3667 Broadway West, Vancouver, BC, V6R 2B8
Enjoy a Buddhist meal rich in nutrients and made with love in an oasis of tranquility.
|Cuisine Type |||Vegan, Vegetarian, Health Food, Organic|
|Ambiance |||Casual, Theme Restaurant, Dining Alone|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Teas, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, Parking, Tasting Menus|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Buses 044, 084, 099|
|Cross Street |||Alma Street|
Profile Last Updated: July 29, 2008
Dharma Kitchen has a soothing and somewhat spa-like feel to it. Buddhist statues and decorative hangings adorn the intense red walls in the bright, open space. Diners sit on blue chairs at cute pale wood tables with simple fresh flowers serving as centrepieces. There are a few ornate couches in an alcove in the back, which are ideal for lingering meals. Solo dinners can also take the opportunity to look over books, magazines and pamphlets on Buddhism and vegetarian cuisine. The chilled-out, purifying atmosphere is completed with lounging music ranging from sitar to smooth jazz.
Healthy, Wholesome and Clean
The food at Dharma Kitchen leaves you feeling satisfied and serene. The meals are light and clean, yet flavourful. Vegans and vegetarians will be in heaven, or more appropriately, the Buddhist equivalent. The original menu features salads, veggie burgers, rice bowls and pan-Asian tofu dishes. Sauces such as curried peanut and ginger sesame are homemade daily and will leave you yearning for the secret recipe. The food is simple and made with organic, local produce whenever possible. Keeping in line with the Buddhist theme, no alcohol is served at Dharma. However, the chai tea has been widely trumpeted as the best in the city and there’s an extensive list of fruit and veggie cocktails boasting healing properties.
Good Karma Kitchen
The owner of Dharma Kitchen, Jimmy Cao, searched far and wide for the perfect place to set up his good-karma kitchen. He looked into spots in New York and Toronto before finding the perfect place in healthy and holistic Kitsilano. Cao wanted to set up shop in a community that appreciates feel-good food in a relaxing atmosphere. Dharma Kitchen has been embraced by local residents who enjoy the calm and rejuvenating feeling that comes from the food, the company and the surroundings.
Parking: Pay street parking