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Vij's Restaurant

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1480 W 11th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1L1, Canada
(604) 736-6664
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Interesting indian fussion cuisine

I have been in Vij's a couple of times. The first one was outstanding and the second one...not so much. Nevertheless, the appetizers while you wait (be ready and relax, median time to get a table is 1 hour and they do not accept reservations) is a nice touch and once seated follow the waiter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Columbus, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I have been in Vij's a couple of times. The first one was outstanding and the second one...not so much. Nevertheless, the appetizers while you wait (be ready and relax, median time to get a table is 1 hour and they do not accept reservations) is a nice touch and once seated follow the waiter recommendations for the specials. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was by far the best Indian restaurant I've ever been to. Unbelievably creative, flavorfull food.

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Timmins, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

As this was our first trip to Vancouver and we had never really dined at a "celebrity chef's" restaurant, we wanted to try Vij's. We expected the menu prices which we didn't think was over the top. The snacks provided to the patrons as they looked through the menu was a nice touch as well as the complimentary chai tea.... More 

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Cannington, Canada
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25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

From the décor to staff, to the unbelievable food, this restaurant is clearly the result of an innovative mind. The atmosphere make you want to linger and the food is like nothing I've ever had anywhere! Every dish (and we had several) was a gastronomic masterpiece.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

First of all, I couldn't fault the service. The staff were really friendly and genuinely wanted you to enjoy your experience. We also enjoyed the snacks whilst we waited for our table. We didn't actually have to wait as long as expected but it was a Tuesday evening. Sadly, we were disappointed with the food. It wasn't bad, it just... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The awards, accolades all do this place justice. This food is amazing. Quite possibly the best indian you'll have inside any restaurant. The Ambience is not pretentious. The Staff are amazing and if your lucky enough to be there when the proprietor Vikram Vij is on duty you'll know because he serves and interacts with the whole house. NO RESERVATIONS... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Quite possibly the most memorable meal I have ever eaten. I've only been to Vij's one time...but I think of it often. The lamb popsicles are so beautiful, as was everything I ate. This eatery is reason enough for me to make the trip from Seattle to Vancouver...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Vikram Vij started his restaurant in the mid 1990s with just 22 seats, since then he has expanded, has several restaurants, you can buy his food prepackaged to heat and eat at home and he is on the show Dragon's Den! I have been going there since his start up - his food is the best East Indian food I... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Everything about the food at Vij's is right. Perfectly prepared and presented, you will want to return. Oh, there is a take-away next door.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were looking forward to eating at Vij's after hearing many glowing reviews, as they do not take reservations we were prepared to wait. We were not prepared to deal with arrogant waiters and being strung along, "just another ten minutes, just another 20 minutes, have another drink....." humiliating, waited 1.5 hours, will not go back. Lots of other good... 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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