Indian Roti House
Indian Roti House started a small chain of roti restaurants with this original location, opened in 2012.
They're all geared towards takeout and delivery almost exclusively, though you'll find scant surfaces at all of them where a quick but filling meal can be devoured.
A butter chicken roti ($13.99) is my go-to order from any location, as they all have the exact same menu. A central kitchen is responsible for preparing roti and a special blend of imported spices that lends dishes from these restaurants their uniquely addictive flavour.
The curry is incredibly creamy, rich and aromatic, the chicken is moist, and the roti is bubbly and delicate enough to tear with a firm tug of a fork. An extra brushing of ghee on top can take the whole hearty, messy dish to the next level.
All dishes are cooked according to your desired spice level, which can get mighty hot if you wish.
A vegan mushroom roti ($13.50) is a newer addition to the menu designed to appease vegans who wanted more than just a few options to rotate through all the time. Mushrooms are marinated in a special blend of spices and served in an onion-based gravy blended with coconut milk.
Of course, the curry can't be as creamy as the butter chicken, but the mushrooms have a pleasing squeaky texture and a warmly spiced flavour, and this feels like something innovative and nutritious veggie lovers would enjoy.
Mix things up with some shrimp biryani ($15.99) if you ever get tired of ordering roti from here, as it's also fantastic.
Marinated tiger shrimp are cooked in basmati rice with a balance of spices that's incredibly fragrant with no bitter edge.
Wash everything down with an obligatory mango lassi that's thick and sweet yet tangy.
They do exemplary versions of traditional Indian desserts like mango rasmalai and gulab jamun ($3.99), but if you're finding yourself with more of a Western-leaning sweet tooth go for the chocolate lava cake ($4.99).
It melts in your mouth and has a luscious molten chocolate centre, a counterpoint for the end of a meal here that surprisingly works. If you're ever craving roti and cake at the same time, now you know where to go.
Dishes are made to order, so there's a tiny wait when ordering in person.
During lunch and dinner rushes waits can last around half an hour, especially in summer months when this tourist area gets busier.