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Awash in a palette of greens and greys, this tranquil room welcomes you with hushed tones and warm, attentive service. Chef-owner Joseph Boon’s Indonesian fare is rich and flavourful, infused with Indian, Arabic, Spanish, Dutch, and Chinese influences. Martabak is a crispy, flaky variant of the beef samosa, a textural contrast to the lush softness of opor ayam, chicken in a delicate white... more
Recently lauded in a local city magazine as the top restaurant choice in a strange and contestable category dubbed as “best other asian”, Spice Islands Indonesian Restaurant fills a unique niche on Vancouver’s far west side, with a quaintly decorated room fitting to the type of clientele living in the area.
Seemingly understaffed with a male manager-type who was a one-man pit crew – handling... more
My husband and I have been having dinner here about once a month for the last few years. We missed a couple of months early this year, and when we went there in April, we found a sushi restaurant in its place. Another sushi restaurant! Just what we need -- not! We will miss Spice Islands and we'd love to... more
Over the past few years Spice Islands has become one of our favorite restaurants in a city that has a huge choice of wonderful restaurants. Its Indonesian cuisine is consistently delicious, there are plenty of choices on the menu, and prices are reasonable. I usually don't eat dessert, but I can't leave this restaurant without having the banana fritters with... more
We ordered gado2 for appetizer and it was good. A small portion is enough for 2 persons. My husband ordered the special Prawn, which in my opinion was ok but not great; I ordered The Flying Dutchman which was good and the portion was very very generous. For dessert, we ordered Lapis Legit and Ginger Spiced cake with ice cream... more
Best Other Asian,
magazine 2009-2013. Serene space offers extensive menu of gourmet cuisine, specializing in singang ayam—grilled chicken in the chef’s exclusive sauce—and rijsttafel, a multi-course feast for $35. $$. L/D (M-Sa).
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