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Vij's Restaurant

1480 W 11th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1L1, Canada
(604) 736-6664
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Ranked #12 of 2,809 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Revelstoke, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A small restaurant, you have to wait in line, but are treated to appies delivered by Vij himself. Food is killer -the lamb popsicle is absolutely sublime, and the venison....my mouth is watering at the memory. Made our anniversary dinner that much more special.... Definitely on the most to-do list in Vancouver!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We had lunch at Rangoli's in South Granville, Vij's lunchtime restaurant next door which, we were assured, had the same chef as Vij's. Rangoli's also carried the same take-out items that have made Vij the city's Indian fusion, pre-packaged food counterpart to Wolfgang Puck. The menu was quite innovative, much like Puck's menus were when he integrated and re-created several... More

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Toronto
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We arrived 20 minutes before opening ... Alas we were not the only ones with such a plan. No worries as we were promptly seated and watched the restaurant fill to capacity within 15 minutes. Our meal was not only plentiful but a kaleidoscope of colours and flavours. The service was excellent. Vij Vikram made several appearances at our table... More

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Lancs
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123 reviews 123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My son and his partner wanted us to experience Vij's before we left Canada to return home. We have many Indian restaurants in England but we have not experienced anything quite like Vij's. As they do not accept reservations, we knew we needed to arrive at 5.00 pm if we wanted to be seated at 5.30 pm when the restaurant... More

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vancouver
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you want a dining experience and some amazing flavors… this is the place. No reservations are taken here so get in line early to sit in first sitting…. but no worries if you don't. Spend time in the little lounge and enjoy an array of complimentary appetizers, and usually Vikram Vij will be there to entertain you as well.

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Burlington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I happen to be married to a foodie who could not wait to eat at Vij's. We had no idea how the restaurant worked and arrived at 5:20 to a line-up outside the door. The restaurant was not even open yet thankfully we got in and seated as soon as the doors opened at 5:30. I am not someone who... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Waited for over two hours to get seated at this restaurant, while waiting we were fed small (deep fried) treats, which filled us up a little, but having waited this long in line were expected some earth shattering amazing food once seated, which just DID NOT materialise. Don't get me wrong, there are many out there who probably love the... More

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McLean, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Perhaps one of the best combinations of food and service my wife and I have encountered. Mr. & Mrs. Vij know what it takes to develop a loyal customer base; great food and superb service. We were fortunate to be included in the 5.30 seating last night. The Lamb Popsicles (really lamb chops) were divine! What impressed us the most... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Vij's has to one of the better Indian food restaurants, even by indian standards. It boasts of a largely north indian menu with classics - curries, tikkas and tandoori stuff. So if you are craving for desi food in Vancouver, try it out! Keema samosa is a good way to start your meal here. The Chaat is surprisingly good. Main... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited this restaurant together with some guests from LA who had heard about ViJ's. After standing about an hour in the line up we were finally seated. This is an Indian-Asian-Western fusion food. Every dish is very distinct and different. They offer free potato/corn meal firtters while waiting for your meal which was delicious. We loved it and cannot... More

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