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Chef Vij with former 90210 star, Jason Priestley

Celebrity meets Chef and culinary excellence at Vij’s Restaurant, located at 3106 Cambie Street in Vancouver, British Columbia. The restaurant is a culinary gem that has left an indelible mark on the city’s food scene. Owned by the talented chef Vikram Vij, this modern Indian restaurant has garnered acclaim for its innovative fusion of Indian flavors with Vancouver’s culinary culture. Here are some key highlights:

    1. The Chef: Born in India and now a Canadian citizen, Vikram Vij is not only a chef but also a cookbook author and television personality. His culinary journey led him to co-own Vij’s Restaurant and Rangoli Restaurant (with his ex-wife, Meeru Dhalwala) in Vancouver. His passion for Indian cuisine, combined with a flair for experimentation, has made Vij’s a must-visit spot for food enthusiasts.
    2. Chef Vij with Canadian singer, Michael Buble

      The Cuisine: At Vij’s, expect a delightful blend of traditional Indian dishes infused with seasonal Canadian produce and classical techniques. The menu features richly spiced curries, succulent meats, and vegetarian delights. The flavours are bold, unique, and unforgettable.

    3. Celebrity Guests: Vij’s is no stranger to hosting celebrities. From actors to musicians, public figures have graced its tables. Notably, the legendary Mick Jagger (of The Rolling Stones fame) recently dined at Vij’s. Other notable guests include Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Michael Buble as well as Jason Priestly adding to the restaurant’s star-studded clientele.

      Chef welcomes Meaghan Markle and Prince Harry to Vij’s Restaurant


  1. Dining Opportunities: If you’re eager to experience Vij’s culinary magic, you can visit the restaurant during its operating hours. Vij’s is open from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Sundays to Thursdays and until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Additionally, the patio operates from Wednesday to Sunday.

Dine With the Chef: Chew on This Tasty Tours

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones joined Chef Vij for dinner at Vij’s


For an exclusive experience, check out Chew on This Tasty Tours. They offer an opportunity to dine with Chef Vikram Vij himself. Imagine savoring his delectable creations while engaging in lively conversations about food, culture, and life. It’s a chance to get up close and personal with the culinary genius behind Vij’s Restaurant. Be sure to explore their offerings and book your spot for an unforgettable culinary adventure.

While you may not be a celebrity, you will feel like a VIP over the course of this 2.5 hour chef-guided evening. From welcome bubbles to the tour in the front and back of the restaurant, to the exclusive multi-course tasting menu served by the chef himself and the opportunity to hear his stories and share yours, you will be smiling long after the evening is over.

In summary, Vij’s Restaurant is more than just a place to eat; it’s an immersive journey into the vibrant world of Indian cuisine, elevated by Chef Vikram Vij’s passion and creativity. Whether you’re a foodie, a celebrity, or simply someone seeking exceptional flavors, Vij’s promises an unforgettable dining experience.

Remember, reservations are recommended, so don’t miss out on this culinary delight!

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July 2024