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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 2,804 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We are are of Indian decent and from the UK and feel we know good Indian food. This is not your bog standard curry house. It is a fresh interpretation of what makes Indian food amazing and serving it up in a contemporary way. Actually , having a small menu allows this place to serve food that would taste home... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Although you must line up outside, this place is worth it. The most fresh and creative Indian food ever! I have never seen the cuts of meat prepared in this style before. Kudos to Vij for creating something so unique.

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I have eaten at Vij"s restaurant many times. Sometimes just two of us, sometimes 4. We have never felt anything other than; "this was an amazing meal". The atmosphere is all about excellence in food. The best ingredients, the best service, the best chef. I dare you to find a dish you don't like. As you can expect. The place... More

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Marin County, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

You can't come to Vancouver and not go to Vij's. You will love it !!!! No reservations are accepted so you will have to stand in line but it is worth the wait. Enjoy !!

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Orange County
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We love Vij's - we go there every time we are in Vancouver. In fact, it is one of the reasons we like going to Vancouver. But we hadn't been in 3 years, and I was eager to see how they were doing, now that Vikram Vij is quite the star chef in Canada. They didn't disappoint. In fact, they... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We lined up at 5:05 pm on a Monday, but still missed getting a table in the first seating at 5:30. Go just before 5! But we were kept well fed with the yummy apps (those cassava fries, mmmmm) and other treats that they kept bringing out on trays. We came back around 6:30, and were seated shortly after. We... More

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Atlanta
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Due to our fondness for Indian food and the great reviews here we visited Vij's last week. I don't know how familiar the reviewers are with Indian food but we found ours to be quite mediocre and about 50% more expensive than we're accustomed to paying. The samosas, in particular, were very poor - too much dry breading, very bland... More

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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Two separate sets of Denver friends, upon finding out that we were traveling to Vancouver, told us that we could not do this trip without going to Vij's. when your reputation extends more than 1,500 miles, that says something. Our experience there lived up to any hype. The food is oh-so-creative and out-of-this-world good. Call it Indian gourmet. Best of... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Every time I visit Vancouver, i make a pilgrimage to Vij's. I am never disappointed. His modern interpretation of Indian food is unlike anywhere else. He sets the bar very high. No reservations accepted, however they ply you with yummy appetizers (I yearn for those cassava fries when I am back home!) while you wait for your table. Very good... More

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Second time there, as I had been here three years prior. I can tell you this. The food? Awesome!! Especially the lamb popsicles. Unlike my first visit, when Vij was there, and visiting tables, he was not there this time, but service was still exemplary. Our waiter, and any other employee that paid attention to us, were fantastic. After having... More

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