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Vij's Rangoli

#133 of 2,876 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
South Granville
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1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1L1, Canada
+1 604-736-5711
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So so disappointing. Walking in, I wasn't sure what the ambience was trying to achieve. It's not a warm, homely place. It's not particularly stylish. The music was in the kitchen which left a strange atmosphere in the restaurant. A small section of the restaurant houses the freezer and some retail space to sell frozen curries and cookbooks - making... More 

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Thank NSM20
Vikram V, Owner at Vij's Rangoli, responded to this review

Namaste NSM20 Thanks for taking the time to write about Rangoli restaurant, I am sorry to hear that we did not live up to your expectations and you are right, that Rangoli is a different restaurant than Vij's because Vij's is the more cozy restaurant, where as Rangoli is more of a casual restaurant that caters to a different clientele.... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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186 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The style of Indian cuisine here retains all of the fragrant and complex flavours of Indian cuisine without blowing your head off with so many chilies that you can't taste anything. Only complaint after 6 visits is that there is still too much salt!! Vij please take note! The service is fast and friendly. The tables are about 20% too... More 

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Thank REO-LTL
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211 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The smaller more casual sibling of his flagship restaurant, located next door. No reservations are possible but we had no issues getting a table. The menu has a good variety of meat and vegetarian options. The staff were very helpful. Come with big appetites, as the portions don't appear huge but they are very filling. Between Rangoli and Vij's, I... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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269 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last minute dinner decision. We chose this place as we had heard of it for years but never went to it. Surprised that VJ's version of Indian food was so tasty and yet neither placed in Indian regional or Canadian provincial traditions. Would consider coming back.

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Thank RafikiLondon
Vikram V, Co-0wner with Meeru Dhalwala ( Chef) at Vij's Rangoli, responded to this review

Namaste Rafik Thanks so much for liking the food and the ambience of the Rangoli. I shall pass on the accolade to my hard working staff and their passion for food and service. Vikram More 

Irving, Texas
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here while visiting Vancouver. We had a wonderful time. The food was amazing and the staff were very friendly!

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Thank Mis1214
Vikram V, Co-owner with Meeru Dhalwala ( Chef) at Vij's Rangoli, responded to this review

Namaste Thanks for taking the time to write about us on Trip Advisor. My hard working staff appreciates it and I shall pass on the accolade to them personally. Vikram More 

Long Beach, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I wasn't too sure about having dinner here since the reviews said it wasn't very authentic. We decided to give it a try and were impressed. It's not authentic food at all but that doesn't mean the food doesn't have tons of flavor. Our meal was delicious and service was wonderful too. A definite must try.

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have visited this restaurant a number of times, but this is the first time I have visited since Vij's has moved and the menu is a little more extensive. The food is crazy good and the service is very good. They serve the best lamb curry and lamb popsicles and their dishes are served with the most delicious, flavourful... More 

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Pender Island, Canada
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We went for lunch, our first visit since the Vij's restaurant moved. First thing we noted was that the staff were new a bit more formal but still friendly and informed about the food. The menu was quite different, we missed some of our favourites such as the pork masala so we chose to share a full meal of the... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Having grown up in the UK, I know my way around an Anglo-Indian curry menu, but living now in the US I don't get too many opportunities for a good curry. This was absolutely excellent - probably the first pakora I've eaten in ten years. Flavours were all bold and fresh, the aroma was heaven. Thorough recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner for 3 last night here was fantastic. Small inside, no tables available do we opted to sit outside. There was a heater and blankets available. This is a walk in restaurant that doesn't take bookings. We shared the Lentil paneer & chickpea Samosas for starters. Then the Portobello mushroom red curry, the Beef Short Ribs and the Lamb with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1L1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Granville
  • Neighbourhood: South Granville
  • Phone Number: +1 604-736-5711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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