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 395 People Are Saying
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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting and delicious. An unusual take on Indian food.

VF
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Refused our Open Table certificate because it was 6 months old. No mention on Open Table about an expiry and seemed to make it up on the spot.

Added that we would be using the certs on the reservation.

a
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and altogether a fantastic night. I’m so glad that Vij’s take reservations now. We will certainly come again.

BR
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The food and service was very good a bit noisy and dark

AC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and wait staff. My only criticism is the lighting. Too dim. We had to use our cell phones to see the menu.

L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! I had a friend visiting Vancouver for the first time, so I brought him to Vij's to show off the best of the city's cuisine. Our experience exceeded my expectations! We had delicious food and drinks, especially the pork belly spoon and Dark Army No. 3. The staff was very friendly and helpful in getting us a cab, and the atmosphere was beautiful.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food

PB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would be nice to have fresh tandoori roti & nans as that is a major & important part of Indian food.

OT
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always great food!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Super service- they bring out a few awesome mini-bites and really great Indian tea. Mains are great for sharing.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Indian cuisine. Best of the best in Canada !

KG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

some of the best indian food i have had! the free chai (with free refills) is amazing and the staff was so kind! i want to go back and order more things on the menu i didn't get to try when i went :)

C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dinner was very nice as well as cocktails-wine was excellent. Eggplant with tomatoes starter was suggested by the server was deluxe! Can’t go wrong with flavour Spot on. Very enjoyable overall.

AP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! We went for the tasting menu which was delicious. Only criticism is that at one point, during our meal, they turned up the air conditioning and our whole table felt uncomfortably cold.

S
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! As we were not locals this was quite a treat. Everything we sampled and ordered was spectacular - pork tenderloin appetizer was a favourite at our table. I thoroughly enjoyed the Rainbow trout as my main. The only regret was not having left enough room for dessert.
Service was impeccable, staff were very attentive and anticipated the needs of our table seamlessly.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t imagine I can add anything better than all the previous rave reviews.

Excellent experience.

Service was impeccable

Food was a gastronomic delight

Perfect

OT
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very good meal at Vij's. The staff were very efficient and work well to look after the guests. The food was

LI
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Loved it all. I had no idea Indian food used so much cream :)

OT
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SO DELICIOUS!!!!! Every time I have been!
Staff is well trained and very personable!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, and delicious food! I haven’t had Indian food this amazing since I lived in New York.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vij’s is my favorite restaurant in Vancouver. I have been there three times in September...and I live in Seattle. I’ve sent so many people there over the years and everyone has come back and said it’s the best Indian food they’ve ever had. Lamb popsicles, Masala mushrooms, Jackfruit, Pork Tenderloin, and Paneer cakes are all amazing.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Vij’s! I would recommend it to everyone!

RP
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food, great experience having the owner so involved and greeting all the guests

GG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food and friendly service, staff is always on hand to make recommendations

AW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The food was super, the space was lovely. Vig's deserves the awesome reputation that it has!

L
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely wonderful in every respect. Dishes were original & inventive while respecting the traditional!
Service was warm, prompt, professional. Would eat there twice a week if i lived in Vancouver.

JM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an outstanding dining experience. extra touches, fantastic service and excellent food.

JM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Hadn't been to Vijs for a number of years, and only at the previous location. Found this location fine, but the ambience not as energetic or inviting. However, all that can be overlooked because the food is so terrific (although a bit overpriced). And the service was outstanding.

GC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful for a birthday celebration.

n
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in Vancouver for just a few hours, and a friend recommended I eat dinner at Vij's. They took a reservation for one at 5:45, which was perfect for me as I needed to get to the airport by 7:30. People started lining up outside around 5:15, so I knew it was going to be great.
They offered me Chai tea and two different appetizers before I ordered. All were delicious.
The server was very nice and kind. I didn't feel awkward eating alone. She helped me select from the menu, as I wanted a good variety. She didn't let me order too much.
The food was delicious. I especially liked the eggplant dish and the Jackfruit. The lamb lollipop is their specialty and it was great too.
The food was spiced for flavor, not for heat. I really appreciate that.
Dinner for one, with dessert but no alcohol was about $60 Canadian. Worth every penny.

BS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time customer and was very impressed with our server. She was very well informed and gave some great recommendations. Thank you for a wonderful dinner.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
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 on September 16, 2019
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 on September 15, 2019
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 on September 14, 2019
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 on September 14, 2019
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.

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