Vij's

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580 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 580 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Outstanding!

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VijayM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly, prompt service, a great spot for a celebratory meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I was there for flavours and the flavours showed up in each dish. We shared each, and servers made that easy.
Pork spoons were tasty but too small and the pork was pulled, not a chunk.
Portobello in light yellow curry and roasted peppers delish. Throw the rice into the bowl, mix it all up.
The trout dish came with 2 huge pieces (salmon sized), grilled / fried so the skin was crispy and delish. Sauce, condiments, and rice made it enjoyable, flavourful, and there was enough to take a little home. Nam bread has a je ne sais quois taste which I couldn't identify, but intrigued me.
Because of physical distancing, the ambience is quiet. Vij was circulating like the good host that he is. They are busy, but it is possible to get a reservation, which didn't use to be the case. Recommend.

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Gastowngirl
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As soon as you enter Vij's you are welcomed warmly and that continues throughout your entire dining experience.
This often includes a warm hello from Vij himself.
We all ordered different meals and each one was equally delicious!
Each time we dine at Vij's we enjoy the amazing flavors of the food.
There is a reason this restaurant is as successful as it is, if you have not enjoyed their food yet, you need to, soon.

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AllisonR
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vij’s never disappoints. We have been many times♥️

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MaryannE
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service was perfect. Loved the food...all of it but especially the lamb. And LOVED that we could make reservations!!

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StephanieM
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time on Vij's patio, and it was perfect. Our waitress was lovely, the food was so delicious the ambiance was delightful. Will definitely go back soon!

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tolchowy
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eating out was such a treat. We felt completely safe with the health measures out in place. A table visit from Vij was a special treat. As usual, our experience there was excellent. So happy to be able to done out there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday lunch with my son

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jasonk
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and excellent location. We really enjoyed the mix and selection and the quality of the curry was brilliant.

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RegR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

always a worthwhile visit for good food and excellent service

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Suzanne
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Always good food, good service, patio was great for distancing, drinks good.... music needs to be switched up a bit.

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AngelaL
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food quality has been consistent for so many years. Service is always the best, always heartwarming to see Vikram greet customers. Thank you for always making our dining experience enjoyable!

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Cmoo
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Vij has lost its edge. Having dined here probably 100 times over the years the last time was disappointing and more recently the end of my visits. Luke warm curries, reheated naan bread, unavailable deserts, weak but friendly service.

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AnmolS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Really great service and food was delicious. I would highly recommend. :)

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sabeena
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Second time here. First time was amazing and food was all great.
Second time I was disappointed. I took a friend who had never been to celebrate her birthday. Menu was not the same as on the website, options were more limited and quality of food not so great. Also we ordered one dish and got a different one.

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PhilL
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, covid spacing took away some of usual atmosphere, prices reasonable given quality of food.

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vipJamesSF
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The fact that Vj is now open for lunch with its terrific patio on the rooftop is a definite plus. I would suggest only avoiding some of the dishes brought over from the now-closed Rangoli; they are overpriced for what you get. The real Vij dishes are as wonderful as ever.

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dabomb
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and Service was unparalleled! Under Covid regulations, tables are very far apart. This leaves the dining room looking quite empty and lack-luster. Hoping they can add decor such as standing vases or plants to help fill the space a little.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff and everything was amazing! We will definitely be back and recommend it to friends

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SCCC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was great as usual. It was nice to have Vij come around to check on our experience. While the service was good, our waitress did not wear a face mask and kept moving closer which made us feel uncomfortable. All wait staff should wear a mask during these times

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food. Very tasty. Highly recommend for a meal to remember.

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viplawrencejho
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks to Vikram and Vij team, so glad you’re reopened. Great safety with social distancing and cleanliness. Warm wishes for Continued success!

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vipOdionK
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always incredible - what a delightful fusion Indian cuisine, with tastes out of this world. Service impeccable.

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KimberleyW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Social distance changes everythong besides the food! Food was good, I wanted some more options for my main as I do not eat fish or seafood nor lamb. My meal was a vegetarian option which was tastey, just not exactly what I wanted for a main.

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TedF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! The owner served us himself which is rare these days. Great experience all around

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BradD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service, love the food, just great to get out for dinner again.

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Lara
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Quality, tasty, flavouful experience everytime. My favourite restaurant. Hard to find a delicious place to eat where every aspect has so much care put into it.

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Melo
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great meal as always. Strange times as they just reopened due to the plandemic. They changed the menu from famu style to individual plates but the Thali which is 4 items for $34 is lots of food. Vijay was there greeting and checking on patrons which is great.

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WesL
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had dinner on the rooftop patio, food was delicious, service was great, felt safe and really enjoyed the experience. Can’t wait to go for lunch next week...!

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LunchDate
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch on the patio! Covered so it wasn’t too sunny.
Great food and service as always.

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LJis
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great rooftop patio with only 7 tables really well spaced, staff were good with protocols, very welcoming and serving/clearing was respectful. Pakoras, kale and jackfruit and mojo fries were so delicious. A wonderful first lunch out after 3 months!

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again another great night out at vij's with my husband. It was a great experience on the upper deck !

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JimS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience as always. Thank you Vikram and gang!

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AlexL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, everything was outstanding. Thank you for wonderful meal once again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We Enjoyed our meal and experience the food and service was excellent. We look forward to returning again. Especially for the lame Popsicles.

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cheapneasy
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

lovely evening altogether for two of us celebrating a birthday. our server was slightly icey however the bar manager and other faces floating around were very outgoing. food was excellent, prompt and served hot.

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KeriB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It is such a treat to dine at Vij's. Absolutely wonderful Indian food and we can't wait to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great as always

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Zzzzz
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Food was good, service was terrible. Orders didn’t show up for over an hour, several different waiters over dinner, waiter “forgot” to put our orders in and was quite impolite, almost rude. Didn’t even take off anything from the bill, disappointing experience. Won’t come back, and I do love the place. Rangoli, although being a more budget friendly restaurant, has better service.

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Vij's is rated 4.6 stars by 580 OpenTable diners.

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