Contemporary Indian restaurant Vij’s (3106 Cambie Street), which has long been known to not take reservations, is opening its books to the public for the first time.
The legendary establishment will be accepting limited reservations beginning Wednesday (October 10). The resos must be made online, and will not be accepted through telephone, email, or social media. Remaining seats will be available on Vij’s typical first come, first served basis.
“We are pleased to be able to now offer this service to our wonderful guests who have supported us so passionately over the years,” said Vikram Vij, co-owner of Vij’s, in a press statement. He adds that he hopes the move will inspire those who have yet to try Vij’s to make the pilgrimage.
Helmed by Vikram Vij and Meeru Dhalwala, Vij’s opened in Vancouver’s South Granville neighbourhood in 1994. In 2015, it relocated to its expanded Cambie Street location, which boasts additional dining-room seating, a rooftop patio, and private dining rooms.
During its almost 25-year run, the restaurant has racked up an impressive list of local and international accolades, including first place in the Indian category of the Georgia Straight’s annual reader-voted Golden Plates. Vij also operates Rangoli, Vij’s Railway Express, and My Shanti.