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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, 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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we had a delicious dinner at Vij's; while we had to wait ; snacks were provided; the sablefish was superb; great vegetarian dishes

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Dundas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

we had a delicious dinner at Vij's; while we had to wait ; snacks were provided; the sablefish was superb; great vegetarian dishes

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Our first night in Vancouver, we decided to eat at the Indian restaurant Vij. We had heard it was good and that there would be a wait because they did not take reservations. We got there about 6 and we were told the wait was about an hour. It turned out waiting was fun! They would bring out various appetizers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Indian Fusion at It's Best! My Husband and I are not typical Indian fans but this was an amazing experience that we will never forget. We enjoyed the Mango Rum Cocktail, Garam Masala Portobello Mushroom appetizer, Lamb Popsicles in Curry Sauce and Short Ribs in Wine Curry Sauce. Each dish was seasoned to perfection. Don't miss this Top Shelf experience... More 

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Dorset, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Finally managed to get to Vij's Restaurant and so glad I did. Arrived at 5pm for 5.30pm opening as had read that's when clients start to arrive and there are no reservations. Honour system for your place in the line and seems to work well. Ate here on a sunny Thursday night and everyone got in but didn't take long... More 

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Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

One of the best meals I had. Excellent service. Indian food but different. Lamb Popsicles were excellent .

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The home of the original lamb lollipops. Other restaurants have tried to copy this dish but no one has come close!! We usually order the portobello mushrooms, a fish curry, goat curry and let our server pick a nice wine to pair with the food. Go right when they open or a half an hour before otherwise you'll be waiting... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

One of the best Indian food in North America ! Fantastic service , Ambiance . Careful attention to details. Very Friendly and attentive staff and owner. Amazing food. Food can be shared ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This restaurant had been recommended to my husband and me prior to us getting married. While we were in Vancouver on our honeymoon, we made it a point to have dinner here. Much of the food is different from the food at our local Indian restaurant, which we were perfectly fine with as we feel the point of new to... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

As the owner is now fairly well known as a Dragon on Dragon's Den, we thought we would try to have dinner at his restaurant Vij's. It was a quick 10 minute cab ride from the water front, and even a nice walk if you are up to a 40-45 min walk. The only difficult thing is that Vij's does... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Whenever I am in Vancouver and I want a delicious meal, I know that i will get one here. The food is interesting and flavourful and easy to share. My kids love the food so much that they never mind the wait and if you plan it right, you rarely have to wait long. (And while you are waiting, there... 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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