Vij's

Top choice indian

in Fairview & South Granville

Spicy aromas scent the air as you enter this warmly intimate dining space for Vancouver's finest Indian cuisine. Exemplary servers happily answer menu questions, while bringing over snacks and chai tea. There's a one-page array of tempting dishes but the trick is to order three or four to share (mains are all available as small plates and orders come with rice and naan).

Alongside popular meat dishes (including near-legendary lamb popsicles), there's an excellent array of vegetarian options; eggplant in yoghurt curry is a highlight. A limited number of reservations are available daily here, with tables always kept back for walk-ins.