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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 #13 of 2,807 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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Vancouver
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Have been eating here 1-2x per year since over the last 10+ years. Whenever folks come in from out of town, they typically know of this place and want to try it. I love Indian food and this place is truly amazing. BUT It really needs a re-fresh...its old, tired and cramped for seating... AND Every time I eat here,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Vij's restaurants are wonderful. The food is excellent and the service is good. Frozen foods by Vij are equally delicious and are available at local grocery stores.

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Oakland, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We didn't go to Vij's three years ago on our last visit to Vancouver, but didn't make this mistake twice. Got there early (4:50 PM for 5:30 PM opening); drinks from the next door restaurant were offered while waiting in line, and we talked with others already ahead of us. Once the lucky first-wave of diners were through the door,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I live very near to Vij's and have been a customer for years. I have always objected to the no reservation policy, which seems to serve well only management, and certainly not customers. Recently, I invited a friend to meet me for dinner at Vij's, only to learn when she arrived that she had very recently injured her leg and... More

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Admittedly, I haven't been to India...but I've yet to find any Indian food in all of my travels elsewhere that tops Vij's. We've also bought both their cookbooks and regularly make dishes like the lamb popsicles and yogurt and tamarind chicken. If you find the prices to be too high for your budget, just stop next door at Rangoli and... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit after two years. We went there on a Sunday at opening time and took the last table available. Food was amazing, as usual waiters bring you free appetizers warm from the kitchen. I have read comments regarding this place being overprice I disagree. Vij's is not your typical butter chicken indian restaurant, there are lots... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Awesome Food! Can be tough to get in at times but it is worth the wait. Get there for when it opens or after the dinner rush to reduce wait times.

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Vij's is excellent every time we go. Menu has the staples and seasonal items, so you are able to try new things if you go often. Advice -- go early! Doors open at 5:00, and it is consistently lined up by 4:30 :)

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The first couple of times were great but be carefull not to order seafood that is not in season such as the spot prawns. The sauce was great but the prawns over cooked and dry. May have been frozen for awhile as it wasn't prawn season. I should have known. Lamb Popsicles are great. Often long waits as no reservations... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Arrived around 7:30 pm and waited patiently for another hour in lounge. Vij's makes waiting a lovely experience. There seems to be a never ending supply of delightful snacks while you wait. The staff are attentive, without getting in your way. Once seated the 4 of us were treated to an array of taste that dazzled. We enjoyed 2 appetizers,... More

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