Vij's

4.7
1140 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Indian
Vij’s Restaurant has been serving inspired Indian cuisine and warm hospitality in Vancouver since 1994. Open daily for lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm and nightly at 5:30pm for dinner service.
*reservations will only be held for 10 minutes past their set arrival time
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Lauren
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious! Hands down the best Indian food I've ever had. Friendly service and it was nice to meet the owner/chef as well.

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pbgick
Toronto
66 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It seemed like they were short staffed at our meal. I miss the old Vij's.

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ShaH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant experience in Vancouver! You will be glad you went to Vij’s.

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vipNtraveller
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The place has changed since the original location in Granville. Went there many years ago when Vikram would meet guests. The food then was amongst the best in the world. Times have changed.
First the good:
Service was excellent. Friendly and prompt. The ambiance and decor was very nice. Lighting, music, and decor was wonderful.
Now the not so good:
Unforgivable that the naan was served ice cold. The server remedied this , but this is a faux pas that one wouldn’t see in a your local Dhaba.
The paneer was rubbery and lacked flavour. (The chicken coconut curry dish was fine).
Too bad. I thought Vij’s was the place the break the old adage that the only place to eat Indian food is in someone’s home.
Perhaps this was a covid thing with staffing. Hope they can return to their former glory.

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Gabriel
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was good! Rooftop patio is nice!

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AubreyL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was fantastic and I really appreciated the amuse bouche with complimentary chai tea to begin the meal. Our server made wonderful suggestions and we enjoyed everything we tried.

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RichardY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal out - food and service both outstanding.

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LeslieS
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The famous Vij’s now accepts reservations, which was an incentive to eat here once again. The menu, based largely on adapted classic Indian dishes, isn’t that long. But it ranges fairly widely. Service was excellent (I didn’t catch our server’s name so I can’t thank her personally here). What are listed as appetizers are more like what other restaurants call small plates. It would be helpful to explain that to diners. I hope I won’t wait so long before another visit.

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vipcakemaker
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fave places to eat! Always great service and food. We ordered the lamb popsicles, coconut chicken curry, galub jamun, and rice pudding, and some wine :)

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CandaceY
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for vegans and carnivores alike.

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BradleyB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a must stop/final meal when we are visiting Vancouver.
The locals don’t even realize what a gem this place is!!

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KenG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vij never disappoints.
Thanks again and we'll see you soon
K&D

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SimonW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outside patio great inside dining too dark !food excellent !!

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ChristieT
Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very tasty. Amazingly flavored fusion Indian food. Mainly indian with unusual ingredients that c me together beautifully. The portobellos in a porcini cream curry was especially delectable. Portions were generous. Unfortunately there were only two of us and we couldn't sample more. We were too full for desert. Overall, great experience.

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NadiaR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, good service and well decorated patio!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was awesome! Service was kind of spotty . We told server we wanted things coursed out so not everything came at once but there were a couple of really long lags which made the experience a little less than ideal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

If hype for the overall place! Food had good flavors but okay overall …

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Lola
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we tried Vij's...totally lived up to its reputation.

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loreleil
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb is to die for!! The mushroom appetizer was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible

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Robby
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful rooftop patio. Great friendly service. Staff were very helpful with menu options. Food was nothing less than amazing. Especially the portobello mushroom appetizer. Great mixed cocktails.

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Dianeg
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty dishes. Not too spicy just right. Would highly recommend.

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KRISHNAV
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

had an excellent meal. wS surprised to find jackfruit on the menu

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HeleneB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Vij's Pork Spoon is a bliss as everything else on the menu. The staff was really helpful to guide us through the menu and has clearly the customers experience at heart.

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CurtisG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome it was a great experience being there and the food was great

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vipChristinaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular meal! Excellent service and incredibly delicious food as always. Seeing Vikram Vij himself chatting with tables and topping up waters is a reminder of his genuine hospitality and passion for his business. Such a treat to speak with him and a wonderful evening overall!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of options, classic flavours and overall delicious! The curries all had similar undertones with the mushroom one a bit different. Rice was a bit hard and dry. Naan was bomb. Lamb was well seared.

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vipnyfoodlover
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful place, the food was delicious and the people that worked there were lovely. I’d highly recommend this restaurant. I only wished we’d brought more people to help us eat it all, as the portions were huge

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ErinR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So much variety in the dishes. We loved everything we tried. One dish came a bit cold but the server replaced it promptly

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Butterfly56
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by a friend and his raves were well deserved: Delicious, gracious and attentive service. We had a later reservation and did not feel rushed at all. The food was beautifully spiced and the portions were just right. Will go again when we're next in Vancouver, B.C.

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FifiC
Cork
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb popsicles never disappoint. Amazing cocktails too. Worth sitting on the rooftop.

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vipHinaP
Vancouver
37 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy our times at Vijs. Earl and Brad took great care of us and everything was delicious. I ordered the usual lamb popsicles - they were slightly over done but still delicious. Love the patio and ambiance and hope it stays open as long as possible thru the Fall / Winter. We will definitely be back and would recommend this Vancouver gem!

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JohnP
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food and service were absolutely terrific. Definitely a restaurant we will visit again.

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NickF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very attentive and had a sense of humour.
Whenever we return to Vancouver , VIJS is where we must go!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious! Dishes were perfectly cooked (especially tenderness of meat) and executed in every dish! We were in the main dining room and found the chairs to be uncomfortable as they were braided seats and marked back of legs in the shorter skirts. Otherwise it was also a little bit loud. But Service and food was absolutely amazing! Definitely will be returning! If you love Indian food, this is the place.

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NarasuP
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly staff and quick service. All of us enjoyed the experience.

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JennR
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing! The food was outstanding! We will definitely be going there again.

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VishalMittal
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was amazing but the food taste was below average to average. It seems too pricey for the taste it delivered.

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LaurenV
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always! Delicious food, fantastic service, and our cozy corner table on the rooftop was perfect.

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RebeccaThoms
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely amazing experience at Vij's on Thursday night. Delicious food, and very fun and interesting space. Our server was excellent with recommendations that were all superb. We had two starters, two mains and a dessert and we were delightfully full with a little bit to take home. The dishes are flavourful and complimentary. Looking forward to coming back again soon and will definitely be recommending to others!

FAQs

Vij's does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats.

Vij's is rated 4.7 stars by 1140 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.