Vij's

4.6
947 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Indian
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 947 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Romer
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fave restaurant to visit and enjoy such delicious original Indian food.....the flavours stay with you. Divine!

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Andrea
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Amazing food! The tasters at the beginning are a nice touch. Rooftop patio is very nice and warm. Covered with glass. Prices are high but so is the food quality.

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BruceW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful food, great service all served on a rooftop patio garden.

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Carod
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We were seated on the rooftop patio, which is nicely decorated, but right next to the bar / service area which was noisy and distracting. The food was excellent but plates were left without being cleared for a while and we had to ask for cutlery. Took a while for anyone to ask if we wanted another drink. I felt like the service wasn't as attentive as it has been before but the food was as good. It does get colder quicker but that's a downside to the patios and understandable although some kind of warmer or double walled platters might help. Although I had mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday in the reservation it was never mentioned by staff once during our visit.

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KDEats
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

An Indian restaurant built to appease the Western palate, without even a single BIPOC server or host in sight. The internalized prejudice drips at every step.
Appetizers:
Pork spoon - a single bite of pork curry for $5.50.
“Samosa” - the quotation marks because it’s actually more of a beef Wellington. The blueberry chutney and the coconut curry masala were the best part of the entire meal.
The grass fed beef dinner - meat was cooked well, beets didn’t work with it as it should’ve.
Lambsicles - themselves, delicious! Perfectly marinated and grilled. The turmeric potato base was strange. A few scallop-like potatoes with a cream/ powdered turmeric blend. Could’ve used more life.
Naan - doughy/ undercooked.
Cocktails:
Purple Rain - delicious.
Up in Smoke - skip. Tasted like they just spiked it with liquid smoke. Ew.
Mehendi Rose - pretty, sort of tasted like mehendi. Do with that what you will.
The Mother’s Day special - delicious.

All in all, disappointing to feel like I’d stepped into a big pot of appropriative curry.
As someone with a platform to benefit the very Indian culture he has built his empire on, it would be nice for Vij to use his platform to support the farmers in India who provide the foods he capitalizes on.

Summary, there are way better Indian restaurants in this city.
Big skip.

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Blakey
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best patio setting and magnificent food, cocktails and service. An absolute must!!!

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MaureenV
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The patio was great and food was delicious. Service was also very attentive with Vij's himself coming to greet each table.

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IsabellaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

We were very excited to try the patio. The ambiance and service was great but we didn’t feel comfortable after an adverse experience there. It was also very expensive for the quality we received.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as always!! We love Vij’s... long time and forever fans of this place. 👍

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EvanH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The patio was lovely and our server was fantastic. It seems however that our entre order was perhaps not entered in the system, or entered late; and it took 45 minutes for it to come out. When it did, many of the vegetables were undercooked - particularly eggplant which is barely edible when under cooked.

Generally our experience at Vij's has been wonderful, but this dinner did not meet those expecations particularly given the bill was over $200 for two of us (granted we did enjoy nice bottle of wine).

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BobbyB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Picked Vij’s to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Never been on their deck before but due to Covid we had no choice. Wow, what a surprise, hidden gem the deck tourney out to be. Ambience was perfect, comfortable table and seating and nicely set up Covid protocols. Frankly, I go back on the deck even when Covid ends, the setting is that warm. Ps Vickram was in that night so it was great to chat with him on our silver milestone as we have been loyal patrons for many years.

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KyleJ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rooftop dining at its best. Safe for Covid dining, and still very intimate. Great all around experience.

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KarlaC
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A beautiful little patio with great food. A little chilly at night so be sure to bring a sweater or jacket :). Fantastic service!

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CiaranR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Good food
Good food
Good food
Good food
Good food
Good food

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JimiS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was excellent and atmosphere at the rooftop was cozy and lovely. We definitely will come back to here!

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SeanG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and amazing service. Rooftop patio is a very cool environment and feels safe.

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mariust
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. The patio had a special energy.Mr. Vij greeted us while there. Very impressed .

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KateB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very lovely staff and amazing food. Would definitely go back soon

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DunbarB
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ok has a sampling plate with four items of choice. I had four meats! All were excellent. Amazing how Vij spicing adds to the dish. Well worth the hassles of COVID dining.

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ZachD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service as always. Lamb popsicles are the go to!!!

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Sued
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you haven't been, you must go. Fantastic food and service. A great rooftop patio and it's always a pleasure to see Vikram chatting with guests throughout the night. We always leave satisfied and looking forward to our next visit!

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ChristinaF
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vij was there and made us feel very welcome. The food quality was high and the flavours were outstanding. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic from the moment we stepped in the door to exit!
Delicious food and delightful team!

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PatrickG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It looked up to the reputation… It did not disappoint… From Vij coming out to greet us when he found out was our first time, to the amazing food, to the great service and atmosphere..all outstanding … Loved it

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Garrett
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always a joy to dine at one of Vij's restaurants. Vikram is a fantastic host and always hands on making his guests feel awfully welcomed. The food was exceptional as always, the service impeccable. I look forward to future visits.

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vipRavishing
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!!!

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PaulaV
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, food and outdoor seating at Vijs! Loved it :)

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JenniferV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service at Vij’s was absolutely amazing. They were incredibly attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and they had a heated patio which was wonderful.

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LorettaT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, aromatic, flavourful food, and a lovely setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The patio is so lovely! Thank you for the great dining experience.

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Ryan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious, so amazingly good. It's been a while since our last visit, happy that they finally take reservations, that means we'll be back soon!

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HumaA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The Chai was great. Thali was not that great and the Mango kulfi wasn’t kulfi but I would call it kind of sorbet and was disappointed. Gulab Jamun was also mini’s. $ 20 for both desserts and quality not good at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff and good food

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Rrrroy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience2

I'll be back, but eating outdoors this time of year was not great - food was very cold half way through the meal.

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Sarah22
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a classic. Love the lamb popsicles. And the chai! support local restaurants :)

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GolnazFakhari
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always have a great experience when I'm at this restaurant. The staff are friendly and helpful, the food is delicious and the service is perfect. Give my best to Earl.

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ChrisB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner on the patio. Spaced out well with a new glass roof. Food and drinks were excellent as always.

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ChTn
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious. The patio was freezing however and it made it hard to focus on the conversation and the food at times. Would have been nice if they placed the heaters closer to the tables. Food is pricey but worth it, depending on the dish.

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MaddalenPasini
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience amazing food and even better service!

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PaulaC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So amazing! Been on my bucket list for a long time and so glad I finally made it. Will be back for more!

FAQs

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

Vij's is rated 4.6 stars by 947 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.