Vij's

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Vij’s Restaurant has been serving inspired Indian cuisine and warm hospitality in Vancouver since 1994. Open nightly at 5:30pm for dinner service on a first-come, first-seated basis. Limited on-line reservations are available only at VijsRestaurant.ca via Opentable.
*reservations will only be held for 15 minutes past their set arrival time
What 362 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date. The portions could have been a little bigger

J
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place to dine with friends . Food is always first class and a notch above most indian restaurants. Worth going.

FQ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had heard wonderful things about Vij’s and finally had the chance to experience it ourselves. Attentive service, flavourful dishes, relaxed atmosphere, and great selection of portion sizes that allowed us to sample more menu items. We’ll be back!

CJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have eaten at Vij’s in Surrey and off Granville St both excellent. The ambiance was not as good however food was excellent. Will return.

GO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

I was very excited to try Vij’s for the first time but I was honestly disappointed. The flavours didn’t need easily and some were just very odd combinations ie the pork tenderloin with the creamy sauce. They were two distinct to go together. Anyway, it was a miss for me but perhaps will try another vij spot in the city.

Z
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a great seat upstairs by the window but the bar area, although seemed to have more atmosphere, was noisy! The menu was great and felt like home cooked just by the handwritten notes. The waiter was great at explaining it as well as suggesting portion sizes etc. The cocktails were limited but great esp the Martini! We would definitely go back just the independent, family feel to it makes it appealing in a world full of mediocre chains!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 1

The food was overpriced for nothing. The waitress was trying telling us we should have ordered more even though we took food home. The amount of naan and rice they give is so little they make it so you order more. As an Indian person I was never more confused about what I ordered. I literally never heard of anything on the menu. It was not real Indian food. It’s a shame because people pay so much for something so unauthentic. I’d recommend Modern Handi on Denman. The food is much cheaper and is actually authentic Indian cuisine.

GL
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m so happy we can now get reservations. The food and service continue to be outstanding. The quality is in a class by itself.

JR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love visiting Vij’s every time I’m in Vancouver. Although it’s “Indian food with a twist” as opposed to traditional Indian fare, it’s absolutely delicious. It’s a great place to be adventurous, and the wine/cocktail list is also outstanding. Highly recommended.

AH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely everything about our dinner at Vij's was outstanding. The ambience is lovely, both visually and acoustically (unlike so many restaurants, the noise level was manageable and we could easily hear each other). The service was attentive and gracious. The food was extremely interesting, delicious, and had wonderful combinations of flavors and ingredients. When the bill arrived, we were surprised at how reasonable the prices were for such high quality food and service. Very highly recommended!

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is very tasty and unique;the service is amazing too , but the noise level is so high that you can’t even have a normal conversation!

J
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lamb popsicles always the bomb!!! Though the price seems getting higher each time we visit.😅

M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Over rated. The food was good but tasted more western world than Indian (lack of Indian spices and constituency)
We were disappointed 🙃

MS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants. Great food, service, atmosphere and Chai!

W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time at Vij's after all these years. Overall was good but definitely some points to take note of if I was to go there again.
- Food was great individually and comes in half portions so you can try more dishes. Unfortunately, if you had a mixture of appetizers and mains coursed out, some dishes kind of have the same flavor profiles that make you feel like its a repeat.
- Service was good and fast. Good recommendations and pleasant waitress.
- Good range of wines and cocktails.

Overal: 4.5/5

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First of all I'd like to say it was really great to make a reservation! Yay! That is what got us out to you. The food at Vij's is always top notch but the wait can be long and disheartening. So glad to be able to book a table.

The food was just delicious. We didn't even look at the menu. We ordered the daily specials for sharing appies and mains and every bite was outstanding! YUM!! The wait staff were excellent. Great service and food. Thank you!!

R
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best Indian restaurants we have been to outside of India. Excellent food, excellent service. When we return to Vancouver, we'll be back.

RF
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent everything! And we could reserve! This is really appreciated,

C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with excellent service. Will definitely be back.

S
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was visiting Vancouver and friends recommended this place. Had a lovely experience. Friendly and attentive staff, and it was an extra nice touch for the owner to great me then make sure I enjoyed my meal.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding flavors, delicious cocktails! Go with a group to taste as many dishes as possible.

CR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, we had a fabulous dinner at Vij's - excellent food and excellent service. However, the prices are up from the last time we went (especially the lamb popsicles). For the two of us, and not excessive food or drink, it was over $220.00. Our $100.00 gift certificate came in handy!!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Vij’s is always outstanding! This visit was consistent with all previous.

HH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! 10/10 would dine again, worth every penny!

JM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Indian food I’ve ever eaten! The service was fantastic and the ambiance very nice. We were on a date and my partner loved everything too!

MC
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We met Vij and he was fantastic. Loved that he was speaking with every customer. I loved the ambiance. The food was exceptional. If you love East Indian food, then you would not be disappointed.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Excellent service. Thought it was great to see Vij making his rounds visiting all the tables including. Vij’s is a must visit anytime I am in Vancouver.

PJ
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Booked weeks ago on OpenTable for my spouse’s BDay. Didn’t get a window table like we requested nor any recognition of her BDay. Contrast that to tonight’s dinner elsewhere for our 31st wedding anniversary... free Champaign, amuse geule and dessert. Back to Vij... very good food (lollipops, braised beef) but not over the top excellent as reviewed here by others. Temper expectations and you’ll be satisfied. Service was so so. We’ll consider going back.

PM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing fusion Indian cuisine. A must try when in Vancouver, BC

OT
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Both my wife and I were blown away by the quality and value. The samosas and mushrooms were the best two vegetarian dishes I've ever had.

OT
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was creative and tasty as always but the service a lackluster. They use to bring sample free appies and now charge you for extra naan with your meal.

VS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and innovative food. Dessert (Rice Kheer) was disappointing.

ES
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The really rushed us to dine and food
Was so so nothing impressive.
Very disappointed .

GE
Chicago
204 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best Indian restaurant I have ever dined at! Can’t recommend it enough.

CM
Tulsa
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation in Vancouver. The food was top notch.

MP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved every moment from Vij’s greeting to the varied dishes to the service and the table visits from Vij himself! Excellent and memorable evening!

SP
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always, loved going to Vij's. Food is great. We are especially pleased that they now take reservations.

NG
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As Visitors to Vancouver we were told to dine at Vij’s. Great food and great service. Quite innovative menu!! Delicious selections - need more on the wine list though

YV
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my happy place. I love arriving and being given chai to start. While I was waiting for the others in my party some appetizers arrive!
I like trying new things this time it was the trout in coconut with fenugreek but I always order the lamb popsicles.
Every dish we ordered was flavourful and perfectly spiced.
The warm atmosphere and the excellent wait staff make the visit memorable.
The evening is never complete without dessert so make sure you have the mango kulfi.
Another great experience will have me going back.

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