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Vij's Restaurant

Travelers' Choice award winner
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1480 W 11th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1L1, Canada
(604) 736-6664
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brillant

Recommended by our cab driver, we were bit concerned at our 45 minute expected wait. The host and hostess sat us in the wait patio and got our drinks and served us hot starter pieces. Nice touch. Has great service by all and the food...it was fantastic. Very impressed and highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
James M
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Barbados
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  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Recommended by our cab driver, we were bit concerned at our 45 minute expected wait. The host and hostess sat us in the wait patio and got our drinks and served us hot starter pieces. Nice touch. Has great service by all and the food...it was fantastic. Very impressed and highly recommend.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Recommended highly to me by a friend that knows. It's not traditional Indian but it is awesome!They do not accept reservation and are always very busy but the staff bring platters of appetizers around for free. The environment is great. The service was spot on. Maybe a bit pricey but worth it. The flavors they cook up back in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We first went here 5 years ago and had always said it was the best Indian meal we had ever had. We thought we had misremembered but went back again last night. Still fantastic. Fabulous vegetarian options hope to be back before 2020.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I am sure I will be run out of town for daring to critize this place. However, it is just lousy and over priced not to mention completely obnoxious. Do yourself a favour and go to a real Indian restaurant and don't waste your time standing in line at Vij's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After multiple recommendations from friends, we went to Vij's last night. The lack of reservations and relatively long wait are offset by an attentive staff and a regular supply of free snacks. The restaurant is loud and hopping. The food is amazing. The sauces are rich and complex. The only Indian food I've had that even came close was in... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I heard great things about this restaurant, and that the wait was worth it. Vij's totally lived up to the reputation-and the wait was fine because the hostess kept passing out delicious morsels of food to whet our appetites. Once inside, the service was great, and the waiter made some recommendations for our palate. We ordered different types of dishes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Too fast pace! The staff seemed stressed all the time we were there and the food too westernized. Need to be at a more relaxing environment for customers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Absolute beaut, loved every bit of it. If you are looking for more than just an Indian curry then check this place out .....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Delicious as always, great service and food. The average hour long wait is well worth it, and the restaurant hands out small bites to keep you from starving while you wait for your table. Lounge would benefit from comfier or more seating for winter waiting, but summertime is lovely to sit on the patio.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were in Vancouver at the end of June and went to Vij's for our anniversary. It was a Monday night, and I told my husband that I heard the restaurant gets very busy, and he thought how busy could it be on a Monday night? Well we arrived around 4:50 pm for their 5:00 opening, and there was already... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1480 W 11th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1L1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: (604) 736-6664

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?