Vij's

4.6
770 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
What 770 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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Teresa
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We come back every year for the lamb popsicles as we currently reside in Vienna Austria

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MichelleR
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can taste the love in the food served with exceptional personal service

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vipSFfoodlovers
New England
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous evening at Vij’s. The restaurant was spotless, the tables were well spaced and the service was friendly and attentive. Best of all, the food was sublime! Vij himself stopped by to thank us for supporting his restaurant.

We had not visited a restaurant for quite some time due to Covid. The few times we had dined out, there was no ambiance and the experience wasn’t very enjoyable. This experience was just the opposite and we are already planning our next visit.

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AmandaK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our experience was very good!
Great Service ambiance and food!

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vipJJJ3
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a perfect meal. Creamy beef with kale. Jackfruit. Chai. Excellent protocols in place. Friendly staff.

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ChandranM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In these times of social distancing, the quality of food and the service remained high. Social distancing protocols were rigidly observed. I look forward to a time when the restaurant can once again be at full capacity.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My guests and I once again loved our experience at Vij’s. The customer service is excellent. Clear attention to detail and kind. The food is delicious and consistent. What a pleasure it is to dine.

Chris Costey

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BrianV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First off, let me say this restaurant is outstanding. One of the best Indian food I ever had. The dishes came out perfectly cooked and I had no complaints. The service was wonderful, the food was excellent, and price was spot on. I would recommend anyone to come try this place out and see for themselves.

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Avril
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dining at Vij's is always a delight. The food is outstanding, the service is attentive and friendly, the room is lovely, and I always come away feeling happy and pampered. Vij's remains one of my go-to restaurants in Vancouver, and I recommend it in the highest terms to anyone looking for wonderful food and a great experience.

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vij continues to maintain high standards for his food & combines it with wonderful hospitality.

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Aaron69
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food with great service, where everyone is made to feel at home. That’s why I keep coming back.

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ErnstF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Not too spicy but enough to make it interesting. The curry chicken is great. I have food allergies which they accommodated with no issues. Also, they are very good about COVID-19 protocols.

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LeighS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and server was very attentive and knowledgeable.

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PrincetonS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the Best Indian food I’ve ever tasted in bc

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LisaB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We come back to Vig’s time and again for the great food and wonderful experience.

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Gabriella
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Been a regular for years (since the very beginning). The quality is always top. The 4 course menu is an excellent new addition - a perfect way to taste different dishes and convenient. Even the bartending is top notch! We had a great Negroni to digest!

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KristieN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The dinner at Vij's was so lovely! The host offered us the dining room upstairs because it was quieter and more intimate, which my group loved. The chef welcomed us when we were seated at our table. The complimentary chai was delicious. The staff were all very nice and knowledgable. They suggested a number of dishes to try. We tried the thali and it was such a great first time dish to get at Vij's. I highly recommend coming and will definitely be coming back.

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vipAnthony
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always deliver to the best quality of food and always very very good service.
Feel very safe even during covid time

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kesh
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great ambience. We have enjoyed Vij’s cuisine over many years .
So glad that the quality is maintained if not better

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TaniaW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vij’s has been a tradition of my friends and family for decades. The tastes are wonderful, dishes creative variations on classic Indian dishes. I like the addition of being able to order 4 dishes now off the menu as a sampler which helps me when I can’t decide on one. Vikram always greets each diner in a welcoming and humble way, thanking you for your patronage. It’s a legend in Vancouver you won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Vij always delivers. Epic food!

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PeterPotato
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Always a solid choice. It had been a couple years since I had last been here though and found some of the magic has been lost. Flavours not as subtle and everything was a little on the saltier side from what I remembered. Not bad just not as as good... Service was amazing or I should say outstanding. There was a slight misunderstanding likely caused by me and service went way above and beyond which was much appreciated and lacking in many places.

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Carter
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time there, we were pleasantly surprised at the overall quality of everything. We'll definitely tell our friends about it and come back ourselves. Thanks

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CatherineC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most incredible dishes. And the servers are perfect: Courteous, efficient but not over the top.

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IvyW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service!

The owner of the restaurant was there to greet each table which was very special as it was our first time visiting.

Reserving was easy and seating was socially distanced from other tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

SIMPLY FANTASTIC! THe fact that they went out of their ways ro make fresh VEGAN CHAPATI BREAD and excellent service. Incredible Food. Our best Indian restaurant to date! WOW WOW WOW!

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DavidJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was very good. I have only one complaint, and this is a complaint I have about Indian food in general: Although I was told by our waitress that the three dishes we ordered offered a good variety of flavours, for me, the sauces on these foods tasted very similar to one another.

Yes, if you blindfolded me I could distinguish one from another. But I was looking for more of a range of tastes in that meal.

BTW, my dining companions did not share this complaint. So take it for what it's worth.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I’ve visited Vij’s a few times and have always really enjoyed my meal and was expecting better than what we had this time. It was my partners first time at Vij’s and as a big fan of Indian food we were both expecting to be blown away.

We ordered a couple of appetizers that were good (and warm) but our food in the Thali was cold and made the meal not that great. We are not sure if perhaps it was the metal serving dish that made it cold really fast as it was freezing in the restaurant but nevertheless it was cold.

Understanding that service & atmosphere is a bit strange right now with COVID but it felt like we barely saw our server and he was too busy to engage with us. As also mentioned the restaurant was freezing (many people were wearing coats) and it seemed to lack atmosphere (but completely understand this being the case because of the 60% capacity) Overall the experience was good we were just expecting excellent.

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DarleneS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

The food was really good, however, the server was quite forceful in wanting us to order so we felt like they were trying to flip the table. The fellow who cleared our table did all the plates and bowls in one huge stack so it felt a bit cafeteria like. Not fine dining feel like I am told it use to be. This may be because of COVID so hopefully this gets better.

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BenA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Food was great. Drink menu was even better. Was hoping / expecting a little more risk in the menu but found all the dishes we ate to be well done. We dined upstairs in the banquet room - the decor and ambience were not up to standard. Same can be said for the bathrooms that resembled a government buildings facilities. Overall experience was good but could be improved.

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Wendinski
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Does not have the ambience of the original Vj's but the food and staff are still outstanding!

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Mag00
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well spaced tables with attentive and cheerful service. Good remains consistently good and portions are generous. A small island of normal to cherish.
Thank you Vij!

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BeEss
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always! Great food & wonderful service. Looking forward to returning soon.

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BobH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have never had better tasting food anywhere, than at Vij's Restaurant.....everything is absolutely outstanding! Vij's is by far my favourite restaurant!

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vipluvgoodfood
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service are always excellent at Vij's. The design of the dining room is warm and tasteful.

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Ilana
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious food, great service and beautiful restaurant!

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vipManuV
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always amazing. Tried some new things I have never had before. All amazing. The boozie chai is always the best way to wind up dinner with vikram as the quintessential host as always

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KellyH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner at Vij’s!!

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NormanF
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

More than 25 years ago we attended Vikram Vij's first Vancouver restaurant. It was so popular, diners waited in line. Vikram came out of the restaurant, chatted with, and offered amuse-bouches to our group and others waiting to be seated. Friday, dining again at Vij', the proprietor was very much in evidence.

He welcomed us at the door and later stopped at our table for more than a moment. First, it was to ensure we were enjoying our meals. But he stayed to offer advice to our two 14-year-old grandsons. The boys have shown particular interest in Asian cuisine and this was their first experience of Indian food.

Vij told the boys to plan on travelling internationally while they were young, taking on sights, sounds and tastes of many cultures. He said to go with respect for the differences in cultures and be enriched. As a person who has travelled the world and built great success in Canada, Vikram Vij was the perfect man to inspire these youngsters. Grandma and Grandpa appreciated his useful words of wisdom.

Of course, the food - served family style - was another highlight. People who prefer bland will not be dining here. From the entrees to the accompaniments, expect everything to be bold and delicious.

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vipBarbaraH
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was friendly and professional. Food was the usual high standard. It’s been awhile since we’ve been to V and they did not disappoint!

FAQs

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

Vij's is rated 4.6 stars by 770 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.