Vij's, Vancouver

Address 1480 W. 11th Ave, Vancouver, Canada Map, Tel (604) 736-6664 Call, Website

This Indian/fusion restaurant ranks high on the list of reasons I head to Vancouver repeatedly. The food is creative and updated while maintaining a deep respect for traditional Indian ingredients and cooking techniques. Dishes like Garam Masala curried chicken liver pate, Duck breast and brown basmati rice pilaf in garlic and fenugreek seed curry and Wine marinated lamb popsicles in fenugreek cream curry will make you glad you waited for a table. Ginger lovers should not miss the ginger lemon drink. The environment is hip, and with Vancouver becoming a popular city for movie shoots, you never know who you'll see dining there. Dinner only. Reservations not accepted.