Meet the owner

Muralee Mariyadas learned to cook from her mother. As a young girl, she helped her to prepare traditional Sri Lankan dishes at their home in Ceylon. Now the proud owner of Vancouver’s Chutney Villa, Muralee serves the same recipes passed down from her ancestors to her restaurant’s loyal customers.

Vancouver’s only restaurant offering both South Indian and Sri Lankan cuisines, Chutney Villa is a hidden gem on Mount Pleasant’s bustling East Broadway. The modest storefront houses some of the city’s best-kept secrets: affordable meals (each item under $20), accommodating staff and Muralee’s bright smile.

As executive chef and front-end manager, Muralee has greeted every customer since the day she bought the restaurant in 2011. “I welcome them like it’s my home,” she says. “I love my customers and I know them well. Most know me, too.”

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    Sodelba B
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    The best Indian food I have ever had in my entire life!

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    Best Indian food, I ever had, Thank you Chutney Villa!

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    Food is okay. I have only tried veggie lunch special with parantha and did not like the veggie dish all that much. But it wasn't that bad either, I finished it somehow but what I really hate is the table settings and the service. Tables are placed are so close that I felt like I was at lunch with two strangers sitting on both sides. All of the booths were already reserved. Same with service, the lady talks as if she just had a fight with someone in the back. It could be her bad day or just her way of talking but it was rude.

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    Merchant Reply June 29, 2016

    I am really sorry for late respond. First thank you for visiting us and the feedback, I am really sorry on behalf waitress.

    October 17, 2017

    Came here to eat for a reunion lunch and everyone was praising the food while eating! We left super satisfied and there was more than enough food for lunch special. Thank you!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 5, 2017

    the place needs cleaning

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 1/5

    July 1, 2017

    Great service and good advice, as it was our first visit. Fresh tasty dishes with interesting textures and flavours. Reasonable prices for a complete meal. Nice, calm atmosphere despite the restaurant's location on a busy part of Broadway. Well worth visiting multiple times to sample the entire menu.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 2, 2017

    Its a great little place with very tasty food at a reasonable price. Since the recent interior modifications, the place has much better ambience now.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 26, 2017

    The food is always great at Chutney Villa, some Indian standards, but mostly South Indian, which is not as heavy as the North Indian normally served in Indian restaurants. When you ask for spicy, you get spicy, so be careful that's what you really want.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 26, 2016

    I love this restaurant. The food and service is wonderful.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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    Cheap eats: Indian lunch specials in Vancouver

    Offering traditional Sri Lankan dishes as well as South Indian cuisine, this beloved restaurant in the heart of Mount Pleasant boasts a near-unbeatable lunch deal: between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm each day, diners can choose one curry with five ample sides for under $10 – plus a 10 per cent discount off the entire menu.

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    Chutney Villa brings the soul of South India to the heart of Vancouver. From authentic spice combinations to zany new concoctions, discover a flood of flavours and textures from the rich heritage of South Indian cuisine.

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    Chutney Villa is one of Mount Pleasant’s most delicious hidden gems. Muralee Mariyadas grew up preparing traditional family recipes at her family home in Ceylon. Today, she excels at authentic South Indian and Sri Lankan delicacies such as masala dosas (crispy rice and lentil crepes), curries, biryani rice dishes and more. Try the kothu rotti, a unique Sri Lankan dish that features parata flat bread chopped with onion, green chilli and spices and fried with egg and meat. Delivery orders are placed through an easy-to-use online system ($20 minimum applies) and are subject to a $6.95 charge.

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