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1480 W 11th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1L1, Canada
(604) 736-6664
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Ranked #11 of 2,873 Restaurants in Vancouver
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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Oakville
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This small restaurant off the beaten path in Vancouver is one of the best Indian restaurants anywhere. The menu is innovative and flawlessly executed. The service is superb. The atmosphere is casual, yet this is a restaurant that people travel long distances to eat at, and are not disappointed. Vikram Vij himself was greeting guests at my most recent visit.... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We got here on a Saturday night around 8:30 and waited for a little over an hour. We were on vacation so had a few drinks at the bar and the restaurant passed out some yummy apps. Staff was really nice and friendly. We ordered apps and entrees when seated and everything was delicious! We loved the lamb popsicles and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Be prepared to wait as very popular, but you will get free starters in the queue, and you can buy a drink. Food is very fine, but price is perfectly reasonable. Staff are helpful and courteous....

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Mexico City, Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Loved: - The house appetizers - The lamb popsicles - The feature dishes - The staff and the ambiance - The chai tea Didn't like: - How they place the bill on the table as if to rush you out of there (even though there was no one waiting for a table).

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Victoria, British Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Sat in the lounge for nearly an hour being fed tasty snacks. Vij himself speaks to everyone, nice touch. Food is good and beautifully presented. Nice sized portions, staff are very knowledgable and attentive. Only complaint would be cold plates and cold serving dishes

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Vancouver BC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Yes, you can't make reservations and yes, you do have to wait in line for at least 45 minutes to get a table. Whether it is a clever marketing ploy or just the way Vij wants to run his show, that's the way it's done and we knew that before we came. As great lovers of Indian cuisine, we have... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The meals at this restaurant are always good. I have been there many times and it has never been disappointing. Friendly service. Nice ambiance Price is reasonable.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Amazing food and well worth the wait. The staff does an exceptional job working with the customers during the wait and maintaining a positive and hospitable attitude amidst the chaos. Clearly, though, the food is the purpose of the visit and it is incredible. Indian food is a staple on our family travels throughout Europe, Asia and North America and... More 

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Roy, WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What an unexpected treat! First off, get there early and wait in line (4:30-4:45). You will not be sorry! They don't take reservations. We didn't know what time it opened so went to check around 4:45 and there was already a line. Thankfully some lovely folks from Fort Worth Texas were there and they assured us we should wait. They'd... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I always try to arrive 15-30 min before door open (or between 5 - 5:15pm) to catch the first round of seatings. The wait is not so bad when you have some good company to chat with. :) Around door open, they also come out with treats/tasters, which is a nice gesture. The food is delicious - eggplant/yogurt/curry or portabello... More 

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Address: 1480 W 11th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1L1, Canada
Phone Number: (604) 736-6664
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Indian

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