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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 #12 of 2,798 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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Lancs
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123 reviews 123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My son and his partner wanted us to experience Vij's before we left Canada to return home. We have many Indian restaurants in England but we have not experienced anything quite like Vij's. As they do not accept reservations, we knew we needed to arrive at 5.00 pm if we wanted to be seated at 5.30 pm when the restaurant... More

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vancouver
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you want a dining experience and some amazing flavors… this is the place. No reservations are taken here so get in line early to sit in first sitting…. but no worries if you don't. Spend time in the little lounge and enjoy an array of complimentary appetizers, and usually Vikram Vij will be there to entertain you as well.

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Burlington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I happen to be married to a foodie who could not wait to eat at Vij's. We had no idea how the restaurant worked and arrived at 5:20 to a line-up outside the door. The restaurant was not even open yet thankfully we got in and seated as soon as the doors opened at 5:30. I am not someone who... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Waited for over two hours to get seated at this restaurant, while waiting we were fed small (deep fried) treats, which filled us up a little, but having waited this long in line were expected some earth shattering amazing food once seated, which just DID NOT materialise. Don't get me wrong, there are many out there who probably love the... More

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McLean, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Perhaps one of the best combinations of food and service my wife and I have encountered. Mr. & Mrs. Vij know what it takes to develop a loyal customer base; great food and superb service. We were fortunate to be included in the 5.30 seating last night. The Lamb Popsicles (really lamb chops) were divine! What impressed us the most... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Vij's has to one of the better Indian food restaurants, even by indian standards. It boasts of a largely north indian menu with classics - curries, tikkas and tandoori stuff. So if you are craving for desi food in Vancouver, try it out! Keema samosa is a good way to start your meal here. The Chaat is surprisingly good. Main... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited this restaurant together with some guests from LA who had heard about ViJ's. After standing about an hour in the line up we were finally seated. This is an Indian-Asian-Western fusion food. Every dish is very distinct and different. They offer free potato/corn meal firtters while waiting for your meal which was delicious. We loved it and cannot... More

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There is quite a wait here which is usual and a good sign that they are serving up tasty dishes. During our one and a half hour wait, they asked us if we wanted drinks and offered us free potato/corn meal fritters which were piping hot and delicious. The roasted chicken breast was moist and the sauce was perfect. To... More

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Montreal, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A friend of ours spoke so highly of Vij's that I just couldn't come back to Montreal until I tried it out. WELL. We waited almost TWO hours to eat at this contemporary Indian (fusion) restaurant and it was well worth the wait. The downside? The 2-hour wait, largely due to the fact that Vij's doesn't take reservations and well,... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I finally convinced my husband to come eat here with me as I had been there before with my girlfriend! I had prepared him for the long wait and was he ever happy he came and experienced this amazing food! We loved the back room and the amazing service ....loved how they came around with pakoras and other tasty treats... More

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