Vij's

4.6
813 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Indian

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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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HansonLau
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to Vij's at their previous location many times but this is the first visit to this new location. Luckily we found parking on the street one block from the restaurant. One of our group needed wheelchair access and we were seated right next to the entrance at the bar lounge. Very grateful for the arrangement. The food did not disappoint. We had a great evening.

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SteveH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a spectacular dinner. Food, service and atmosphere were perfect. Our favourite restaurant in Vancouver.

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Mmmmmm
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had in Vancouver.

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MarinaI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, very friendly staff. We had terrific time!

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Pete
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality wine selection
Good food, ambience and service

Trebien

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Johny
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic cuisine. , high-quality food and the unforgivable enjoyment! On top of that the one and only Mr. Vij has been taking care of every and each of one of his guests!

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FoodAdventuress
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I hadn’t dined at Vij’s in nearly 20 years! I live in the North Shore so it isn’t part of our usual rotation.

Covid brought me back because the former Vij’s didn’t take reservations. As a parent, I can’t wait for tables if I’m paying for a babysitter. This approach may have changed pre-Covid but I came back because of it.

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely meal together. Starting with the aromas of Indian spices to the negronis and lamb, we enjoyed every minute. Service was fun and attentive.

Definitely coming back for more.

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GeorgeA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, very helpful and considerate service. Covid safety measures are in place and we felt comfortable dining-in at Vij's.

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LisaF
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another AMAZING experience. Love you how Mr. Vij asks what you had for lunch so he can recommend dinner options! That is an outstanding way to connect with customers ... he is a unique and caring individual with an amazing gift!

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MeganB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the food, to the service to the drinks. The service staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. I also felt very safe with all the proper covid 19 protocols in place. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Meal was brought out while we were still half way through appetizers. Service was brusque.

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SusanneL
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was good but the service just didn't feel right. Servers were not able to talk about the food as I expected, and seemed a bit too casual. Blue paper masks on some made me feel like I was in a hospital. As well, $8.50 for a samosa is a bit pricey.

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PatriciaF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We felt safe; the tables are quite widely spaced for covid.

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John
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and welcoming people, amazing food, beautiful space, and amazing to meet Vikram himself.

Love the option of the Thali as the menu items are so diverse and blend the traditional with the experimental - you get to try a bit of (almost) everything Vij’s has to offer, making you want to come back again and again.

If I could improve one thing, I would love to see more naan and rice come with the Thali.

Would recommend!

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ChristineP
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time to Vij’s but it won’t be my last. Beautiful decor and ambiance and top level service. Vij himself came to our table a couple of times to thank us for coming and ensure all was ok. Will be coming back!

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PeterP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food! There's an option that allows you to try out several dishes in one serving which was great. Cocktails were delicious as well.

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GregG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By FAR the finest Indian dining experience we have endured !

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Dbrar
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing. Did not enjoy the food. potatoes were raw and cold. We expressed that to the server and they did not see it as a concern. We also did not eat much from our mains ..and they also did nothing . We are punjabi , and it was not authentic at all !

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JeffreyS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. I love it and will keep going there. Vij and his staff are the best and the food is outstanding.

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suemac
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great culinarily fun. Both husband and I did the sampler plate which meant we tried 8 different dishes. They were all good to amazing tasting. Would definitely go back.

Only side note, ask not to be seated near the door, especially in the winter. It opens and closes a lot and we found it uncomfortably cold . We asked to move and were very nicely accommodated

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tomg
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Disappointing -- and I can't put that down to Covid-19 challenges. We were told as we were being seated that we had 90 minutes to dine due to second seating arrangements. Well, that was a problem since 75 minutes in our appetizers had still not arrived (we cancelled them, and they turned up after our meal came). The service was abysmal. My partner had to ask for a new glass of Prosecco since the first one (served in a regular wine glass) was flat, and the replacement took about 20 minutes to arrive. The food, when it finally did arrive, was good, but not in the least remarkable, and served in what looked a bit like a hospital tray. The ambience is a far cry from the old Vij's: no sprarkle, not even a nod at New Year's eve (when we were there); you could be dining mid-week at a Swiss Chalet. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lamb popsicles are the way to go

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BrendanD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent evening would definitely recommend it to friends

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Airam
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always!
Tried the sample size of four main dishes, it was a great way to share and tried some new dishes with my husband.

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DoughboyOnline
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a delightfully delicious experience. Vij’s never disappoints- it’s our favourite restaurant and number one go to for a date night.
The food is ridiculous and the service is great. Prices are about $25-30 per dish but worth every penny.
If you like ethnic cuisine, you will NOT regret dining at Vij’s. Vikram is often there and goes around to all the tables taking with the guests and thanking them for coming. A nice touch that is rarely seen these days.

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vipBrian
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic as always. As an added bonus Vikram was doing the rounds, but really the star attraction is the food. The eggplant starter with onion rings is so good. Planning our next visit!

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MadeleineP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never have a bad meal, everything was delicious

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SoniaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It pains me to write this but there is a serious mouse infestation at this restaurant. I saw at least 7 mice in the upper dining area. The staff did not seem surprised when we told them which makes me believe it’s been a consistent issue. I’m sure the food was great but we unfortunately completely lost our appetite.

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JillL
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here twice, very nice food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Nothing can be better! Definitely will recommend friends to come here!

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MarieC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time at Vij’s for my husband’s birthday. It was our first time. The food was amazing and the service was great. The inside is nicely decorated with a nice ambience and tables were nicely spaced apart. The staff also remembered to put a candle on my husband’s dessert which was very kind. I would definitely go back to try more dishes!

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Aitherio
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

For the price, I would've liked a little better service. But the food is good.

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Bobby
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, classy dining room and all staff that helped us were wonderful and pleasant. They have bent over backwards to create a good balance of distancing and mask guidelines for their guests to make the dining experience both a safe and enjoyable one, even during these times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had 3 mains and 2 apps for 2 people! Lots of leftover.
Loved the garam masala portobello etc, lamb pops, and samosa. I found the dish with goat meat dry but the curry was flavorful. Attentive and funny service staff.

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HarleenArneja
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic meal!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Even had a little visit with Vij!

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DanijelaT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a great dinning experience! Food was excellent, service was warm and welcoming.

A visit to our table from Vikram and his kind words was a special touch! Thank you

Danijela

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vipChiquita
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Vij even came to our table yo check on how we liked the food and to thank us for coming in. So friendly and kind. I suggest we go in and eat there or take out. Avoid Door Dash as restaurants lose 30% off the top and only cover food costs. They need our local support to stay open!!

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DavidB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As usual an excellent & very enjoyable meal with first class service.

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JeanPaul
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were fantastic. Our server was great, we loved him!

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Justun
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been waiting over 10 years to come, mostly because I was lazy, and also there are other great Indian restaurants in Vancouver. But for sure needed to try Vikram Vij's restaurant, how can you not?

Everything was very delicious, especially the lamb popsicle. The rice was a touch wet, but everything was very good and delightful.

Will be coming here for my Indian fusion fix. Hoping for a Pappy Van Winkle bourbon fix next time, but I can only hope.

FAQs

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

Vij's is rated 4.6 stars by 813 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.