Rangoli Grill, Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver , British Columbia
Canada V6H 1L1
Tel: 604 736 6664
Concierge.com's insider take:
Gregarious owner Vikram Vij and wife Meeru are best known for their fabulous, dinner-only, reservations-not-accepted Vij's restaurant. By all means try to squeeze in there; the lamb popsicles are by themselves worth the wait (you can usually be seated pretty quickly if you arrive around 9 or 9:30 pm). But the Rangoli Grill, their more casual annex next door, is a much easier way to try some of Vij's scrumptious subcontinental food. Grab a table in the unassuming, diner-style room and order such seasonal dishes as Bengali tilapia curry or jackfruit paratha with lentil dumplings and spiced yogurt. If you're worried about late-night cravings for more or plan to spend an evening in your hotel room, Rangoli has a counter selling upscale takeout, including curries, chutneys, cumin rice, chapati, and naan. There's even a special dessert to go: Chocolate Sparkle cookies developed by Vancouver's leading chocolatier Thomas Haas and flavored with Vikram's own garam masala spice blend.—Kasey Wilson
Vij's opens for dinner daily at 5:30 pm. Rangoli opens daily 11 am to 10 pm.