Ahhhhhhh! One of my favourite restaurants in the world, Vij’s, is shutting down and moving shop!
Relax, it’s not for a while. Owner/chef Vikram Vij bought the space at 15th and Cambie (3128 Cambie) three years ago (currently tenanted to Well Travel Ltd) and he will be inserting Vij’s into the new address in roughly a year. The move will increase the seat count up to 85 from 65, which means fewer royals, celebs, and off-the-street punters will have to wait outside for a table (and you know they will). The extra interesting double plus super good news is that Vikram and his wife Meeru are definitely going to be opening a brand new concept different from the original in their storied South Granville location. I tried prying some details from Vikram about it over the phone this morning, but he wasn’t giving an inch. Needless to say, we’re freakin’ stoked.
PS. His more casual quickie next door, Rangoli, will remain untouched and awesome.