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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 #169 of 2,804 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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Mexico
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I'm Indian so I do have a certain level of expectation of Indian food. And I was super excited to come to Vancouver to eat at Vij's. This sucked. Every single dish lacked that 'umph'. I bet it's 100 x better next door but Rangoli failed. The chaat had no flavour, the chicken was unpalatable. Unfortunately, we arrived late &... More

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Springboro, OH
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We came into town to visit Vancouver. After reading all the reviews, we decided to stop by Rangoli and try it. All four members of my family were of the same opinion. Way overrated, overpriced, and food was so-so. The service was nice, but the food taste was nothing special. We have been to Indian restaurants all over and i... More

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This used to be one of my favourite places but it seems that everything is slipping a little bit without Vij around. I fear for his expansionist ways since this was such a special place when he walked around greeting people- making everyone feel like they were welcome and visiting his home. Without him, this is just a restaurant. A... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

And while I'm no restaurant critic, I have eaten at some fine Indian restaurants, including a couple in London to which we were taken by a good friend from Chennai, India. More to the point, perhaps, I don't often write restaurant reviews, but we so liked our meal that I thought I'd write so that others might get to enjoy... More

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Langley
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife and I were strolling down Granville street and planning on stopping in somewhere for lunch. We stumbled across Rangoli and were thoroughly delighted. It was a perfect Vancouver day to sit on the patio and enjoy the aromas of the meals enjoyed by our fellow diners. We opted to share a couple of appetizers and a main course.... More

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Lacombe, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Like many others, we decided not to wait to get into Vij's and ate at Rangoli. We just had the beef ribs and a lamb curry, both of which were very good and well priced. The flavours of both were very sophisticated and not at all like the average Indian restaurant. Our only disappointment was the naan bread, which was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Been here several times with friends or family - usually as a spur of the moment, last minute decision. Seldom has to wait more than a few minutes. They have a short menu with a strong vegetarian selection. I am very fond of the excellent pulled pork, but the grilled chicken and talapia are also very good. The rice pudding... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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68 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A visit to Vancouver must include a visit here. It great, modern Indian food. It is fresh, filling, and delicious! The Naan bread just makes every dish better! I have tried all dishes and have loved them all. Try the Portabella mushroom-amazing! As is the grilled chicken and the bharta fries . Savoury Chaat is a must try appie. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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Top Contributor
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54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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