Why Eat at Swad Indian Kitchen

In it’s short time running, Swad Indian Kitchen has garnered a lot of positive feedback from those who have gone to visit it, whether for a business lunch or a night out with old friends. Despite its acclaim, it still has to conquer many palates in West Vancouver and the rest of the Lower Mainland. And for a great reason.

Here are some reasons why you should pay a visit to Swad Indian Kitchen:

It’s Healthy

One of the concepts behind the creation of Swad Indian Kitchen was to create a food space that would cater to the need for high-end Indian cuisine in West Vancouver, but also to the health & wellness crowd. Swad does both perfectly.

It’s New & Innovative

The heading says it all – eating at Swad Indian Kitchen is a whole new experience. It’s like something you’ve never had. While there are a couple of staples (who can resist a good butter chicken), most of the plates are twists and spins on traditional Indian cuisine.

It’s still Indian cuisine

Despite the fact that the food at Swad Indian Kitchen is not your typical North Indian, Punjabi meal, it is still very much Indian food. The spices, ingredients are the same, and still give you a taste of India. As a matter of fact, the food served at Swad represents all flavors of India, giving you a unique and truly representative taste of Indian food in West Vancouver.

It’s received accolades

Not only is Swad Indian Kitchen’s food tasty, healthy and unique, but it has already been recognized by others for its high-standards in food and quality. Whether it is readers voting or professional food critics, all can agree that Swad’s place is amongst the top Indian restaurants in West Vancouver.

All in all, it’s worth your money.

Come eat at the best Indian restaurant in West Vancouver

Convinced? If so, please come down to visit us! We are at 1734 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Open Monday to Sunday, we have lunch and dinner hours. It can get packed sometimes, so make sure to call ahead to make a reservation. You can call us at 604-281-4411 or visit us at our website: http://swadindiankitchen.ca. There you can find our full-fledged menu, information about us such as our hours of operation, and more. You can also make a reservation online through out website.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Kamal Mroke


 “Service with a smile is not a cliché…it’s the fundamental basis of my business…come to India Bistro hungry, leave India Bistro happy.” Mroke said

Welcome to our blog page. Today’s post is about Kamal Mroke, owner of Swad Indian Kitchen and India Bistro Restaurant in Vancouver. We will get to know Kamal, a little better, through this post. If you are curious to learn more about Indian cuisine, and Kamal’s involvement in the Eye Camps charity project in India then keep reading.

Kamal runs India Bistro on Davie Street (11 years) and he recently opened Swad Indian Kitchen in West Vancouver in 2015.

Asian Pacific Post highlighted:

“Mroke arrived in Vancouver from his native Punjab in the early 80’s and plunged himself into the restaurant business as a bus boy and dishwasher while going to school to become a chef. His first business was a cafe in a North Vancouver motel in 1986 after which he operated restaurants in Calgary and Seattle which were frequented by Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Paul Allen. In the Lower Mainland, Mroke had Handi in North Vancouver, Dawat in East Vancouver, Copper Chimney in Downtown Vancouver before opening India Bistro.
“Sometimes people call me the serial restaurateur,” said Mroke, whose wife Navneet, daughter and son all play a role in the family business.
At a corner of India Bistro, there is a green kettle, where patrons can drop off change for his charity effort called Natar Sewa Manch or People’s Eye Charity.
Using  whatever is in the kettle and pumping tens of thousands of their own dollars, Mroke and his pal  Surinder Kainth, a Burnaby mill worker make a trek back to their native Punjab in India every year to conduct eye camps for the poor.
Their efforts have repaired the vision of over 40,000 people over the last decade.
“God has given me a lot, this is just a small way of giving something back,” said Mroke.
“The gratitude shown by these poor people is a very humbling experience…it fills my heart with joy…it makes me happy…it makes it all worthwhile,” said Mroke.
And making people happy, whether it is in India Bistro on Davie Street or in the villages of Punjab, is what Mroke is all about.”

In a recent interview with Kamal

Nationality: Indian

Motive behind your business?

When in high school I used to work in restaurant. Always wanted to have my own business.

How do you define success?

Success is hard work.  My employees’ hard work play a major role in the success of my business.

What motivates you?

Challenge. New things. Meeting new people. New adventures every day.

Greatest fear?

My staff members stop showing to work (laughs!)

How do you define success?

Success doesn’t come over night. It takes times. It comes with one being honest, and hard work.

What makes you happy?

When everything goes smooth at work and in my life. When my employees show up for work (laughs!)

If next time you are in the neighborhood, stop by and say hi!

To learn more about Kamal Mroke, and Swad Indian Kitchen, click the links below.

Swad Indian Kitchen in Vancouver Sun

Asian Pacific Post

The Province