Tabla
Tabla

Tabla

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tablaatlanta.com/
  • Phone: 4044648571x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday : 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Brunch Saturday : 11:00am - 2:30pm


    Now open on Sundays starting August 24th, 2014.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th Street & Crescent Avenue
  • Parking: No
A word from Tabla
Tabla Indian restaurant, where tradtional meets contemporary!

The restaurant boasts a contemporary ambiance mixed in with traditional cuisine. Our worldly trained Chef's bring experience, knowledge and creativity to your dining experience at Tabla. Tabla's menu is full of flavors that can entice any palate. Some popular dishes include : Kurkuri Bhindi (fried okra), Coconut Crab Masala, Tandoori Shrimp, Basil Mahi Mahi, Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Paneer, Paneer Pasanda & Roomali Roti.

The ambiance, from the sultry & chic lounge to the serene dining hall, will make this a dining experience you wont forget.

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Tabla reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (17)good for groups (14)great for lunch (11)special occasion (10)romantic (7)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (3)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great Indian
    readingresearcher
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Tabla was a little difficult to find but well worth finding. Parking lot in the building is covered, well lit and Tabla validated. The staff was welcoming and efficient. Out waiter was knowledgeable and willing to explain how items were prepared. Best of all the food was delicious! Service was speedy and nicely presented. We will definately go back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good, could be better
    CardioDoc
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First off, food was excellent. Ambiance and setting excellent. Several other service related issues. We had a large group and used scoutmob "deal" for each couple. Initially waiter said we couldn't use it for dinner. Then he relented. Then when the was cleared up, took 40 minutes for all of our drinks to get to our table after 2 requests. Finally had issue with how our entrees were to come out (suffice it to say ownership didn't agree with scoutmob wording). However manager relented and we came to a compromise. Bottom line: food excellent and very much worth coming back for. Skip the scoutmob voucher and just order off the menu.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tabla
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This place is excellent. Food and service were awesome. Used the scout mob and got a great deal. Will definitely go back to try more items from the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High end Indian food
    BritsmithVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We visited Tabla after buying a Scoutmob offer however once being seated and having read the menu decided to order a la carte instead. Service was attentive and friendly the space modern and very pleasing however above all the food was excellent, this is the type of high end Indian fare that you would be lucky to find in a major city. This was a Labor Day evening so there were few diners and therefore difficult to judge on the noise and service levels under pressure however the staff seemed to be very capable. The food has proper levels of flavor and spice, if you are not sure would recommend a visit for a cocktail and appetizer in the bar area before trying the full menu. This will be on my list of places to visit again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    sundaydiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I checked this place out last weekend! First of all, the parking is validated for two hours for the deck located right next door, which is a huge plus for Midtown in Atlanta. The ambience was great; it's a classy, quiet restaurant with a modern vibe. The food was absolutely amazing. For those that aren't familiar with Indian food, the restaurant has done a great job of creating traditional dishes that are clearly described on the menu. You'll get quite a serving, and the pricing is fairly low for a Midtown restaurant. The server was extremely friendly and attentive. This is a great restaurant for those that want to try something new in a classy, quiet setting in the heart of Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this Indian Restaurant
    KingfisherVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food and service were top notch. Waiter was excellent in describing and recommending the menu. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    M999999VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our fourth visit and never fails to satisfy. Great service, excellent Saag Paneer, the Dal Tarkha is always great, but the stuffed peppers are the secret winner here,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Neighborhood Location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service is without a doubt just GREAT! Most attentive, friendly and considerate. The food was very tasty as well, and I will surely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tabla Indian Cuisine
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Who would think that the best fried okra in Atlanta would be at an Indian restaurant? I wouldn't, but try the fried okra small plate (which is massive) at Tabla. We've been twice and loved both entrees and apps both times. I would recommend getting a Garlic Nan with any entrees that have a curry sauce - it comes out fresh and hot. We have struggled to find a great Indian restaurant in the downtown area. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I live in midtown, and it's great to finally have an Indian restaurant within walking distance! They have a wide variety of Indian fusion dishes with well-thought out flavors. The dishes were executed well, and the service was good. The vindaloo was less spicy than I'm used to at traditional Indian restaurants, but very good flavor. I'll have it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Excellent Menu, great food, very good service. Every dish is tasty Quail outstanding as well as spinach dish. Everyting thing that we ordered was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent First Experience
    CKD1825
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Immediately upon entering we knew this place was going to be good. The staff was friendly and attentive, and our waiter was just awesome. Every recommendation was great and the service was quick. Will definitely visit this place again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had best Indian meal
    DHC1VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    An out of the way, not the easiest to find on 12th st restaurant but so worth going. The menu is interesting and not just standard food, the wait staff is attentive and all smiles and the food was scrumptious. I had a flash okra and mushroom dish that was superb. My husband has the flash spinach which he loved. We were with friends and every dish was a keeper. We will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We've been there a few times. Most recently we went there for my sons birthday. The atmosphere was great! We got there a little late but were seated right away. My mother is hypertensive so they dished out a special dish for her, which was delicious and at the end they brought a mango icecream cake with candle for my son, making him very happy. Loved our experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great new Indian-Cuisine Restaruant
    WyattVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    this place was suggested by a colleague and we tried it out and were quite impressed.. the decor would not at all lead you to believe you were in an Indian restaurant, but the food well makes up for the lack of decorations
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Indian food
    food4thought
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    A friend of mine recommended this restaurant and we were so glad that he did! My daughter and I enjoyed a starter of fried okra with several dipping sauces. My favorite sauces were the tamarind and the cilantro. Yum. Dinner was the Moilee (a coconut curry) which had just the right amount of creaminess with tender chicken and the Dehli Chole (a chickpea dish) which was fantastic. The flavors were amazing, the spiciness for both was perfect and we did love the garlic Naan bread. We will definitely go back and try more items. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful with the menu. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New but Traditional
    Shani
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Tabla really hit a sweet spot on my palate and expectations. We went for lunch, and each had a thali. In my opinion, thali is always the way to go since it's an entree, two veggie side dishes, dessert, and of course rice and naan. The menu options covered the basics we expect from an Indian restaurant. The flavor profiles were on point and I was doing my happy dance! What makes Tabla unique is that it's not a lunch buffet. The service was impeccable. Our server gave us advice, suggestions, descriptions, always had a smile and my water glass never went empty. Also unlike most other Indian restaurants, the decor was modern. It's clean lines and neutral colors are very welcoming. We'll definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Creative Indian
    FoodFanVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Tabla is a must for lovers of Indian cuisine. It offers dishes that can be found in only a small number of Indian restaurants in the United States as well as traditional dishes with a twist. Tabla is reminiscent of Rasika, the outstanding, upscale Indian restaurant in Washington, DC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but pricey
    vonD
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Thought the food was really good, service excellent but overpriced for standard Indian fare.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    MonaVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    There are better Indian restaurants out there. Tabla was good but it's overpriced. For the price the food quality is not that great. The paneer was so hard and a little too creamy. The Black Dal was amazing. I was happy to see Rumali roti on the menu. We ordered a chicken appetizer which was good too. Overall I would give this place a 3.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tabla - Hidden Treasure
    FoodFanatic
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    My friend and I dined here and loved it! We ordered small plates (5!) and shared. All were delicious - from lamb, shrimp and chicken to flash-fried okra and stuffed potatoes. Tabla is Indian with a twist and presentation is wonderful. Excellent service - would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 37 reviews are from the Tabla reviews archive.
  • Tabla is Top-Notch!
    NMMJAM
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My family and I I have dined at Indian restaurants around the world, and I have to say Table ranks at the top. The food was positively superb -- so many creative items on the menu that you cannot find at a traditional Indian restaurant: duck tikka, mint scallops, red-curried lamb shank, you get the gist. Each and every item was delicious and achieved that difficult balance of blending subtlety and sensation. I would unhesitatingly highly recommend Tabla!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Indian Fusion
    Nabor
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    If you' re looking for Indian food with a twist, this is a solid option. Food is good. Service is good. Ambiance is friendly and relaxed. If you're looking for traditional Indian food, stick with your favorite neighborhood spot. We would certainly go back to Tabla, but I don't think it will be on the regular rotation. We were left missing a few of our favorite traditional dishes and asked ourselves if our favorite Indian spot had grown boring enough to need a fusion twist. The answer was "no" - not when we're craving traditional dishes.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Best indian food in atlanta! Try the baby eggplant and the chicken vindaloo.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, interesting dishes
    Foodiewannabes
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This was our second time dining here. The service was excellent! The food us delicious. Must try the fried Bhindi. The stuffed eggplant was excellent. I had a cucumber gin cocktail and hubby had whiskey infused with chai. Cocktails were also very good.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Great food, nice portion size, and friendly staff! Will be coming back again (and again.)
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Indian Food, Good Service.
    OldMonkVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Had lunch at the Tabla. It was a pleasant experience. A nice clean place. Two hours validated parking, easy to find. Were seated immediately and served promptly. Every dish we tried was consistently good. The servers were very helpful, polite and friendly. The food was a very good - cooked just right and flavorful. Overall and very pleasant experience. Give it a try.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Indian Resturant
    Bahamamama
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Great place to eat with friends who have not tried Indian food!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale Indian in Midtown
    MargaretJ88VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    What a welcome addition to Midtown! The food is creative, delicious and upscale. I hope that more people can find it tucked away on 12th near Crescent. It's in the base of a new highrise and there's hardly ever anyone there at lunch. I've been there 5 - 6 times already and have enjoyed every visit. The tikka masala is flavorful without being too spicy. The cauliflower dish is awesome (has almost a meaty texture). The garlic naan is perfectly cooked and seasoned.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place with Great Indian Food
    Desiman
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Me and my wife were looking for a good Indian restaurant in midtown area for our 1st anniversary dinner and we are glad we chose Tabla. The food was great, the service was superb and they truly came across as wanting to make each customer's experience unique. We had a samosa chaat, butter chicken, dilli chole and rumaali roti. Though butter chicken appeared as if lots of color had been used, it tasted great. We ended up filling our tummies to the maximum. The restaurant people were so nice to give us an awesome dessert complimentary. The dessert was a great combination of chai ice cream with some berries served in a small bowl made frm chocolate. All in all a memorable experience. Will love to visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent mid-town Indian
    ChrisCVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We live in the neighborhood, so we were eager to try Tabla, which has just opened this year. We were pleased with the very attentive service and good food. The flash fried okra first course was especially notable. The menu is very well rounded with good variety. We ordered curries, which were excellent. We will definitely return frequently. Tabla is off to a good start and could develop into Atlanta's best Indian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Indian Food finally!
    AAinMorningside
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    After having great Indian food in London, we found that Atlanta is sorely lacking. Finally we have Tabla. The setting is elegant and comfortable, service was excellent, and food was superb. The Open Table site says no parking, which is not true - the restaurant is in a building with an underground deck and will validate. We were really pleased and hope Tabla will make it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally a good indian restaurant
    Ruypal
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I've been living in Atlanta for almost 5 years and have not been satisfied with the Indian restaurants in and around the city.. that was until Tabla opened. The food is excellent, service is top notch, and the ambience is great. We had the Chicken Tikka and Saag paneer.. Both very large portions for 2 people. Must try the gulab jamun for dessert, it was yummy!! I can't wait until my parents come into town to visit.. Will definitely be bringing them here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Indian food in Midtown!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We've been for lunch and dinner and have thoroughly enjoyed the food and service both times. They were very accomodating to our (well-behaved) 2 /12 year old, which was wonderful. This is a great place for weekday lunch or a special dinner. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good Indian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Great food great service. Lunch prices reasonable for area. Nice surprise.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great addition to Midtown
    Patrick
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    We're very excited to have such a great Indian restaurant in the heart of Midtown and walking distance for us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Indian food
    BritPopVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    You can count the number of good Indian restaurants in Atlanta on one hand. In terms of food, this is definitely one of them. However, service and atmosphere could do with some attention (eg while we were happy with our waiter, we didn't appreciate another waiter 'butting in' every time he walked past).
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally, great Indian in Midtown
    UrbaneOptimistVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Fantastic food and excellent service. The menu has terrific traditional dishes but also some very modern and creative no traditional dishes. Our server was Godwin and he was great. The interior of the Restaraunt is work and modern, very tasteful and not stereotypical Indian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food & service
    RitaRoo
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    From the minute we entered, greeted by a stunning Indian woman in a gorgeous saree, to the minute we left to catch a cab, we were very well treated. Our waiter was charming and made excellent recommendations, the owner checked in several times and the food was exceptional. Definitely try the specials - unique combos of textures and favors... Yoghurt "kebabs" (how do they do that???), a chick pea topped vegetable puff -amazing, pappadams with 3 very interesting sauces, shrimp tikka masala... And a nice wine list. Will definitely come again when in ATL
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    AtlfoodVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Our second visit and we are sold. Device and food are in sync. Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.