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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 #183 of 2,809 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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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were pining for some Indian food and we were recommended by the owner of another restaurant "The Eatery" to visit this restaurant. We walked in and were seated within a few minutes. The service was wonderful and the drinks arrived in a jiffy. We tried a few of the local craft beers which seem to work wonderfully well with... More

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Richmond, Canada
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148 reviews 148 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We have been hearing rave reviews about this establishment for many years now and had to try for ourselves. Vikram Vij is famous for his exquisite flavours at his many restaurants. Vij's Rangoli does not accept reservations. They are open between 1100 and 2200 hours, we attended about 1600 hours on Sunday and ample seating was available. The décor is... More

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Calgary
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Why wait forever at Vj's next door when you can have equally good food at his "low brow" sister restaurant ...... Rangoli. The Kebabs are to die for. The lamb curries are excellent. The dishes look small but you will leave stuffed

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My family and I had planned to go to Vij's but decided that Rangoli had a very interesting selection of food, and we would be able to eat much sooner and therefore enjoy sitting outside in the sun. I think we definitely made the right decision. We have been to Vij's before and really like it, but this was almost... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Being a desi individual, judging north Americanized Indian food can be tricky. Personally, the food was decent and delicious. It has a different flare which can be interpreted in two ways. The way I look at it: don't judge it with traditional Indian food. Overall pretty good. Maybe a little over spiced on the kebabs but good

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Mexico
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127 reviews 127 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
2 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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