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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 #125 of 2,788 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $19
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The wait at Vij's was close to 2 hours so we choose to eat here since they share the same kitchen. We only waited 20 minutes and were seated outside. This is very casual dining and almost like eating in a cafeteria, but who cares when the service is good and the food is so flavourful. We ordered the spinach... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's clearly a second option for ones who are in for a light bite or didn't get a spot in the main Vij's restaurant that is adjacent to this one. The food is mostly from the limited menu of packed/ frozen indian food that Vij's sells. Not bad, not as great as the Vij's itself!

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Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are on the go and need something fairly quick, this is one of the best Indian-fusion restaurants you can try. I had the butter chicken and it was lovely. You can also buy frozen food made by the famous Vij's chef.

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vancouver
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

... and it is because the food is very good, the waitstaff is attentive and friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming. Loved it when the owner came over and chatted for a moment, that always wins me over. We eat a lot of East Indian food (it's Vancouver, after all!) but this is definitely the best. Sophisticated, interesting, well executed.... More

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Monrovia, Liberia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Came for lunch with a friend, and it does have nice atmosphere. We shared pakoras and I ordered the lamb, it was good but I wouldn't say authentic. Could have been richer and spicier. I prefer Indian with stronger, more distinct flavours. Bottomless chai was nice though. Will venture to Main/Fraser Street next time...

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Cairo, Egypt
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Don't confuse this with Vij, there are 2 restaurants beside each other under the same management, one is Vij, a fine dining more luxurious restaurant, and then Vij's Rangoli which is more of a relaxed cafe/snaks/bar spot. We were in the area so decided to go try out Vij based on Anthony Bordain, but because it was very crowded with... More

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Had an amazing lunch with friends. Ordered the short rib and it was very tender and delicious. Friends ordered the spicy pulled pork, the two lamb dishes and the chicken dish. They all loved their dish. Some of the dishes were spicy and had to order yogurt with cucumber on the side. Also had the chai drink and chai caramel... More

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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Quite simply, the best Indian food I've eaten in my life. We had been hoping to get to the original Vij's (which is right next door), but our travel plans made an evening meal impossible, so we chose Vij's Rangoli, which is open daily from 11am. Two dishes that one must have: the pakoras, which were perfectly fried and seasoned;... More

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I try to go to Vij's whenever I'm in Vancouver. It's among my favorite Indian restaurants anywhere. This time, I couldn't make dinner, so I had lunch at Rangoli, Vij's cafe next door. As usual,every bite was delicious. I especially liked the lamb, beef, and lentil kebabs and the spicy spinach dish. You can't go wrong with anything Rangoli.

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Whiterock, B.C.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Four of us came for lunch today. The service was slow and the surroundings nothing special. We ate outside which was cover but somewhat like a covered patio on the road. But the main thing was, being a lover of Indian food, is how good is the food?? I wouldn't say it was the worst I ever ate, but the... More

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