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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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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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
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Went as a group of four; yes we stood outside and waited about 45/50 minutes before opening but we had fun chatting to those around us. Very impressed with both the food and service. Not your typical Indian food if that is what you are looking for but rather a delicious, unique combinations of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Went as a group of four; yes we stood outside and waited about 45/50 minutes before opening but we had fun chatting to those around us. Very impressed with both the food and service. Not your typical Indian food if that is what you are looking for but rather a delicious, unique combinations of flavours. My husband is Indian and... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Those who want to taste authentic Indian food in Vancouver or may be missing home food like me there are many Indian restaurants in vancouver. Vij is one of the finest. good and tasty food served here

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

likely most overrated eating experience in town. AS a regular patron you may get better treatment and better seating, otherwise just stay away. their sister restaurant in White Rock is equally poor but lots of seating available there, as it is not very busy.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just went to Vij's again last night, but for the first time in over 5 years! What a mistake on my part, not having been in the past 5 years... EVERYTHING on the menu was outstanding. We started with the spot prawns the chick peas. For main courses we shared the short ribs, the pork tenderloin, and the sable fish.... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If the Experience that can be found no where else is what you seek, look no further than Vij's! Some will tell it is the best indian cuisine anywhere, I say it is better than the best and should never be described in the confines of indian cuisine only, because tantalizing to the eye, delectable on the palate, uncompromising in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have eaten at Indian restaurants all over the world, and can honestly say that this is one of the best. Food, service and atmosphere were all ten out of ten.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Phenomenal food, excellent service ... fresh ingredients, delicious flavours and smells, creative dishes. Nice selection of wines. Great staff. Wonderful ambience.

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Vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have been going here for years, ever since the restaurant was a hole in the wall on Broadway. Vilkram never forgets us and is gracious with his hospitality and service. Great food, great service, go and wait, you will never know who you will meet in line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Other restaurants can really use a lesson from here on what great service is--it's simply impeccable. Everyone pitches in; you don't have to look for the person who took your order to get help. They all respond gladly and graciously. It all added up to a splendid dining experience. Started off with a warm reception, patient explanation of food items,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Before coming to Vancouver, the one restaurant recommendation we received over and over again was Vij's. Because they don't take reservations and are quite popular, we arrived about 45 minutes before opening to make sure we didn't have to wait long. I would recommend arriving at least half an hour before they open. This way you will likely be seating... More 

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Address: 1480 W 11th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1L1, Canada
Phone Number: (604) 736-6664
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Average Prices: USD $25 to $100
Cuisine: Indian

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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 to $100
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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