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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 #9 of 2,714 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Delicious! Need I say more? But I need a 100 characters to submit, so I will...Lamb Popsicles. And the service is great.

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London, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had a great night out in Vancouver with friends who wanted to try to get a table at Vij's restaurant on West 11th. They don't take reservations so when we arrived we were told a two hour wait. Normally, apparently, you need to stay there in a holding area in the back (drinks and free appetizers are available -... More

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Toronto, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I do not do lineups. But this place is an exception. This is likely the best Indian food in North America. Every morsel was eaten at the table with everyone sampling everything. I can not describe which was the best dish since they were all awesome.

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Vancouver, Canada
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188 reviews 188 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We went on a Monday night at 5:00 even though it doesn't open until 5:30 and even though that is way to early for dinner , because if you don't do that you have to wait hours and they won't take a reservation . HOWEVER , once you sit down all that is forgotten . The food and the service... More

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Calgary, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We try to get to Vij's every trip to Vancouver. It is legendary and always surpasses expectations. Even lining up is an experience with drinks service from Rangoli next door while you wait! This time we arrived early enough for the first seating but asked for a time around 7 so we could go to West for a cocktail before... More

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The food was absolutely amazing, we tried different dishes and appies and they were all PERFECTION. There was quite a wait to get a table, but we sat outside in one of their waiting lounges and servers would come outside to offer you little appies and we ordered a few drinks, so it hardly felt like we were waiting. Be... More

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Dallas, TX
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We eat here each time we visit Vancouver. It is amazing. The food is always good and I always find something that surprises me. It can get crowded in summer, but we went about 7 pm and waited about 20 minutes, in the bar area...free passed appetizers too! You will love this dining experience..I dont like things too spicy, and... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

It was definetely above our expectation to find a restaurant with such great food and reasonable price. There are 2 establishment side by side and we were refred to smaller, more casual one ["better" one was full]. Tables are small, space is packed, but.... you can enjoy great food for great price [same food for fraction of price in "better"... More

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

How many restaurants are either "operated or affiliated" to a big name chef who is no where to be found. Vikram Vig is one of Canada's most famous chef's but is at the door to great you and around to all of the tables to chat and make sure everything is going well. No only is the food excellent, but... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This innivative restaurant is like dining in ViJ's own home...although they do not take reservations, while you are waiting for your table, you are served hors d'oeuvres and chai. The menu is filled with wonderful delights that are quite different from most Indian fare. Like the Lamb Popsicles and Jack Fruit dishes. I highly recommend this wonderful dining experience, especially... More

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