India is known for it’s wide variety of regional and traditional cuisines. From spicy to creamy, vegetarian to meat most Indian restaurants have enough variety to entertain even the most discerning of diners. And with Vaisakhi, the Sikh new year, spring harvest festival, and commemoration of the formation of the Khalsa path of warriors, just around the corner it is a perfect time to check out one of these 5 Indian happy hours!

  • 1.

    Masaladobo 433 Granville Street

    This new Indian-Mexican fusion restaurant is a must try for any of Vancouver’s foodies. Using only free-range / ocean-wise ingredients, no dairy, and most of the dishes are gluten-free as well this is a great place to go to suit any dietary requirement. Their Cantina menu is from 2pm to close Monday to Friday and features dishes such as the $14 – Blackened Tuna Tikka Taki – a dry spiced seared Albacore Tuna, or Pekoras in various flavours, such as Cod Pekoras for $12 or Yam & Potato Pekoras for $7. And don’t forget the Margaritas on tap for $5!

  • 2.

    Copper Chimney 567 Hornby Street

    Another great Indian restaurant in the downtown corridor known for their lunch time tiffin menu from 11:30am to 2:30pm Monday to Friday. Featuring a different flavour daily the tiffins come with a Curry, Naan, Rice, and a Kachumber Slaw for $15. Our favourite is the Pork Vindaloo on Tuesday – it comes with a spicy kick! Copper Chimney also has a happy hour from 3pm – 6pm Monday to Friday featuring $10 – Butter Chicken Poutine, $14 – Garam Masala Steak Naan Flatbread, $12 – Samosas (Chicken, Beef, or Veggie), and many other dishes. Pair them with a glass of house red or white wine for $6.

  • 3.

    House of Dosas 1391 Kingsway

    This South Indian cuisine specialist has all-day specials on everyday! Monday’s are their most popular day as it is their customer appreciation day which features ANY Dosa for $5.99. Tuesday is $9.99 – Vegetable Thali, Wednesday is $10.99 – for ANY Curry, Thursday is $10.99 – Biriyani, and Friday and the Weekend is $13.99 – Crab Dinner Plates. They are open until 3am every night so it’s the perfect place for some late-night eats!

  • 4.

    Chutney Villa 147 East Broadway

    For fantastic lunch specials look no further than this Mount Pleasant staple. Everyday features a $9.95 lunch special which includes Rice, Daal, Sabji, Curd and your choice of Veggie, Fish, Lamb, or Chicken Curry. Also don’t miss out on their weekend brunch from 10:30am to 3pm with South Indian dishes such as, Dosas, Idli, Upma, and of course Curry!

  • 5.

    Tasty Indian Bistro 8295 120 Street, Delta

    With 4.5 stars on Yelp! this place is well worth the drive. Serving traditional dishes from all regions of India and Indian fusion dishes like Mango and Coconut Chicken Curry everyone is guaranteed to leave happy and very full! Two dinner specials are available everyday: the Tasty Vegetarian Special for $16 which includes 2 Vegetable Curries, Dal Makhni, Rice, Raita, Naan, and Dessert; or the Tasty Dinner Special for $18 which includes 2 pieces of Chicken, Rice, a choice of Butter Chicken or Lamb Curry, Raita, Naan, and of course Dessert. Try the Pakoras to start – you will not be disappointed!

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