Either Table 9 Or 21, The Twin Window Roundies At Vij’s Rangoli


A long time ago we posted a reader’s poll listing what we considered to be the top five restaurant tables in Vancouver. We received so much in the way of reader feedback – both positive and negative that we’ve decided to shine a brighter light on the subject, one excellent table at a time. You’ll find more great tables here.


by Andrew Morrison | About a month ago South Granville‘s venerable, casual Indian eatery Rangoli quietly slipped into its new digs next door (the storied address that housed sister eatery Vij’s before it moved to its new, voluminous spot on Cambie Street). The restaurant has tweaked its concept slightly, moving away from a “market” operation to one that can accommodate more diners. There’s also a new late night menu that sees six different flavours of samosa (samosa flights for the win!) as well as an expanded list of cocktails, beers and wines. The best seats in the house at the non-reservable eatery are the twin window roundies: tables #9 and #21. Though they appear identical, their positioning in relation to the bar area makes the former feel remote and the latter part of the action. Beyond that subtle difference, they are the only two round tables in the dining room and the only tables positioned next to windows (and thus bathed in natural light). Of course it’s a total lottery as to which four-top your party might get (rectangular plan B’s abound), so cross your fingers and hope it’s one of these two.

Vij’s Rangoli | 1480 West 11th Avenue | SOUTH GRANVILLE | 604-736-5711 | www.vijsrangoli.ca

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