Pawans Indian Kitchen

A few North Van friends told us about Pawans Indian Kitchen. We finally were able to try them out for a late lunch. They’re next door to Chili Lee and Amir Bakery.


Signs outside.



We dropped in on a Sunday afternoon (around 2:00pm). It was pretty dead but quite a few people popped in for takeout. Service was friendly and prompt. They ask you what spice level you want (mild, medium or hot); we went with mild to accommodate our friend. They have a thali lunch special (weekdays from 11:00am to 3:00pm, weekends from 12:00pm to 3:00pm).


The main menu is split into appetizers, soups and salads, vegetarian, chicken, lamb, seafood, tandoori sizzlers, rice, naan and desserts.


Click here to see the menu (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and drinks).

2x Chai tea ($3.00)
DSC00887Bland and boring. Not enough spices to add any complexity.

7 Item non-vegetable thali ($13.50)
DSC00896Butter chicken, chana masala, basmati rice, raita, naan, dessert of the day (mango pudding), tandoori chicken and salad.


Thali was okay but I wouldn’t get it again.




Found the butter chicken sauce overly sweet.


Tandoori chicken was tastier.


Chana masala was bland.


Mango pudding was refreshing.


Lamb saag wala ($17.00)
DSC00897Boneless lamb cooked with spinach purée and spices. All their entrees come with naan or rice; we went with the former. Naan is fresh.


Good amount of lamb pieces and the saag was tasty. A slight bit of heat which was perfect for our friend.

Vegetable biryani ($11.00)
DSC00899Aromatic basmati rice cooked with mixed vegetables and Indian spices. This came with a side of salad, raita and same sauce as what’s used in the butter chicken.


Vegetables (a touch sparse) included potato, cauliflower, peas and beans.

Decent Indian eats but nothing wowed us at PIK.

Pawans Indian Kitchen
1925 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC
(604) 770-3650

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