Greetings Vancouver Chowhounders! Since moving here from Toronto just under 2 years ago, I've been religiously savouring all the wonderful restaurant recs from you - and now it's time I gave back!
In the past month, I've been to Atithi twice after reading a recommendation from DipTrip in the "Hippest place to eat in Vancouver" post last month. On the first visit, my husband and I shared jackfruit pakora, palak paneer and aloo gobi. On my second trip, I had the jackfruit and potato curry.
Both times, I thought the food was tasty, particular from a value standpoint. The portions were good compared to other Indian restaurants, and as DipTrip mentioned, included chapati and rice. The first visit we were offered free chai, but were charged for it the second time - not a big deal, but confusing nonetheless.
Mostly, I appreciated the fact that there were many vegetarian options on the menu, and we received genuine mom n' pop service. Although I certainly wouldn't classify it as one of the "hippest places" in the city, it's a good place for a quick fix of Indian food when you don't feel like breaking the bank or getting dressed up.
atithi indian cuisine
2445 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6J, CA