Vij's

4.6
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625 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
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 625 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lara
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing, flavourful, fresh, unique and my favourite restaurant. Not to mention the best chai tea in town.

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SusieW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have dined @ Viji from the early days since the 1st ? Restaurant on west 12th ave. Food continues to be excellent fresh & flavorful. I am so happy that this restaurant continues to operate despite covid. I must admit that I like the option to make reservations. Thanks.

PS Our only minor detail issue was that we ordered a beer but it never arrived. Upon mentioning it to our server he removed the beer charge from our bill. But the beer would have been a nice compliment to our meal.

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WesC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The same high quality Indian fusion food, perfectly presented in a Covid-19 safe protocol space. Even better than the first time!

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chloem
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing! Absolutely most delicious and unique food I have ever tasted. The flavors were sensational. The Waiter ee had was amazing in suggesting us the favorites and wine pairings. He was very polite and welcoming. I am so happy we finally got to try this reataurant,it did not disappoint.

I feel horrible giving a 4 over the prices. But I do feel 2 gulab jamins for 8 dollars was a little much, and some of the appetizers we very highly priced which hurt my experience because I didnt get the things I wanted to try because I was aprehensive about the price. I am sure it is because the ingredients are high quality so I will just have to keep coming back and trying different things one by one. Just be ready to SPEND if you are coming here,and if you have the money it is SO WORTH IT.

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Ceebud
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience! Vij greeted us at the door, checked on us during the meal and thanked us for our patronage when we left. Great service and awesome food. The roof patio is also such a beautiful oasis in the city

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RobK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding cuisine. Great service. Would definitely return again.

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IvyF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails, as can always be expected at Vij's. The experience was elevated by friendly and quick service and, most importantly, well-implemented social distancing measures. We were seated at a table on their lovely, shaded rooftop patio well away from other guests, all the staff wore masks, and hand sanitizer was readily available. Would absolutely return for an awesome pandemic dining experience.

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ShawnaI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot, great food. Our first patio in the covid era and it was lovely

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chailicious
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful & lush setting on patio, can’t wait to go back for our anniversary dinner mid-August

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HungryFoodie
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best Indian curries in Vancouver, great spot! Highly recommended.

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LauraB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been going to Vij’s since it’s tiny start on West Broadway. And more than twenty years later it still blows me away every time. Absolutely nothing else like it!

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virg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We always come when we visit Vancouver
First time in the new location
And it was so so

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MariaP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Really loved the curries. The food came out a bit too quickly.
Ambiance is unique, detailed and fun to look at.

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Christina
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner's parents were here visiting Vancouver and we decided to take them to Vij's. We were seated on the rooftop patio, given amazing service, and the food was delicious. My favourite was the lamb cumin curry - the lamb was so tender and the dish was flavourful. I have always had a great experience coming here and would not hesitate to come again!

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donsie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service! Kind friendly staff all around and the yummiest food!

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JasonH
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic, and the “thali” allowed me to try some different items for slightly more than the price of an entree. Nice selection of craft BC brews on tap too, and service was impeccable

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Natasha
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely patio and great service! Food was well portioned and had unique spices.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant fine your mandatory review request not

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fabulous as always!

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RedArrow
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Both the warm friendly service and food were just excellent. The only thing I didn't enjoy was the high-energy contemporary bhangra (Punjabi dance) music, which really clashed with the quiet space and contemplative evening mealtime, and would be more suited to a post-pandemic street dance party.

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SylvieM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Good indian restaurant In Vancouver area. I recommend mogo fries

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ShanaH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

Birthday dinner.
The service was below average as was the food

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vipJamesSF
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Vij is a gem -- perhaps a 'holy grail' of modern Indian cuisine. My disappointment comes from arriving to be told that there would be a strict 90 minute limit on our table (and indeed having that policy gently, but firmly, enforced). I understand that Covid has adversely affected restaurant economics in a big way. But when -- as in my case -- Vij was chosen for a special reconnection with a friend from far away that was cut short it leaves a bad memory. Perhaps reduce booking flexibility to ensure that tables are never left empty but allocate 2 hours for a meal?

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YVRshopper
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first in restaurant dining in months. The staff was masked and ready to make our dining experience a good one. We decided for my friend’s birthday to go out. Vij’s is my favourite place in Vancouver to dine for a special occasion. We easily made reservations and chose the patio. It was a prefect day and everyone made our dining experience enjoyable. The tables were distanced appropriately. Each dish we chose was flavorful and each bite so tasty. Since this was my friend’s first time dining at Vij’s she was hesitant about the spiciness. Our server helped us chose dishes that met our needs. We had the egg plant, portobello mushrooms, the tilapia and my go to menu item the the lamb popsicles. Chai tea and the coconut rice pudding finished our fabulous meal!

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Canuck
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Lots of vegan, dairy free, gluten free, and meat options... and our server was awesome.

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FredV
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice accomodation and spicy food !
The Almond rice desert was exellent !

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AlishaS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time at VIJ, amazing food without much wait time, great and friendly staff, and a quite but lively atmosphere.

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Judylishious
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I think I may have expected too much as I had heard raving review about how good this restaurant was. Me and my husband shared the Thali for a lighter bite...plenty of food but the curries were very similar and lacked much of a depth of flavor I was expecting. the pleasant thing was that they gave us some appie's as we sat, the pakora was delicious!

I would try this place again but I think the ambiance of the patio above gives a much more pleasing aesthetic than the dining room as without the hustle of the pre-covid atmosphere it wasn't quite as inviting.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was AMAZING! Highly recommend to anyone and everyone!

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HoneyB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

Not as good as I remembered. Feels like they’re living off their past success - can’t see myself going back.

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RussellV
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food with great service,cannot wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This the best Indian cuisine I’ve ever experienced. Unfortunately you have made all others pale by comparison! I travel back to Kelowna with a heavy heart and fond memory of what is the new benchmark in truly creative cuisine!

Namaste!

Lyle Nicholson

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vipPats
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Over priced. Poor food. All tastes the same Upsold on the amount of food we received which we couldn’t possibly eat

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elletea
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely rooftop patio and excellent service. We didn't feel rushed and COVID precautions in place were consistent and reasonable. Loved the portobello mushroom and paneer curry (hit with vegetarians and omnivores alike); eggplant potato curry didn't land with us, which is why we gave 4* overall.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The overall quality of the food was very high. The popsickles were unbelievably expensive at $12 each but the other dishes were very well done, although still expensive.

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RachelV
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was fabulous (I am sorry I don’t remember his name but he was great) First time being to the new location it was amazing! Thank you so much for a incredible experience!

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MariaF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Literally amazing. Everything from food to the friendliness of the workers. Thoroughly enjoyed myself and would highly recommended. Best Indian food I have had. Apparently mostly woman from India work in the kitchen. Dessert amazing too.

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MeganP
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is fabulous, the service is top notch - it’s always a pleasure to dine here.

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mgotziaman
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best! I love the personal greeting by Vij himself.
One of my all time favourite Vancouver restaurants. The patio is divine

FAQs

Vij's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Vij's is rated 4.6 stars by 625 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.