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Vij's Rangoli

#130 of 2,894 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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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1,435 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant's menu is somewhat limited but has some excellent vegetarian choices which we all ended up selecting. My wife had the Curried Spinach and Paneer and I had the Kale, Jackfruit and Cauliflower. Both had sides of rice and roti or naan. Our friends had both eggplant dishes on the menu. We split two desserts the rice pudding and... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in today around 11:40 (Friday) after doing some shopping on Granville st & timed it just perfectly for my friend & I to grab a bite to eat. I have eaten here many times before (I'm Caucasian) & thought I'd introduce my friend (who is Indian from the southern region of India & she usually cooks for me) to... More 

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Vancouver, B.C.
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This is the lunchtime sibling of Vij's main restaurant next door. It is a local favourite and the food is quite good but not on a par with Vij's proper. The tables are really too small, although somehow they work. The menu is quite varied with good vegetarian options, but it has lost the sense of innovation that Vij once... More 

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Cambodia
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333 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Rangoli long beckoned as an option for the unwashed masses that could only dream of setting foot in the vaunted parent establishment, but unfortunately, the blinding light of the owner's reputation was insufficient to assuage the sense of disappointment in Rangoli's fairly mediocre offering, the flavours, textures and combinations of pretty much everything on the plate being bland and poorly... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Ordered the Black Chickpea and Onion Cakes in Coconut Curry - The chickpea cakes were good but not wonderful, the coconut curry sauce was a little too salty, but otherwise excellent. It came with a coconut slaw that was truly just OK. It tasted like it had been sitting out in a bowl way too long. We also had the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

No one can eat at Vij's and walk away feeling blase. The experience is always uplifting, aromitic and delicious. Vij's is the talk of the town: everyone knows Vij's Rangoli Grill is fabulous. MUST EAT HERE!!!

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

Namaste Anna Thank you from the bottom of my heart for loving our food and service. Our staff cook food with all their love and passion and servers do it with pride and care. I am truly humbled at your words and an accolade like this makes us work harder and with more focus. Vikram More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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1 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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215 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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217 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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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278 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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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1 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 

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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South Granville
The neighbourhood closest to the airport, a generous mix of locals and tourists populate the area. The blend has made it a go-to spot to find an eclectic collection of entertainment, from theatres and cinemas, to antique stores and last-minute kitsch souvenir shops. It gives off a transient vibe, and is one of the more higgledy-piggledy areas in terms of what you'll find, making it a fun area to explore and map out, all while taking in the hectic atmosphere of people coming and going, while others look for the best ways to spend their last few hours in the city.
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