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Vij's Rangoli

1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1L1, Canada
(604) 736-5711
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Ranked #243 of 2,846 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $19
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Durham, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Vij's was full, so we went to his location next door. Seating is very tight and service was not nearly as friendly as Vij's (even though we didn't eat there!). I feel like they are trying too hard to make the food unique rather than focusing on the basics. I had a beef short-rib dish that was good but not... More 

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bristol
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Went at lunch time and wanted to try VJ's, but that is not open, so went to Rangolis next door, thinking it would be the same. How wrong I was. The 'curries' tasted totally processed - actually the nearest comparison would be (for our UK readers), a Sainsbury curry ready meal. It transpires that this is what they are -... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We visited here on our way out of the city, were told it would be a 30 minute wait and it ended up being well over an hour. We had a party of nine so I know it is hard to predict when people will leaeve, but we also were told there would be snacks and we could order a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We went to Vij's but didn't have time to wait for two+ hours to get seated so we went next door to Rangoli. What a disappointment! When you're expecting Vij's, this place is no where near the experience. The tables/chairs are on top of each other. There's not enough room to put all of the glasses and plates on the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

First of all, service is amazing and everyone is welcoming and chatty. This alone brings a whole new dimension to the classic Indian restaurant experience I had before. The food is without a doubt the best Indian I had in a few years. I recommend this place in any occasion. The restaurant is divided in 2... The VJ's and the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a great place to have some Indian type snacks that have Vij's magic touch. The food is always served fresh and the service is very good. They serve endless cups of piping hot Indian tea.

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Victoria, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We heard raves about this restaurant so we had to try it. My wife doesn't like spicy food. We asked if there was anything less spicy. The waiter politely told us "This is an Indian Restaurant!" Then recommended the least spicy meals. Every one around us loved what they were eating. I could tell by the way they cleared the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

After having heard so much about Vij’s, we decided to try it one Saturday night. But, having been confronted with a 2.5 hour wait we walked over to the budget-friendly sister restaurant next door, Rangoli. The food was just passable. Nothing was terrible, but I have to say that it was nowhere as good as the real Indian restaurants out... More 

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Rangoli has become our spot to come home to. Food is ALWAYS delicious, innovative and flavourful. The infusion of indian flavours in organic dishes that tease your palette with texture and tickle your senses with fragrances of garam masala, coriander and nutmeg. Service is efficient and friendly and the restaurant is intimate and lively. Lovely wines to pair with the... More 

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Seattle
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169 reviews 169 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Rangoli is Vij Vikram's more casual, open all day restaurant, next to his justifiably popular Vij's. Generous lunch size meals are available. I had the fenugreek chickpea curry on top of a grilled slice of eggplant. Excellent! The dish came with a so-so cabbage-coconut salad and two delicious chapati. My partner, who was not very hungry, had the kebab--supposedly an... More 

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Additional Information about Vij's Rangoli

Address: 1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1L1, Canada
Phone Number: (604) 736-5711
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 19
Cuisine: Indian

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