Vij’s Restaurant

by on 21/04/08 at 4:48 am

Vij’s Restaurant

Mat loves Indian food… so for his bday, why not take him to the most talked about indian restaurant in Vancouver, Vij’s!!

We arrived at 7pm (they open their doors at 5:30) but we figured.. hey it’s a monday.. cant be that long of a wait. Well, be warned, the place was PACKED and we had a 30-45 minute wait for our table, so we were directed to go to the back to put our name in and wait in the lounge.

Vij's Lounge

Let me start off by saying that Vij’s is an experience on it’s own. The do not take any reservations, so you have to arrive early and wait in their lounge area until they have a seat for you. Now, at a regular restaurant, the waiting area is just a waiting area.. but at Vij’s its an experience. It’s low dimmed lights, friendly staff, and overall ambiance is really cool. The staff passes by every so often offering random snacks while you wait (free of charge). You can also order cider, beer or wine while you wait for your table.

After a few minutes wait, which didn’t really appear to be that long since we had snacks, drinks, and a nice ambiance, we were taken to our table.

Vij’s has an all female Punjabi kitchen staff, that work in 2 shifts in order to create everything in the restaurant always fresh and nothing is pre-made, and let me tell you the food speaks for itself!

we started off with BC Prawns in coconut masala on grilled kale. – WOW… it was extremely tasty! the kale was delicious, and overall the dish was so good I totally forgot to take a picture of it!

I ordered the Lamb popsicles in fenugreek cream curry on spinach potatoes – I think this was the best curry I have ever tasted! the lamb was amazingly tender, and full of flavor.. definitelly order this dish if you ever visit!!

Lamb popsicles in curry on Spinach Potatoes

Mat ordered the beef tenderloin with almonds and garlic in tomato & yogurt curry – the beef was amazingly tender, and the dish itself was good enough to eat with just nan!

Beef Tenderloin in tomato & yogurt curry & rice

Your meals all come with nan and basmati rice.. which is fully refillable.. and its awesome that they do that cause the nan is amazing!!

We ended up the meal with an order of kulfi and some chai tea. Both we tasty, but I am still loving the other courses! I will definitelly have to go back to this place and try some more dishes from their menu :)

Kulfi & Chai tea Kulfi & Chai tea

You really have to try the food for yourself.. these pictures dont give the food any justice!! Oh, and to finish it all off.. the service was amazing, and the prices were not that bad either!! (about $20-28 per dish but it comes with nan and rice).

Enjoy!!! :)

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