Chef Vikram Vij of VIJ’s - Vancouver, Canada

1480 West 11th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
(604) 736-6664
Hours: Daily 5:30-10pm

A longtime fixture of the Vancouver dining scene, the jovial and passionate Vikram Vij opened his namesake restaurant in 1994, showcasing Indian cuisine made with exacting French technique. An upscale-modern Indian chef (one of a generation), he’s reorienting and refining Indian cuisine and how it’s appreciated on the North American continent. To show his loyalty to his adopted Vancouver, Vij gives local rainbow trout a bold Eastern kick with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Spicy Lamb “Popsicles” are an expression of Vij’s best Gallic and Indian charms, and savory Poached Jackfruit is a clear reminder that Eastern flavors dominate the menu’s style and seduce Western diners who crave something more (much more) than tikka masala.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Pulled Pork Belly sautéed in Tamarind served on Paneer
  • Savory Jackfruit poached in Black Cardamom and Cumin Curry with Micro Greens and Chewy Naan

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