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Handi Restaurant

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4432 Dunbar St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6S 2G5, Canada
+1 604-738-3186
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We missed taking a picture of the main courses, but everything was so good! We got lamb biryani, butter chicken and mixed grill.

Thank Abeer A
Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

We live in the neighbourhood and had visited this restaurant previously with no food issues. Recently one of the employees bought ownership and this is our first return since then.This was brutal. Chicken tandoori was on a hot plate not a sizzling plate but the inside of the chicken was freezer cold; the fish was undercooked and soft, the prawns... More 

Thank GimmeandBogie
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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

We live nearby and this is our favourite neighbourhood place to go, we love Handi and have been coming here on a regular basis since it was opened. Food is always excellent and the service is warm and friendly, almost feel as though I am "family" when I'm at Handi. We also do their take away when we feel like... More 

Thank Wet_Coast1
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

I had the: Paneer Pakora: became cold quickly, very thick, not at all delicate, under seasoned Shahi Paneer: cubes of cheese were smaller than at other restaurants, sauce was not very flavorful Lamb Coconut Curry: lamb was not particularly tender, sometimes tasted like beef, definitely had a beef consistency and a chewiness to it Gulab Jamun: average, similar to other... More 

Thank Sam C
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112 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Super authentic. Full of flavour. Had the butter chicken which was a large portion. Completely destroyed it. I couldn't stop eating it. Prices were reasonable. One of the best Indian meals I think I've ever had.

Thank Paolo182002
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63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

While visiting friends in the area, they suggested walking to one of their favorite Indian restaurants in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed the dishes they ordered including the desserts. The coctails were yummy too. The food, service and company made a great night out.

Thank roadtripbound
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Easily the most underrated Indian restaurant in the city! Their butter chicken is incredible, the best I've ever had! The restaurant is small, intimate and friendly. Highly recommended!

Thank adillpickle
Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Great Indian food, generous portions and a fast delivery service make Handi a wonderful restaurant in a neighbourhood short of great options.

Thank dingodoctor
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Love this independent restaurant. You can eat in or take out. We lived in India a long time ago and they do authentic north India food. The dishes are all different (cheap places present very similar looking dishes). The restaurant is nice and cosy and the service is friendly. Go here for a casual family meal.

Thank googlywoogly
Ottawa, Canada
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Handi is just terrific! You might not know it from talking by, but everything about this restaurant was excellent. The staff were friendly and provided prompt service. The food was phenomenal. The decor and atmosphere were pleasant. I can't say enough about Handi. We visit every time we are in Vancouver, and love it each time.

Thank mdos7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4432 Dunbar St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6S 2G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kerrisdale
  • Neighbourhood: Kerrisdale
  • Phone Number: +1 604-738-3186

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Kerrisdale is Vancouver's laid-back shopping district. In contrast to Robson Street, there is more on offer, at more competitive pricing and a slower pace. Called "The Village" colloquially, over 200 storefronts and one-off shops crowd its streets with products and services. It is set in a comparatively sleepy part of town, with tasteful homes and tree-lined walks. Many of its buildings are listed on the Heritage registry, making it a wonderful place to amble and take in the visual history. Moreover, Kerrisdale's healthy consumer culture is especially apt for those interested in culinary, specialty, or children's shops, boasting more of these than anywhere else, meaning that it's a busy spot for families and hobbyists on the weekends.
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