Cuisine type

  • Indian,


  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,


  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Notable Chef,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
1488 11th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6H 1L1
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,

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With its sun-trap covered patio and bright interior, situated next to to one of the world’s most famous Indian restaurants, Rangoli may be the little sister to the globally recognized Vij’s, but for savvy foodies in the city, it’s certainly never second best.

“When Meeru [Dhalwala, Vij's partner and head chef of Rangoli and Vij's] and I opened Rangoli it was never meant to open for dinner,” confides Vancouver restaurant legend and Dragon’s Den TV star, Vikram Vij. “We wanted to run it as a casual lunch place and to see if our Vij’s At Home range would work before investing heavily into it.”

Of course, anyone who’s tried Vij's At Home — the range of pre-made curries available for sale at Rangoli and in grocery stores across the Lower Mainland — will know, it's a soar-away success, so Meeru and Vikram decided to open for dinner, too. “We changed the menu from casual take-out and lunch to more of a bistro-style. The menu, the food and flavours are almost the same as Vij’s but just in a more simplified form.”

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Best Restaurant in Van

Everything about this restaurant is amazing. The food was delicious, and the friendly staff made the night great. A little pricey but well worth it for a nice night out!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Vancouver restaurants that you’ll see on TV

Vancouver restaurants that you’ll see on TV

Culinary bad-boy Anthony Bourdain drops by to visit his good friend – Vancouver’s very own celebrity chef Vikram Vij – in a 2008 episode of the Travel Channel’s No Reservations. A casual market and café, Rangoli offers affordable takeout and take-home dishes inspired by Vij’s signature Indian cuisine. Local ingredients, house-made yogurt, cheeses, ghee, and spice blends are utilized to achieve amazing quality and amazing convenience.

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Top spots for outdoor dining in South Granville

The sister restaurant to Vancouver’s famed Vij’s offers the same quality of food (try the Portobello mushroom and red pepper curry) in a café-style setting. The outdoor seating here works year-round, as it’s fully enclosed during winter months. In summer it's a great spot for a mango lassi; when the weather cools off, it’s a cozy place for a hot chai.

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East meets west: Indian restaurants in Vancouver

East meets west: Indian restaurants in Vancouver

Intended as a more casual lunch spot and an overflow space for when Vij’s simply couldn’t accommodate any more diners, Rangoli’s bright modern interior began to welcome hungry workers midday in 2004. With many of Vij’s menu favourites, plus original items like black chickpea and onion cakes in coconut curry and other lunchtime dishes, Rangoli also acts as a market place selling the Vij’s line of premade curries for when you’re craving his perfect spice and ingredient mixes at home.

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