My Shanti is a reflection of the personal and culinary journeys that I’ve taken with friends throughout India. Each dish has been chosen to represent the uniqueness of a particular region’s cuisine. My explorations took me from the kitchens of home cooks and executive chefs to the ubiquitous street food stalls, exchanging ideas and discovering spice mixtures, ingredients and techniques.
This restaurant is an homage to the diversity and richness of Indian cuisine. I hope that the bold flavours and our style of cooking, along with the passion that we bring to each dish, will excite your palate and arouse your senses.
Namaste and enjoy!
"My Shanti could be in a Quonset hut and I’d still be slobbering in anticipation. The food overshadows all else here….those years of striving for perfection have flown his food pretty darn close to a nirvana experience.” - Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun
“..there is no denying that My Shanti is a singular creation inside and out...seamless service that excels on all fronts.” - Alexandra Gill, Globe and Mail
"Vikram Vij’s shimmering My Shanti takes this year’s golden crown in true “over-the-top Bollywood style.” Judges lauded it as “fearlessly offering authentic flavours true to the subcontinent” with dishes ranging from reinvented Udaipur chaat to Kerala duck biryani.” - Vancouver Magazine, 2017
"Realizing the delicate balance between visual appeal and content.” Art Culinaire
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards 2017 Best Indian: Winner
Where to Dine Readers' Choice Awards 2016 winner
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards 2016 Winner, Best Indian
Foodpages.ca People's Choice Award 2016 Winner
2017 Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards 2017 winner for Best Restaurant in Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langley
Globe and Mail 2014 - Best New Restaurant
Best Restaurant Air Canada Enroute Magazine 2014 - Finalist