, Asia and the Mediterranean, Vancouver is a hub of diverse ethnicities. Seeing the possibility of unity in diversity, we’ve created a space where people from all walks of life can feel at home.
Chai Gallery and East is East is a space where the arts, cultures , and cuisine of different regions of the world converge. This new space is a synthesis of the best of Chai Gallery and East is East; it’s food, music and decor. Just as the oriental carpets adorning our walls are a work of many hands and a lineage of stories, our family and friends have worked together to weave a masterpiece of colour, texture, taste and sound that promises to gratify all your senses. We hope you enjoy your journey here.
East is East: Maybe.
East is East: Thank you.