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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 571
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  • 159
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Exoticly Flavoured Dishes

Definitely high end gourmet food for the high prices. Dahl was excellent the meat ones not that great due to the smaller portions. We were sharing these so were expecting to have enough for all 5 of us...

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Definitely high end gourmet food for the high prices. Dahl was excellent the meat ones not that great due to the smaller portions. We were sharing these so were expecting to have enough for all 5 of us...

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Barrie, Ontario
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157 reviews 157 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

i love Indian food, curries, dahl, naan just about every component of Indian cuisine. Bring on the heat, give me full flavour, Vij's delivers. Vickram is there to offer a personal touch to the customers, offers no reservations which means I burn though a wonderful bottle of wine while waiting for a table for two (an hour on a Tuesday... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Let's see, why should other restaurants go to school here? 1 - No reservation policy. The line-up started around 4:30 for a 5:30 opening. We had a glass of wine at the sister restaurant next door and the staff lead us out to the front of the line. Even Julia Styles, the famous actress was in line! This is called... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Standing in a line up for an hour. Ordering a meal and receiving a very fancy looking dish that was not what I wanted. A restaurant for those who like to sample tasty dishes, but filling? No.

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We are mostly vegetarian and we decided to go for few appetizers. eggplant was beautifully done,portobello mushrooms were the best we have eaten and small paneer balls were delicious! The yogurt balanced out the spices in my mouth and the naan was one of the best I have tried. Everybody was so nice,we got the food very fast,and we were... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We arrived at 6:30 on a Thursday night and waited about 35 minutes to get in. There was plenty of room for us in the inside waiting area and we were served snacks and drinks while waiting. I tried the lambsicles based on the comments in many of these reviews and they were indeed excellent. A friend had the short... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Every dish was amazing. Service is excellent, we eat at Vij's on every trip. It is very popular, and there were people in line by 4:45 for doors to open at 5:30 for the first seating. That was a first.. usually arriving by 5 is plenty to be in the front of the line. The food is worth it, but... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great service and super friendly staff. The most thing I had heard about it was that it's super busy. So one day we decided to give it a shot. It took us an hour to be seated for dinner, buy we enjoyed every single moment of waiting. We stayed at the back lounge and bar and ordered tasty cocktails. They... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I had heard a few things about Vij's but not the whole story behind the food and family. What a gem - the service is outstanding the food is delightful and authentic with a twist. All the little touches crate the ideal dinig experience. Lovely wines and delicious chia are the perfect compliments to the flavor of the foods.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I’ve had the pleasure of dining at Vij’s for about 15 years now, and have always considered the experience to be one of the finest that I’ve enjoyed amongst quality restaurants around the world. I have resisted the temptation to write a review, as I hadn’t had the opportunity to visit in quite some months; I think it’s only fair... 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?