Vijay has been serving up cheap delicious South Indian food since 1964. The modest décor – walls adorned with small wooden lacquered panels painted with images of Ganesh and other Hindu gods – isn’t why you come here. Rather, this Kilburn staple is known for consistent and quality made-to-order food.
Ample seating and plenty of staff on hand help keep the regulars coming back. The friendly boss is always swanning about, happy to have a chat. South Indian food tends to have more dry dishes than North Indian cooking and this can be seen in the green banana and coconut dish, not often found on Indian restaurant menus. Make sure to also try the sweet coconut peshwari naan.