Vij's

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224 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Indian
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 224 People Are Saying
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JH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food quality is not good at all. I was extremely disappointed with the restaurant. It’s over rated and nothing is good about it. We spent close $500 and we left with so much disappointed. I will not go back or recommend anybody. Staff was efficient and were very good.

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NS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always fabulous!
Over the years visited the restAurant many times. Always love it.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - lamb was killer!!!

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A
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food. Great experience. Very casual decor.

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JM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This Indian food is a step above with subtle flavors making every dish unique and flavorful. Our server was especially helpful at helping us avoid over ordering the dishes so that we could share them around the table

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KD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and the choices on the menu were amazing

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, attentive service. Vig came by and personally chatted with us for a bit - that was a real treat for us. He was so down to earth and appreciative that we visited his restaurant.

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G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely. The garden patio is a nice little urban sanctuary with fantastic food

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P
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was delicious as always, but the service was too fast, waiters too present making us feel as if we had to get out quickly. Though spacious, the decor had little of the warmth and character found at the first venue. The sound-proofing was excellent, and a welcome improvement as was the possibility to make reservations. However, next dinner will be at Rangoli.

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EL
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this restaurant! It is our second time after 8 years and it’s as good as we remembered. We even got to meet Vikram and his suggestions were perfect.

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TW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal- I would highly recommending a meal at Vij's.
The dishes were indian flavors, with a personal twist.
In many ways an elevated flavor profile, but not pretentious at all.
Like we were dining in Vij's home, and he was serving dishes he had created with his passion and enthusiasm.
I would definitely recommend the lamb, although every dish we got was amazing!

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TL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely, I have and would continue to recommend Vij's. Everything about it is tops!

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is absolutely delicious!!! The best garlic naan I’ve ever tasted! My husband and I LOVED the Garam masala portobello mushrooms in porcini cream curry!! Great service with nice touches of complimentary chai tea and small bites! We also enjoyed the laid back atmosphere that makes you feel at home! Don’t hesitate to come here, you’ll be so glad you did!!

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest dining experiences ever all around!

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CF
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Except too much air conditionned, all is perfect

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O
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vij's is consistently one of the best dining experiences available. The service and food quality more than justify the high price point. I have been several times when visiting Vancouver and will continue to drop in whenever I can.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing. Service was great too. It’s not very intimate. Decor gets job done but nothing to write home about. Not here for the ambience. The food will make you forget about it

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AC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were impressed by the food and the service. The prices were a little on the higher side.
Not much atmosphere. Just a large room with tables quite close.
I would recommend the restaurant for a special occation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday

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MC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Only issue was the service was too fast not enough time to chat and linger a bit

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GT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Attentive service
Vast selection of different dishes

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall, the food was ok. It wasn’t very exciting or unique. Rather mild and many of the dishes had a similar sauce / flavor.

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MC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Only problem is that you feel rushed and it does not allow any lingering and chatting Food was excellent

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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Because I am in a wheelchair and cannot use stairs, we always have to sit in the entrance lunch room (not the proper dining room). That certainly takes away from the ambiance. Same price for food but no character:((( Food was very good but I always feel I have to hurry for the next person, like at a diner:(((

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JF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Fabulous food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good but service was lacking i.e. waiter was MIA most of the time, never asked if we wanted additional drinks and we had to flag him as he passed by to get his attention to order an additional course

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AQ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was as interesting and delicious as always. And Vij was there making his rounds, socializing with everyone, which is so professional and appreciated. The service was fast and everyone was very friendly!

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JE
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, the best Indian food I have ever had! Dreamt about the jackfruit app and paneer cake all night!

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GM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After years of hearing how extraordinary a evening at Vij’s can be - we finally went and it was even better than our expectations.

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j
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening on the patio

Unusual food. Almost went back the next night but had to try another of Vancouver’s fabulous restaurants.

Will go back on our next trip!

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We shared entrees and the food was enjoyed by all. Good place for a special dinner on the rooftop patio.

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AK
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Patio area is nice but depending on the time of day you could have sun shining in your eyes for your entire meal.

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our best food experiences ever and we like to try many different places and styles. We would recommend to everyone.

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was amazing. Food was disappointing considering the Executive Chef's reputation. It was plain and with no "wow" factor. The wine list was interesting, but they have over 50% markup from value.

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g
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and truly outstanding food. I've been to India, but this was still the best Indian food I've ever had. Can't wait to go again!

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N
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I experienced the goat, lamb with spinach and chicken, paneer with cauliflower. It was way too much for one person to eat but it was well worth ordering all three dishes. The staff are really friendly and attentive. I suggest making a reservation. If I ever return to Vancouver I will definitely find my way back to Vij's!

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vij's is my our birthday spot. This most recent visit was for my gf's 30th b-day and Vij's and the staff did not disappoint.

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ES
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the restaurant as much as the last time. A must "go to" when in Vancouver.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Always loved going to Vij’s in the past, but I don’t think it is my “go to” restaurant anymore. Service was actually disappointing. Our appetizers arrived before our bottle of wine. We waited ( since we asked for a wine to pair with our food). We actually had to ask twice where the wine was. Our server’s reply was that it’s coming, but you ordered it with your food???? Really! Of course I ordered the wine when I ordered the food, it was all about pairing the wine once we decided what we were going to ordered. Very disappointing for a restaurant the caliber of Vij’s.

We were a group of 5 and got seated by the front door, with the door open for the evening, with fumes from passing cars on Cambie and smokes, from smokers walking by drifting in to our table. Not the experience we had in mind for our out of town visitors.

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JC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Vij’s. Awesome experience. Will definitely be back!

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