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Vij's Rangoli

#105 of 2,832 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
South Granville
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1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1L1, Canada
(604) 736-5711
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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British Columbia
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514 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had lunch here after hearing people rave about this restaurant. If you are seated inside it is very crowded with the tables basically on top of each other. The service was satisfactory but nothing more and I had to wait an excessive amount of time to receive the bill. As I only wanted a light lunch, not a heavy full... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Inn we stayed at recommended the place. We concur! Lip smacking Punjabi fare in a trendy fusion setting Try the tapioca fries.

Thank vikrish
Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ate here with a friend and we waited FOREVER over and hour to be seated. They serve nibbles for free in the waiting area but there is no where to sit. You have to stand for the hour long wait. The manager was huffy when we asked about the lighting, the lamps were shining right into our eyes. It... More 

Thank Emily M
Vikram V, Co-owner of Vij's group of Companies. at Vij's Rangoli, responded to this review

Namaste Emily I have sent you a personal message to request a call or an email regarding your concerns, I hope you would respond to me. I am really surprised that some body charged you 30 dollars for a side. We actually do not even charge for sides, so please get back to me, so that I can refund your... More 

New York City, New York
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fusion food. Exotic vegetables on the menu you don't see much elsewhere. Owner Vikram Vij quite enterprising and humble at the same time.

Thank Aanchal K
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter was attending a seminar at the University of British Columbia. While visiting her we ate at Vij restaurant which was recommended by acquaintances and guidebooks. The place was very busy and seating was close. However food and service surpassed all expectations. We had spinach and bean curries that were as good as I could ever expect

Thank Ted V
Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rangoli is a busy casual affordable modern Indian restaurant , No reservations needed. You have vegetarian friendly options, a patio ,They also carry prepackaged frozen meals.Great service friendly staff.

Thank World T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Unique, superb and absolutely delicious Indian food, with ample choices for vegetarians. I'd categorize this as "nouvelle Indian" - very interesting combinations of ingredients, all very tasty. Wait staff is very friendly and happy to answer questions and make recommendations. Listen to them: they know whereof they speak. Atmosphere is casual, decor modern and service professional and quick. Prices are... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We almost always visit Rangoli when visiting Vancouver, about 6 times per year. The food is always a delight and the servers very knowledgeable. We were snacking this time and had the samosas for the first time. Best we've ever had!! The lamb popsicles are excellent and the wine list is very carefully chosen to go with the food.

Thank David I
Syracuse, New York, United States
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I don't eat Indian food frequently, but was drawn to this place having heard of it through Anthony Bourdains TV show. We asked the server a ton of questions about the food, spice levels, and his recommendations. He was very helpful and willing to discuss options at length with us. Started the meal with a spiced rum mango lassi that... More 

Thank Rich Z
Vikram V, Owner at Vij's Rangoli, responded to this review

Namaste and thank you for leaving a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience at Rangoli. More 

Kelowna, British Columbia
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

My wife and I visit Vancouver frequently and this time joined family for dinner at Rangoli. Our server was helpful with menu selection and watchful for needs of more drinks, sauces, extra rice etc. but not in a pushy way – just anticipating our needs and offering attention. The menu is not huge but there is a great offering of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1L1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Granville
  • Neighborhood: South Granville
  • Phone Number: (604) 736-5711

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Granville

Neighborhood Profile
South Granville
The neighbourhood closest to the airport, a generous mix of locals and tourists populate the area. The blend has made it a go-to spot to find an eclectic collection of entertainment, from theatres and cinemas, to antique stores and last-minute kitsch souvenir shops. It gives off a transient vibe, and is one of the more higgledy-piggledy areas in terms of what you'll find, making it a fun area to explore and map out, all while taking in the hectic atmosphere of people coming and going, while others look for the best ways to spend their last few hours in the city.