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Vij's, Vancouver » Canada's Top 50 Restaurants List

Vij's, Vancouver

VIJ’S, Vancouver, British Columbia

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Vikram Vij prepares one of his restaurant’s most popular dishes, the famous Vij’s Lamb Popsicles. (Julia Pelish/Vacay.ca)

Chefs/owners: Vikram Vij, Meeru Dhalwala
Website: www.vijs.caCuisine: Indian, Fusion
Telephone: 604-736-6664. Twitter:@Vijs_restaurant
2015 Rank: 14
2014 Rank:
2013 Rank: 3 
2012 Rank: 1
Price Range: $24-$28.50 for main courses.
You Must Order: The famous lamb popsicles, which are a rack of lamb served with curry and meant for eating with your hands using the rib bone as a stick. ($28)
Need to Know … from Kasey Wilson, host of radio’s “Best of Food and Wine Show”: “Vikram Vij’s no-reservation policy is so strict that even celebrities have to wait for a table. But wait they do to nab a spot in the restaurant that has re-interpreted Indian cuisine for the contemporary palate without losing its spice-route roots.”

Steve Dolinsky of ABC Chicago says: “Unique and a category killer. Nothing like it in Canada, or anywhere else for that matter.”

Click here to see a video of Vikram Vij cooking in Niagara, Ontario, and read about what being named Vacay.ca’s No. 1 in 2012 meant to him.