Our Story

Vij’s Restaurant opened in 1994, and over the past 20+ years, has become one of the most well-known and recognized restaurants not just in Vancouver, but across Canada. Mixing Indian influences, flavours and cuisine, with sustainable, locally produced ingredients has ensured Vij’s has remained in the Top Ten lists of restaurants in this country and around the world. Renowned New York Times food writer Mark Bittman said of Vij’s that it was: Easily among the finest Indian restaurants in the world.

Together Vikram Vij, Meeru Dhalwala and their exceptional team of kitchen staff, servers and bartenders ensure diners receive the best dining experience from the moment they walk in the door.


"Easily among the finest Indian restaurants in the world." - Mark Bittman, New York Times

“Fantastic Indian food with a modern twist. Some of the nicest I have ever had.” - Jamie Oliver

“A lovely out-of-mind feeling of exoticism.” - Vancouver Sun

“I don’t know when I last fell so instantly in love with a restaurant.” - Food and Wine

"Realizing the delicate balance between visual appeal and content.” - Art Culinaire


Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards 2016 - Silver, Best Indian

RBC’s 2015 Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards Chevrolet Ingenuity Award for Exceptional Creativity and Skill CanadianImmigrant.ca

Drishti Awards 2015 Innovation in Gastronomy Award Drishti Magazine

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards 2015 Gold: Best Indian, Vij’s

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards 2015 Chef of the Year Vancouver Magazine

Canada's Top 10 Wine Restaurants Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast Top Ten