Good for: atmosphere, food, Solo Travellers, service, Families
Lonely Planet review for Vij's
Just off S Granville St, ever-popular Vij's is the high-water mark of contemporary East Indian cuisine, fusing regional ingredients, subtle global flourishes and classic ethnic dishes to produce an array of innovative flavors. The unique results range from signature wine-marinated 'lamb popsicles' to savor-worthy dishes like halibut, mussels and crab in a tomato-ginger curry. The adventurous should also try the paranta: flat breads made with roasted ground crickets. Reservations are not accepted: avoid the queues by hitting Rangoli, the adjoining take-out cafe. Plans were afoot at the time of writing to move to a new Cambie St location, so call ahead.