After nine years, iconic Vancouver chef Vikram Vij opens South Surrey restaurant my shanty until the end of the run.
The news was broken via social media late Monday night (October 30).
“Vikram Vij and the management team announce the closing of My Shanti after almost 10 years. The restaurant will close in November 2023,” the post reads.
“Vikram would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the past 10 years,” the announcement continues.
My Shanti, located at 15869 Croydon Drive in South Surrey, was considered a pioneer when Viji expanded south to the Vancouver suburbs in 2014 with the concept of an upscale modern Indian restaurant.
The restaurant stood out among the chain restaurants that crowded the Morgan Crossing shopping plaza and general area. This is due in no small part to its sparkling exterior walls. While attracting diners from within the city may have been an ongoing challenge, many locals in and around South Surrey considered My Shanty to be a mainstay. The restaurant has also hosted several popular events and dinner series during its nearly 10 years of operation.
“My Shanti is a reflection of my personal culinary journey across India with friends. Each dish is chosen to represent the culinary uniqueness of a particular region.” Vij said on the restaurant’s website, adding: A tribute to the diversity and richness of Indian cuisine. ”
my shanty is gloves and mail Voted Vancouver’s “Best New Restaurant” in 2014. In 2016, My Shanti was named Vancouver’s Best Indian Restaurant. vancouver magazine – This honor was repeated in 2020.
My Shanti is the latest in a series of closures for Vij
Vij opened Vancouver’s first restaurant, the eponymous Vij’s, in 1994, followed by its casual sibling Rangoli 10 years later. At the time, both were located on his 11th Street location in the South Granville area. Viji then added his food truck and restaurant Sutra to Victoria. Eventually, Vij’s moved to its current location on Cambie Street and Rangoli slipped into his old Vij’s.
In May 2020, Viji announced the closure of Rangoli, citing the challenges of the pandemic and a desire to consolidate operations at the Cambie Street restaurant. His Railway His Express His Food His Trucks are also long gone from the streets at that point and exactly one year ago in October 2022, his Vijis His Sutra ceased operations. did.
one time dragon’s den The Dragon and My Shanti teams are hoping customers will come back for one last meal before the restaurant closes next month.
However, it is best to reserve your table soon. “Due to the nature of staffing at the closing stores, the exact date has not been officially determined,” My Shanti added of the impending November closure.